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Russia book largest victory in opening match since 1934

The 5-0 victory of Russia against Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the soccer world cup 2018 was the biggest win ever in the first match of a world Cup since 1934. When it swept host country Italy in Rome, with 7-1 the floor with the United States.



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Saudi Arabia

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The victory of Russia is the second largest victory of any country in the opening match. Only the Italians, who at this world cup for the first time in 60 years, did 84 years ago better in their openingsduel against the U.S. (7-1).

Italy would be the tournament in 1934, and conclude with the world championship, after a 2-1 win in the final against Czechoslovakia. Or that honor also Russia, in turn, is rather questionable.

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