Russian World Cup bear finally ready to roar

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Russian World Cup bear finally ready to roar
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Nobody would have hand-picked the tournament’s two worst teams to launch the 2018 World Cup, but when Russia and Saudi Arabia meet on Thursday (6pm) form will be irrelevant as the world’s biggest sporting festival explodes into life in Moscow.

Hosts Russia, and Saudi Arabia are the two lowest-ranked teams at the tournament by some distance and they are both in dire form. But their clash will set the tone for the global showpiece.

Partly due to a lack of competitive matches, Russia have slipped to 70th in the FIFA rankings, which sounds shockingly low for a World Cup...


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Russian World Cup bear finally ready to roar


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