Jose Mourinho lauds Golovin, says Saudi Arabia a disappointment

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Jose Mourinho says that Russia's next game against Egypt is the "crucial match" of Group A at the World Cup, and has warned the hosts that they must step up their defensive efforts to defeat stronger teams than Saudi Arabia.

Russian Federation thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 on Thursday evening at the Luzhniki Stadium.

"We know that today one billion people are watching us".

"I had no doubts before the game, the question was only what the score would be", a TV host said on a live talk show on Channel One to cheers from the studio.

Saudi Arabia still have two more games to claw back some credibility, but face a tough task qualifying from their group.

Earlier, British pop star Robbie Williams caused a stir during his performance at the opening ceremony by making an obscene gesture to a camera.

The tournament which is a month-long is expected to attract one and a half million fans to Russian Federation and an estimated global television audience of over three billion viewers.

Argentine-born Pizzi, who speaks no Arabic, was appointed to the job after Saudi Arabia qualified previous year for the finals.

Russia headed into the curtairaiser at the 80,000-capacity Luzhniki, the crucible of Russian and Soviet sport, without a victory in over eight months and ranked a lowly 70th in the world.

"This is the first time we're part of the World Cup in 36 years and we are so happy", she said with Peru facing Denmark on Saturday.

Cheryshev hammered in a fourth with the outside of his left foot in stoppage time and Golovin capped a magnificent performance by bending in a last-gasp free-kick.

Saudi Arabia's route to the knockout round is much more hard.

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