World Cup: Putin congratulates Russia coach after emphatic win

Russia coach, Stanislav Cherchesov, said he received a congratulatory call from President Vladimir Putin after the World Cup hosts pummelled Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the tournament’s opening match on Thursday. Cherchesov’s team entered the match at Moscow’s 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium under intense pressure to put on a worthy performance. Russia were without a win in […]...

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By: The Punch - Thursday, 14 June

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