"We were a bit anxious that Russians will be cold because we South American people are very warm".
Two hours ahead of the opening match at the World Cup tent built here in Jeddah on King Road on 20,000 square meters, around 600 fans filled the huge tent and began cheering and applauding their Saudi team as the game got under way.
With spirits high as their national team opened the World Cup in Russia Thursday, Saudi Arabian soccer fans said they would be open to the prospect of playing against Israel in the future, as Israel's Foreign Ministry spokesman wished the gulf kingdom luck in the worldwide soccer tournament. Following an wonderful opening ceremony, the host nation took on Saudi Arabia in Group A's opening game. But their hopes were soon dashed by an early goal at the 12 minute, with Yuri Gazinsky transforming Russia's first shot on target into a phenomenally clinical header.
Diego Costa scored the first two Spain goals, and Nacho made up for his error with the third goal, a fierce side-volley from distance off the far post.
But Cheryshev emphatically seized on the opportunity which Russian Federation midfielder Alan Dzagoev's injury presented him by producing a mesmerizing piece of skill to dance past two Saudi Arabia defenders in the area before smashing the ball into the roof of the net for Russia's second goal of the game.
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With time running out, young star Aleksandr Golovin stepped up to strike a sublime fifth goal off a free kick before the Argentine Referee Nestor Pitana blew his whistle to put the Saudis out of their misery.
Saudi Arabia's route to the knockout round is much more hard.
Russian fans will have been disheartened to see midfield marvel Alan Dzagoev pull up with a hamstring injury after 24 minutes, although his replacement, Villarreal maestro Cheryshev, did his utmost to limit the blow. The hat trick was his first ever at the World Cup and matched his goal production in his first 13 games over three World Cups.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was in Moscow to watch the game as part of his punditry role with Russian broadcaster RT.