Video: Russia go 1-0 up through controversial Yury Gazinsky goal vs Saudi Arabia

Russia have scored the first goal of this summer’s World Cup as they get the tournament they’re hosting off to a dream start against Saudi Arabia.

Midfielder Yury Gazinsky headed home the opener, but it wasn’t without some controversy as it looked like there was a clear push in the build-up.

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VAR is to be used at this summer’s World Cup, but clearly the officials didn’t feel the need to take a look at it here as Russia took advantage.

While this is hardly a stand-out fixture, excitement has been building about the World Cup starting today and here is this year’s first goal of the competition!

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