Vladimir Putin and Russia get their 1st win at the World Cup

By By James Ellingworth MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin craves sporting glory, and he got another taste of it in the opening match of the World Cup.

Russia ended a 16-year wait for victory in the tournament by routing Saudi Arabia 5-0 Thursday in Group A, with the Russian president watching from the VIP box alongside FIFA President Gianni Infantino and the Saudi crown prince.

It was the host nation’s first World Cup win since [READ MORE HERE]

Source: SF Gate Sports

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