|World (FIFA): World Cup - Group Stage|
|Russia||5 : 0||Saudi Arabia|
|Venue: Luzhniki Stadium, Khamovniki District, Moscow.|
Referee: Nestor Pitana (ARG).
Assistant Referres : Pablo Bellati (ARG) & Hernan Maidana (ARG).
Fourth official : Sandro Ricci (BRA).
The only previous occasion on which Saudi Arabia have faced the host nation at a FIFA World Cup was in France in 1998. It was not a happy day for the Green Falcons, they went down 4-0 to the eventual champions.