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Watch: Are Russia the worst World Cup host team of all time?

Russia go into this World Cup as proud hosts of the greatest sporting event on earth, but they’re far from ready to take on the world’s best. They may be capable of putting on an impressive show off the pitch but on it, it’s not looking too promising.

They open the tournament with a game against Saudi Arabia, who look dangerous going forward and will want to get off to a winning start in their first World Cup since 2006.

Russia won’t want to be embarrassed in their own back yard in what’ll be the most watched game of the tournament, other than the final. But the signs don’t look good for the hosts…