Jan, he's being escorted from the field with an ice pack on his head, but should continue he wasn't knocked out cold.
Fou minutes in and Marouane Fellaini is stationed in his Everton ACM role, causing problems in the air for Russia.
Alex Witsel easily chases down Victor Fayzulin and wins the ball back - Russia will have to battle much harder than that.
Zach, I'd still back Brazil.
Azeus, Germany 2-2 Ghana was the most entertaining for me.
sam, I agree - few in the world can do that, but he always delivers.
Eight minutes in and Russia have seen precious little of the ball, but look composed at the back and quick on the break.
Alex Witsel wins the ball again, and is racing about the pitch today - great work so far.
Marouane Fellaini goes in on Akinfeev for an aerial challenge, but the Man Utd midfielder is flagged offside.
11 minutes in, and no real clear-cut chances so far. What are your thoughts?
First chance of the game for Victor Fayzulin!
The Russian midfielder receives the ball around 22 yards out and hits a low shot at goal, which Thibaut Courtois does well to parry out, with the rebound cleared for a corner.