It’s time for the first monumental game of this 2018 FIFA World Cup. Spain and Portugal face off in a match which could very well decide who ends up winning the group, considering that both Morocco and Iran shouldn’t have a chance against these two teams.
While Spain seem to be the favorites to win the game, Portugal are the reigning European champions and there’s quite a lot of controversy around Spain’s camp after president Luis Rubiales decided to sack coach Julen Lopetegui just two days ago. The players weren’t happy with this decision, according to reports, so all this turmoil could be a big factor when the match kicks off.
Isco and Sergio Ramos are expected to start for Spain while defender Dani Carvajal might need to miss this game in order to recover from the hamstring injury he picked up during the Champions League Final against Liverpool. Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Portugal, as always.
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Time: 19:00 CET, 02:00pm EST, 11:00am Pacific.
Venue: Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia.