Russia vs Saudi Arabia Live Stream FIFA World Cup 2018 (Group A Match): The first match of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia is between the host team Russia and Saudi Arabia. The excitement level for the FIFA World Cup 2018 is already high and this match is going to level it up even more. Just followed by the opening ceremony, this match will take place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and the crowd is expected to be the full house. This is a stadium in the Russian capital and the first match is going to be really grand. Many people from all across the world would want to tune in to watch this historic first match of the FIFA World Cup 2018. This is the reason why Russia vs Saudi Arabia live stream is made available in many different countries on many different platforms.
Russia vs Saudi Arabia match Details
Date: Thursday, 14th June 2018
Time: 16:00 CET / 15:00 UK time
Venue: Luzhniki Stadium in MoscowTV Channels: BBC (UK), Fox (US)
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As already mentioned, this is the first match of the FIFA World Cup 2018 and it is going to be a grand start to the much-anticipated tournament. The match is going to happen on 14th June at the Luzhniki Stadium in the capital of Russia. Actually, Russia is not reading into the tournament with good momentum since their last show at the confederations cup last year was disappointing. They are not in the form this should have been before the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia but this is just a chance for them to read in themselves in their home ground.
Upcoming Russia World Cup Matches:
Russia’s group a match include against Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Uruguay. Schedule for Group A of the FIFA world cup. The opening game taking place on Thursday, 14th June just after the opening ceremony.
Russia vs Saudi Arabia – Group A
Date: Thursday, 14th June 2018 – Time: 16:00 CET / 15:00 UK time
Venue: Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow
TV Channels: BBC (UK), Fox (US)
Russia vs Egypt – Group A
Date: Tuesday, 19th June 2018 – Time: 20:00 CET / 19:00 UK time
Venue: Saint Petersburg Stadium
TV Channels: ITV (UK), Fox (US)
Russia vs Uruguay – Group A
Date: Monday, 25th June 2018 – Time: 17:00 CET / 16:00 UK time
Venue: Samara Arena, Samara
TV Channels: BBC (UK), Fox (US)
Defeating Saudi Arabia won’t be an easy job for Russia but the home crowd cheering for them might just turn out to be a great catalyst. At the same time, Saudi Arabia is not in a good form as well since days are getting into the competition having lost 2-1 to Italy who is not a part of this world cup. All that matters is the momentum and that is something both these teams don’t have. But you never know when the form changes in a football ground. Such is the unpredictability of every football match and that is what makes it very interesting.
Russia vs Saudi Arabia Team Squad
Russia World Cup squad
Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Gabulov (Brugge), Andrei Lunev (Zenit St. Petersburg)
Defenders: Mario Fernandes (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Granat (Rubin Kazan), Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Fyodor Kudryashov (Rubin Kazan), Ilya Kutepov (Spartak Moscow), Andrei Semyonov (Akhmat Grozny), Igor Smolnikov (Zenit St. Petersburg)
Midfielders: Denis Cheryshev (Villarreal), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Yuri Gazinsky (FC Krasnodar), Alexander Golovin (CSKA Moscow), Daler Kuzyaev (Zenit St. Petersburg), Anton Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Alexander Samedov (Spartak Moscow), Alexander Yerokhin (Zenit St. Petersburg), Yuri Zhirkov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Roman Zobnin (Spartak Moscow)
Forwards: Artyom Dzyuba (Arsenal Tula), Alexei Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Fyodor Smolov (FC Krasnodar)
Saudi Arabia World Cup squad
Saudi Arabia Confirm 23 Men Squad
Goalkeepers: Assaf Al-Qarny (Al-Ittihad), Mohammed Al-Owais (Al Ahli), Yasser Al-Musailem (Al Alhi), Abdullah Al-Mayuf (Al Hilal).
Defenders: Mansoor Al-Harbi (Al Ahli), Yasser Al-Shahrani (Al Hilal) Mohammed Al-Breik (Al HIlal), Saeed Al-Mowalad (Al Ahli), Motaz Hawsawi (Al Ahli), Osama Hawsaw (Al Hilal), Omar Hawsawi (Al Nassr), Mohammed Jahfali (Al Hilal), Ali Al-Bulaihi (Al Hilal).
Midfielders: Abdullah Al-Khaibari (Al Shabab), Abdulmalek Al-Khaibri (Al Hilal), Abdullah Otayf (Al Hilal), Taiseer Al-Jassim (Al Ahli), Houssain Al-Mogahwi (Al Ahli), Salman Al-Faraj, Nawaf Al-Abed, Mohamed Kanno (all Al Hilal), Hattan Bahebri (Al Shabab), Mohammed Al-Kwikbi (Al Ettifaq), Salem Al-Dawsari (Villarreal, Spain), Yehya Al-Shehri (Leganes, Spain).
Forwards: Fahad Al-Muwallad (Levante, Spain), Mohammad Al-Sahlawi (Al Nassr), Muhannad Assiri (Al Ahli).
Russia vs Saudi Arabia Match Predictions
As hosts of the tournament, Russia did not have to go through the qualifying competitions. This is the reason why they lack the experience of competitive football lately, which might turn out to be a downfall for them heading into the season. Also, the Russians haven’t won a game since October 2017 which decreases the chances of Russia winning.
If that was not enough, Russia is also the lowest ranked team among the 32 teams playing in the FIFA World Cup 2018. After analyzing all these things, the prediction for Russia vs Saudi Arabia is either a draw or Saudi Arabia winning it. It is true that the chances of Saudi Arabia winning is more but a draw is most likely to be the outcome. Nobody would want the first match of the FIFA World Cup 2018 to end in a draw, but that’s what the predictions say.
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