The key players of this fixture are Luis Suarez and Ahmed Hegazi.
Luis Suarez – Suarez just had a great season with Barcelona and now would want to continue that form in the World Cup as well. He scored 25 goals last season and is also expected to get his 100th international cap. Luis Suarez’s positioning in the ground is one of the rarest skills to have. He sneaks past defender while holding off his space to execute the ball.
Ahmed Hegazi – Hegazi has a lot to prove in this World Cup after a terrible season with his form being decline after a few opening matches that led to his team to relegation. He would want to put up a good show in this platform so that he can once again regain his place.
The key players of this fixture are Amine Harit and Sardar Azmoun.
Amine Harit – One of the young and promising talents of Morocco, Amine Harit is one of those players to look out for in this World Cup. The 20 year old midfielder already plays for German club Schlake 04 where he scored 3 goals and 7 assists in the 31 games he played. He was born and raised in France but he switched allegiances to Morocco in October 2017 when he was capped in the World Cup qualifier against Gabon.
Sardar Azmoun – Russia is second home for Sardar Azmoun as he moved to Russia five years ago when he joined Ruben Kazin in January 2013. Azmoun has a stunning career of scoring 29 goals and 14 assists in the 115 matches he played on the Russian soil and has scored 23 goals in 32 games for Iran. He is Iran’s Ace in today’s game.
The key players of this fixture are Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Even the World Cup can come into the shadow of this great footballer. The 33 year old Portuguese Ace stole the show at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup with his tax evasion case and his statements to leave Real Madrid. Now, after winning the Champions League for the fourth time, Ronaldo once again expressed his view of leaving the Spanish giants. He was on fire in both La Liga and UEFA Champions League, scoring basket full of goals and would want to continue his burning form in this tournament as well.
Sergio Ramos – The best defender in the world at the moment will be the key player against Portugal as Spain kick off their world cup journey. The Spanish captain was in news recently because of a tackle he pulled on Mo Salah in the UEFA Champions League final which could have ended Salah’s World Cup dream but he recovered and is expected to feature in Egypt’s clash with Uruguay. Ramos and Ronaldo have been best of friends when it comes to club football but their rivalry will be fierce as they lock horns as nations with each other.
Here are the players to look out for the Uruguay vs Egypt, Iran vs Morocco and Portugal vs Spain in the FIFA World Cup 2018.