Russia vs Saudi Arabia
Football's biggest extravaganza is here, the tournament for the biggest football fans is about to begin wherein 32 teams will be contesting to grab the ultimate glory in the world of football.
When: June 14th, 08:30 PM IST
Where: Luzhniki Stadium
The first match of the mega event will feature the hosts Russia who will be colliding against Saudi Arabia. The stadium is expected to be full as the home side will be in action and the timings will be 8:30 PM according to IST.
The Luzhniki Stadium has a capacity of almost 81,000 and will host the opening ceremony first and then the match will start right away. Thus, no seats are expected to remain empty. Russia, with the home crowd behind them, are expected to emerge victorious in this match though, performance wise in the last 5 games Saudi Arabia has shown more prominence as compared to their counterparts.
Winning the first match always gives you momentum for the further games in the tournament and both team would love to start their campaign on a winning note. These two teams are placed in Group-A which also includes Egypt and the powerhouse Uruguay.
Russia will enter this match with full spirit but has yet to win a friendly this year where they faced France and Brazil. Therefore, it will be interesting to see how they will cope-up with these odds.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has shown some determination and prominence as they played well in a losing cause against the defending champions Germany 2-1. Coach Juan Antonio Pizzi will be more ardour for a healthy performance from his side after he failed to guide Chile to qualify for this edition of World Cup and then dawning the Saudi's coach hat in November 2017.
Where to watch Russia vs Saudi Arabia?
You can watch the telecast of Russia vs Saudi Arabia on Sony SIX/HD and web platform is Sonyliv.com