Uruguay vs Russia @17:00hrs
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt @ 17:00hrs
Spain vs Morocco @ 21:00hrs
Iran vs Portugal @ 21:00hrs
A total of eight teams are playing today offering a full packed choice of football action from Russia at the ongoing World Cup tournament.
Two matches involving four teams from Group A and two matches between teams from group B are scheduled to kick off at 17:00hrs and later on at 21:00hrs.
Egypt and Morocco are the only teams representing Africa that football fans on the continent are keenly waiting to throw their weight behind in support. The Pharaohs will be battling the Saudi Arabians at Volgograd Arena.
Morrocco has to face the spanish football giants later tonight.
“The Saudi Arabia game is very important to us. We will fight to achieve victory and get Egypt’s first ever World Cup win,” said captain Essam El Hadary.
Saudi Arabia are now winless in their last 12 World Cup matches (W0 D2 L10) and they have lost their last four games in the competition without scoring.
Players to Watch
Saudi Arabia – Abdullah Al Khaibari
The gifted 21-year-old midfielder was a late bolter into Pizzi’s squad. Yet to be given any action at Russia 2018, this marks the perfect opportunity to give Al Khaibari a taste of the big time.
Egypt – Essam El Hadary
Even if he does not make the starting line-up it will be all eyes on the dugout and the touchline to see whether the evergreen keeper will get the chance to break Faryd Mondragon’s record.