Argentina vs Nigeria

Watch Argentina vs Nigeria Live : World Cup scenarios: What Messi, Sampaoli and company must do to move on to knockout stage

Argentina vs Nigeria : Argentina still has a chance to finish second in Group D at the World Cup despite a draw to Iceland and a terrible loss to Croatia on Thursday.

Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Iceland on Friday gives the South Americans a lifeline and a pretty straightforward path to the round of 16. The scenarios aren’t overly complicated like they would have been had Iceland won, and this news has to inject some excitement into the team, which has been very poor in its first two matches.

Here’s how things are looking:

Here’s what can happen for Argentina and the others.
Croatia

Croatia wins the group with a win or draw vs. Iceland, and they’ll also win the group if Nigeria fails to win. If Nigeria wins and Croatia loses, Croatia could slip to second on goal differential. But with a plus-five differential right now, it’s very unlikely. It’s safe to pen them in as group winners.
Nigeria

Nigeria clinches a spot in the knockouts with a win or draw vs. Argentina. They have a chance at winning the group if they win and Croatia loses, though they have a big gap to make up in goal differential (see above). Nigeria can advance with a draw as long as they stay ahead in goal differential if Iceland beats Croatia. If the two teams are tied in differential, it goes to goals scored to figure out who advances, where Nigeria is currently one goal ahead. A loss to Argentina would eliminate Nigeria, regardless of the other result.
Iceland

Iceland has to win vs. Croatia to have any chance. If they win and Nigeria loses to Argentina, Iceland advances. If they win and Nigeria draws, Iceland has to make up the goal differential, which means beating Croatia by at least two goals (their current deficit in differential). If the teams wind up tied in differential, Iceland will need to have more goals scored in the tourney than Nigeria, and they’re currently one behind.
Argentina

Lionel Messi and company have to beat Nigeria. They will be through if they win and Iceland fails to win. They can also go through with a victory even if Iceland wins, as long as they make up the goal differential. For example, if Argentina wins 3-0 and Iceland wins 2-1, they would be level on points but Argentina’s goal differential would be zero, while Iceland’s would be minus-one. So it’s simple for Argentina: win and try to win big.

Still lots to play for. Croatia vs. Iceland and Argentina vs. Nigeria, which will take place on Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET. You can watch all the World Cup action, including those final Group D games, on fuboTV (Try for free).

Sweden vs Germany

Germany vs Sweden : Live World Cup Football SPORT commentary, stream, kick off time and team news for World Cup 2018 match

Sweden on the other hand will come into the game feeling confident after beating South Korea 1-0 in their opening fixture and can qualify for the last 16 with another victory.
When is Germany v Sweden

The game will take place on Saturday, June 22 at 7pm UK time.

The match will be held at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, which has a capacity of around 44,000.

Who are the key players?

Marco Reus is certainly a player to look out for. Many questions have been raised about whether or not he should start Saturday’s game. Despite an overall poor performance by the German team against Mexico – their attack improved massively when Reus was introduced in the 60th minute.

On the Swedish side, winger Emil Forsberg is definitely a player to look out for.
What’s the team news?

The Swedish team were struck down with a stomach bug and boss Janne Andersson was forced to leave three players at the team hotel.

The players that were left behind are defenders Pontus Jansson and Filip Helander and midfielder Marcus Rohden.

German boss Joachim Low is expected to keep his team largely unchanged.

German (likely) line up: Manuel Neuer; Joshua Kimmich, Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, Jonas Hector; Sebastian Rudy, Toni Kroos; Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Marco Reus; Timo Werner.

Sweden (likely) line up: Robin Olsen; Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Ludwig Augustinsson; Viktor Claesson, Seb Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg; Marcus Berg, Ola Toivonen.

Confirmed team line ups to follow
What does Group F look like ahead of this match?

South Korea vs Mexico

South Korea vs Mexico : Mexico can lock up a berth in the knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a win on Saturday when they take on South Korea in a Group F betting matchup at Rostov Arena.

El Tri are riding high after their stunning 1-0 victory over defending World Cup champions Germany as +600 underdogs last weekend, vaulting them to the top of the odds to finish atop the Group F table. South Korea is coming off a 1-0 loss to Sweden as a +285 bet in their tournament opener, extending their current winless streak in World Cup competition to seven matches.

World Cup betting line: Mexico opened as a -245 favorite (wager $245 to win $100); the total is at 2.5 goals, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)

World Cup betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 2.0-0.9, Mexico (2018 World Cup picks on every game)

South Korea vs. Mexico World Cup matchup analysis

The ground literally shook in Mexico City when El Tri completed the upset of Germany in Sunday’s group stage opener. The defending World Cup champions dominated on the pitch with 67 percent possession, while more than doubling up on Mexico with nine shots on target. However, it was the Mexicans who proved effective at capitalizing on opportunities, employing a solid counter-attack that produced the match’s lone goal.

With the win, Mexico hopes to have ended a 1-1-2 win-draw-loss run in pre-tournament friendly action. El Tri are also a middling 3-1-2 in their past six competitive contests but have played stingy defense in recent months, keeping clean sheets in six of their past eight overall. Mexico has also been a reliable performer in World Cup group stage play, going 4-2-1 in seven matches since 2010.

Pegged as massive underdogs in Saturday’s matchup, South Korea will be operating in desperation mode as they try to avoid elimination in the group stage at a second straight World Cup. The Taegeuk Warriors take on Mexico after posting just one win in their past seven across all competitions, and have struggled offensively, scoring just one total goal in their past four outings.

Uruguay Vs Egypt

Uruguay Vs Egypt: “World Cup 2018” Egypt vs Uruguay time kick-off today, Sports TV channel is it on and popular sports site will be offered live telecast.

What is it?
The second match of the 2018 World Cup sees Egypt take on Uruguay in a match that could go some way to deciding the winner of Group B. It could also be Mo Salah’s comeback from the injury he sustained in the Champions League final last month.
When is it?
Friday, June 15 – ie today.
What time is kick off?
1pm UK time.

Uruguay vs Egypt make their 2018 World Cup debut on Friday in the second match of the tournament, facing off in a Group A showdown in Yekaterinburg. After Russia and Saudi Arabia’s match on Thursday, there’s three points on the line here for one of these two teams to put a foot into the knockout stage.

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Uruguay is viewed by many as the favorite to win in the group and the favorite to win this match, but Egypt is a popular dark horse candidate in this competition and has a solid shot of making it out of the group stage just as long as Mohamed Salah is healthy. Salah is expected to play, after being sidelined since the Champions League final with a shoulder injury.

Uruguay enters the match healthy and with the deadly duo in attack of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, but the pressure is on a young, new generation of midfielders to be the glue between the back line and the strikers. At the back, Diego Godin leads the way in central defense alongside his Atletico Madrid teammate Jose Gimenez.

For Egypt, all eyes are on Salah. He’s cleared to play, and it’s a massive boost to the team’s chances of making any noise. Is this the Salah we all saw at Liverpool this season? Keep an eye on his rhythm throughout the match, especially if he’s not at 100 percent. He’ll be needed to beat the talented South Americans.

Here’s how you can watch the match and more?

And be sure to return a half an hour before kickoff for our live blog of the game:

How to watch Uruguay vs. Egypt
When: Friday at 8 a.m. ET
Where: Stadion Central’nyj in Yekaterinburg
TV: FS1 and Telemundo

 

Egypt vs Uruguay

Egypt vs Uruguay: Uruguay vs Egypt  World Cup 2018 schedule, time, venue, prediction, betting tips, odds, kick-off time, team news and line-ups, what TV channel, live stream online, head to head.

Egypt vs Uruguay | World Cup 2018, Group A | Friday, June 15 | Ekaterinburg Arena

Group A’s first matchday concludes on the second day of the World Cup as Egypt face Uruguay this afternoon.

With World Cup hosts Russia putting five goals past Saudi Arabia in the opening game the day before, The Pharaohs and The Sky Blue both face a tough test in their first game of the tournament.

The fitness of Mohamed Salah remains under question and the key talking point for the African nation heading into the game as they look to navigate the group.

Scroll down for Standard Sport’s comprehensive preview…

Group A P W D L F A Pts
Russia 1 1 0 0 5 0 3
Egypt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saudi Arabia 1 0 0 1 0 -5 0
​Start time
Egypt and Uruguay face off at Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, with kick-off scheduled for 1pm BST on Friday, June 15.

TV, online and live stream coverage
The match will be televised live on BBC.

You will be able to follow the match with Standard Sport’s dedicated LIVE blog.

Saudi Arabia vs Russia

Saudi Arabia vs Russia Lineups: Starting 11 For World Cup 2018

Saudi Arabia vs Russia : Russia and Saudi Arabia meet in the first match of the 2018 World Cup on Thursday, kicking off a month of high-level international football. Odds forecast a win for Russia, but the lack of quality on both teams presents a certain air of unpredictability for a match that is historically always won by the hosts.

Russia & Saudi Arabia Squads

Russia might start a 38-year old at center back. They had a pair of defenders retire, and had another pair go down with knee injuries before the tournament. Their best offensive player, Aleksandr Kokorin, is also out with a knee injury. They will instead rely on Fyodor Smolov to provide the spark up top, and rely on a handful of high-motor midfielders to keep themselves alive.

Injuries aside, Russia just hasn’t been very good in international play. They haven’t won a match since October, a 4-2 win over South Korea that was aided by a pair of own goals.

The only sure thing in the lineup will be Igor Akinfeev. The captain, who has spent his entire club career at CSKA Moscow, will be in charge of organizing an inexperienced back line on the fly.

Russia has been playing with three center backs since Stanislav Cherchesov, but it’s unknown who will start in the opener. ESPN predicts a 5-3-2 for Russia, with Smolov alone up top.

For Saudi Arabia, it’s a matter of chemistry and match fitness. Manager Juan Antonio Pizzi was only hired in November, after failing to reach the World Cup with Chile. 20 of 23 players are from the Saudi Premier League, and most are from the top two teams in the league. That means a ton of untested talent, with most of the roster seeing their first-ever World Cup.

And then there’s the transfers. In an effort to get their players some high-level experience, Saudi officials struck a deal with La Liga to send a handful of players to Spain on loan. The plan backfired, as the players stayed on the bench and are now lacking proper fitness heading into the World Cup.

Saudi Arabia will try to use their offensive playmakers to frustrate the inexperienced Russian defenders. Yahya Al Shehri is the playmaker, and he’ll look to feed balls into Mohamed al-Sahlawi, who led all players globally with 17 goals in qualifying. With that in mind, expect to see something like a 4-2-3-1 from Saudi Arabia.

Russia vs Saudi Arabia

Russia vs Saudi Arabia : World Cup 2018 preview, players to watch, stats

Russia is the lowest-ranked team at the World Cup and yet, come Thursday’s opener, it will be expected to provide a nation-lifting performance against Saudi Arabia.

The hosts are somewhat ill-equipped to deliver the fireworks expected of such an occasion, having tumbled to an all-time low of 70th in the world ahead of a tournament that will be debated as much for events on the pitch as those that rumble on in the shadows.

Thankfully for head coach Stanislav Cherchesov, a former national team goalkeeper who was appointed to the top job in August 2016, the order of Group A fixtures has at least been kind.

Saudi Arabia is just three places better off in the FIFA rankings and presents an opportunity for Russia to bank a precious three points at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

The Green Falcons are back on the big stage for the first time since 2006 but are without the man who got them there, Dutchman Bert van Marwijk having stepped aside last September.

Edgardo Bauza lasted barely two months in the position before he was cast aside in favor of former Chile boss Juan Antonio Pizzi, who is yet to inspire belief this Saudi side can match the efforts of the team that reached the last 16 in 1994.

Pizzi has presided over nine friendlies in 2018 and won just three, although that recent record is more encouraging in light of Russia’s seven-match winless streak.

“We still have time to study Russia’s game,” Saudi midfielder Yahya Al-Shehri said. “First of all, we must focus on our own game. I hope, we will be able to beat Russia.

“I think the game against Russia will be very difficult… Russia are a good team with great players. They are united and strong, especially in defence.”

Russia’s Artem Dzyuba, meanwhile, issued an impassioned rallying cry to fans of the team.

“We are preparing for the tournament, we want to win,” he said. “For us, this is the main event in our lives, we need support of the whole country… We will fight, we will struggle, and you will judge us then.”
PLAYERS TO WATCH

Russia – Fedor Smolov

Russia’s scoring problems are obvious, with just two goals netted in this year’s four friendlies and no more than one in any of their last six matches at major tournaments.

Krasnodar striker Smolov could be the man to ease those concerns. The 28-year-old boasts 52 goals from his last three seasons in Russia’s top flight and has reportedly attracted Premier League interest.

Saudia Arabia – Osama Hawsawi

In a squad without World Cup experience, Osama Hawsawi’s 135 caps of international know-how could prove crucial in allowing Saudi Arabia to make a fist of its matches.

The 34-year-old Al-Hilal defender is a leader at the back and will be counted on to help keep out more fancied forwards.
KEY OPTA STATS

– Russia and Saudi Arabia’s only previous encounter was in October 1993; the Saudis won 4-2 at home in a friendly.

– France was the last World Cup host to win the trophy, in 1998. Aside from 2010, when South Africa was knocked out in the group stages, the hosts have always reached the second round of the competition.

World Cup Live™ #Stream

World Cup 2018: Live Update, Results, Tv Channel

FIFA World Cup Live : The Luzhniki Stadium is ready and ready for the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup on 14 June 2018 at 14.00 (CET) (two hours before the opening match). There will be more than 50 dancers and artists invited to the big event. They are not out yet. Plácido Domingo is the only singer confirmed for the event. Stay tuned for updates.

We are getting closer and closer to the 2018 FIFA World Cup every day. The first-class preparations topped with the full qualifying rounds set the perfect course for the mega-event. With Russia sparing no effort to show the world how good they are as hosts, it is not fair to say that we are in a memorable FIFA World Cup. 32 teams, 736 players, millions of fans, a dream; to see his country crowned world champion of the world’s largest sport.

The tournament has always been beyond football. Shakira; Waka Waka is still a hymn throughout the world. The memories of the opening ceremony of the last world cups are still transmitted by fans around the world. Because? Because opening ceremonies have always been as entertaining as the main event. A tournament of such popularity deserves an exceptional opening ceremony. With this in mind, we have been careful not to miss the 2018 FIFA World Cup holders lined up just before the start of the main event. Here are the details of the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cups in Russia.

Opening Ceremony of the FIFA World Cup

Almost all official broadcasters will broadcast the event live on their respective websites. The list of stations includes BBC for the United Kingdom, FOX for the United States, Sony for the Indian subcontinent and BeIn Sports. To get the final transmission links, all you have to do is mark this page in your browser and reload it once the dates are confirmed. We keep this page up-to-date whenever we receive a host committee official at the opening ceremony.

Watch the 2018 World Cup:

The opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup will be broadcast live on the official FOX website in the United States. We will post free channels to watch the program during the event. The Luzhniki stadium will host the event just before the start of the match.

You can also watch the opening ceremony online for free. Always use official channels such as Fubo TV, Sling TV, Universo Now or Telemundo, all of which have a free seven-day subscription. Simply register and use it for free and you can cancel it after the trial period. You can find better streaming links to watch the live broadcast of the opening ceremony of the Russian World Cup in HD quality, with no delays or announcements here. See the links below.

Time Date Location:

Russia is ready to take up the challenge of the World Cup. The preparations have reached their peak as it is almost time to start shooting. The exact date, to be precise, for the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be June 14, 2018. The opening ceremony will begin in India at 18:30. STI.

Then we were able to see the opening ceremony a day earlier, June 13 or the same day, June 14, depending on the duration and the final list of the performances of the program of the ceremony. Opening So far, no official announcement has been made yet.
We will keep this space up to date when we receive an official word from the hosts about the time of the event. Regarding the place, it is likely that it is the Luzhniki stadium in the capital of Moscow.

Who will perform:

One of the biggest opening ceremonies is around the corner with eye-catching performances by celebrities and artists. Robbie Williams is the confirmed name for the ceremony. Aida Garifullina will also join Williams. Brazilian star Ronaldo will be there to entertain you. Plácido Domingo is another popular name for the biggest event

It is expected that the announcement of the list will be made 100 days before the start of the tournament, March 5. The official theme will also be published on the same date. Unlike the previous two editions, it is possible that this time we can not see Shakira get approval from the subject.

World Cup Opening 2018

FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony 2018 Live Stream, Telecast, Performers, Time, Date and Venue

World Cup Opening Ceremony 2018 : Luzhniki Stadium is all set and ready for the opening ceremony of FIFA World cup on 14th June 2018 at 2 PM BST (two hours before the opening game. There will be 50 plus dancers and top artists will perform in the big event. The performer’s names are not yet out. Placido Domingo is the only confirmed singer for the event. Stay tuned for updates.

We are inching closer and closer to the FIFA World Cup 2018 with every passing day. The top class preparations topped further up by the full qualification rounds have set up the course perfect for the mega event. With Russia leaving no stone unturned to show the world how good a host they can be, it won’t be unfair to say we are in for another memorable FIFA World Cup. 32 teams, 736 players, millions of fans, one dream; to see their country getting crowned as the world champions of the most significant sport of the entire globe.

The tournament though has always been beyond just football. Shakira’s Waka Waka remains to be an anthem all across the world. The memories of last world cup’s opening ceremony still get streamed by fans around the globe. Why? Because the opening ceremonies to have always been as entertaining as the main event. A tournament of such massive popularity deserves an exceptional opening ceremony. Keeping all that in mind, we’ve tried to ensure you don’t miss out on the starters of FIFA World Cup 2018 that are lined up for you right before the main event kicks off. Here are the details of FIFA World Cup’s opening ceremony to be held in Russia.

FIFA World Cup opening ceremony Live Stream

Almost every official broadcaster will be streaming the event live on their respective websites. The list of broadcasters includes BBC for the United Kingdom, FOX for the United States, Sony for the Indian Subcontinent, and also BeIn Sports. To get the final stream links, all you’ve gotta do is bookmark this page on your browser and reload it once the dates are confirmed. We’ll keep this page updated every time we get an official from the hosting committee on the opening ceremony.

World Cup Opening Ceremony

World Cup Opening Ceremony 2018, Russia vs Saudi Arabia: What time is kick-off today, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

World Cup Opening Ceremony

What will the opening ceremony involve?

Around 500 dancers, gymnasts and trampolinists will be performing in an opening extravaganza that will pay homage to all things Russian. The ceremony will close with a firework display.

After Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull combined in an eye-raising duet for the opening ceremony in Brazil, former Take That star Robbie Williams will be performing alongside young Russian artist,  Aida Garifullina.

“I’m so happy and excited to be going back to Russia for such a unique performance. I’ve done a lot in my career, and opening the FIFA World Cup to 80,000 football fans in the stadium and many millions all over the world is a boyhood dream,” said Williams.

“We’d like to invite football and music fans to party with us in Russia, in the stadium, or to tune in their TVs a little earlier for an unforgettable show,” he added.

Opera singer Placido Domingo – who famously soundtracked Italia ’90 as one of the Three Tenors alongside Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras – will be performing. Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez will join him.

The opening game of the 2018 World Cup that sees hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia.

When is it?

Thursday June 14.

What time is kick off?

4pm UK time.

Where is it being played?

The match will immediately follow the opening ceremony, which is taking place in the Luzhniki Stadium.

With kick off scheduled for 4pm UK time, the opening ceremony will begin just 30 minutes before the start of the game.

What TV channel is it on?

Both the World Cup opening ceremony and the first game of the tournament will be shown live on ITV 1.

ITV begin their build up to the first match from 2:30pm.

See what channel every World Cup game will be on here.