Watch Russia vs Saudi Arabia Live
Russia vs Saudi Arabia: Team News, Live Stream, TV Info for World Cup 2018. Eyes across the planet will be on the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Thursday, as host nation Russia get the FIFA World Cup under way against Saudi Arabia.
The first match of this competition is always an event to be savoured, and the weight of pressure of an expectant country will fall on the shoulders of the Russian side. The preparation for the tournament hasn’t been ideal for Stanislav Cherchesov’s team, though.
Saudi Arabia manager Juan Antonio Pizzi will hope his players can spring a shock in the Russian capital.
While there are more glamorous matches to come, this is not an occasion to be missed, as the World Cup begins in earnest. Here are the viewing details for the World Cup curtain-raiser.
Date: Thursday, June 14
Time: 4 p.m.
TV Info: Fox Sports (U.S.), ITV (UK)
Live Stream: Fox Sports Go (U.S.), ITV Hub (UK)
Russia Likely XI: Igor Akinfeev; Alexander Samedov, Vladimir Granat, Sergey Ignashevich, Fedor Kudryashov, Yuri Zhirkov; Aleksandr Golovin, Daler Kuziaev, Roman Zobnin; Alexei Miranchuk, Fedor Smolov
Saudi Arabia Likely XI: Yasser Al Mosailem; Mohammed Al Breik, Omar Hawsawi, Osama Hawsawi, Yasser Al Shahrani; Abdullah Otayf, Taiseer Al Jassim; Fahad Al Muwallad, Yahya Al-Shehri, Salem Al Dawsari; Mohammed Al Sahlawi
Never before has a Russia vs Saudi Arabia football match been so highly anticipated. But as the curtain raiser to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, this one has a potential viewing audience of billions. And we can tell you how to live stream every minute of Russia vs Saudi Arabia online, which follows immediately after the Russia 2018 opening ceremony.
Probably two of the worst teams in the tournament, a lot actually rides on this first match of the World Cup. A win for either team would mean a great opportunity to finish in the top two of group A, where Uruguay and Egypt are probably slim favorites to progress to the knockout stages.