Knockout is a crucial stage of the game which we understand that every team wants to win that situation. As it is clear that only one who will win may jump to next match. Following the yesterday match, results are here and which has came up-to the true predictions by many. Argentina went back to home with nothing on their side but, only hope to do well in next World Cup. France which were believed to be a true competitor with the help of their teammates defeated the Argentine side by 4-3. MBAPPE became the match star as he scored two consecutive goals in 64 and 68 minutes. From Argentina, DI MARIA scored the first goal in 41 minutes.
Now, we are headed to 51st match of FIFA 2018 i.e., Spain vs Russia. The red bulls will take it on the hosts. It will be Ramos vs Akinfeev and Hierro vs Cherchesov as well as Russians first arrival in the knockout stage after 1986 Mexico FIFA World Cup. So, they had to do hard to upset the favored side Spain. At this moment, Russia and Spain will meet fifth time. Russia must have worked out a plan for the game against Spain as they will look for counter in high line of Spanish defenders. One more help for hosts is the Spanish Goalkeeper David de Gea who has conceded five goals from only six shots on target at Russia 2018.
Spain vs Russia: Round of 16 FIFA World Cup 2018, Lineups and Live TV info
Match No. 52: Spain vs Russia, 1st July, 19:30
Venue: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Spain (Possible starting XI): David De Gea, Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Marco Asensio, Andres Iniesta, Isco; David Silva, Iago Aspas
Russia (Possible starting XI): Igor Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergey Ignashevich, Roman Zobnin, Yuri Zhirkov, Daler Kuzyaev, Aleksandr Samedov, Aleksandr Golovin, Denis Cheryshev, Artem Dzyuba
What they said:
“We are professionals, our job is to play and try to change minds. We have to be concentrated and know that with one mistake can send you home.”– David Silva, Spain Striker.
“Spain is one of the best teams in the world. It’s going to be hard for us but we’ll have the support of 80,000 fans at the stadium and millions in front of TV screens. I hope we win”-Denis Cheryshev, Russian winger.
Broadcasting: For TV: Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD (in English), Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD (in Hndi). Live streaming for the web at Sonyliv.com
For this match, Spain is favored in 60% win position with Russia scores 16% while the draw side is given 24%. But, our prediction on the today’s match is figured by 4-1 score which Spain will win. Rain is going down heavy in stadium but it will not be a problem. Meanwhile, an interesting and amazing fact of the day. On this very day, 16 years ago, Brazil defeated Germany by 2-0 in Final to become FIFA World Cup champions.