Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
Friday’s mammoth day of World Cup qualifiers gets catapulted into action with the early (4.00pm start in the UK), mouth-watering match between Russia and Portugal in Group F.
So how can you watch the match on our live video streaming service?
Bet365 are showing Russia v Portugal live, legal and straight onto your computer via 101 Great Goals. Simply click on this link or the Live Streaming tab above and follow the simple step-by-step instructions to watch.
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Available in the UK, Ireland and worldwide excluding Russia, Portugal and USA.
Russia and Portugal both won their opening two matches of qualifying, and Fabio Capello will be hoping the benefit of playing at home in round three helps puts down a marker for Russia’s hopes of appearing at Brazil 2014.
Although there is no place in the squad for Russia’s most famous players Andrey Arshavin, Roman Pavlyuchenko or Pavel Pogrebnyak, Capello has plenty of attacking talent with Aleksandr Kerzhakov, Igor Denisov, Roman Shirokov and Alan Dzagoev to choose from.
Defensively, Igor Akinfeev, Aleksandr Anyukov the Berezutskys and Sergey Ignashevich have plenty of top flight experience for such a big international match.
Portugal’s star striker Cristiano Ronaldo is set to shrug off a shoulder injury sustained playing for Real Madrid in last weekend’s Clasico to lead Paulo Bento’s men.
Other injury concerns for the visitors related to Real Madrid defender Pepeand Valencia fullback Joao Pereira, who are also working their way backs from sleight bangs picked up during last weekend’s fixtures. Moreover, Valencia’s Ricardo Costa is definitely unavailable through injury.
Although Portugal noticeably struggled to get past Luxembourg in round one of qualifying, the Iberians are notoriously tough to beat having lost just one match in World Cup qualifying since 1996 which included a famous 7-1 thrashing of Russia back in 2004.