Russia vs Saudi Arabia live streaming: A lightning quick guide
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Russia vs Saudi Arabia live streaming & watch time
Match: Russia vs Saudi Arabia
Competition: 2018 World Cup
Kick-off time: 16:00 (UK time)
Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow)
Russia vs Saudi Arabia live stream & watch
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Russia vs Saudi Arabia live streaming & watch: TV listings
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Now enjoy a free live stream of Russia vs Saudi Arabia by finding local listings of the match.
In the UK, the BBC and ITV will both be broadcasting free live streams of the World Cup online.
Russia vs Saudi Arabia live streaming & Watch: USA & Australia
If you’re in America, you can live stream the World Cup via the Fox Sports app.
If you are in Australia, live stream the World Cup on Optus Sport or SBS.
Russia vs Saudi Arabia live streaming: Match preview
If Russia versus the Saudis wasn’t the opening game of the 2018 World Cup, how many people would tune in?
That hypothetical question can be pushed to one side on Thursday, as the entire football loving world will be tuning in for the opening match of the World Cup.
For the home nation, the pressure to beat the Green Flacons will be immense.
With Egypt and Uruguay also in the group – they face each other on Friday – the Russians need a victory against the Saudis. That will give the hosts the best chance of qualifying to the second round.
With Saudi Arabia and Russia placing as the two lowest rank teams in the World Cup. In terms of a football spectacle it might be overshadowed by the opening ceremony expected to consist of some famous Russian dancing and incredible antics.
One positive omen for Russia: no home nation has ever lost the opening game of the World Cup.
What to expect from Russia vs Saudi Arabia
Russia will be hoping their premium talent Alexandr Golovin, who is strongly linked with Juventus at the moment, can make his name at this World Cup!
Golovin is known for having excellent technique, combined with pace, tenacity and vision, he will hope to click with Russia’s previous World Cup breakout star Alan Dzagoev in the midfield, who possesses similar qualities.
Together they will form a very dynamic duo who will look to to add some direct running, pace and fluidity to Russia’s counter attack before picking the right pass to kill off Saudi Arabia.
Together they will also form the creative cortex of the team, looking to stamp their authority on the game and dictate the tempo to their own terms to dominate the Green Falcons
Smolov who is a household Russian name will look to be running the channels with his pace between the two Hawasi defenders for Saudi Arabia in the hope of picking off one of Dzagoev or Golovin’s passes over the top or into space.
He has good movement off the ball, combined with pace and great finishing he will be Russia’s main hope to putting the ball into the back of the net. The team must look for him if they are to win and progress.
Saudi Arabia are a team that successfully navigated through the group stages under Bert Van Marwijk only for him to leave for Australia after qualification.
The Green Falcons under the leadership of Juan Pizzi will hope to galvanise as a unified squad if they are to progress through the group stages. With no apparent stars their strength lies rather in unity. Saudi Arabia will look to spoil Russia’s opening party.
Saudi Arabia will hope to feed the ball into Fahad Al Muwallad from Levante who is absolutely rapid and will look to run the Russian defence ragged with his pace.
Faraj with his midfield partner will look to take on Dzagoev and Golovin in a midfield battle of pace versus guile. The key to winning this game will be to be effective in the counter attack and to punish the opposition’s mistakes.
Will Russia beat the Green Flacons?
There are plenty of reasons to doubt the Russians as they come into the tournament without a win in their last seven games.
Many are claiming this current Russia side is the worst ever squad in the nation’s history.
The upside for hosts is that the Saudis, on paper at least, are beatable.
Saying that, the Saudis are ranked 67th in the world by FIFA. While Russia are the lowest FIFA ranked nation in the World Cup at 70th.
The Saudis have also lost their last three matches on the bounce.
— Saudi National Team (@SaudiNT_EN) June 8, 2018