Russia vs Saudi Arabia – Preview, Live Match

Russia vs Saudi Arabia – Preview, Live Match

Russia vs Saudi Arabia – Preview, Live Match

RUSSIA get their World Cup campaign underway with a match against Saudi Arabia.

The hosts have named their squad and know that a win will probably be necessary to qualify from a group also containing Uruguay and Mohamed Salah’s Egypt.

Russia will look to progress out of their World Cup groupGETTY – CONTRIBUTOR
Russia will look to progress out of their World Cup group
When is Russia vs Saudi Arabia?
Russia will take on Saudi Arabia in the World Cup opener on Thursday, June 14.

The match will kick-off at 4pm.

It will take place at the Luzhniki Stadium.

Is Russia vs Saudi Arabia on BBC or ITV and can I live stream it?
Russia vs Saudi Arabia will be live on ITV.

Coverage will also take in the opening ceremony before the match.

NEW SIGNINGS Where in Russia are ITV based during the World Cup, and who are their presenters?
To stream the game live, you can go to the ITV Hub.

You can also all the action on the SunSport LIVE BLOG.

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Team news
RUSSIA SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Gabulov (Club Brugge), Andrey Lunev (Zenit St Petersburg)

Defenders: Vladimir Granat, Fedor Kudryashov (both Rubin Kazan), Ilya Kutepov (Spartak Moscow), Andrey Semenov (Akhmat Grozny), Sergei Ignashevich, Mario Fernandes (both CSKA Moscow), Igor Smolnikov (Zenit St Petersburg)

Midfielders: Yuri Gazinskiy (Krasnodar), Alexsandr Golovin, Alan Dzagoev (both CSKA Moscow), Aleksandr Erokhin, Yuri Zhirkov, Daler Kuzyaev (all Zenit St Petersburg), Roman Zobnin, Alexsandr Samedov (both Spartak Moscow), Anton Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Denis Cheryshev (Villarreal).

Forwards: Artem Dzyuba (Arsenal Tula), Aleksey Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Fedor Smolov (Krasnodar)

SAUDI ARABIA SQUAD

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