After waiting for Four years, the biggest footballing competition takes center stage tomorrow in far away Eastern European country of Russia. With early drama in action after Spain announced the sack of their coach, the World Cup is expected to be an intriguing and exciting one. The competition which is expected to last for a month will be starting with a less fancied game between the host nation and Saudi Arabia.
Russia who qualified automatically as the host is expected to bank on their home support in the Luzhiniki 81 000 capacity stadium in the opening game.
The Russian who didn’t play a game to qualify and are without a win in their last Seven matches will be facing the Arabian country who won Six games, drawing one and losing Three in the Ten qualifying matches played to finish second in Group B behind Japan.
In a match tagged as the “worst opening game” of the Fifa World Cup, both teams are level in terms of footballing strength and the result can go either way, with Saudi Arabia having a better chance of nicking it due to injury problems that have greeted the Russian side who were forced to recalled a 38-year-old Sergei Ignashevich out of international retirement.
With both sides knowing the importance of winning their first game, a lot of tactics is expected to be put in place and Saudi Arabia will be relying on their Striker Mohammed Al-Sahlawi who scored 16 goals in the qualifying series.
The Green Falcons is expected to steal this narrowly from the host.
My Prediction Russia 🇷🇺 0 vs Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 1
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