After exciting first two matches of 2018 FIFA World Cup Round of 16, it is time for match 3 of the knockout stage between Spain and Russia. Spain failed twice in three games to win in the group stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and go into the Round of 16 game against hosts Russia with not everything in order in terms of gameplay and confidence. The 2010 world champions have plenty of star names on the pitch, yet the performances have nowhere been consistent enough to merit them a tag of contenders. But that could change if they successfully dismantle the Russians in the knockout stage match as they have not looked potent against stronger teams. They will be counting on home support to help them cross the line in what could be their toughest test yet in the competition. Meanwhile, if you are looking for live streaming and telecast details of Spain vs Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup round of 16 match 3 then you have landed on the right page. Below you will find all the relevant details.
Russia will welcome back key men Aleksandr Golovin and Mario Fernandes who were rested for the game against Uruguay. Alan Dzagoev, their star midfielder who picked up an injury on the opening day of the tournament has been ruled out of the World Cup in what is a big blow for the Russians. The creative midfielder was key to his nation’s creative play, and his absence will leave big shoes to fill in. Igor Smolnikov misses out the Spain test after being sent off in the last match and also have Aleksandr Golovin, Fedor Smolov and Yury Gazinsky a booking away from suspension.
Spain have real concerns in the goalkeeping department with David De Gea struggling to stop a shot at the World Cup so far. The Manchester United player who has been a revelation for the club in the last five years or so is under a lot of pressure with his place up for grabs but should start against Russia. The La Roja does not have any injury concern and have a fit squad to choose their players from. Sergio Busquets, their defensive midfielder is on a yellow card, and his aggressive tackling game means he is in danger of missing the quarter-final for Spain.
Spain will boss possession with Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets on the pitch but it is the output they carve out with a ball at their feet which will define the match. It is here that Isco, their creative marvel earns his importance to the team. He will look to open up defenses in the final third and also convert chances. For Russia, their best looks like Denis Cheryshev from a counter-attacking play, but for that to happen, they will need to release the ball quickly. Expect, Russia to wilt in but not after trying their best.
When is Spain vs Russia Football Match, Time and Schedule:
Get ready for match 3 of 2018 FIFA World Cup round of 16 - Spain vs Russia. The exciting game between Group B topper and Group A second-placed side will begin at 7.30pm IST at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. The hosts have never beaten Spain since the breakup of the Soviet Union, and also Spain enjoys scoring big against them. Spain have scored ten goals in their last three matches (seven in two Euro 2008 matches and 3 in a friendly game in 2017).
Will Spain vs Russia Football Match Be Live Telecast in India available?
Yes, the fans will be able to watch the live telecast of the match 3, Spain vs Russia match in India. Sony Pictures Networks hold the broadcasting rights of the FIFA World Cup 2018. Uruguay vs Portugal match of Group G will be live telecast on Sony Ten 2/Sony Ten 2 HD (English), Sony Ten 3/Sony Ten 3 HD (Hindi) and Sony ESPN (Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu) TV channels.
Spain vs Russia Football Match; Is Free Live Streaming Available Online in India?
If the fans are not able to watch the match live on their television sets, there's nothing to worry as all 2018 FIFA World Cup matches can be viewed online. Spain vs Russia World Cup 2018 match free live streaming is made available on Sony Liv. Also, fans can also catch up on the live updates of the game on LatestLY here.