Portugal will take on Spain in the second Group B game at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi on 21:00 MSK (UTC+3), 15th June. The first big game of the FIFA World Cup 2018, the clash between the two European giants will surely get the tournament heated up. While Portugal will be hoping to continue their form that won them the Euro 2016, Spain will look to revenge their group stage ouster in the FIFA World Cup 2014.
The individual fan bases of players on both sides are large enough to set the TRPs of this game touch record heights. It needs no mention of what the presence on the field of world’s best, Cristiano Ronaldo, means to all his fans. Even for the general football fans, the game would be nothing short of a treat to watch.
Missing this high octane clash between two of the best sides in the world will surely not what any fan would wish for. To make sure you prepare yourself well in time for the big game, we’ve got this guide prepared for you covering up everything from the time and date to the live stream channels.
Portugal vs Spain Live Stream online
Official live stream channels are expected to be provided by beIN Sports, FOX Sports, Sony LIV, DirecTV, Canal+, and Opus Sport. Different footballing apps like the fuboTV and Sling TV will also be available with a live stream for all its users. We will keep you updated with all the live stream links on this very page. So, bookmark this link right away and enjoy the big game between Portugal and Spain on your choice of devices.
Watch Portugal vs Spain Online
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There are a lot of options available to watch Portugal vs Spain match live online free from your home. Fox will cover complete coverage in the United States and soccer fans from other countries can watch the big game through a VPN or follow our HD links.
Free streaming links to watch the game will be available on Reddit and other social media. Also, you can use trial subscription of Fubo Tv or Sling to catch the action for one week.
Best Games to follow
Even after the ouster of the USA in the qualifications, FOX Sports will go on with its extensive schedule for the FIFA World Cup 2018 across America. beIN Sports will broadcast the match for the fans across MENA countries with a preview and review show. DirecTV, BBC, ITV, Sky Sports will look after the rest of Europe and America. Opus Sports will be the official broadcaster for Australia, while Sony will look after the Asian Sub-Continent countries.
The Portugal and Spain match up are scheduled for a 21:00 MSK (UTC+3) start at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi. While it will be a late night start for the fans across Asian countries, people in Europe will enjoy the game sometime in the afternoon. American fans will be able to watch the game from probably their breakfast table.
Big names will highlight the team sheets on both sides. While Portugal will be relying on their senior players, Spain will be having the responsibility shouldered by their young guns. Here is a briefer of how the lineups may look like.
Coach Fernando Santos will be having quite a tough task at hand when he will have to pick the playing 11. While Ricardo Quaresma, Nani, and Pepe will play the senior roles, players like Danilo, Semedo, and Renato Sanchez will also have a key role to play. All those players will however only be playing the second fiddle to the big man, Cristiano Ronaldo. Without a doubt, if he fires, Spain will not stand a chance this Portuguese side.
Portugal predicted Team for World cup 2018
|1 Rui Patrício||GK|
|2 Anthony Lopes||GK|
|3 José Sá||GK|
|4 Nélson Semedo||Defender|
|7 Luís Neto||Defender|
|8 Vitorino Antunes||Defender|
|9 Cédric Soares||Defender|
|10 Raphaël Guerreiro||Defender|
|11 João Cancelo||Defender|
|12 Ricardo Pereira||Defender|
|13 Rúben Neves||Midfielder|
|14 Bernardo Silva||Midfielder|
|15 João Moutinho||Midfielder|
|16 André Gomes||Midfielder|
|17 Danilo Pereira||Midfielder|
|18 Manuel Fernandes||Midfielder|
|19 João Mário||Midfielder|
|20 André Silva||Forward|
|21 Gonçalo Guedes||Forward|
|22 Cristiano Ronaldo||Forward|
It won’t be wrong to term Spain undergoing a transition period. While they will boast of one of the strong test defense including Sergio Ramos and Goalkeeper David De Gea, they still lack firepower in front of the goal. All their goal scoring hopes will be pinned most likely on Álvaro Morata whose form this season has been far from being impressive. It will also be interesting to see the young trio of Isco, Asensio, and Ander Herrera.
Final lineups will be updated soon after the official announcement
Who Will Win
Spain might just fancy their chances more given their strong defense and midfield. However, Portugal’s firepower makes it a wholly balanced affair. It is expected to be a game full of goals. So, our prediction goes out for a 2-2 draw.