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Your Friday Viewing Is Sorted With These Tasty World Cup Fixtures

Your Friday Viewing Is Sorted With These Tasty World Cup Fixtures

The World Cup started off with a bang this evening as hosts Russia hit Saudi Arabia for five - with Denis Cheryshev and Aleksandr Golovin stealing the show in the opener.

But as we know, it was only the beginning of this World Cup adventure as business is about to seriously pick up in tomorrow's set of games.

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For starters, we have the second game in Group A as Egypt and Uruguay square off in Yekaterinburg at 1pm BST. Egypt boss Hector Cuper has confirmed that their talisman Mo Salah will be in action after recovering from his painful shoulder injury in the Champions League final.

Image: PA
Image: PA

That means the Liverpool star will share a pitch with his fellow goalscoring greats Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, who give Uruguay every chance in any game they play purely because of their attacking qualities.

Yes, Morocco-Iran at 4pm doesn't sound like the game of the tournament but you never know - these types of games have a tendency to surprise you.

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Morocco, with the likes of Mehdi Benatia, Hakim Ziyech and Younes Belhanda in their ranks, qualified without losing a game. They are up against an Iran side managed by the experienced Carlos Queiroz, and the second team to book their place in Russia.

Then we get onto the main event of the evening. 2010 winners Spain will be itching to get onto the pitch after all the turmoil surrounding manager Julen Lopetegui and his sacking from his position as manager just two days before this encounter with Euro 2016 winners Portugal.

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo will be looking to get off the mark against the nation he plays his club football. Image: PA
Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo will be looking to get off the mark against the nation he plays his club football. Image: PA

The two heavyweights have been placed in the same group and their meeting at 7pm is the perfect way to introduce the big boys of the tournament - the Fisht Olympic Stadium turf is going to be stocked with world-class talent and it promises to be a very tasty game.

Forget Freaky Friday, tomorrow is World Cup Friday.

Whether you're sat at home with your eyes glued to the tele, sneakily watching it on your phone in work or tuning in down at the pub with your mates, this is a Friday footballing feast you don't want to miss.

Topics: Football News, Football, World Cup 2018, Luis Suarez, egypt, Portugal, World Cup, Spain, Mohamed Salah, Uruguay, Cristiano Ronaldo

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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