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Sports Wrap-up: Russia 2018 is finally Here !!!

June 14, 2018

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Sports Wrap-up: Russia 2018 is finally Here !!!

The 2018 world cup hosted by Russia is finally here as the first match is to kick off with the host country facing Saudi Arabia by 4pm at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, kicking off the beginning of the group stages.

Today’s match will be the only one held on that day to coincide with the opening ceremony, with three group stage fixtures taking place each day until June 28.

Russia are first-time hosts of the tournament and qualified automatically, and will be making their fourth appearance at the finals since 1990.

Asian qualifiers Saudi Arabia’s best result at a World Cup was finishing in the last 16 in 1994, and will be hoping for a better finish this tournament.

Nigeria

The super Eagles have practically won the cup for the most stylish team going to Russia.

The Super Eagles will kick off their campaign against Croatia on Saturday by 8pm in Kaliningrad.

The rumor about the fight between the the captain Mikel Obi and Vice captain Ogenyi Onazi has since been cleared.

We are really rooting for the super eagles to not just remain stylish but to also do well in Russia.

Spain

It is not longer news that the president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, announced on Wednesday that coach Julen Lopetegui has been sacked, just two days before La Roja’s Russia 2018 debut.

The national team’s sporting director, and former Spain captain, Fernando Hierro now takes over on an interim basis for the World Cup and he is likely to be assisted by Under-21 boss Albert Celades out in Russia.

We hope that the confusion that this news brought will be sorted out before their first match against Portugal.

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