On Thursday, June 14, the 2018 FIFA World Cup officially opened with hosts Russia taking on Saudi Arabia. The Russians walked away with a 5-0 victory to kick-start their campaign.
Today, June 15, the match of the day is the encounter between Portugal and Spain. Saturday, June 16, sees Argentina face off against Iceland, while Nigeria play Croatia.
Match of the week
Portugal v Spain (FIFA World Cup – Group B)
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Useful facts: The Portuguese together with their star player, Cristiano Ronaldo will be hoping to turn the fortunes around as his country has only managed to beat the Spaniards six times out of their 36 encounters in the past.
Thabo Mosadi: Spain
Argentina v Iceland (FIFA World Cup – Group D)
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Useful facts: These two sides will be facing each other for the first time. Iceland is the smallest country in this year’s competition, however, they are not to be underestimated against the likes of Lionel Messi.
Thabo Mosadi: Argentina
Croatia v Nigeria (FIFA World Cup – Group D)
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Useful facts: The Nigerians have been looking dashing off the field with their innovative kits for the World Cup, however, the Nigerian nation will be hoping to see that their boys show the same creativity on the field. They face Croatia in their first encounter.
Thabo Mosadi: Draw