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World Cup gamethread: Iran vs Portugal / Spain vs Morocco

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Fire up that second screen, as Portugal and Spain vie against one another indirectly for a Group B victory and potentially to stave off elimination.

Spain v Morocco: Group B - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
“I like to watch.”
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Uruguay vs Russia — Group A

Russia and Uruguay will contend for the group victory. Each team has beaten their past two opponents. Russia enjoy an advantage in goal difference (+7) and hope to continue their surprisingly dominant run thus far at the World Cup. For Uruguay, the team around Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani needs to step up and do better than just scrape by theoretically inferior opponents.

Location: Samara Arena, Samara, Russia

Time: 6:00 pm local time, 10:00 am EST

TV/Streaming: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo or find your country


Saudi Arabia vs Egypt — Group A

With two losses each, both Saudi Arabia and Egypt have already been eliminated. This will be the last hurrah for Liverpool star Mohamed Salah at an all too brief World Cup.

Location: Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Russia

Time: 5:00 pm local time, 10:00 am EST

TV/Streaming: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo or find your country


Spain vs Morocco — Group B

Victory in Group B comes down to a rivalry between Spain and Portugal, each of which have 4 points after a win and a draw (vs each other). Morocco have already been eliminated from the World Cup, but they could potentially spoil things for Spain. Since Iran won a game and have 3 points, it is possible that Spain could be eliminated in the unlikely event of a loss or draw to Morocco and an Iran victory over Portugal. Of course, that likelihood is rather small.

Location: Kaliningrad Arena, Kaliningrad, Russia

Time: 8:00 pm local time, 2:00 pm EST

TV/Streaming: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo or find your country


Iran vs Portugal — Group B

Iran have conceded just one goal thus far at the World Cup—that goal coming in their narrow 1-0 loss to Spain. The winner of this match, or Portugal in the event of a draw, will advance to the knockout round. Cristiano Ronaldo naturally will attempt to reclaim his place atop the scoring table, after England’s Harry Kane scored a hat-trick against hapless Panama. The odds are in Portugal’s favor that he may do just that.

Location: Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Russia

Time: 9:00 pm local time, 2:00 pm EST

TV/Streaming: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo or find your country


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