Spain vs Portugal Group B

Preview: One of the most famous rivalry of the two neighbors from the Europe is spain vs Portugal. The two countries as bitter rivals of each other just like India vs Pakistan in Asia. Lets have a look at previous encounters between the two teams.

Spain and Portugal both have faced each other just one time in the world cup in 2010 which was won by Spain by just 1 goal to 0. The only goal was scored by David villa in round of 16 to knock out the Portugal team from the global tournament. Over all both the teams have faced each other four times in world cup and euro tournament and a total of 4 goals have been scored.
Spanish team have recently sacked their newly appointed coach Julen Lopetegui after just 20 games being in charge of the team. But his 20 games run was unbeaten as 12 of them were wins and 8 were draws and no defeat was suffered during his short term spell. Spanish football federation has sacked him after he was announced as the real Madrid manager just after 5 minutes of the announcement. Director of football federation of Spanish team is appointed as the new boss. This factor is definitely going to affect the performance of the team according to psychologists.

Other than that, spain has a really good squad overall but they are definitely going to miss a few players like Fabregas and Morata if any injury occurs. Yet they have an experienced side with an average age of 28 years.

Portugal has a really balanced squad as they had in euros in 2016 with Ronaldo as their captain. They can be called as dark horses this time because they are one of the under rated team with a really good squad. Let’s see what happens tomorrow at Fisht stadium at 7 PM according to British time.

Portugal vs Spain Match Details: 
Venue: Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Date: Friday 15 June, 2018
Time: 11AM (USA Pacific Time) 6:00 PM (GMT) 7:00 PM (UK) 8:00 PM (Central European Time)
TV Channel Broadcasting: iTV (UK) FOX (USA) Sony (India) See all tv channels list here
Live Stream: streaming links will be available here on live streaming page before 15 min match start
Result: POR 3-3 SPA