FIFA World Cup 2018 : Spain vs Portugal Preview.

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 28: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal in action during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Semi-Final between Portugal and Chile at Kazan Arena on June 28, 2017 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images)

The reigning European Champions, Portugal take on former World champions, Spain in this mouth watering clash for european supremacy. Spain’s shocking decision to fire Julen Lopetegui, their manager just days before the world cup have raised eyebrows in the entire footballing fraternity. He was replaced by former Spanish defender Fernando Hierro.

With Ronaldo in the form of his life, he will look to fire Portugal past Spain where he will face several of his Real Madrid teammates. Sergio Ramos and Nacho will have to contain Ronaldo if Spain has to begin with a winning start. The two European powerhouses have met 35 times with Spain winning the contest 16 times to Portugal’s mere 6 wins.

The match is scheduled to start at 11:30pm IST and will be broadcast on Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN.

The lineups are :



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