After a frustrated draw against Mexico in the opening game of Confederations Cup, Portugal will now face home team Russia in next group game. You can watch it live on Fox Sports 1 where its live streaming is available. Russia are one win away from qualifying into the semi final round as they’ve won one game against New Zealand. Hosts are topping group A followed by Mexico and Portugal who have one point each. This is crucial game for both teams in order to remain in the competition.
Portugal Vs Russia: How, where to watch live stream ?
- Competition: FIFA Confederations Cup 2017
- Date: 20 June 2017
- Time: 3:00 pm [GMT]
- Venue: Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow
- Live stream: Link 1, Link 2
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Portugal Vs Russia 2017 FIFA Confed Cup Match Preview
Current form in all competitions
Portugal dropped points in their opening game of the competition after draw against Mexico. But Russia successfully claimed first spot after 2-0 win over New Zealand in first game of Confederations Cup.
Two Portugal players Andre Gomes and Adrien are one yellow card away from suspension. Both players received yellow card against Mexico. So Portuguese manager Fernando Santos is likely to rotate his squad to avoid suspensions. Meanwhile Russia have no suspension worries.
The Navigators were dominated by Mexico in terms of ball possession. With 61% percentage, Mexico had 3 shots on goal in 11 attempts. Portugal also made eleven attempts, but five shots on goal provided them two goals.
Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev will play 100th game for Russia against Portugal. It is yet another big game for goalie to protect the ball against the European Champions.
Last meeting between Portugal and Russia took place two years ago on 14th November 2015. The only goal from R. Shirokov in 89th minute was enough to claim victory over Portugal at their home ground. In last five head to head meetings, both teams have won two games and drew once.
Russia Vs Portugal: 2017 Confederations Cup Possible Line-ups
Russia: Igor Akinfeev; Igor Smolnikov, Georgy Dzhikiya, Viktor Vasin, Fedor Kudryashov, Yury Zhirkov; Denis Glushakov, Aleksandr Erokhin, Aleksandr Golovin; Dmitry Poloz, Fedor Smolov.
Portugal: Rui Patricio; Raphael Guerrero, Bruno Alves, Jose Fonte, Nelson Semedo; Andre Gomes, Gelson Martins, William Carvalho, Joao Moutinho, Andre Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo.