FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Updates Russia vs Saudi Arabia Live Streaming: FIFA World Cup Live 2018 begins from Thursday with the hosts Russia taking on Saudi Arabia. The two nations are the lowest ranked teams in the World Cup, with Russia recently slipping to 70th position in FIFA Rankings, while the minnows Saudi Arabia placed at the 67th position. Before the start of the match, the fans will witness an extravagant opening ceremony which will feature some of the biggest names in international music world along with legendary footballing stars. The hosts will be eager to kick off things in a winning fashion, especially with the home ground advantage in their favour. Catch Live action and updates as we build up towards the FIFA World Cup 2018 match between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Russa vs Saudi Arabia squads
The squads for Russia and Saudi Arabia in the World Cup do not feature big names. But the two teams will be hoping that they can pull off a win in the tournament opener.
Russia World Cup SquadGoalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev, Vladimir Gabulov, Andrey LunevDefenders: Vladimir Granat, Ilya Kutepov, Fedor Kudryashov, Sergei Ignashevich, Andrey Semenov, Igor Smolnikov, Mario Fernandes Alan Dzagoev, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinskiy, Alexsandr Golovin, Yuri Zhirkov, Aleksandr Erokhin, Daler Kuzyaev, Roman Zobnin, Anton Miranchuk, Alexsandr SamedovForwards: Fedor Smolov, Artem Dzyuba, Aleksey Miranchuk
Saudi Arabia World Cup SquadGoalkeepers: Mohammed Al Owais, Yasser Al Mosailem, Abdullah Al MayoufDefenders: Mansoor Al Harbi, Mohammed Al Breik, Yasser Al Shahrani, Motaz Hawsawi, Osama Hawsawi, Omar Hawsawi, Ali Al BulaihiMidfielders: Abdullah Al Khaibari, Abdulmalek Al Khaibri, Salman Al Faraj, Mohamed Kanno, Abdullah Otayf, Taiseer Al Jassim, Houssain Al Mogahwi, Hattan Bahebri, Salem Al Dawsari, Yahya Al Shehri, Fahad Al MuwalladForwards: Mohammad Al Sahlawi, Muhannad Assiri
FIFA World Cup 2018 is set to kick off in Russia with the hosts taking on Saudi Arabia in the opening match. The two teams will be eager to win the match, knowing there are tougher opponents in the group. Only two teams will make it to Round of 16 and Uruguay and Egypt's squad looks better on papers. Especialy, with Mohamed Salah almost fit to be in the starting XI, Egypt look ready to challenge tough competitors in the tournament.