Two teams who will be looking to cause a huge upset face off in Group E in what promises to be a fascinating battle. Tournament favourites Brazil look to be the big issue for both Costa Rica and Serbia in the group so they will both be targeting games like this to pick up points from in their quest for qualification to the knockout stages.
FIFA World Cup – Group
Defending champions Germany get their World Cup campaign under way with an intriguing encounter against Mexico. Preparations for Russia haven’t been ideal for the Germans who have seen their fans jeer some of their own players and with some big name omissions from the squad, Joachim Low will be hoping his players can deliver on the biggest stage.
FIFA World Cup – Group F – Germany vs Mexico – Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.
Pre-tournament favourites Brazil get their campaign underway with a tricky-looking opener against Switzerland. No team has won the world’s flagship competition as many times as the ‘Samba Boys’ and the current crop of Brazilians look primed and ready to launch an assault on world football and avenge their 2014 disappointment in front of their home fans.
FIFA World Cup – Group E – Brazil vs Switzerland – Rostov Arena.
Sunday 17th June 2018
World Cup Group D looks one of the toughest to call across the competition and two teams that are representative of exactly that are Croatia and Nigeria. Both sides have squads full of international experience and knowhow and will both more than fancy their chances of progressing through the group stages to the knockout rounds.
FIFA World Cup – Group D – Croatia vs Nigeria – Kaliningrad Stadium.
Saturday 16th June 2018
Two teams with genuine hopes of progressing at the World Cup meet in what promises to be an intriguing clash of styles in Group C. Peru are ranked in the top 10 in the world currently and look to possess many weapons to go far in the tournament whilst Denmark have a tried and tested playing style that could hold them in good stead were they to progress to the latter stages of the competition.
England continue their World Cup preparations with a friendly encounter against Costa Rica at Elland Road later this week, with the Three Lions hoping to make it back-to-back wins before travelling to Russia. Having narrowly seen off Nigeria over the weekend, Gareth Southgate is currently preparing his side for a clash against the Central American’s, with another positive performance expected. For those interested in placing a bet on this friendly clash, bookmaker Coral are well
Portugal host Algeria in a friendly fixture on Thursday evening, with the Euro 2016 winners looking to return to winning ways following a run of three matches without a success. However, with Algeria set to pose a significant threat to the home side, it promises to be a close encounter at the Estadio da Luz in the Portuguese capital.
International Friendly – Estádio da Luz, Lisbon – Thursday 7th June – 20:15 UK
The 2018 World Cup is almost upon us and teams are playing their final friendly games in a bid to find out their preferred starting XI and formation. On Thursday night, England welcome Costa Rica to Elland Road for their final friendly ahead of the tournament. While England will head to Russia following this match to make their final preparations for the World Cup, Costa Rica will play one more game against Belgium. So, they
This weekends Serie A action concludes with a match in the capital as Lazio host Hellas Verona at the Stadio Olimpico. This is a crucial match for Lazio as Roma won their match on Saturday to take 3rd place in Serie A and move 4 points clear of their city rivals. However, Inter Milan lost at Genoa and win here would move Lazio up to 4th place in the table. Hellas Verona start this match
The Champions League Round of 16 ties continue this week and on Tuesday night it’s the turn of Bayern Munich and Besiktas at the Allianz Arena. Bayern Munch were always going to be battling it out with Paris Saint-Germain having drawn the big spenders in their group. Each team won their home fixture against the other which means they finished level on points but PSG’s superior goal difference saw them claim top spot. Besiktas finished