2018 World Cup: Russian team will play against Uruguay in Samara today
UFA, 25 June 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Elmira Sabirova/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
The teams of Russia and Uruguay will play on Monday, June 25, at the Samara Arena in the final match of the preliminary stage of the FIFA World Cup in Group A.
Both teams, having made two wins, guaranteed themselves a place in the 1/8 finals. In this case, Russia has eight goals scored in two meetings, Uruguay has two.
The head coach of the Russian national team at the yesterday’s press conference did not disclose the details of the team structure for the match with the Uruguayans, noting that those who were better prepared would play, based on the recommendations of the medical staff. According to Stanislav Cherchesov, the important game of the championship is ahead and you cannot pick and choose.
Malang Dieuyu from Senegal is appointed the main arbiter of the match. The beginning of the meeting is at 16.40 (Moscow time).
In the playoffs, the Russian team can meet with teams from Spain, Portugal or Iran. Rivals of our team in the 1/8 finals will be determined later — during the final matches in Group B, which will begin at 21:00 (Moscow time).