Ronaldo in action, yes, we are here to talk about Portugal vs Spain. Spain who is the former champions of the world in 2010 has the ability to give Portugal a tough time, probably they also have the courage to win this game if they are capable to restrict Ronaldo.

Definitely, Spain will come with an immense power to delight their fans with a win and they can do it also because they have everything in their team, all they need is to think and make a suitable plan just like Germans did in 2014’s final to restrict Messi from scoring, same strategy must be adopted by Spain today.

Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Nacho (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Isco (Real Madrid),Marco Asensio (Real Madrid),Lucas Vazquez (Real Madrid), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), David Silva (Manchester City), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)

Now look at above these players who have played for Real Madrid and Barcelona, all these players know very well how to tackle Messi and Christiano Ronaldo as they have played in same clubs for years. Above yellow highlighted players were also part of 2010’s winning Squad. Now compare Spain 2010 Squad and 2018 playing squad.

Spain Squad
2010 Champions Squad 2018 Squad
Goal Keepers
Iker CASILLAS -Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga (Athletic Bilbao)
Pepe REINA- Goalkeeper David De Gea (Manchester United)
Víctor VALDÉS -Goalkeeper Pepe Reina (Napoli)
Álvaro ARBELOA Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
Carlos MARCHENA Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid)
Carles PUYOL Jordi Alba (Barcelona)
Gerard PIQUE Nacho (Real Madrid)
Joan CAPDEVILA Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
Raul ALBIOL Alvaro Odriozola (Real Sociedad)
Sergio RAMOS Gerard Pique (Barcelona)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Andres INIESTA Isco (Real Madrid)
Cesc FABREGAS Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich)
David SILVA  Sergio Busquets (Barcelona)
Javi MARTINEZ David Silva (Manchester City)
Sergio BUSQUETS Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)
Xabi ALONSO Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid)
Xavi HERNANDEZ Koke (Atletico Madrid)
David Villa Marco Asensio (Real Madrid)
Fernando LLORENTE Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo)
Fernando TORRES Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid)
Juan MATA Rodrigo (Valencia)
Jesus NAVAS Lucas Vazquez (Real Madrid)
Portugal is totally dependent on Christiano Ronaldo, though we have other names also comparatively, none of the player other than Ronaldo is a part of top listed clubs. Whereas 2010 squad is compared, only Christiano Ronaldo is the player of playing eleven in FIFA World Cup 2018 which is a good sign for Portugal. However Beto (Goztepe SK), Bruno Alves (Rangers) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) were a part of 2010’s squad, Comparison shows that Spain has upper hand on Portugal.
Portugal Squad
2010 2018
Goalkeeper Anthony Lopes (Olympique Lyonnais)
EDUARDO Beto (Goztepe SK)
BETO Rui Patricio (Sporting CP)
BRUNO ALVES Bruno Alves (Rangers)
PAULO FERREIRA Cedric (Southampton)
Rolando Jose Fonte (Dalian Aerbin)
Duda Mario Rui (Napoli)
Ricardo Carvalho Pepe (Besiktas)
MIGUEL Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund)
Ricardo Costa Ruben Dias (Benfica)
FABIO COENTRAO Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City)
LIEDSON Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
DANNY Gelson Martins (Sporting CP)
SIMAO Goncalo Guedes (Valencia)
HUGO ALMEIDA Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas)
PEDRO MENDES Adrien Silva (Leicester City)
MIGUEL VELOSO Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)
PEPE Bruno Fernandes (Sporting CP)
RAUL MEIRELES Joao Mario (West Ham United)
Ruben Amorim Joao Moutinho (Monaco)
Tiago Manuel Fernandes (Lokomotiv Moscow)
DECO William (Sporting CP)
Portugal vs Spain- Valid Link

Portugal vs Spain Indian Time, USA, UK, Pak Time of FIFA World Cup 2018

According to Standard Time, Portugal vs Spain match will start at 21:00 PM Local, 22:30 PM India, 23:00 PM Pak, 19:00 PM UK and 12:00 PM USA sharply. I think the match would be outstanding and mind-freaking just like Russia Vs Saudi Arabia Last day where Russia gave a heavy dose of defeat to Saudi Arabia, let’s hope Iran will do a better job today.

Portugal vs Spain, squad, Telecast Channels, Preview, Prediction, Live Stream
Portugal vs Spain, squad, Telecast Channels, Preview, Prediction, Live Stream
Match Schedule
Competition FIFA World Cup 2018
Date 15 June 2018
Time 21:00PM Local, 22:30 PM India, 23:00 PM Pak, 19:00 PM UK, 12:00 PM USA
Venue Fisht Olympic Stadium
Seating capacity 47,659 (Official); 45,000 (2018 FIFA World Cup); 40,000 (after 2018 FIFA World Cup)
Team 1 Portugal
Team 2 Spain
Round Group stage
Referee TBD

Portugal vs Spain UK, USA, PAK, Local and Indian Telecast Channels

TV Channels: Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 3

As Sony Pictures Network have the Indian broadcasting rights of FIFA World Cup 2018, Football fans from India can watch this game live on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 3. The telecast is also available on HD versions which are Sony Ten 2 HD and sony Ten 3 HD.

Portugal vs Spain 2018 Match Preview

It’s a relaxed walkabout for Portugal to settle any butterflies ahead of their mammoth Group B clash against Spain. Spain will be counting on their fanatical supporters this evening. Football is, of course, nothing without the fans!

A clash between countries, neighbours and especially two team-mates in Real Madrid with the added peculiarity that in three matches against each other, Cristiano Ronaldo has never scored a goal against Sergio Ramos. Will it be Cristiano’s night?

The Portuguese team in training at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi. Their coach Fernando Santos had this to say about their first-up opponents: “Spain have played the same way for ten years. I don’t expect any surprises.”

Portugal vs Spain Match Predictions

Predictions: Portugal-2 vs Spain-0

The Spanish team has several advantages, their players are comparatively better than Portugal but Christanio is in form, he is the best player of 2017 and now one of the leading scorer of 2018’s different events. He has the ability to lead his team and we think that today’s night would be his magical night where he would score at least one goal against Spain. suggest that Portugal will win the match.


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