Russia and Saudi Arabia are all set to begin the FIFA World Cup 2018. Here are Indian TV telecast channels, kick-off time, match preview, and predictions of Russia vs Saudi Arabia. The biggest Football competition will run for 31 days. Both teams will be looking to begin this competition with a victory. Having the home support advantage, Russian players will be confident but the underdogs Saudi Arabia are capable of doing wonders. This is the only game to be played on the opening day of the 21st edition of Football World Cup.
Russia Vs Saudi Arabia Indian Time [IST] of FIFA World Cup 2018
According to Indian Standard Time, Russia vs Saudi Arabia will begin at 8:30 pm on 14th June 2018. I think this is the best time for a World Cup match, especially for the Indian fans. Russia’s newly built stadium Luzhniki Stadium will host the game. It was built with a construction cost of €350 Million from 2013 to 2017.
|Competition||FIFA World Cup 2018|
|Date||14 June 2018 [India]|
|Time||8:30 pm [IST]|
|Seating capacity||81,000 spectators|
|Away team||Saudi Arabia|
Russia Vs Saudi Arabia 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.
Russia Vs Saudi Arabia 2018 Match Preview
Russia qualified for FIFA World Cup 2018 as the hosts of the tournament so they did not play the qualification round. Their rivals Saudi Arabia finished played qualifiers and finished at the second spot in Group B standings below Japan. Saudi Arabia won 6 of 10 qualifier games to make a direct move to the finals.
Saudi Arabia is playing FIFA World Cup for the fifth time. Their biggest achievement came in 1994 when they reached the round of 16. Russia tasted great success in FIFA World Cup 1966 when they finished at 4th place. Both teams are yet to win the first World Cup.
This is the second meeting between Russia and Saudi Arabia. The only previous meeting between teams was held on 6 October 1993 during a FIFA friendly game. Saudi Arabia won that game by 4-2. Will Russia take the revenge of that defeat when they need a win at any cost?
Russia Vs Saudi Arabia Match Predictions
Predictions: Russia 2 – Saudi Arabia 1
Because of home advantage, Russia is the favorites to win the opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2018 with some goals. Saudi Arabia is also likely to score. What are your predictions?
So that’s all about Indian time and TV telecast channels of Russia vs Saudi Arabia for the opening match FIFA World Cup 2018. Which side on you are?