Spain Vs Russia Indian Time [IST], TV Telecast Channels | 2018 FIFA World Cup: The hosts to now face one time World Champions Spain in the round of 16 at the Luzhniki Stadium on 1 July. It was not the start Spain wanted for this FIFA World Cup. But Russia just got the start what they wanted in front of their fans. La Roja won just one of first three games, while Russia won two of them. Spain’s new manager Fernando Hierro will have to use different tactics to face Russia if they want to proceed further. They have a golden opportunity to repeat the history of 2010 World Cup but can they add another title to their trophy cabinet? You check out Indian time and TV telecast channels of Spain vs Russia with match preview and possible lineups.
Spain Vs Russia Indian Time [IST]
According to Indian Standard Time, Spain vs Russia will begin at 7:30 pm on 1 July 2018. The iconic Luzhniki Stadium will host this game which will also host the final of the competition.
|Competition||FIFA World Cup 2018|
|Date||1 July 2018 [India]|
|Time||7:30 pm [IST]|
|Seating capacity||81,000 spectators|
|Round||Round of 16|
Spain Vs Russia Telecast in India
If you are from India or from its sub-continent, you can watch this game live on Sony Ten 2/3/ESPN. Want to watch it in high definition? Switch to the HD versions of these channels where the live telecast is available in high definition.
Both teams last played against each other in November 2017 when Spain played a 3-3 draw against Russia during a friendly game. The Spaniards have netted 10 goals against Russia in their last three games.
Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, this is the first ever Knockout match of Russia at the FIFA World Cup. This Golden generation of Russia is expected to do much better when they are playing at their home.
Spain manager have already named the list of players who will take penalty kicks if the match go beyond extra time. He has named David Silva, Diego Costa, Isco, Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta for the penalty kicks in the same order.
Russia qualified for the Round of 16 as Group A Runners-up with two wins and a defeat at the hands of Uruguay. Meanwhile, Spain had same number of points and goal difference with Portugal but qualified as Group B winners because they scored more goals than Portugal.
Despite having one of the best midfield squads, Spain failed to impress their fans in the first round of the competition. Disappointing draw against Morocco made question mark on their performance and coaching tactics.
After last draw against Morocco, Spanish coach Hierro is likely to make changes in the starting lineup. Meanwhile, Russian midfielder Aleksandr Erokhin is recovering from foot injury and his teammate Alan Dzagoev is back on training.
Spain vs Russia Possible Lineups
Spain: De Gea, Carvajal, Pique, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Thiago, Silva, Isco, Iniesta, Costa
Russia: Akinfeev; Fernandes, Ignasevich, Kutepov, Zhirkov; Gazinskiy, Zobnin; Samedov, Golovin, Cheryschev; Dyzuba