Portugal vs Spain: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview, Portugal Vs Spain Live Streaming – FIFA World Cup 2018
Since it’s beginning in the 1930s, World Cup dominates every other football event and becomes the central point of attraction of football fans around the globe every time it comes after the span of 4 years.
2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st one with Russia getting the chance of hosting the event, the 4th match of the group stages will be between the current champions of Europe, Portugal and the 2010 World Cup winners, Spain. The clash which had already attracted many eyes will take place on Friday, 15th June 2018, in the Fisht Olympic Stadium of Sochi. You can Watch Portugal vs Spain Live Stream Online on 15-06-2018.
Portugal vs Spain Head to Head:
The Portuguese side is currently managed by Fernando Santos, who had earlier in 2016 led the team to their 1st European Title in France. The current Ballond’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo is holding the position of the main man and the captain of Portugal. The 33 years old winger had currently won the UEFA Champions League title with his Spanish club, Real Madrid, and had scored 44 goals for the club this season. Ronaldo is also the top scorer of his national team with 15 goals. Ronaldo is also the top assist for Portugal (3) along with Bernardo Silva and Ricardo Quaresma. The other main player of the team is the 22 years-old man city player, Bernardo Silva. portugal seems strong defensively mainly because of the presence of the former Madridista, Pepe as the centre back. Ricardo Quaresma doesn’t seem to be present in the active team and would more likely be on the bench.
Portugal vs Spain Results:
As for the formation, Fernando Santos’ preference seems to be 4-4-2, with Ronaldo and Andre Silva as centre-forwards. In the midfield, it can be Joao Mario on the left and Bernardo Silva on the right while Joao Moutinho and William Carvalho in the center. At the back, it can be Jose Fonte and Pepe as centre-backs with Raphael Guerreiro as left-back and Cedric Soares as right-back. And finally, Rui Patricio as the goalkeeper But, the dream of Portugal of becoming the group leaders in the early stages might not be easy for them as they would be facing the revived might of the Spanish side. The Spaniards, although, have lost many of the players from their legendary squad of 2010, had gained much strength from the coming of new and young talent such as Isco, Asensio, and Alcantara. the team had also gone through managerial changes from the legendary Vincente Del Bosque to Julen Lopetegui and since the arrival of the new manager had been unbeaten. Portugal vs Spain Live Stream will be available here on 15-06-2018.
Spain vs Portugal World Cup 2018 Live:
The main players in the Spanish squad include the current Premier League Golden Glove winner, David De Gea, Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta and Thiago Silva, who are in the ending period of their glittering careers and the very own maestro, Isco Alarcon. The first choice striker, Diego Costa along with Isco and David Silva is the top scorer with 5 goals while the top assist of the team is David Silva with 4 assists.
Spaniards are projected to use 4-4-3 with Ramos, Pique as centre-backs with Jordi Alba and Dani Carvajal on the left and right respectively. Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, and Thiago Alcantara would play in the middle while Silva, Isco, and Costa on front.
From the view of different analysts, the match carries different results. However, the Spanish side seems to be more overwhelming due to the combination of their strong defense and midfield. But, the Portuguese side is very unlikely to go without scoring as it has a boosted attack largely due to the presence of in-form Cristiano Ronaldo on the centre-forward position.