Peru vs Denmark

Peru vs Denmark open their World Cup account on Saturday against Peru at the Mordovia Arena in the second game of Group C

Christian Eriksen’s Denmark open their World Cup campaign against Peru on Saturday after France have faced Australia in the other Group C fixture earlier in the day.

Denmark are fancied to get out of the group behind France, but will first have to get past Peru, who will be a tough test for the Europeans.

Both teams qualified for the World Cup via the play-off. Tottenham’s Eriksen fronted Denmark’s qualification campaign and scored a hat-trick in their second-leg victory against Republic of Ireland to advance.

Peru had not qualified for a World Cup since 1982 before this tournament, but after a stalemate in their play-off first leg, they made it through by defeating New Zealand 2-0 in the return encounter to make it to Russia.

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Peru are likely to be relying on their attack in this tournament and the South Americans scored eight goals against Iceland, Scotland and Saudi Arabia in the lead-up to the tournament.

With Pablo Guerrero being made available after initially being banned for doping, Peru are at full strength with Edson Flores, Christian Cueva and Jefferson Farfán supplying the support behind their frontman.

They are bound to be tough opponents for whoever they come up against in the group, with their attack capable of causing problems for any team.

Potential Peru starting XI: Gallese; Advincula, Rodriguez, Ramos, Trauco; Tapia, Yotun, Farfan, Cueva, Flores; Guerrero.

Denmark’s most commonly known players to viewers of the Premier League can be seen in their spine of Kasper Schmeichel, Andreas Christensen and Christian Eriksen.

It was the latter who starred during qualifying and is their key creative force in their 4-2-3-1 system.

But they have a good amount of quality throughout the team, with Simon Kjaer and Nicolai Jorgensen being players to look out for.

Potential Denmark starting XI: Schmeichel; Dalsgaard, Kjaer, Christensen, Stryger; Kvist, Delaney, Poulsen, Eriksen, Sisto; Jorgensen.

France vs Australia

France vs Australia One of the 2018 World Cup favorites will take on an eager underdog Saturday when France faces Australia in a Group C match at 6 a.m. ET. France is No. 7 in the FIFA rankings and a massive -425 money-line favorite (bet $425 to win $100) in this 2018 World Cup match. Australia is 11-1 to win outright and the draw is priced at +525. The over-under is 2.5 goals. Before you make your 2018 World Cup picks on France vs. Australia, you need to see what European soccer expert David Sumpter has to say.

Sumpter is an applied mathematician who wrote Soccermatics, a book that explains how math works inside the sport. Together with other experienced analysts, Sumpter developed the powerful Soccerbot model.

The Soccerbot reads current odds and all team performance data, calculates key metrics and predicts upcoming matches. In nearly three seasons since its inception, the Soccerbot is up an incredible 1,800 percent against closing sportsbook odds.

Now, he has set his sights on Saturday’s World Cup group stage clash between France and Australia and his picks are in.

We can tell you Sumpter is leaning toward the total going over, but what about betting the money line?

Sumpter knows that after the pain of losing the Euro 2016 final on their own turf, France will be eager lift the World Cup trophy for just the second time in its history.

France has a plethora of talent and boasts one of the best squads in international football, built around Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kanté and Antoine Griezmann, the Euro 2016 Golden Boot winner.

Griezmann scored six times while leading France to the final of Euro 2016. He was also in brilliant form for Atletico Madrid last season, scoring 29 goals across all competitions, including an impressive two-goal performance against Marseille in the Europa League final.

Meanwhile, Australia enters group stage play as the big underdog, needing at least one big upset to have a chance of moving on.

Spain vs Portugal

Spain vs Portugal was arguably the game of the Group Stage already but the former World champions sacking their head coach Julen Lopetegui has added an extra spice to proceedings – as if it was needed.

Fernando Hierro will take charge of Spain – if only in name. It looks more like the players will govern themselves with Sergio Ramos at the helm.

As they look to find their feet, they only have to face the most destructive goalscorer at the World Cup in Russia in Cristiano Ronaldo. It will certainly be interesting.

Iberian rivals Portugal and Spain square off on Friday at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the second match of Group B. The neighbors, with plenty of familiar players and similar styles, go to battle in what is arguably the most highly-anticipated groups stage match of the cup

With Iran and Morocco in their group, this is a match that will put the winner as the strong favorite to win the group, while a draw will leave both vulnerable to a shocking upset and potential early exit. For the loser, even more so.

Spain enters this game in good shape overall, but it is expected to be without defender Dani Carvajal, who has just returned to training. He isn’t expected to play in this one, though.

After helping his side to an ‘unlikely’ Euro triumph last time out, Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portugal teammates will be hoping to shock the world in Russia again.

The reigning European Kings have been given a tough test in their opening match as they face Iberia rivals, Spain who are equally seen as favourites to win the 2018 World Cup.

Though the camp of Spain is seen as disorganized following the sacking of their erstwhile manager, Julen Lopetegui barely 48 hours to this important duel, the former World Champions are still expected to give a good show on Friday.

HEAD TO HEAD:

Spain enjoy a better head to head record than the European Champions, the two sides have met on 36 occasions with the Portuguese national team claiming a win eight times and 12 draws and suffered 18 defeats from the Spanish team.

The teams last faced off in the semi-finals of Euro 2012 – Spain winning that one on penalties following a stalemate in normal time at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk.

Portugal vs Spain

Portugal vs Spain was arguably the game of the Group Stage already but the former World champions sacking their head coach Julen Lopetegui has added an extra spice to proceedings – as if it was needed.

Fernando Hierro will take charge of Spain – if only in name. It looks more like the players will govern themselves with Sergio Ramos at the helm.

As they look to find their feet, they only have to face the most destructive goalscorer at the World Cup in Russia in Cristiano Ronaldo. It will certainly be interesting.

Iberian rivals Portugal and Spain square off on Friday at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the second match of Group B. The neighbors, with plenty of familiar players and similar styles, go to battle in what is arguably the most highly-anticipated groups stage match of the cup

With Iran and Morocco in their group, this is a match that will put the winner as the strong favorite to win the group, while a draw will leave both vulnerable to a shocking upset and potential early exit. For the loser, even more so.

Spain enters this game in good shape overall, but it is expected to be without defender Dani Carvajal, who has just returned to training. He isn’t expected to play in this one, though.

As for Portugal, the team is healthy and led by superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who just won his third straight Champions League title with Real Madrid. There are no significant injuries for the reigning Euro 2016 champs.

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How to watch Spain vs. Portugal

When: Friday at 2 p.m. ET
Where: Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Sochi
TV: Fox and Telemundo
Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App
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Prediction

The Iberian clasico goes to Spain, who take care of the Euro 2016 in rather convincing fashion, with a superior defense the main difference. Spain 3, Portugal 1.

Egypt vs Uruguay

Egypt and Uruguay open their World Cup campaign on Friday at the Central Stadium in the second game of Group A

Egypt and Uruguay will clash against each other in the second Group A game on Friday at the Central Stadium in Ekaterinburg, in what is arguably the group’s most exciting fixture.

It will be a battle between former Liverpool star Luis Suarez, now at Barcelona, and current Reds favourite Mohamed Salah who broke multiple scoring records in his debut season at Anfield this season, netting 44 goals in all competitions.

Uruguay are overwhelming favourites heading into the match but Egypt’s chances will be highly dependent on the fitness of Salah, who sustained a severe shoulder injury during Liverpool’s Champions League final when he was pinned down by Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.

While it was feared that Salah would be absent for a large portion of Egypt’s games, manager Hector Cuper confirmed that he would be fit to start the game amid injury concerns – a major boost for the Pharaohs.

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Despite early fears that star forward Mohamed Salah would miss a great chunk of Egypt’s World Cup campaign due to his shoulder injury, it was confirmed that he would be fit in time to play in his side’s group stage opener against Uruguay.

Should Salah not play the full 90, however, Ramadan Sobhi would be an immediate replacement to feature for him on the wing. Goalkeeper Hadary is the oldest player to feature in this summer’s World Cup at 45 years, and could captain Egypt at the tournament for the first time.

Lucas Torreira, a transfer target for Arsenal his summer, could earn a start against Egypt. Ex-Barcelona left-back Martin Carceres is expected to start for Uruguay, along with stars Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani up front.

Potential Uruguay XI: Muslera; Caceres, Gimenez, Godin, Pereira; Bentancur, Torreira; Rodriguez, Arrascaeta, Suarez; Cavani

Portugal vs Spain

The 2010 winners meet the current European champions and we are backing a low-scoring opening when the sides clash in Sochi on Friday evening

The build up for Spain’s World Cup opener has been calamitous with manager Julen Lopetegui sacked 24 hours before the start of the tournament.

La Roja have therefore had to improvise by appointing sporting director Fernando Hierro as coach for the competition.

The legendary former Real Madrid defender will lead an incredibly talented squad of players in Russia, yet the massive disruption to their preparations makes Friday’s game against Portugal even more of a challenge.

Spain right-back Dani Carvajal has been a doubt for this game since picking up an injury in the Champions League final three weeks ago.

He has been training with the rest of his team-mates this week, however, and could be in line to start, but Real Sociedad’s Alvaro Odriozola will deputise if Carvajal is deemed unfit.

The first group game at a major tournament is always vital and even more so when it pits the two strongest teams against one another.

Both will be focused on not losing and we could well be in for an extremely tight encounter as whilst Spain are notoriously strong at the back, Portugal have recently developed into a team that are tough to break down.

During their victorious run at Euro 2016, the Portuguese kept four clean sheets in seven games and if they are to have any hope of coming close to repeating that continental success, defensive solidity will be key.

While the dust of India’s Intercontinental Cup triumph was still settling, head coach Stephen Constantine was laying down a marker in the post-match press conference.

Inevitably, the focus was on the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in January next year. The Englishman stated that he has requested the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to ensure that the national team players are released for the pre-tournament training camp which is scheduled to commence on December 10.

India are slated to open their continental campaign against Thailand on January 6, 2019. That means that the training camp will be just short of a month.

Having had qualified for a major tournament after a gap of eight years, Constantine and his men know that they have to make it count if Indian football wants to make a giant step forward.

It is the timing of the tournament that throws a spanner in the works for the AIFF and Indian football. With December set to be a bust month for both the I-League and the Indian Super League (ISL) if last year’s schedules are anything to go by, it presents a conundrum to the AIFF and administrators of India’s two top-flight leagues.

With the tournament slated to culminate on February 1, 2019 with the finals, that would mean almost two months of duty for the Indian team if Constantine is granted his wish. While a run to the finals is far-fetched for even the most optimistic of die-hard fans, progression to the knock-out stage is highly desired if Indian football really wants to make significant strides forward. Even that on paper looks difficult given the lack of preparations for the Indian national team.

Realistically, a window needs to be carved out for Constantine and his men in their quest for the continent’s biggest prize. That would mean that the stakeholders in Indian football have a very important decision to make and they might need to act soon.

Morocco vs Iran

The awe-inspiring Saint Petersburg Stadium will be the setting for Morocco and IR Iran’s first experience of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ roller coaster, a ride that is a little bit special for both of them.

The last time the Atlas Lions took part, it was two decades ago at France 1998, and under the tutelage of Herve Renard they are desperate to make the most of this opportunity. Iran enter having reached successive World Cups for the very first time. With Carlos Queiroz set to end his seven years at the helm post-tournament, his charges will be equally motivated.

The Asian side will be without the suspended Saeid Ezatolahi, and Iran will also be sweating on Mehdi Taremi’s and Askhan Dejagah’s injuries. Morocco, meanwhile, will be hoping Nabil Dirar is passed fit.

This is the fifth time that Iran will play at a World Cup, but escaping the group stage remains an unfulfilled dream for their fans. When they became the second team to reach Russia, hopes were that they could change that, but being drawn in Group B has made this goal more challenging. With Spain and Portugal to come, this meeting with Morocco is a real cup final.

After 20 years of waiting, 15 June marks Morocco’s overdue return to the global stage. But considering the opponents that lie in wait, it is no time to get lost in the occasion. It’s out of the question to let three points escape them. As the only team to have qualified without conceding a goal, their strong defence and collective play will be key.

Morocco are currently on a run of 18 games unbeaten, including games against fellow World Cup hopefuls Serbia, Nigeria, Korea Republic and Egypt. Only Belgium (19) and Spain (20) have a better record going into Russia 2018.

Possible line-ups

Iran: Ali Beiranvand; Milad Mohammadi, Morteza Pouraliganji, Roozbeh Cheshmi, Pejman Montazeri; Masoud Shojaei, Ehsan Haji Safi, Omid Ebrahimi; Vahid Amiri, Sardar Azmoun, Alireza Jahanbakhsh

Morocco: Monir El Kajoui; Hamza Mendyl, Romain Saiss, Mehdi Benatia, Achraf Hakimi; Hakim Ziyech, Mbark Boussoufa, Younes Belhanda, Karim El Ahmadi, Noureddine Amrabat; Khalid Boutaib

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Uruguay vs Egypt

The first of three World Cup games on Friday sees Egypt take on Uruguay in Yekaterinburg’s Ekaterinburg Stadium.

The 35,000-seater stadium is the most-eastern venue at this year’s tournament, lying on the geographical border of Europe and Asia, but all the focus in the build-up to the game has been on Egypt’s Mohamed Salah.

They have had been sweating on the Liverpool forward’s fitness after he suffered a shoulder injury in the Champions League final last month but there was some encouragement for Hector Cuper’s side as Salah trained with the team on Wednesday.

Manager Cuper confirmed on Thursday that Salah would feature in the squad against Uruguay for Egypt’s first World Cup appearance in 28 years, but hinted that the final decision remained with the player.
We have the latest from Eygpt’s World Cup preparations, but will Mo Salah be fit to face Uruguay

“Salah has recovered and will play tomorrow. And nothing prevents him from competing for the title of the Golden Boot,” he told his pre-match press conference. “I assure you 100 per cent that he will be with us tomorrow, barring unforeseen circumstances.

“Doctors are giving him the option. If he does decide to play he will have full guarantee [about his condition] and I am sure that he will be fine.

“If we see at the last minute that there is an issue then we will see if it can be resolved, but certainly he does not feel afraid.”
Meanwhile, Uruguay’s attacking threat will come from Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, and Paris Saint-Germain’s Edison Cavani.

Cavani was the top-scorer in South American qualifying for the World Cup with 10 goals, while Suarez has five World Cup goals to his name, including two against England in 2014.

Uruguay also won the only previous meeting between the sides 2-0 in 2006.
Team news

The big news is Salah’s inclusion on Friday, and appears to be assured of a starting spot. However, new Huddersfield signing Ramadan Sobhi is a replacement if needed.

Egypt could also make history by fielding the oldest player to feature at a World Cup, with 45-year-old goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary in the squad.
Reported Arsenal transfer target Lucas Torreira could start for Uruguay, with Suarez and Cavani expected to start up front.

World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony

Fifa World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony Date, Time & Venue

As we said earlier, a big tournament deserves a good opening ceremony. FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremonies are grand and huge. People from all over the world watch Opening ceremonies for their grandeur, fireworks and performances.

The FIFA World Cup 2018 is scheduled to kick off from 14th June 2018. There is no official announcement regarding FIFA World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony. But we can expect FIFA WC Opening Ceremony on 13th June or on 14th June right before the kickoff of 1st Match. Timings will also vary according to the FIFA World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony Date.

Fifa World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony Date – 14th June 2018

Russia Fifa WC 2018 Opening Ceremony Time – 6:30 IST (+5:30)

2018 World Cup Opening Ceremony Venue – Luzhniki Stadium
FIFA World Cup 2018 Performers List

FIFA Opening Ceremony is one of the biggest events in sports. Celebrities from all over the world come in huge numbers and many celebs even perform on the Opening Ceremony Stage. 2014 Fifa World Cup Opening Ceremony saw Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull headlining the show.

It will be interesting to see who will headline this edition of Fifa World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony. It is expected the singer/musician of Fifa World Cup 2018 Theme Song will headline upcoming ceremony. Till now there is no official announcement on the list of celebrity performance at Fifa World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony. We will update you with the latest information as soon as official announcements are made.

Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony Live Stream Performances HD Video

Fifa World Cup opening ceremony is known for its grandeur and beauty is expected to take place on 13/14th June 2018. The ceremony is expected to be attended by lots of celebrity along with their celebrity performances. Many people are looking for FIFA world cup Opening Ceremony 2018 Live Streaming & Live performance HD Video. Well if you are looking for this, need not worry as we will be sharing all the videos right below here on our blog. So bookmark this blog and wait till Fifa WC 2018 Opening Ceremony Kicks off.

The FIFA World Cup 2018 officially kicks off in Moscow, Russia on Thursday and the tournament opener between the hosts and Saudi Arabia will be preceded by a star-studded opening ceremony. Legendary Brazilian striker Ronaldo and British pop star Robbie Williams will be present at the ceremony. Williams will be performing alongside Russian soprano Aida Garifullina at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.

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The other star attraction of the FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony is Hollywood actor Will Smith who will be performing the tournament’s anthem alongside Kosovan singer Era Istrefi and Nicky Jam. Here’s a look at the live streaming information for the FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony in Moscow –

When will the FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony be held?

The FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony will be held on June 14, 2018.

Where will the FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony be held?

The FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony will be held at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

How can one watch the FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony live?

The 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony will be telecast live by Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 3 and Sony ESPN.

What time will the FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony start?

The live telecast of the FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony will begin at 6.30 pm IST.

Where can one follow the FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony online?

The FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony will be streamed live on Sony Liv. For live

US Open Golf

Among the 156-man field, there are plenty of golfers set for the second major of the 2018 golf season as participants from around the world get set to take on Shinnecock Hills in New York for the 118th U.S. Open. The country’s national championship will be decided over four days with Phil Mickelson looking to complete his career slam while Tiger Woods returns to the event for the first time since 2015.

Playing in the U.S. Open is a dream for many, but simply being able to watch golf played at this level is an incredible treat each year. So, we here at CBS Sports are thrilled to bring you wall-to-wall coverage of the U.S. Open throughout the week.

Fox Sports has announced its live coverage plans for its 2018 USGA events, which includes more than 150 hours of coverage across the nine championships. Headlining the release is more than 45 hours of coverage from the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills.

The week of the U.S. Open, coverage will begin with the debut of the four-hole “Celebration of Champions” from 4:30-6 p.m. on June 12. On June 13, FS1 will air “Wednesday at the U.S. Open” from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

TV schedule (ET)

Round 1, Thursday, June 14: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on FS1; 4:30-7:30 p.m. FOX
Round 2, Friday, June 15: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on FS1; 4:30-7:30 p.m. FOX
Round 3, Saturday, June 16: 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. FOX; 4-7:30 p.m. FOX Deportes
Round 4, Sunday, June 17: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. FOX; 4-7 p.m. FOX Deportes

Streaming schedule (ET)

Round 1, Thursday, June 14: 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on FOX Sports Go App; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on USOpen.com
Round 2, Friday, June 15: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on FOX Sports Go App; 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on USOpen.com
Round 3, Saturday, June 16: 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on FOX Sports Go App; 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on USOpen.com
Round 4, Sunday, June 17: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on FOX Sports Go App; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on USOpen.com

Live streaming coverage will be available on Fox Sports Go while additional streaming, including two featured groups and a featured holes channel, will be available on usopen.com and the U.S. Open app during the first and second rounds.

In all, the U.S. Open will air in more than 190 countries on six continents. USGA executive director Mike Davis was complimentary of the offerings. “Fox Sports has furthered its commitment to an innovative viewing experience with its coverage of our championships, in a format that will deliver more golf content to fans around the world,” he said.

There is an opportunity for top-ranked Dustin Johnson to continue his roll in 2018, but plenty of top-tier competitors will be breathing down his neck. Brooks Koepka is looking to repeat after a tremendous performance at Erin Hills one year ago, while former winners Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy — among others — are all in the field.

Enough talking about it. Here’s how you can watch as much U.S. Open as possible throughout the week. Be sure to stick with CBS Sports for live coverage all four days.