Wellcome to WATCH World Cup 2018: Russia vs. Saudi Arabia schedule, how to watch live, Russia vs Saudi Arabia: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction? The World Cup begins June 14 with the host country Russia taking on Saudi Arabia in Moscow to kick off the competition.
What is it?
The curtain-raiser to the 2018 World Cup sees hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia.
World Cup schedule: Russia vs. Saudi Arabia
When: Saturday, June 14, 11:00 a.m. ET
Where: Moscow, Russia, Luzhniki Stadium
What TV channel is it on?
Both the World Cup opening ceremony and the first game of the tournament will be shown live on ITV 1.ITV begin their build up to the first match from 2:30pm.
How have both teams been preparing?
Saudi Arabia stepped up their World Cup preparations in an international friendly with Italy.
Yahya Al Shehri scored Saudi Arabia’s only goal in a 2-1 defeat to the Azzurri, who will not be represented at this year’s World Cup.
Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev, Vladimir Gabulov, Andrei Lunyov
Defenders: Mario Fernandes, Vladimir Granat, Sergei Ignashevich, Fyodor Kudryashov, Ilya Kutepov, Andrei Semyonov, Igor Smolnikov.
Midfielders: Denis Cheryshev, Alan Dzagoev, Yuri Gazinsky, Alexander Golovin, Daler Kuzyaev, Anton Miranchuk, Alexander Samedov, Alexander Yerokhin, Yuri Zhirkov, Roman Zobnin
Forwards: Artyom Dzyuba, Alexei Miranchuk, Fyodor Smolov
Saudi Arabia Roster
Goalkeepers: Mohammed Al Owais, Yasser Al Mosailem, Abdullah Al Mayouf
Defenders: Mansoor Al Harbi, Yasser Al Shahrani, Mohammed Al Breik, Motaz Hawsawi, Osama Hawsawi, Omar Hawsawi, Ali Al Bulaihi
Midfielders: Abdullah Al Khaibari, Abdulmalek Al Khaibri, Abdullah Otayf, Taiseer Al Jassim, Houssain Al Mogahwi, Salman Al Faraj, Mohamed Kanno, Hattan Bahebri, Salem Al Dawsari, Yahya Al Shehri, Fahad Al Muwallad
Forwards: Mohammad Al Sahlawi, Muhannad Assiri