Portugal’s men’s soccer team has never had an easy time in Moscow, where they’ve lost twice (in 1983 and 2012) and drawn once (in 2005).
Russia will host Portugal on Wednesday at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium in their second of three group-stage games in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. Russia currently leads Group A with three points and can clinch a place in the semifinals with a win. Portugal is tied with Mexico in second place with one point.
Igor Akinfeev, Russia’s captain and star goalkeeper, is expected to play his 100th game for his country. The game will represent an extra-special occasion for Moscow’s favorite soccer son.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos said in his pregame press conference that he’ll rotate his lineup in order to maintain freshness and sharpness throughout his squad. We’ll soon learn whether Santos’ statement was gamesmanship.
Here’s how to watch Russia vs. Portugal online.
When: Wednesday, June 21, at 11 a.m. ET
Live Stream: FOX Sports Go
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