Showing 21 June, 4pm: Russia v Portugal

The European champions are looking for their first victory in the competition and we are backing them to win a high-scoring game against the hosts

After the first round of matches in Group A, it is Russia who lead the table following their 2-0 victory over New Zealand. The hosts were comfortably the better team against the weakest nation in the competition, yet they will be in for an infinitely more competitive game against Portugal on Wednesday.

The European champions conceded an injury-time equaliser to draw 2-2 with Mexico in what was a highly entertaining finish to a good game in their tournament opener. Cristiano Ronaldo was named man of the match and while the Real Madrid forward did not score himself, he did provide a brilliant assist for his side’s first goal.


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