Spain have the chance to dust off even more cobwebs on Wednesday night against Iran after their opening game against Portugal ended in a 3-3 draw. That was seen as one of the games of the tournament so far, and Spain impressed as much as any favourite with goals from Diego Costa (2) and goal of the tournament front-runner Nacho.
The big debate in Spain is whether David de Gea should start in goal after being given the ultimate backing from his coach, Fernando Hierro, and his teammates. The word “family” has been thrown around after the Manchester United keeper’s errors contributed to Friday’s result, but he will be in goal and look for a bounce-back effort.
Portugal play a lively Morocco in the game before Spain kick-off.
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM 2018 WORLD CUP
Time: 19:00 GMT, 20:00 CEST, 01:00 CET,
22:00 PT (On the 19th of June).
Venue: Kazan Arena, Russia.