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World Cup day seven: separation hopes?

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Back to the beginning again today, as group A concludes round two when Uruguay plays Saudi Arabia. A win for Uruguay would see them joining Russia on six points and pretty much decide that group, and set up a really fun match between Uruguay and Russia for first place; if Saudi Arabia can somehow snatch a win, it would throw the group into some sort of chaos, but considering the Saudis shipped five goals against Russia, the odds of that are, shall we say, not great.

Group B plays their second round as well, with Spain and Portugal each trying to get the win they didn’t get when they played each other and put some space between their respective opponents, Iran and Morocco.

A win for Portugal would pretty much knock Morocco out of the tournament, as well. That would leave Morocco in a position where to advance, Spain would have to only get a single point from their last two games, including a Morocco win over Spain at the weekend, which...well, stranger things have happened, but still, that’s a tall order.

A Spain win would put them above Iran in the group with only Portugal left to play Iran, so that would also put Iran on the ropes; in other words, a lot has to go wrong for Iran to maintain their qualifying position after tomorrow.

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Portugal v. Morocco, Group B
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
5AM PT/8AM ET/1PM BT/3PM RT
US TV: FS1
US Stream: Telemundo

Uruguay v. Saudi Arabia, Group A
Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
8AM PT/11AM ET/4PM BT/6PM RT
US TV: Fox
US Stream: Telemundo

Iran v. Spain, Group B
Kazan Arena, Kazan
11AM PT/2PM ET/7PM BT/9PM RT
US TV: Fox
US Streaming: Telemundo