URUGUAY

GROUP A URUGUAY / RUS­SIA / EGYPT / SAUDI ARA­BIA FACT FILE

Match of the Day - - First Play -

You’ll strug­gle to find a mid­field more com­fort­able on the ball, and with Diego Costa they can fi­nally be con­fi­dent in a striker to lead the line! They've been poor at tour­na­ments since 2012. The in­ex­pe­ri­enced Lopetegui will be tested early against Por­tu­gal!

THEKEYMAN! DAVIDSILVA Club: Man.city Po­si­tion: Mid­fielder Age: 32 Silva scored goal­sand nine as­sists made11 inthep­rem this sea­son !

Crit­ics say they aren't as good as they used to be. Spain are ready to si­lence the doubters!

Lopetegui NICK­NAME: La Roja (The Reds) MAN­AGER: Julen Lopetegui CAP­TAIN: Ser­gio Ramos WORLD RANK­ING: 8

ES: 14 APPEARANC NCE: PERFORMA BEST WIN­NERS 2010

Ramos

AZPILICUETA DE GEA RAMOS PIQUE BUS­QUETS INI­ESTA SILVA COSTA THI­AGO ISCO ALBA FOR­MA­TION: 4-3-2-1 PLAY­ING STYLE: Pos­ses­sion STRENGTHS WEAK­NESSES MOTD PRE­DIC­TION Win­ners

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