Uruguay and Russia are already through to the World Cup round of 16, but there’s still one more thing left to decide: A group stage winner. The two squads face off on Monday in their final group stage match, where Russia wins the group if it avoids defeat. Uruguay has to win the game to finish in first place.
Russia appears to be pretty healthy entering this match, but Uruguay will be missing a big piece. The federation announced defender Jose Maria Gimenez will be held out of the game because of a thigh injury, with Sebastian Coates likely moving into the starting lineup. It’s a blow for the team, but having him healthy for the round of 16 is obviously the priority.
How to watch
- When: Monday at 1 p.m
- Where: Samara Arena
- TV: Fox and Telemundo
- Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
The hosts get a result that lets them win the group, as the South Americans finish second. Uruguay 1, Russia 1.