The final round of the first round of matches at the World Cup is here. Got all of that, or should I say “round” a few more times for ya? Round and round and round we go...
OK, I’ll end it there.
Monday didn’t have any kind of Juventus rooting interest in it. Well, that’s unless you want them to sign Harry Kane or something like that. But Tuesday brings us three games — and three games that all has at least one person that is associated with Juventus on the field.
The day starts with Juan Cuadrado and Colombia looking to replicate its 2014 World Cup success while dancing their way into peoples’ hearts once again.
The middle game features Juve’s new starting goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny, and Poland facing Senegal.
The final game of the day doesn’t officially have a Juventus player taking part, but with Russia comes Aleksandr Golovin, arguably one of Juve’s biggest transfer targets right now. The same Golovin who was impressive as all hell in the Russians’ rout of Saudi Arabia in the tournament opener last Thursday and will be trying to come close to that same success against what is definitely a big step up in competition.
Sounds like a pretty good way to spend a Tuesday, doesn’t it?
Yeah, I think so, too.
Let us watch Juan Cuad dance.
Let us watch Woj hopefully get a shutout.
And let us all reconvene for our second round of Golovin Watch. (Your scouting reports will be due at the end of the business day, by the way.)
It’s the first Tuesday at the World Cup, and now we’re in the full swing of things.
Group H — Colombia: 8 a.m. Eastern Time, 5 a.m. Pacific (NBC link here)
Group H — Poland vs. Senegal: 1 1 a.m. Eastern Time, 8 a.m. Pacific (NBC link here)
Group A — Russia vs. Egypt: 2 p.m. Eastern Time, 11 a.m. Pacific (NBC link here)
HOW TO WATCH
Television: Colombia-Japan will be shown on Fox Sports 1; Poland-Senegal and Russia-Egypt will be shown on FOX (United States); TSN4, TSN5 (Canada); UTV, STV Scotland, ITV1 UK (United Kingdom)
Online/mobile: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo (links above); Fox Sports Go (United States); TSN GO, RDS GO (Canada); The ITV Hub (United Kingdom)
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Stay tuned to BWRAO for posts regarding Juventus’ representation in Russia as well as any transfer-related happenings that take place before, during or after the day’s schedule comes and goes.