Today is Rodrigo Bentancur’s 21st birthday. So I would like to wish a happy birthday to hiiiiiiiiim and prepare myself to sit back and enjoy what is already guaranteed as the last game that Bentancur and Uruguay won’t be playing at this 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Our latest Bentancur Day just so happens to be on his birthday. That’s a lovely combination if you ask me.
And, on top of it being Bentancur Day, it will be our third chance to watch Juventus transfer target and Russian midfielder Aleksandr Golovin face what will easily be the toughest competition he will see in the group stage.
Know where both players tend to operate on the field, there’s a pretty good chance they will be seeing a lot of each other over the course of the 90 minutes of game time.
What a fun little four-game schedule we have in store, right?
Group A is simple.
Group B ... not as simple.
But the beauty about the next four days is that there could very well be chaos in two different games going on at the same time. Or there could very well be a biscotto or two because who the heck knows what goes on in terms of tactics when you’ve already got your spot in the knockout rounds already secured.
Either way, it’s Bentancur Day. It’s Bentancur’s birthday. And it’s another day to watch Golovin show why he’s worth that supposed €25 million transfer fee that CSKA Moskow aren’t budging from.
Enjoy your day.
Your Bentancur Day, I mean.
Group A — Russia vs. Uruguay: 10 a.m. Eastern Time, 7 a.m. Pacific (NBC link here)
Group A — Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt: 10 a.m. Eastern Time, 7 a.m. Pacific (NBC link here)
Group B — Iran vs. Portugal: 2 p.m. Eastern Time, 11 a.m. Pacific (NBC link here)
Group B — Spain vs. Morocco: 2 p.m. Eastern Time, 11 a.m. Pacific (NBC link here)
HOW TO WATCH
Television: Saudi Arabia-Egypt and Spain-Morocco will be shown on Fox Sports 1; Russia-Uruguay and Iran-Portugal will both 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)
Note: This post will be updated daily as the main World Cup viewing and off-topic thread here at BWRAO. 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.