Top three matches during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group stage

We all look forward to the entire World Cup, but if you do not have time to watch all the matches, make sure to not miss out on the following three matches.

As a big football fan, I do find every single match in the FIFA World Cup to be interesting. I know, the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia is kind of lame, but it is also magical. Imagine watching an opening match in which you haven’t heard about 90% of the players on the field! Imagine watching an opening match where most likely 100% of the players on the field play football in their home leagues, and there will be no international stars. It isn’t hard, as 100% of the Saudi Arabian players play in their home league, while 21 out of 23 players in the Russia squad plays in the home league.

On the second day, some might say that Morocco – Iran is a boring match, but it might turn into exactly the opposite. Here we have two teams with nothing to lose, but a lot to win. Here we have got the chance to get to know new players, and I really look forward to it.

One of those “boring” teams that I look forward to watching is Serbia. They do not have the biggest profiles, but they won 5-1 against Bolivia in their last match before the tournament. They have their super-attacker Aleksandar Mitrovic who has scored a lot for Fulham lately (and helped the club get to the Premier League), and in the latest Serbia match against Bolivia, he scored 3 (out of five goals). I believe we have a lot to look forward to. But, still… which are the three matches you do not want to miss out on during the FIFA World Cup group stage?

Three matches you do not want to miss out on during the World Cup group stage

Spain vs. Portugal – June 15th

It should come to you as no surprise that the first match is the one between Spain and Portugal on June 15th. This will be a neighbor battle, and it will also be two of the favorites to win the tournament battling one another. This is a match loaded with big names and stars, but the biggest of them all is Ronaldo. Spain had a disappointing World Cup in Brazil, and also a disappointing result during Euro 2016. Portugal won the European Championship in 2016, and they now have the chance to prove themselves as one of the best football nations in the world.

Portugal vs Spain on June 14th

The problem with this match is that it might become boring. It has the potential of becoming a fantastic match, but it might end up as a slow paced match with stupid fouls, lots of yellow cards, and both teams being afraid of losing. But, no matter how the match will end, you do not want to miss out on Spain vs. Portugal on June 15th.

Argentina vs. Croatia – June 21st

Lionel Messi is a fantastic player, but he still hasn’t won a World Cup with Argentina. In 2014 they lost the final against Germany, but this time the team will be eager to win the entire tournament. But, Argentina ended up in what might be the toughest of all the groups in the World Cup. Before their match against Croatia they have already played against Iceland, and after their match against Croatia, they still have to battle Nigeria. It is an incredibly tough group, but most people expect Argentina and Croatia proceed to the knockout stage.

Argentina vs Croatia

Argentina has a fantastic squad, and their biggest stars are Angel di Maria, Lionel Messi, Gonzalu Higuain and Sergio Aguero. But, these guys will not be the only star players on the field on June 21st. Because, playing for Croatia we will most likely see players like Mario Mandžukić, Nikola Kalinić, Ivan Perišić, Luka Modrić, and Ivan Rakitić on the field. And even though they are not as famous as Messi, these are superstars, and capable of working miracles with and without the ball.

The stars on both Argentina and Croatia are either midfielders or attackers. Both teams are playing attacking football, but that often create trouble in the defense. What would you say about a 3-3 result in this match?

England vs. Belgium – June 28th

Would you like to finish the group stage with a bang? Watch England vs. Belgium, the match that will tell us who will be the winner of group G in the FIFA World Cup. We do not know what to expect from the match yet, but this might be a very important match for both teams. The winner of the match will most likely win the group and play against the team placed second in group H (Senegal, Colombia, Japan, or Poland). We know that a football team always play to win, but it might be that both England and Belgium would be more happy playing against for example Japan, than against Poland.

England vs Belgium

No matter what they will think about the 1/8 finals, both England and Belgium will be eager to beat the other team. Here we can watch the top stars from Belgium who normally play for teams in England (Lukaku, Hazard, De Bruyne, Fellaini etc.) These players will be eager to show their teammates from their clubs in England, that they are playing for a better nation. But, the English players will be eager to prove themselves better than their Belgian friends.

Most likely both teams will know for sure that they have a spot in the knockout stage before this match, but no matter what, this will be a friendly match with lots of action, and as we all know… you want to prove to your friends that you are better!

Which are your favorite matches?

Which matches do you look forward to? Take a look at the full World Cup schedule to make up your own opinion!

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Watch Belgium – Panama online

On June 18th Belgium will play against Panama in Sochi. Would you like to stream Belgium – Panama online? Find high-quality, real TV streams, and watch the match online!

Watch Belgium vs. Panama online
How can I watch Belgium – Panama on the Internet?

If there is one match everyone expects Belgium to win in the FIFA World Cup 2018, it is this one. Panama is in a terrible shape currently, and have only won one out of their latest seven matches. Both teams played a friendly match on June 6th, and while Belgium won impressively 3-0 against Egypt after goals by Lukaku, Hazard, and Fellaini, Panama lost 1-0 against Norway. As a result, Belgium is big favorites to win this match. And they are not only favorites to win this match, Belgium is, in fact, one of the favorites to win the entire FIFA World Cup. But, how can you stream Belgium – Panama online?

How to watch Belgium – Panama online?

  • You can watch the match on BBC in the UK!
    (BBC is a TV channel that together with ITV in the UK will broadcast all FIFA World Cup 2018 matches). 
  • To watch BBC online (outside the UK) you need a subscription to the VPN services of ExpressVPN.
    (If you first sign up, you can use the same method to watch all FIFA World Cup 2018 matches).
  • Visit the ExpressVPN website, sign up for their services, and download their ExpressVPN client.
    (ExpressVPN will let you watch ITV in Windows, on Mac, tablets, and telephones).
  • Connect to a server in the UK with ExpressVPN, visit the BBC website, create a user at their website (free), and start streaming.

If you have followed these instructions, you are ready to watch Belgium beat Panama online on June 18th. Now, Panama can surprise us, but we have little faith that they will do so.

What do you think? Will Belgium win this match easily? You can check out the full World Cup schedule here. For more detailed information on how to stream the World Cup 2018 online, press the link.

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