Hosts Russia face Spain

Spain have never lost to Russia in six previous meetings, winning four and drawing two. The two sides played out a 3-3 draw in their last encounter in 2017. Fyodor Smolov and Sergio Ramos both scored braces in the match, with Aleksei Miranchuk and Jordi Alba scoring the other two goals.

Rumours have been floating around that Hierro intends to drop goalkeeper David De Gea. Despite winning Manchester United’s player of the season award four times in a row, his clanger against Portugal has not been forgotten.

After picking up an injury in their opening match, Alan Dzagoev has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament.

Igor Smolnikov is suspended following his red card against Uruguay, meaning Mario Fernandes should return to the starting eleven.

Aleksandr Golovin, Fedor Smolov and Yuri Gazinskiy are all one booking away from a ban.

The two nations have met six times, with Spain winning four games and the other two matches ending in draws.The last time the two teams met was in 2017, with the nations drawing 3-3.

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