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World Cup 2018: Day 6 at the Busby Babe

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The World Cup hosts are back in action again on Tuesday.

Russia v Saudi Arabia: Group A - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Pool/Getty Images

The World Cup hosts are back in action on Tuesday, though only after the first round of group games are polished off. Colombia go head-to-head with Japan in Tuesday’s first game, before Poland take on Senegal in their tournament opener. Russia round out the day’s three matches against Egypt in St. Petersburg.

Colombia vs. Japan

Time: 15:00 in Saransk, which works out as 13:00 in the UK, 08:00 on the east coast of the USA, and 05:00 over on the west.

How to watch: BBC One in the UK, Telemundo or Fox Sports 1 in the US, and livesoccertv for the rest of you.

How to watch online: BBC iPlayer in the UK, or Telemundo’s stream in the USA.

Poland vs. Senegal

Time: 18:00 in Moscow, 16:00 in the UK, 11:00 on the east coast, and 08:00 on the west.

How to watch: ITV 1 in the UK, Fox Sports 1 or Telemundo in the USA, and livesoccertv for the rest of you.

How to watch online: ITV Player in the UK, Telemundo’s stream in the USA.

Russia vs. Egypt

Time: 21:00 in St. Petersburg, 19:00 in the UK, 14:00 on the east coast, and 11:00 on the west.

How to watch: BBC One in the UK, Fox Sports 1 or Telemundo in the USA, and livesoccertv for everyone else.

How to watch online: BBC iPlayer in the UK, or Telemundo’s stream in the USA.

Manchester United points of interest

There isn’t too much for United supporters today. United flop Radamel Falcao should start up top for Colombia, who take on a Japan side containing United flop Shinji Kagawa. The only connection in the day’s other two games is a relatively tenuous one: Mame Biram Diouf, who made a total of nine appearances for United over three seasons between 2009 and 2012, will be hoping to be involved as Senegal take on Poland.

That said, we’re all football fans here, and these should be entertaining matches. They’re all fairly evenly matched sides, each containing a sprinkling of flair and the faint possibility of a run to the knockout stages. Colombia and Poland will both be optimistic of victory, but Japan and Senegal both have talented players too. In the day’s final game, Egypt will be looking to recover from their defeat to Uruguay, while Russia will look to carry the momentum built up in their thrashing of Saudi Arabia.

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