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World Cup 2018: Day 12 at The Busby Babe

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A couple of Manchester United old boys face off as the group stage starts to wind down

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Groups A and B of the 2018 FIFA World Cup come to a close on Monday. While the only thing left to settle in Group A is which of Uruguay or the suspiciously fit Russia finish top, Group B is still full of intrigue, with 3 teams still in the running. For the first time so far this tournament, the final matches in each group will be played simultaneously.

Uruguay vs. Russia

Time: 17:00 in Samara, which works out as 15:00 in the UK, 10:00 on the east coast of the USA, and 07:00 over on the west. Good morning!

How to watch: ITV 1 in the UK, FOX or Telemundo in the USA, and livesoccer for the rest of you.

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

Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt

Time: 17:00 in Volgograd, which works out as 15:00 in the UK, 10:00 on the east coast of the USA, and 07:00 over on the west. Same as above.

How to watch: ITV 4 in the UK, and Fox Sports 1 or UNIVERSO in the USA. Those elsewhere should head over here to find their channel.

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

Iran vs. Portugal

Time: We kick off at 21:00 in Saransk, which is 19:00 in the UK, 14:00 on the east coast, and 11:00 on the west.

How to watch: Hop over to BBC Four in the UK, and once again FOX or Telemundo in the USA. Everybody else: livesoccer will sort you out.

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

Spain vs. Morocco

Time: Same as above. 21:00 in Kaliningrad, which is 19:00 in the UK, 14:00 on the east coast, and 11:00 on the west.

How to watch: Switch over to BBC One in the UK, and Fox Sports 1 or UNIVERSO in the USA. Everybody else: here.

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

Manchester United points of interest

Not much interest for United fans in the day’s earlier matches. Both games are essentially dead rubbers, as neither Egypt nor Saudi Arabia can qualify, and both Uruguay and the definitely not blood doped Russia team have already gone through to the next round.

In the second set of matches, two United old boys face off in Iran vs. Portugal. Former United coach, eternal Roy Keane nemesis and current Iran manager Carlos Quieroz needs to get his side a win over Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portgual to secure qualification to the next round. Portugal, like David de Gea and Spain in the other game, need only a point to move on to the knock out stages.

This will be our live thread for the day, so come and join us in the comments below!