The majority of the 80 matches in the North American bid would be played in the United States, who hosted the 1994 FIFA World Cup . Due to the landscape, temperatures differ greatly and matches in Denver and Mexico City will be played at altitude.
Former Liverpool defender and current BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson expects Uruguay to beat Egypt by just a one-goal margin on Friday. Salah jogged for about 30 minutes on Monday as his teammates trained on the same pitch in Grozny for the match in Ekaterinburg.
Neymar started a game for the first time since injuring his metatarsal in February although he played in the second half of last week's win 2-0 over Croatia when he celebrated his return with a goal. Under Tite , Brazil have regained the swagger that has been missing from recent World Cup squads. The Selecao superstar moved to 55 goals in 85 caps, equaling the record of 1994 World Cup victor Romario.
There has been intense speculation over Ronaldo's future after the 33-year-old suggested he could have played his last game for Real following their 3-1 victory over Liverpool in last month's Champions League final. Salah fans in Grozny, Russia, made big banners for their star player as he visited a stadium in the city amidst much fanfare, as they chanted Egyptian's name.
Fellaini joined Manchester United back in 2013 from Everton for £27.5m under David Moyes and has played more than 150 games, scoring 20 goals . Defender Victor Lindelof says that he is continuing to develop as a player, despite a mixed opening campaign at Manchester United .
England arguably plumbed new depths at the last World Cup when they exited in the group stages with barely a whimper. The ICC has reduced the number of teams at the 2019 World Cup to 10 from 14, making it far more hard for associate nations to qualify.