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ESPN FC  By ESPN

World Cup LIVE: Spain and Portugal in danger; Uruguay beat Russia

It's day 12 of the World Cup and Anthony Richardson and Ian Fiveankles have quite a jam-packed day, with phone calls and YouTubers and much, much more!

Spain and Portugal can't afford to lose or they could miss out on the knockout stages from Group B. Earlier, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani scored as Uruguay beat hosts Russia 3-0 to take Group A's top spot. Mo Salah scored for Egypt but Saudi Arabia won 2-1, with only pride at stake.

Join the chat and post comments / questions using the hashtag #AskESPNFC.

 By Michael Cox

Brazil, Spain, Germany, France failing to find attacking balance

Neymar let his emotions show after scoring for Brazil against Costa Rica, leading the FC crew to debate whether the display was over the top.
Paul Mariner and Alexis Nunes share their thoughts on Douglas Costa's performance which helped Brazil get a late win against Costa Rica.
Spain managed to walk away with three points against Iran, but the FC crew explain how Iran managed to disrupt La Roja.
The ESPN FC panel share their thoughts on Germany's last-minute win against Sweden, a decision that brought them back from the brink of a World Cup exit.
Frank Lebouef feels France "played like a small team" in the second half against Peru, and doesn't hold back in his opinion of Paul Pogba as a leader.

Football tactics are generally considered a mere necessary evil in football, discussed purely in terms of hampering individual freedom and disrupting opposition play.

But tactical planning is also about attacking, about creating the right balance between different concepts to create a cohesive, harmonious but varied threat in the final third. Finding the balance in attack, combining different concepts and formulating how they come together smoothly is the most fascinating element of football strategy.

An...

Spain must be 'very much awake' against Morocco, says Fernando Hierro

ESPN FC's Stevie Nicol and Alexis Nunes predict the outcomes of the first round of group finales, including Uruguay-Russia, Iran-Portugal and more.
Spain's Gerard Pique reflects on his 100 caps for Spain and insists the team will create even more history at the 2018 World Cup.

KALININGRAD, Russia -- Spain manager Fernando Hierro says his side can't afford to relax when it takes on a Morocco side that has already been eliminated from the tournament.

Spain will enter the day tied with Portugal atop Group B, with both teams having secured four points from their first two matches. Iran remain in the running to progress to the knockout stages having earned three points.

"Basically if they qualified for a World Cup we know they will be a tough rival," said Hierro about Morocco....

Diego Costa doesn't fit Spain style, but sometimes they need a battering ram

Spain managed to walk away with three points against Iran, but the FC crew explain how Iran managed to disrupt La Roja.
Spain's Gerard Pique reflects on his 100 caps for Spain and insists the team will create even more history at the 2018 World Cup.

KALININGRAD, Russia -- When visions of Spain in their trophy-winning heyday pop into the head, the first thought is of La Furia Roja's slick passing midfield. The mind wanders to Xavi and Xabi Alonso, along with the still-active tandem of David Silva and Andres Iniesta, starving opponents of the ball. Forwards are almost an afterthought.

Yet with Diego Costa spearheading Spain's push into the 2018 World Cup knockouts after scoring three goals in two games, a striker is once again taking centre stage...