June 25, 2018 / 2:34 PM / a month ago

Reuters Sports Schedule at 1430 GMT on Monday

Reuters sports schedule at 1430 GMT on Monday:

SOCCER

World Cup

Group A

Uruguay v Russia (1400)

Saudi Arabia v Egypt (1400)

SAMARA, Russia - Uruguay play World Cup hosts Russia in their Group A match in Samara with both teams guaranteed to progress but top spot up for grabs. (SOCCER-WORLDCUP-URY-RUS/ (PIX, TV), expect by 1600 GMT/12 PM ET, by Andrew Cawthorne, Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber, Jack Tarrant, Karolos Grohmann, Nick Mulvenney and Toby Davis, 400 words)

VOLGOGRAD - Egypt face Saudi Arabia in their final Group A match with both teams already out of contention but the fans will want to see their prolific striker Mohamed Salah while 45-year-old goalkeeper, Essam El-Hadary, becomes the oldest player to appear in a World Cup. (SOCCER-WORLDCUP-SAU-EGY/ (PIX, TV), expect by 1600 GMT/12 PM ET, by Alexandra Ulmer, Mark Gleeson, and William Schomberg, 400 words)

Group B

Spain v Morocco (1800)

Iran v Portugal (1800)

KALININGRAD, Russia - Spain play Morocco in their World Cup Group B match at the Kaliningrad Stadium knowing a point will be enough to guarantee a place in the knockout phase. (SOCCER-WORLDCUP-ESP-MAR/ (PIX, TV), expect by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, by Andrew Cawthorne, Richard Martin, Shrivathsa Sridhar and Steve Keating, 400 words)

SARANSK, Russia - Iran play Portugal in their World Cup Group B match at Saransk’s Mordovia Arena knowing they will secure a place in the last 16 with a win and could also go through with a draw if Spain lose to Morocco. (SOCCER-WORLDCUP-IRN-POR/ (PIX, TV), expect by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, by Andrew Downie, Angus MacSwan, Brian Homewood and Sudipto Ganguly, 400 words)

News conferences

Group D

Croatia news conference and training session

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia - Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic gives a news conference ahead of their final World Cup Group D match against Iceland at the Rostov Arena with his team having already secured a place in the last 16 and almost assured of top spot. (SOCCER-WORLDCUP-ICE-CRO/PREVIEW (PIX, TV), expect from 1600 GMT/12 PM ET, by Julien Pretot and Richard Martin, 400 words)

Nigeria news conference and training session

ST PETERSBURG - Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr holds a news conference before his side’s World Cup Group D match which they need to win to guarantee a place in the last 16. (SOCCER-WORLDCUP-NGA-ARG/PREVIEW (PIX, TV), expect from 1500 GMT/11 AM ET, by Simon Jennings, 400 words)

TENNIS

Eastbourne Championships

Murray faces Wawrinka, Wozniacki takes on Giorgi

EASTBOURNE - Andy Murray faces fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka in the first round of the Eastbourne championships as both players continue their comebacks from injury. In the women’s draw, top seed Caroline Wozniacki is up against Italian Camila Giorgi in the opening round. (TENNIS-EASTBOURNE/WOMEN-MEN (PIX), Martyn Herman, 400 words)

BASEBALL

Happ faces Astros and fellow nine-game winner Verlander

J.A. Happ takes to the mound for the Toronto Blue Jays against the Houston Astros and Justin Verlander in a clash of nine-game winners and the New York Yankees visit the surprising Philadelphia Phillies in two of the 12 games on the Major League Baseball schedule. (BASEBALL-MLB/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 0330 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by Field Level Media, 800 words)

NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS

Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (Expect by 0000 GMT/8 PM ET, by Field Level Media, 500 words) (Europe desk editor: Pritha Sarkar)

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