Francis’ historic debut as the first Fabril player ever in the World Cup

16/06/2018 23:27

- Photo: @NGSuperEagles -

The Russia World Cup kicked off today for RC Deportivo’s ambassadors.

The first to debut was Francis, who played as Nigeria’s goalkeeper against Croatia (2-0), for the first Group D match.

The young Deportivista is the first Fabril player to ever compete in the World Cup.

Francis was not able to do much against Croatia’s two goals, one of them a penalty. The Dépor player even denied Croatia a third with a great save in stoppage time.

Michael Krohn-Dehli did not get to play in Denmark’s victory over Peru (0-1).

Celso Borges with Costa Rica, and Fabian Schär with Swizerland will have their turn tomorrow. The ‘Ticos’ will face Serbia (2 pm) and the Swiss against Brazil (8 pm).

Panama’s historic debut with Fabrilista Ismael Diaz, will take place on Monday 18 June.

The 5 Deportivistas have the following World Cup fixtures:

Celso Borges

World Cup (Group E)
Sunday 17 June
2 pm: COSTA RICA - SERBIA at the Samara Arena

Friday 22 June
3 pm: BRAZIL - COSTA RICA, at the St Petersburg stadium

Wednesday 27 June
9 pm: SWITZERLAND - COSTA RICA, at the Nizhny Novgorod stadium

Fabian Schär

World Cup (Group E)
Sunday 17 June
8 pm: BRAZIL - SWITZERLAND at the Rostov Arena

Friday 22 June
8 pm: SERBIA - SWITZERLAND at the Kaliningrad stadium

Wednesday 27 June
9 pm: SWITZERLAND - COSTA RICA, at the Nizhny Novgorod stadium

Michael Krohn-Dehli

World Cup (Group C)
Saturday 16 June

Thursday 21 June
4 pm: DENMARK - AUSTRALIA, at the Samara Arena

Tuesday 26 June
5 pm: DENMARK - FRANCE, at the Luzhniky Stadium (Moscow)

Francis Uzoho

World Cup (Group D)
Saturday 16 June

Friday 22 June
6 pm: NIGERIA - ICELAND, at the Volgograd Arena

Tuesday 26 June
9 pm: NIGERIA - ARGENTINA, in St Petersburg

Ismael Diaz

World Cup (Group G)
Monday 18 June
5 pm: BELGIUM - PANAMA, at the Fisht Stadium (Sochi)

Sunday 24 June
3 pm: ENGLAND - PANAMA, in Nizhny Novgorod

Thursday 28 June
9 pm: PANAMA - TUNISIA, at the Mordovia Arena (Saransk)