Israel vs. Russia kicks off on Tuesday with Israel looking to repeat the famous win over Russia in 2007. The World Cup 2014 Qualifier kicks off at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
Russia will be hot favorites for the tie, and have gotten off to a positive start to their qualifying campaign, beating Northern Ireland 2-0 in Moscow.
Israel's campaign, however, has already stuttered, and they could only manage a 1-1 draw in their opening encounter with Azerbaijan. Even though most pundits will see Israel as the heavy underdogs, Israeli captain, Yossi Benayoun has faith that his team can cause an upset like five years ago.
Benayoun has said, "I can only saw that back then Russia was a great team. Even now they have a lot of quality players. I think their game will be the same as it was before. The difference is that the last game was important for Russia, but not for us. And now the game is important for both sides. So I think it'll be more pressure on both sides. Hopefully, we'll do the same result in the game."
Russia meanwhile know that games like these are ones they will have to win if they are to qualify top of the group. Portugal are probably favorites in the group to take top spot, but Russia are also strong contenders and if they can get the right results throughout their group stages they will fancy causing an upset when they face off against Portugal.
Coach Fabio Capello has said in a pre-match press conference: "I hope we'll qualify directly. But it'll be difficult to arrive on top after those ten games. You know, Portugal is a really strong team. But I'm focused only on the upcoming game. We'll do it game by game, step by step."
Russia and Israel will also be keeping an eye on the other results in Group F playing later today, where Portugal host Azerbaijan, and Northern Ireland play Luxembourg.
Israel vs. Russia can be watched online through live stream on ESPN 3 by clicking here.