Chris Sutton has been allocated the hipster derby of Iran v Morocco in the opening batch of World Cup fixtures.
The former Celtic striker is on World Cup duty for BBC 5 Live to cast an eye and throw some opinions around over the Group B clash- with all attention in that group on the match between Spain and Portugal.
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) June 12, 2018
While Morocco will have a decent number of supporters inside the Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg for Friday’s match Iran are expected to appeal to the uncommitted and wandering tourists.
Sutton will be familiar with the Krestovsky Stadium after watching Celtic’s Europa League hopes come to a halt in February.
Back then the stadium central heating had to be used but there is no danger of the for Friday’s 4pm clash.
Once the action is finished in St Petersburg Sutton and others can settle down for a more traditional derby with Spain taking on Portugal in Sochi.