SAINTS men Jan Bednarek, Dusan Tadic and Cedric Soares will make their World Cup finals debuts in Russia.

For Bednarek and Tadic, with Poland and Serbia respectively, this is their first chance to play at any major international competition finals.

For right-back Cedric, though, Russia comes off the back of winning the Euros in 2016 with Portugal.

Maya Yoshida completes the Saints quartet at the World Cup. The centre-back is going to his second tournament, having been part of the Japan team at Brazil in 2014, where the Blue Samurai finished bottom of their group without a win.

The World Cup kicks off on Thursday, June 14 at 4pm BST with hosts Russia taking on Saudi Arabia in the opener.

The first Saints man in action will be Cedric, who will hope to be involved for Portugal as they start their Group B campaign against 2010 winners Spain in the Olympic Stadium in Sochi.

The 26-year-old will then face Morocco, who omitted Sofiane Boufal from their squad, in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday, June 20 (1pm BST), before finishing the group stages against Iran on Monday, June 25 at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk.

Tadic’s tournament kicks off on Sunday, June 17, as Serbia take on Costa Rica in Group E at the Samara Stadium, before the Serbs play Switzerland on Friday, June 22 at the Kaliningrad Stadium (7pm BST).

Serbia finish their group stage matches against one of the favourites, Brazil, in Moscow at Spartak Moscow’s Otkritie Arena on Wednesday, June 27 (7pm BST).

Bednarek and Yoshida go head-to-head in Group H, where the latter and Japan start their campaign against Colombia at the Mordovia Arena on Tuesday, June 19 (1pm BST).

Poland and Bednarek are then in action against Senegal on Tuesday, June 19 (4pm BST), before Yoshida faces Aliou Cisse’s side at the Central Stadium in Yekaterinburg on Sunday, June 24.

The Poles follow that by playing Colombia on Sunday, June 24 (7pm BST), before Yoshida faces off against fellow St Mary’s centre-back Bednarek in a group-stage finale on Thursday, June 28 (3pm) at the Volgograd Arena.