World Cup TV Schedule
The BBC and ITV will share TV coverage of the 2018 World Cup group games in Russia.
ITV will broadcast the opening match of the tournament, the hosts Russia against Saudi Arabia.
England’s first two matches against Tunisia and Panama will be on BBC, and the final potentially vital group game against Belgium will be on ITV.
In terms of the knockout-stages, ITV will get to pick the first two of the last-16 fixtures, and the first pick of the semi-finals. They will also televise the third-place playoff game.
The BBC will get the first two picks of the quarter-finals.
The final, on July 15th will be televised by both the BBC and ITV.
Niall Sloane, ITV’s director of sport, said: “The build-up to the World Cup has now begun and we’re looking forward to bringing viewers entertaining and comprehensive coverage on ITV, ITV4 and the ITV Hub, as well as on social media.”
Additionally, head of BBC TV sport, Philip Bernie, said: “We’re delighted with our selection of matches, which sees the BBC bring England’s first two games of the competition live to our audiences, as well as their potential quarter-final. We are also very pleased to be showcasing the skills of the world’s best players, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, in five of their group matches.”
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World Cup TV Schedule (UK times)
- Russia 5 vs. Saudi Arabia 0
- Costa Rica 0 vs. Serbia 1
- Germany 0 vs. Mexico 1
- Brazil 1 vs. Switzerland 1
- Brazil 2 vs. Costa Rica 0
- Nigeria 2 vs. Iceland 0
- Serbia 1 vs. Switzerland 2
- South Korea 2 vs. Germany 0
- Mexico 0 vs. Sweden 3
- Serbia 0 vs. Brazil 2
- Switzerland 2 vs. Costa Rica 2
The 2018 FIFA #WorldCupFinal:
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Round of 16 Knockout
1 June 30th C1 France 4 vs D2 Argentina 3 – Kazan (15.00)
2 June 30th A1 Uruguay 2 vs B2 Portugal 1 – Sochi (19.00)
3 July 1st B1 Spain 1 vs A2 Russia 1 – (Russia progress on penalties) Luzhniki Stadium (15.00)
4 July 1st D1 Croatia 1 vs C2 Denmark 1 – (Croatia progress on penalties) Nizhny Novgorod (19.00)
5 July 2nd E1 Brazil 2 vs F2 Mexico 0 – Samara (15.00)
6 July 2nd G1 Belgium 3 vs H2 Japan 2 – Rostov-on-Don (19.00)
7 July 3rd F1 Sweden 1 vs E2 Switzerland 0 – Saint Petersburg (15.00)
8 July 3rd H1 Colombia 1 vs G2 England 1 – (England progress on penalties) Moscow Spartak (19.00)
QF1 July 6th France 2 vs Uruguay 0- Nizhny Novgorod (15.00)
QF2 July 6th Brazil 1 vs Belgium 2 – Kazan (19.00)
QF3 July 7th Sweden 0 vs England 2 – Samara (15.00)
QF4 July 7th Russia 2 vs Croatia 2 – (Croatis progressed on penalties) Sochi (19.00)
July 10th France 1 vs Belgium 0
July 11th England 1 vs Croatia 2
Third Place Playoff
14th July – Belgium 2 vs England 0 Saint Petersburg (15.00)
15th July – France 4 vs Croatia 2 Moscow Luzhniki (16.00)
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