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2018 World Cup group stage: how and when to watch

Your guide to the 2018 FIFA World Cup’s first round.

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup will start on June 14 with the group stage. It’s where all countries in the tournament compete to make it to the final rounds in hopes of becoming the next World Cup champion.

The tournament kicks off with Russia, the host country, against Saudi Arabia in Group A. Each team will play three games — once against each opponent in their respective group — to determine who moves on to the single-elimination knockout rounds.

But the group stage is where you can see all the top-ranked teams — Germany, Brazil, Spain — and the world’s best players try to start the World Cup on the right foot.

What follows is a schedule, organized by date, for when to watch each game using East Coast time. You can watch all World Cup games on Fox Sports 1 or Fox in the United States. You can also watch online at fuboTV,* Hulu*, YouTube TV, Telemundo, NBC Universo, DirectTV Now, SlingTV*, and Playstation Vue.

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Thursday, June 14

11 am: Russia vs. Saudi Arabia (Final score: 5-0, Russia)

Friday, June 15

8 am: Egypt vs. Uruguay (Final score: 1-0, Uruguay)

11 am: Morocco vs. Iran (Final score: 1-0, Iran)

2 pm: Portugal vs. Spain (Final score: 3-3)

Saturday, June 16

6 am: France vs. Australia (Final score: 2-1, France)

9 am: Argentina vs. Iceland (Final score: 1-1)

12 pm: Peru vs. Denmark (Final score: 1-0, Denmark)

3 pm: Croatia vs. Nigeria (Final score: 2-0, Croatia)

Sunday, June 17

8 am: Costa Rica vs. Serbia (Final score: 1-0, Serbia)

11 am: Germany vs. Mexico (Final score: 1-0, Mexico)

2 pm: Brazil vs. Switzerland (Final score: 1-1)

Monday, June 18

8 am: Sweden vs. South Korea (Final score: 1-0, Sweden)

11 am: Belgium vs. Panama (Final score: 3-0, Belgium)

2 pm: Tunisia vs. England (Final score: 2-1, England)

Tuesday, June 19

8 am: Colombia vs. Japan (Final score: 2-1, Japan)

11 am: Poland vs. Senegal (Final score: 2-1, Senegal)

2 pm: Russia vs. Egypt (Final score: 3-1, Russia)

Wednesday, June 20

8 am: Portugal vs. Morocco (Final score: 1-0, Portugal)

11 am: Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia (Final score: 1-0, Uruguay)

2 pm: Iran vs. Spain (Final score: 1-0, Spain)

Thursday, June 21

8 am: Denmark vs. Australia (Final score: 1-1)

11 am: France vs. Peru (Final score: 1-0, France)

2 pm: Argentina vs. Croatia (Final score: 3-0, Croatia)

Friday, June 22

8 am: Brazil vs. Costa Rica (Final score: 2-0, Brazil)

11 am: Nigeria vs. Iceland (Final score: 2-0, Nigeria)

2 pm: Serbia vs. Switzerland (Final score: 2-1, Switzerland)

Saturday, June 23

8 am: Belgium vs. Tunisia (Final score: 5-2, Belgium)

11 am: South Korea vs. Mexico (Final score: 2-1, Mexico)

2 pm: Germany vs. Sweden (Final score: 2-1, Germany)

Sunday, June 24

8 am: England vs. Panama (Final score: 6-1, England)

11 am: Japan vs. Senegal (Final score: 2-2)

2 pm: Poland vs. Colombia (Final score: 3-0, Colombia)

Monday, June 25

10 am: Uruguay vs. Russia (Final score: 3-0, Uruguay)

10 am: Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt (Final score: 2-1, Saudi Arabia)

2 pm: Spain vs. Morocco (Final score: 2-2)

2 pm: Iran vs. Portugal (Final score: 1-1)

Tuesday, June 26

10 am: Australia vs. Peru (Final score: 2-0, Peru)

10 am: Denmark vs. France (Final score: 0-0)

2 pm: Nigeria vs. Argentina (Final score: 2-1, Argentina)

2 pm: Iceland vs. Croatia (Final score: 2-1, Croatia)

Wednesday, June 27

10 am: South Korea vs. Germany (Final score: 2-0, South Korea)

10 am: Mexico vs. Sweden (Final score: 3-0, Sweden)

2 pm: Serbia vs. Brazil (Final score: 2-0, Brazil)

2 pm: Switzerland vs. Costa Rica (Final score: 2-2)

Thursday, June 28

10 am: Japan vs. Poland (Final score: 1-0, Poland)

10 am: Senegal vs. Colombia (Final score: 1-0, Colombia)

2 pm: Panama vs. Tunisia

2pm: England vs. Belgium

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