World Cup 2018 on UK TV: Which live matches are on BBC and ITV?

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Goal brings you the details of all the tournament games this summer and what channel they can be watched on in England

This summer, the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup takes place in Russia as 32 teams from around the globe fight it out for supremacy.

The biggest sporting event in the world, every game will be beamed into houses across six continents as the most talented players showcase their talents on football's grandest stage.

Reigning champions Germany are aiming for a record-equalling fifth title, which would put them level with Brazil, while England are hoping to end decades of heartache.

Spain, Argentina and France are also out to add to their collections, while tournament hosts Russia will look for inspiration from the home support as they look for their first world title.

June and July are set for near-daily football action, so to help you decide what to watch and when, Goal has compiled all the live matches on TV in the UK, including the group stage, round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and the World Cup 2018 final itself.


All live World Cup 2018 matches on UK TV


Thursday June 14, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Russa vs Saudi Arabia Group A 16:00 ITV

Friday June 15, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Egypt vs Uruguay Group A 13:00 BBC One
Morocco vs Iran Group B 16:00 ITV
Portugal vs Spain Group B 19:00 BBC One

Saturday June 16, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
France vs Australia Group C 11:00 BBC One
Argentina vs Iceland Group D 14:00 ITV
Peru vs Denmark Group C 17:00 BBC One
Croatia vs Nigeria Group D 20:00 ITV

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Costa Rica vs Serbia Group E 13:00 ITV
Germany vs Mexico Group F 16:00 BBC One
Brazil vs Switzerland Group E 19:00 ITV

Monday June 18, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Sweden vs South Korea Group F 13:00 ITV
Belgium vs Panama Group G 16:00 BBC One
Tunisia vs England Group G 19:00 BBC One

Tuesday June 19, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Colombia vs Japan Group H 13:00 BBC One
Poland vs Senegal Group H 16:00 ITV
Russia vs Egypt Group A 19:00 BBC One

Wednesday June 20, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Portugal vs Morocco Group B 13:00 BBC One
Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia Group A 16:00 BBC One
Iran vs Spain Group B 19:00 ITV

Thursday June 21, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Denmark vs Australia Group C 13:00 ITV
France vs Peru Group C 16:00 ITV
Argentina vs Croatia Group D 19:00 BBC One

Friday June 22, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Brazil vs Costa Rica Group E 13:00 ITV
Nigeria vs Iceland Group D 16:00 BBC One
Serbia vs Switzerland Group E 19:00 BBC One

Saturday June 23, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Belgium vs Tunisia Group G 13:00 BBC One
South Korea vs Mexico Group F 16:00 ITV
Germany vs Sweden Group F 19:00 ITV

Sunday June 24, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
England vs Panama  Group G 13:00 BBC One
Japan vs Senegal Group H 16:00 BBC One
Poland vs Colombia Group H 19:00 ITV

Monday June 25, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Uruguay vs Russia Group A 15:00 ITV
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt Group A 15:00 ITV 4
Iran vs Portugal Group B 19:00 BBC (TBC)
Spain vs Morocco Group B 19:00 BBC (TBC)

Tuesday June 26, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Denmark vs France Group C 15:00 ITV
Australia vs Peru Group C 15:00 ITV 4
Nigeria vs Argentina Group D 19:00 BBC (TBC)
Iceland vs Croatia Group D 19:00 BBC (TBC)

Wednesday June 27, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
South Korea vs Germany Group F 15:00 BBC (TBC)
Mexico vs Sweden Group F 15:00 BBC (TBC)
Serbia vs Brazil Group E 19:00 ITV
Switzerland vs Costa Rica Group E 19:00 ITV 4

Thursday June 28, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Japan vs Poland Group H 15:00 BBC (TBC)
Senegal vs Colombia Group H 15:00 BBC (TBC)
England vs Belgium Group G 19:00 ITV
Panama vs Tunisia Group G 19:00 ITV 4

Saturday June 30, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Group C winner vs Group D runner-up Round of 16 15:00 TBC
Group A winner vs Group B runner-up Round of 16 19:00 TBC

Sunday July 1, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Group B winner vs Group A runner-up Round of 16 15:00 TBC
Group D winner vs Group C runner-up Round of 16 19:00 TBC

Monday July 2, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Group E winner vs Group F runner-up Round of 16 15:00 TBC
Group G winner vs Group H runner-up Round of 16 19:00 TBC

Tuesday July 3, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Group F winner vs Group E runner-up Round of 16 15:00 TBC
Group H winner vs Group G runner-up Round of 16 19:00 TBC

Friday July 6, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Quarter-finalist 1 vs Quarter-finalist 2 Quarter-finals 15:00 TBC
Quarter-finalist 5 vs Quarter-finalist 6 Quarter-finals 19:00 TBC

Saturday July 7, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Quarter-finalist 7 vs Quarter-finalist 8 Quarter-finals 13:00 TBC
Quarter-finalist 3 vs Quarter-finalist 4 Quarter-finals 19:00 TBC

Tuesday July 10, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Semi-finalist 1 vs Semi-finalist 2 Semi-finals 19:00 TBC

Wednesday July 11, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Semi-finalist 3 vs Semi-finalist 4 Semi-finals 19:00 TBC

Saturday July 14, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Semi-final 1 loser vs Semi-final 2 loser Third-place play-off 15:00 TBC

Sunday July 15, 2018

Match Group / stage Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Semi-final 1 winner vs Semi-final 2 winner Final 16:00 BBC One / ITV

England World Cup 2018 matches on UK TV


Harry Kane England

England have been drawn in Group G at the World Cup alongside Belgium, Tunisia and Panama. Their games will be shown live on TV on both BBC and ITV.

Gareth Southgate's side get started on June 18 when they face Tunisia at the Volgograd Arena and that game can be watched live on BBC One.

After that, the Three Lions take on World Cup new-comers Panama on June 24, a game that is also being shown live on television on BBC One.

England's final game in Group G is scheduled for June 28 and they switch channel for that match, with ITV broadcasting it live on TV.

Those games can also be streamed live online using either the BBC iPlayer or the ITV Player services.

Match Stage Date / Kick-off time (BST) Channel
Tunisia vs England Group G Jun 18 / 19:00 BBC One
England vs Panama Group G Jun 24 / 13:00 BBC One
England vs Belgium Group G Jun 28 / 19:00 ITV

How to watch the 2018 World Cup final on TV


HD Germany World Cup final

The 2018 World Cup final is set to take place on Sunday, July 15 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

It is scheduled to kick off at 16:00 BST (18:00 local time) and it can be watched live on TV on both BBC One and ITV.

The World Cup final will also be available to stream live online using both those broadcasters' live-streaming services - the BBC iPlayer and ITV Player.


Who will be the pundits for the World Cup?


The BBC have announced that they will televise 33 games, including England's two opening group stage matches against Tunisia and Panama. Former England internationals Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand will form the helm of the BBC punditry team in Russia, while Jurgen Klinsmann, Didier Drogba and Pablo Zabaleta will also be involved.

With Gary Lineker leading the coverage, a host of former England players such as Danny Murphy, Alan Shearer, Phil Neville, Jermaine Jenas, Martin Keown – as well as former Lioness Alex Scott and Gabby Logan – will also be among BBC pundits.

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ITV, who will televise 23 World Cup fixtures, have revealed that their punditry team will be led by Gary Neville alongside regulars Ryan Giggs, Roy Keane, Ian Wright and Lee Dixon.

England striker Eniola Aluko will also provide analysis, as well as former French international Patrice Evra, Sweden player Henrik Larsson, Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill, ex-Croatia and West Ham boss Slaven Bilic, and referee Mark Clattenburg.

The 2018 World Cup final is set to take place on Sunday, July 15 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

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