BBC and ITV announce World Cup match split

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.Philip Bernie, BBC Head of TV Sport
Date: 04.12.2017     Last updated: 04.12.2017 at 17.25
Category: Sport
Following the FIFA World Cup 2018 draw on Friday, BBC and ITV can now confirm which broadcaster will show which matches of next summer’s much anticipated event in Russia.

The BBC will show England’s opening two games, which will see them face Tunisia (Monday 18 June, 7pm) and Panama (Sunday 24 June, 1pm). The BBC will also have the first two choices of quarter final games, including England’s match if they progress. Both BBC and ITV will show the final.

ITV will show the last England group game against Belgium and will have first pick in the round of 16. In the Group games, the BBC will also show the hotly anticipated clash between Spain and Ronaldo’s Portugal - the European Champions, two peak time matches with Lionel Messi’s Argentina and two of the games with World Champions Germany.

Philip Bernie, BBC Head of TV Sport, says: "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. The BBC is proud to be offering such an enticing array of games on football’s biggest stage, as we look to deliver to audiences unprecedented, extensive access to World Cup content across TV, radio, online and social media.”

Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport, says: “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. Once again, the World Cup starts on ITV with the host country’s opening game on 14 June and we have live coverage of some of most outstanding matches drawn from the group stages with England v Belgium as well as all three of tournament joint favourites Brazil’s games. ITV will have the first two picks of the first knock-out phase and the first pick of the semi-finals. ITV’s on and off screen team will be busy during the next six months preparing to bring our viewers all the best action and insight and all the stories that will shape the World Cup in Russia.”

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World Cup 2018 – Group stage game split

Date

Match

Kick Off (BST)

Location

Broadcaster

14th June

Russia v Saudi Arabia

16:00

Moscow - Luzniki Stadium

ITV

15th June

Egypt v Uruguay

13:00

Ekaterinbrug Arena

BBC

15th June

Morocco v Iran

16:00

St Petersburg - SP Stadium

ITV

15th June

Portugal v Spain

19:00

Sochi - Fisht Stadium

BBC

16th June

France v Australia

11:00

Kazan - Kazan Arena

BBC

16th June

Argentina v Iceland

14:00

Moscow - Spartak Stadium

ITV

16th June

Peru v Denmark

17:00

Saransk - Mordovia Stadium

BBC

16th June

Croatia v Nigeria

20:00

Kalingrad - Kalingrad Stadium

ITV

17th June

Costa Rica v Serbia

13:00

Samara - Samara Arena

ITV

17th June

Germany v Mexico

16:00

Moscow - Luzniki Stadium

BBC

17th June

Brazil v Switzerland

19:00

Rostov - Rosov Arena

ITV

18th June

Sweden v South Korea

13:00

Nizhny Novgorod - NN Stadium

ITV

18th June

Belgium v Panama

16:00

Sochi - Fisht Stadium

BBC

18th June

Tunisia v England

19:00

Volgograd - Volgograd Arena

BBC

19th June

Colombia v Japan

13:00

Saransk - Mordovia Stadium

BBC

19th June

Poland v Senegal

16:00

Moscow - Spartak Stadium

ITV

19th June

Russia v Egypt

19:00

Saint Petersburg - SP Stadium

BBC

20th June

Portugal v Morocco

13:00

Moscow - Luzniki Stadium

BBC

20th June

Uruguay v Saudi Arabia

16:00

Rostov - Rosov Arena

BBC

20th June

Iran v Spain

19:00

Kazan - Kazan Arena

ITV

21st June

Denmark v Australia

13:00

Samara - Samara Arena

ITV

21st June

France v Peru

16:00

Ekaterinbrug Arena

ITV

21st June

Argentina v Croatia

19:00

Nizhny Novgorod - NN Stadium

BBC

22nd June

Brazil v Costa Rica

13:00

Saint Petersburg - SP Stadium

ITV

22nd June

Nigeria v Iceland

16:00

Volgograd - Volgograd Arena

BBC

22nd June

Serbia v Switzerland

19:00

Kalingrad - Kalingrad Stadium

BBC

23rd June

Belgium v Tunisia

13:00

Moscow - Spartak Stadium

BBC

23rd June

South Korea v Mexico

16:00

Rostov - Rosov Arena

ITV

23rd June

Germany v Sweden

19:00

Sochi - Fisht Stadium

ITV

24th June

England v Panama

13:00

Nizhny Novgorod - NN Stadium

BBC

24th June

Japan v Senegal

16:00

Ekaterinbrug Arena

BBC

24th June

Poland v Colombia

19:00

Kazan - Kazan Arena

ITV

25th June

Uruguay v Russia

15:00

Samara - Samara Arena

ITV

25th June

Saudi Arabia v Egypt

15:00

Volgograd - Volgograd Arena

ITV

25th June

Spain v Morocco

19:00

Kalingrad - Kalingrad Stadium

BBC

25th June

Iran v Portugal

19:00

Saransk - Mordovia Stadium

BBC

26th June

Denmark v France

15:00

Moscow - Luzniki Stadium

ITV

26th June

Australia v Peru

15:00

Sochi - Fisht Stadium

ITV

26th June

Iceland v Croatia

19:00

Rostov - Rosov Arena

BBC

26th June

Argentina v Nigeria

19:00

Saint Petersburg - SP Stadium

BBC

27th June

South Korea v Germany

15:00

Kazan - Kazan Arena

BBC

27th June

Mexico v Sweden

15:00

Ekaterinbrug Arena

BBC

27th June

Serbia v Brazil

19:00

Moscow - Spartak Stadium

ITV

27th June

Switzerland v Costa Rica

19:00

Nizhny Novgorod - NN Stadium

ITV

28th June

Senegal v Colombia

15:00

Samara - Samara Arena

BBC

28th June

Japan v Poland

15:00

Volgograd - Volgograd Arena

BBC

28th June

England v Belgium

19:00

Kalingrad - Kalingrad Stadium

ITV