World Cup 2018 matchday 1 previews infographic
Graphics, one for each match, show head-to-head and tournament records for the first matches at FIFA World Cup 2018.
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World Cup 2018 matchday 1 previews

By Chris Dinsdale

June 14, 2018 - June 19, 2018 - The FIFA World Cup takes place in Russia, with 32 teams competing to be crowned World Champions. Host nation Russia will open the tournament in Moscow on June 14, with matchday one fixtures in the group stage taking place over the next five days.

Matchday 1 fixtures (June 14-19):

Group A
Russia v Saudi Arabia (Jun 14)
Egypt v Uruguay (Jun 15)

Group B
Morocco v Iran (Jun 15)
Portugal v Spain (Jun 15)

Group C
France v Australia (Jun 16)
Peru v Denmark (Jun 16)

Group D
Argentina v Iceland (Jun 16)
Croatia v Nigeria (Jun 16)

Group E
Costa Rica v Serbia (Jun 17)
Brazil v Switzerland (Jun 17)

Group F
Germany v Mexico (Jun 17)
Sweden v South Korea (Jun 18)

Group G
Belgium v Panama (Jun 18)
Tunisia v England (Jun 18)

Group H
Colombia v Japan (Jun 19)
Poland v Senegal (Jun 19)

Match previews will be available for all following matches - Matchday 2 (June 19-24), Matchday 3 (June 25-28), Last 16 (June 30 - July 3), Quarter-finals (July 6-7), Semi-finals (June 10-11), Third Place play-off (June 14), Final (July 15)

PUBLISHED: 11/06/2018; STORY: Graphic News
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