The FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia on June 14 with Australia taking on the rest of the globe in football's showpiece event. For the first time in history, a Socceroos group-stage match will be telecast during prime-time -- with Bert van Marwijk's ...and more »
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The FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia on June 14 with Australia taking on the rest of the globe in football's showpiece event.
For the first time in history, a Socceroos group-stage match will be telecast during prime-time -- with Bert van Marwijk's side scheduled to face France at 8 p.m. AEST on Saturday June 16.
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Australian kick-off times for the 2018 World Cup:
All times are listed in AEST. All games are available through Optus.*Asterisked matches will be simulcast on free-to-air channel SBS.
Friday June 15
*Russia vs. Saudi Arabia, 1 a.m.Egypt vs. Uruguay, 10 p.m.
Saturday June 16
Morocco vs. Iran, 1 a.m.*Portugal vs. Spain, 4 a.m.*Australia vs. France, 8 p.m.Argentina vs. Iceland, 11 p.m.
Sunday June 17
Peru vs. Denmark, 2 a.m.Croatia vs. Nigeria, 5 a.m.Costa Rica vs. Serbia, 10 p.m.
Monday June 18
*Germany vs. Mexico, 1 a.m.Brazil vs. Switzerland, 4 a.m.Sweden vs. Korea Republic, 10 p.m.
Tuesday June 19
Belgium vs. Panama, 1 a.m.*Tunisia vs. England, 4 a.m.Poland vs. Senegal, 10 p.m.
Wednesday June 20
*Colombia vs. Japan, 1 a.m.Russia vs. Egypt, 4 a.m.*Portugal vs. Morocco, 10 p.m.
Thursday June 21
Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia, 1 a.m.Iran vs. Spain, 4 a.m.*Australia vs. Denmark, 10 p.m.
Friday June 22
France vs. Peru, 1 a.m.Argentina vs. Croatia, 4 a.m.*Brazil vs. Costa Rica, 10 p.m.
Saturday June 23
Nigeria vs. Iceland, 1 a.m.Serbia vs. Switzerland, 4 a.m.Belgium vs. Tunisia, 10 p.m.
Sunday June 24
*Germany vs. Sweden, 1 a.m.Korea Republic vs. Mexico, 4 a.m.*England vs. Panama, 10 p.m.
Monday June 25
Japan vs. Senegal, 1 a.m.Poland vs. Colombia, 4 a.m.
Tuesday June 26
Uruguay vs. Russia, MidnightSaudi Arabia vs. Egypt, MidnightIran vs. Portugal, 4 a.m.Spain vs. Morocco, 4 a.m.
Wednesday June 27
Denmark vs. France, Midnight*Australia vs. Peru, MidnightNigeria vs. Argentina, 4 a.m.Iceland vs. Croatia, 4 a.m.
Thursday June 28
Korea Republic vs. Germany, MidnightMexico vs. Sweden, MidnightSerbia vs. Brazil, 4 a.m.Switzerland vs. Costa Rica, 4 a.m.
Friday June 29
Japan vs. Poland, MidnightSenegal vs. Colombia, MidnightEngland vs. Belgium, 4 a.m.Panama vs. Tunisia, 4 a.m.
Sunday July 1 -- Round of 16
Winner C vs. Runner-up D, MidnightWinner A vs. Runner-up B, 4 a.m.
Monday July 2 -- Round of 16
Winner B vs. Runner-up A, MidnightWinner D vs. Runner-up C, 4 a.m.
Tuesday July 3 -- Round of 16
Winner E vs. Runner-up F, MidnightWinner G vs. Runner-up H, 4 a.m.
Wednesday July 4 -- Round of 16
Winner F vs. Runner-up E, MidnightWinner H vs. Runner-up G, 4 a.m.
Saturday July 7
Quarterfinal 1, MidnightQuarterfinal 2, 4 a.m.
Sunday July 8
Quarterfinal 3, MidnightQuarterfinal 4, 4 a.m.
Wednesday July 11
*Semifinal 1, 4 a.m.
Thursday July 12
*Semifinal 2, 4 a.m.
Sunday July 15
*Third place playoff, Midnight
Monday July 16
*World Cup Final, 1 a.m.
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