What are the kickoff times for World Cup 2018?

For soccer fans wanting to plan ahead for the summer tournament, what are the kickoff times for World Cup 2018?

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be played in Russia from June 14 to July 15 with 32 of the top countries from around the world competing to be crowned the best soccer nation on the planet.

For soccer fans in the United States, the games will be shown across several TV networks including FOX, FS1 and Telemundo as well as Universo. Plus there’ll be a ton of legal streaming options available.

As far as the kickoff times are concerned, the vast majority of the Group Stage games will be played at 7am ET, 10am ET and 1pm ET. Of course, there are always exceptions as you’ll see in the schedule below.

The Round of 16 and quarterfinals kick off at 10am ET and 2pm ET, while the semi-finals kick off at 2pm ET. The third-place game starts at 10am ET. Last but not least, the 2018 FIFA World Cup will kick off at 11am ET.

Here’s the schedule of kick-off times for viewers in the United States (Eastern timezone):

 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Russia vs. Saudi Arabia (opening game), 11am, FOX, Telemundo, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fubo Premier (7-day free trial)

 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Egypt vs. Uruguay, 8am, FS1, Telemundo, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fubo Premier (7-day free trial)

Morocco vs. Iran, 11am, FOX, Telemundo, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fubo Premier (7-day free trial)

Portugal vs. Spain, 2pm, FOX, Telemundo, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fubo Premier (7-day free trial)

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

France vs. Australia, 6am, FS1, Telemundo, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fubo Premier (7-day free trial)

Argentina vs. Iceland, 9am, FOX, Telemundo, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fubo Premier (7-day free trial)

Peru vs. Denmark, Noon, FS1, Telemundo, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fubo Premier (7-day free trial)

Croatia vs. Nigeria, 3pm, FS1, Telemundo, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fubo Premier (7-day free trial)

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Costa Rica vs. Serbia, 8am, FOX, Telemundo, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fubo Premier (7-day free trial)

Germany vs. Mexico, 11am, FS1, Telemundo, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fubo Premier (7-day free trial)

Brazil vs. Switzerland, 2pm, FS1, Telemundo, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fubo Premier (7-day free trial)

 

Monday, June 18, 2018

Sweden vs. South Korea, 8am, FS1, Telemundo, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fubo Premier (7-day free trial)

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  1. Eddie November 22, 2017

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