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Preparations are stepping up for Russia 2018
Preparations are stepping up for Russia 2018

Find out who's in each World Cup group, the fixture schedule and latest betting odds for this summer's event in Russia.

Group A:

Mohamed Salah celebrates
Mohamed Salah will lead Egypt's World Cup attack in Russia

Thursday June 14 - Russia vs Saudi Arabia, 4pm, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.

Friday June 15 - Egypt vs Uruguay, 1pm, Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg.

Tuesday June 19 - Russia vs Egypt, 7pm, Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg

Wednesday June 20 - Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia, 4pm, Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don

Monday June 25 - Saudi Arabia vs Egypt, 3pm, Volgograd Arena, Volgograd

Monday June 25 - Uruguay vs Russia, 3pm, Samara Arena, Samara

Group B:

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is Portugal's star man in the World Cup

Friday June 15 - Morocco vs Iran, 4pm, Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg

Friday June 15 - Portugal vs Spain, 7pm, Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi

Wednesday June 20 - Portugal v Morocco, 1pm, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

Wednesday June 20 - Iran vs Spain, 7pm, Kazan Arena, Kazan

Monday June 25 - Iran vs Portugal, 7pm, Mordovia Arena, Saransk

Monday June 25 - Spain vs Morocco, 7pm, Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad

Group C:

France national team
France have one of the most talented World Cup squads.

Saturday June 16 - France vs Australia, 11am, Kazan Arena, Kazan

Saturday June 16 - Peru vs Denmark, 5pm, Mordovia Arena, Saransk

Thursday June 21 - Denmark vs Australia, 1pm, Samara Arena, Samara

Thursday June 21 - France vs Peru, 4pm, Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg

Tuesday June 26 - Australia vs Peru, 3pm, Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi

Tuesday June 26 - Denmark vs France, 3pm - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

Group D:

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi will carry Argentina's World Cup hopes again.

Saturday June 16 - Argentina vs Iceland, 2pm, Otkrytie Arena, Moscow

Saturday June 16 - Croatia vs Nigeria, 8pm, Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad

Thursday June 21 - Argentina vs Croatia, 7pm, Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod

Friday June 22 - Nigeria vs Iceland, 4pm, Volgograd Arena, Volgograd

Tuesday June 26 - Iceland vs Croatia, 7pm, Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don

Tuesday June 26 - Nigeria vs Argentina, 7pm, Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg

Group E:

Brazil are among the favourites for World Cup glory
Brazil are among the favourites for World Cup glory

Sunday June 17 - Costa Rica vs Serbia, 1pm, Samara Arena, Samara

Sunday June 17 - Brazil vs Switzerland, 7pm, Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don

Friday June 22 - Brazil vs Costa Rica, 1pm, Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg

Friday June 22 - Serbia vs Switzerland, 7pm, Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad

Wednesday June 27 - Serbia vs Brazil, 7pm, Otkrytie Arena, Moscow

Wednesday June 27 - Switzerland vs Costa Rica, 7pm, Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod

Group F

Germany
Defending World Cup winners Germany hope to go back-to-back

Sunday June 17 - Germany vs Mexico, 4pm, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

Monday June 18 - Sweden vs South Korea, 1pm, Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod

Saturday June 23 - South Korea vs Mexico, 4pm, Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don

Saturday June 23 - Germany vs Sweden, 7pm, Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi

Wednesday June 27 - South Korea vs Germany, 3pm, Kazan Arena, Kazan

Wednesday June 27 - Mexico vs Sweden, 3pm, Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg

Group G:

Belgium and Chelsea forward Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard is among the talent in the Belgium World Cup squad.

Monday June 18 - Belgium vs Panama, 4pm, Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi

Monday June 18 - Tunisia vs England, 7pm, Volgograd Arena, Volgograd

Saturday June 23 - Belgium vs Tunisia, 1pm, Otkrytie Arena, Moscow

Sunday June 24 - England vs Panama, 1pm, Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod

Thursday June 28 - England vs Belgium, 7pm, Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad

Thursday June 28 - Panama vs Tunisia, 7pm, Mordovia Arena, Saransk

Group H:

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski celebrates
Poland striker Robert Lewandowski could score plenty at the World Cup.

Tuesday June 19 - Colombia vs Japan, 1pm, Mordovia Arena, Saransk

Tuesday June 19 - Poland vs Senegal, 4pm, Otkrytie Arena, Moscow

Sunday June 24 - Japan vs Senegal, 4pm, Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg

Sunday June 24 - Poland vs Colombia, 7pm, Kazan Arena, Kazan

Thursday June 28 - Japan vs Poland, 3pm, Volgograd Arena, Volgograd

All times BST.

Odds correct as off 20/4/18.

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