The first match of the World Cup will involve hosts Russia and kick off on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 18:00 local time (16:00 BST).

It will be against the team drawn into the ‘A2’ slot in Group A and take place at the Luzhniki Stadium, which will also be the venue for the World Cup final.

That will be the only game on the opening day, but after that there will be three or four games played per day for the duration of the group stage.

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