Your Guide to the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Every four years the greatest sporting event in human history takes place. We know what you're thinking and no, it's not the Olympics -- it's the World Cup. The FIFA World Cup is an international soccer -- football, if you're from outside the U.S. -- tournament in which 32 nations from around the world compete every four years. The winner is crowned the greatest soccer team ever, at least until the next time the World Cup is played. In this case, that will be 2022.

When does the 2018 World Cup start?

This year's action kicks off Thursday, June 14, when hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia in Moscow. Eventually, after 64 matches played across 11 different cities, a champion will be crowned on July 15. Yes, the World Cup lasts an entire month. Are you prepared to undertake the challenge of watching every single match? Then keep reading to find out how to watch all the action, right from your couch, with fuboTV.

Who's playing in the World Cup?

Unfortunately, the United States failed to qualify during the rigorous two-year process, which means you better have another favorite team in mind. But the good news is, there's sill plenty of exceptional talent to go around -- heck, the best players in the world don't play for the U.S. anyway! We've listed the qualifying teams below, and based on internet chatter, reigning champion Germany is a big favorite to win again. However, keep your eyes on Brazil, Spain and Argentina, too.

GROUP A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay
GROUP B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco and Iran
GROUP C: France, Australia, Peru and Denmark
GROUP D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria
GROUP E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia
GROUP F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden and South Korea
GROUP G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia and England
GROUP H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia and Japan

So, how can I watch the World Cup?


With a lot of coffee and little to no sleep! All joking aside, as previously mentioned, there are 64 matches over the course of a month. That's a lot of time spent watching a bunch of sweaty guys kick a ball around. Every match will be broadcast on either Fox or FS1 (Telemundo and NBC Universo carry the Spanish broadcasts).

You can also stream every match live on fuboTV. If you happen to miss a match or forget to DVR it, fuboTV also allows subscribers to access every game for up to 72 hours after its original air time.

OK, but what time are the games?

Depending on where you live in the U.S. (sorry, West Coast viewers!), you might not have to rearrange your life much to actually watch the games. See below for the full schedule, which starts with the group stage before teams advance to the knock-out stage. (All times Eastern.)


GROUP STAGE


Thursday, June 14
11 a.m. ET on Fox: Russia vs. Saudi Arabia (Group A)

Friday, June 15
8 a.m. ET on FS1: Egypt vs. Uruguay (Group A)
11 a.m. ET on Fox: Morocco vs. Iran (Group B)
2 p.m. ET on Fox: Portugal vs. Spain (Group B)

Saturday, June 16
6 a.m. ET on FS1: France vs. Australia (Group C)
10 a.m. ET on Fox: Argentina vs. Iceland (Group D)
12 p.m. ET on FS1: Peru vs. Denmark (Group C)
3 p.m. ET on FS1: Croatia vs. Nigeria (Group D)

Sunday, June 17
8 a.m. ET on Fox: Costa Rica vs. Serbia (Group E)
11 a.m. ET on FS1: Germany vs. Mexico (Group F)
2 p.m. ET on FS1: Brazil vs. Switzerland (Group E)

Monday, June 18
8 a.m. ET on FS1: Sweden vs. South Korea (Group F)
11 a.m. ET on FS1: Belgium vs. Panama (Group G)
2 p.m. ET on FS1: Tunisia vs. England (Group G)

Tuesday, June 19
8 a.m. ET on FS1: Poland vs. Senegal (Group H)
11 a.m. ET on Fox: Colombia vs. Japan (Group H)
2 p.m. ET on Fox: Russia vs. Egypt (Group A)

Wednesday, June 20
8 a.m. ET on FS1: Portugal vs. Morocco (Group B)
11 a.m. ET on Fox: Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia (Group A)
2 p.m. ET on Fox: Iran vs. Spain (Group B)

Thursday, June 21
8 a.m. ET on FS1: France vs. Peru (Group C)
11 a.m. ET on Fox Denmark vs. Australia (Group C)
2 p.m. ET on Fox: Argentina vs. Croatia (Group D)

Friday, June 22
8 a.m. ET on FS1: Brazil vs. Costa Rica (Group E)
11 a.m. ET on Fox: Nigeria vs. Iceland (Group D)
2 p.m. ET on Fox: Serbia vs. Switzerland (Group E)

Saturday, June 23
8 a.m. ET on Fox: Belgium vs. Tunisia (Group G)
11 a.m. ET on Fox: Germany vs. Sweden (Group F)
2 p.m. ET on Fox: South Korea vs. Mexico (Group F)

Sunday, June 24
8 a.m. ET on FS1: England vs. Panama (Group G)
11 a.m. ET on Fox: Japan vs. Senegal (Group H)
2 p.m. ET on Fox: Poland vs. Colombia (Group H)

Monday, June 25
10 a.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt (Group A)
10 a.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Uruguay vs. Russia (Group A)
2 p.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Iran vs. Portugal (Group B)
2 p.m. ET on Fox/FSI: Spain vs. Morocco (Group B)

Tuesday, June 26
10 a.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Australia vs. Peru (Group C)
10 a.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Denmark vs. France (Group C)
2 p.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Iceland vs. Croatia (Group D)
2 p.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Nigeria vs. Argentina (Group D)

Wednesday, June 27
10 a.m. ET on Fox/FS1: South Korea v Germany (Group F)
10 a.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Mexico v Sweden (Group F)
2 p.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Serbia vs. Brazil (Group E)
2 p.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Switzerland vs. Costa Rica (Group E)

Thursday, June 28
10 a.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Japan vs. Poland (Group H)
10 a.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Senegal vs. Colombia (Group H)
2 p.m. ET on Fox/FS1: England vs. Belgium (Group G)
2 p.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Panama vs. Tunisia (Group G)

ROUND OF 16


Saturday, June 30
10 a.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Group C winner vs. Group D runner-up (Match 50)
2 p.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Group A winner vs. Group B runner-up (Match 49)

Sunday, July 1
10 a.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Group B winner vs. Group A runner-up (Match 51)
2 p.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Group D winner vs. Group C runner-up (Match 52)

Monday, July 2
10 a.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Group E winner vs. Group F runner-up (Match 53)
2 p.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Group G winner vs. Group H runner-up (Match 54)

Tuesday, July 3
10 a.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Group F winner vs. Group E runner-up (Match 55)
2 p.m. ET on Fox/FS1: Group H winner vs. Group G runner-up (Match 56)

QUARTERFINALS


Friday, July 6
10 a.m. ET on FS1: Match 49 winner vs. Match 50 winner
2 p.m. ET on FS1: Match 53 winner vs. Match 54 winner

Saturday, July 7
10 a.m. ET on Fox: Match 55 winner vs. Match 66 winner
2 p.m. ET on Fox: Match 51 winner vs. Match 52 winner

SEMIFINALS


Tuesday, July 10
2 p.m. ET on Fox: Quarterfinal 1 winner vs. Quarterfinal 2 winner

Wednesday, July 11
2 p.m. ET on Fox: Quarterfinal 3 winner vs. Quarterfinal 4 winner

Saturday, July 14
10 a.m. ET on Fox: Semifinal 1 loser vs. Semifinal 2 loser (Third-place match)

FINAL


Sunday, July 15
11 a.m. ET on Fox: Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner

This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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