SIX OF THE BEST FIXTURES
Russia vs Saudi Arabia
June 14 The World Cup begins in Moscow: opening games surely don’t get any better than this
Portugal vs Spain
June 15 Iberian rivals clash in Sochi – it’s 12 years since either side won their opening World Cup game
Brazil vs Switzerland
June 17 Neymar and Coutinho once lost a key game to the Swiss at the U17 World Cup. Payback time?
Argentina vs Croatia
June 21 One of the group stage’s most attractive games. Can Croatia fulfil their potential and stop Messi?
England vs Panama
June 24 It’s the John Darwin derby, England against the rank outsiders. What could possibly go wrong?
England vs Belgium
June 28 The head-to-head that everyone’s been waiting for: Gareth Southgate against Roberto Martinez