What World Cup 2018 games can I watch today? France v Australia, Argentina v Iceland, Peru v Denmark and Croatia v Nigeria

A night of four matches kick off at 6pm Hong Kong time when Socceroos play the French before Leo Messi starts his tournament

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 16 June, 2018, 12:47pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 16 June, 2018, 1:02pm

Glory be. What a time to be alive if you’re a football fan. There are four World Cup games on Saturday and it all starts with France taking on Australia in Kazan.

The much fancied French, who are priced at $7 for winning the whole thing, have one of the youngest squads at the tournament and will ease into the tournament with a match against the Asian Football Confederation’s Socceroos.

The bookmakers favour the Europeans. France are $1.25 for the win and Australia are $13. The draw is around the $6 mark.

Catch that game from 6pm on Now TV’s World Cup channels (618 and 619).

Last time’s finalists Argentina get their World Cup under way with a game against debutants Iceland in Moscow’s Spartak Stadium on Saturday night.

The 9pm kick off will see Lionel Messi begin his quest for a World Cup and the team are among the favourites in Russia.

You can back the Argentines at $10 for the trophy and at $1.36 for the game. Iceland are at $11 and the draw, which would still be some achievement for the Euro 2016 quarter-finalists is $5.

You can catch it for free on Viu TV (channel 96) as well as on Now TV.

The third game of the night sees World Cup returnees Peru take on Denmark in Saransk.

Peru were the last team to book their spot in Russia after going through the play-offs but are on a 15-match unbeaten run.

Nevertheless, Denmark are the favourites ($2.4) with the draw at $3.25 more likely than a Peru win at $3.3.

The game kicks off at midnight so you’ll be well into Sunday morning by the time it finishes, never mind the end of the final match of Saturday into Sunday. The game is only on Now TV’s World Cup channels.

Croatia meet Nigeria in what will be a battle of the most eye-catching kits on show in Russia.

Luka Modric is the star man for a country that enjoyed their best World Cup in France 20 years ago and victory over the Super Eagles would set them on their way to match that semi-finals achievement.

Croatia are $1.72, the draw is $3.7 and Nigeria are $5.75.

The game, which takes place in Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave in between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic coast, kicks off at 3am and only on Now TV.