What World Cup 2018 games can I watch today? Sweden v South Korea, Belgium v Panama and England v Tunisia

The Red Devils and Three Lions kick off in group G after a game that has seen the most bizarre build up so far

PUBLISHED : Monday, 18 June, 2018, 8:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 18 June, 2018, 11:53am

Day five of World Cup 2018 action live from Russia sees a debutant, a former winner and a team that are considered by many the best outside bet for the tournament all kick off their campaigns.

The first game of the night is 1958 finalists Sweden v 2002 semi-finalists South Korea.

Both nations had their best performances on home soil but Russia is only next-door-but-one as it borders neighbours Norway and North Korea – perhaps this will be their year?

The game between Russia’s not-quite-neighbours takes place in the new Nizhny Novgorod Stadium with an 8pm kick-off.

Sweden are the favourites at $2 with the draw priced at $3.2. South Korea are out at $4.33.

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You can catch the action for free on Viu TV (channel 99) as well as the Now TV World Cup channels (618 and 619).

The second game of the night features debutants Panama against the Red Devils of Belgium in what is expected to be a one-sided encounter in favour of the Europeans.

Many are tipping Belgium for the tournament with their golden generation of players and it will be tough for the Canalmen to cut off the supply to Romelu Lukaku.

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The Belgians are at a miserly $1.18 for the win and a draw is $7.5. Backing the Panamanians for the upset will get you up to $28.

The game is only on Now TV’s World Cup channels and kick off from the Fisht Stadium in Sochi is 11pm.

The other group G fixture of the night will keep you up well past your bedtime when England play Tunisia in Volgograd.

Winners of the World Cup in 1966, England’s best tournament since was a semi-final loss in 1990.

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Now 28 years later, Gareth Southgate’s young side are expected to trouble the knockouts in Russia, starting with an opening win over the North Africans.

England are $1.44 with the draw at $4.75. Tunisia will pay $10 for the win.

The game kicks off at 2am on the Now TV World Cup channels.