What World Cup games can I watch today? Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba and Luis Suarez face off in Russia

The knockout stages get under way at Russia 2018, with two cracking fixtures kicking off the last 16 on Saturday night

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 30 June, 2018, 8:01am
UPDATED : Saturday, 30 June, 2018, 10:29am

After a day off that we probably needed, the World Cup is back and it means business.

There have been 48 games so far but despite the enjoyment, drama and goals, that was all a palate cleanser. Here we are at the knockout stages and every game someone is going home.

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It doesn’t get much bigger than the first round of 16 game: Lionel Messi’s Argentina take on a France side helmed by Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba.

The South Americans left it late to make it through against Nigeria. Marcus Rojo was the hero in that game but Messi will be expected to deliver in Kazan.

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It’s France that are the favourites, even with their part in the only 0-0 draw of this World Cup when they played Denmark in their last group game.

Argentina are $3.6 and France $2.45, the draw at 90 minutes is $3.1 but someone is going to win, even if it takes penalties.

Kick off is 10pm and the game is on the Now TV World Cup channels (618 and 619).

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo takes on Barcelona’s Luis Suarez in the late game in Sochi.

Too close to call is what the bookmakers are saying.

Uruguay are the slight favourites at $2.92 with the draw and a Portugal win both at $3.

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The South Americans have three wins from three so far while Portugal remain unbeaten but have drawn twice, including their last match against Iran.

You can see which star is sent packing from 2am on the Now TV World Cup channels.