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How to watch the 2018 World Cup: TV schedule, groups, odds and what you need to know

How to watch the 2018 World Cup: TV schedule, groups, odds and what you need to know

When does the tournament start?

Thursday, when host nation Russia faces Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, which is also the venue for the July 15 final. The opening game pits the lowest-ranked teams in the tournament with Russia at No. 70 in the FIFA world rankings and Saudi Arabia at No. 67.

How can I watch the games?

Fox Sports owns the exclusive broadcast rights in the United States, with games to be shown live on Fox (chs. 45, 5) and Fox Sports 1, as well as online at foxsports.com. For Spanish telecasts, check out Telemundo and NBC Universo.

For those interested in online streaming, FUBO, YouTubeTV and Hulu are among several providers to choose...

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