The World Cup runs from June 14 to July 15, being played across four time zones in Russia. There are 64 games in all; here in Austin, the kickoff times range between 7am and 1pm (5am-2pm on the first Saturday), with two and three games a day through the first three weeks, leading up to the championship final at 10am Sunday, July 15. Every game will be televised on Fox or Fox Sports 1, and in Spanish on Telemundo.
Group Stage: The 32 teams are split into eight groups of four teams each, who play each other in a round-robin format. The group finales are played simultaneously, Mon.-Thu., June 25-28: 9am & 1pm.
Knockout Stage: The top two teams in each group advance to the 16-team knockout bracket, with the Round of 16 running Sat.-Tue., June 30-July 3: 9am & 1pm; quarterfinals Fri.-Sat., July 6-7, 9am & 1pm; semifinals Tue.-Wed, July 10-11, 1pm; third place Sat., July 14, 9am; and championship final Sun, July 15, 10am.
Official website: www.fifa.com/worldcup.
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