World Cup 2018 fixtures and TV schedule

All you need to know about dates, groups and more - TASS
All you need to know about dates, groups and more - TASS

Spain can be considered favourites for the 2018 World Cup while Gareth Southgate's England are the fifth most likely to win the tournament, according to research group CIES Football Observatory.

Their study looked at the number of matches players were involved in at domestic league level since July 2017 and the profile of clubs that they featured for, with 2010 winners Spain topping the list ahead of Brazil and France.

The 23 players La Roja used most often in the qualification stage played on average 81.1 per cent of domestic league games, the highest figure of all 32 nations who will compete at Russia 2018.

Furthermore, their "average sporting level of the clubs" is the greatest given their squad comprises players from teams like back-to-back Champions League winners Real Madrid, LaLiga champions Barcelona and recently-crowned Premier League title winners Manchester City.

What are England's World Cup fixtures?

We know that England will pit their wits against Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in Group G. Their first match will be on June 14.

What are the dates for the World Cup fixtures?

The World Cup will begin on June 14, running until July 15.

You can begin planning your summer right here with the full fixture list and schedule for England and each of the teams.

See below for the full schedule and fixture list:

All times BST. Local times are BST +2 apart from games played in Kaliningrad (+1), Samara (+3) and Ekaterinburg (+4). 

Russia 2018 schedule
Russia 2018 schedule