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FIFA 2018 World Cup: Fixtures, results and coverage

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It's day seven and not only does that mean it's the second round of group games, but it's also time to check out who's leading in the Ballsupski anti-fantasy football and which famous celebrity will be celebrating their birthday in front of the tv today. (5:31)

The 2018 World Cup is here and runs until the final on July 15. Check back here daily for results, news coverage and stories on the biggest names in Russia.

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2018 World Cup content and fixtures

Fixtures: Daily match schedule
Scores: Follow every match
Tables: All the group standings
Bracket: The knockout stages
FiveThirtyEight's SPI: Who are the favourites?
FIFA World Ranking: Germany No. 1

News and features: ESPN's home for everything World Cup
Betting guide: How to bet the World Cup
Para la cobertura de los Copa Mundial en español, visite ESPN Deportes
Para a cobertura dos Copa do Mundo em Português, por favor visite ESPN Brasil.

How to watch the World Cup (check local listings)

United States: Fox Sports, Telemundo Deportes
Africa: 64 games on Kwesé TV and Kwesé iflix; 32 games on Kwesé Free Sports (free-to-air)
Australia: SBS, Optus Sport
Brazil: Globo, SporTV, Fox Sports
United Kingdom: BBC, ITV

What to read and watch: Reaction

June 20

Ronaldo becomes Europe's top scorer in internationals
Bill Barnwell: World Cup's top 25 age-adjusted stars
Postcards from Russia: In search of World Cup fever
Toe Poke: Beer supply running low in Russia
Nigeria fans deny 'ridiculous' live chicken story
Nick Ames: Russia harness momentum to defy expectations
Sam Borden: Lewandowski, Mane, James and Salah shoulder burden
Richard Jolly: Messi, Ronaldo top list of stars on final chance of glory
Ian Darke: Opponents of VAR are wrong
Group scenarios: How each nation can reach the knockout rounds
Wednesday's pundits predictions: Portugal vs. Morocco, Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia, Iran vs. Spain

June 19

Gab Marcotti: How Portugal build around Ronaldo
Graham Hunter: De Gea's form, focus make mistake vs. Portugal inexplicable
VAR: A timeline of the tournament
Tuesday's pundits predictions: Colombia vs. Japan, Poland vs. Senegal, Russia vs. Egypt

June 18

Mark Ogden: Kane rises to the challenge for England
Jeff Carlisle: Belgium finally break Panama down
Postcards from Russia: What U.S. sport could learn from international football
Monday's pundits' predictions: Sweden vs. South Korea, Belgium vs. Panama, Tunisia vs. England
Tom Marshall: Ibarrondo the unsung magician behind Mexico's famous win
Nick Ames: It's time for Salah to show what he can do
ESPN FC TV: Is Lukaku unappreciated on the big stage?

June 17

Tom Marshall: Mexico's win is redemption for Osorio
Sam Borden: Does Manuel Neuer deserve to be Germany No.1?
Project Russia: Mexico take over the World Cup
Raphael Honigstein: Germany must rebuild after loss
Nick Miller: Swiss had Brazil a reality check
Matchday recap: Favourites humbled
World Cup daily: Germany woe

June 16

Jeff Carlisle: Lionel Messi must pick himself up, ignore Cristiano Ronaldo comparisons
Dale Johnson: How VAR made World Cup history in France vs. Australia
Matchday recap: Misery for Messi, while Pogba saves France
ESPN FC TV: How Messi and Ronaldo differ with their national teams

June 15

Gab Marcotti: Cristiano Ronaldo laid claim to GOAT status and made Spain pay
Nick Ames: Egypt will rue the decision to bench Mohamed Salah vs. Uruguay
ESPN FC TV: Seb Salazar and Herc Gomez take a riverboat cruise in Moscow

June 14

Sam Borden: Russia's big win defines surreal start to the World Cup
Mark Ogden: Rampant Russia start with unexpected style
Project Russia: Coutinho Egged, North America's 2026 World Cup joy

What to read and watch: Preview content

PLAY: ESPN FC's Match Predictor game, and get some tips here
Predictions: See what the ESPN pundits are saying
World Cup Rank: The top 50 players competing at Russia 2018. Read
The results are in! See the final World Cup Ultimate XI. Read

Alternative 2018 World Cup Fans' Guide: Forget tactics, here's what you really need to know! Read
World Cup team posters: Check out our specially commissioned graphics.
World Cup 2018 team previews: What you need to know about all 32 teams. Read

Sam Borden: Will the World Cup in Russia be overshadowed by racism, hooligans and politics? Read
Marvel's Amazing World Cup Spoilers: Marvel brings you the epic stories, big heroes and mega-villains in Russia this summer. Read
Special report: Inside Russia's new-school hooligan culture. Read
World Cup Boot-Spotter's Guide: Who is wearing what on their feet? Read
Iceland: Remember the darlings of Euro 2016? They want to shock the world. And there's more to them than that thunderclap. Read

World Cup Top Tenners: We take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly from tournaments gone by. Read
World Cup final 23-man squads: Who will be on the plane to Russia? Read
Best represented clubs: Which clubs are sending the most men to the biggest show on Earth? Read
Power Rankings: The Top 10 teams, as voted for by editors around the world. Read
World Cup rivalries: Beckham vs. Simeone, Zidane vs. Materazzi and Pele vs. Moore are among the best we have seen. Read

VAR: What it means for the World Cup finals. Read
Best World Cup mascots: From cuddly to surreal to conceptual art projects, mascots down the years have been a mixed bunch. Read
Photo Gallery: Introducing the next generation of World Cup stars. Read
How the World Cup affects MLS: With MLS taking a short break during the World Cup, we look at the teams hardest hit. Read

Letters From Russia

Eliot Rothwell visits the hosts cities for an inside look at Russia.

Moscow: The Russian capital feels like a new city as foreign fans arrive awash with excitement for the start of the tournament. Read
Kazan: Shared by ethnic Tatars and ethnic Russians, by Islam and Orthodoxy, everything coexists in a modern, globalized city. Read
Sochi: It was developed as a place for Russia's regular folk to get a beach holiday, but is becoming another playground for the elite. Read
Nizhny Novgorod: It was "closed" to foreigners for much of its existence but, since the Soviet Union fell, it has warmed to outside culture. Read

Exploding Heads group previews

Group A: Intimidating crests & Salah's meteoric rise
Group B: Ronaldo quiz & Carlos Queiroz 'exclusive'
Group C: French Mourinho & undercover research
Group D: The World Cup's nice group
Group E: Be very afraid of Brazil's squad
Group F: The best team with the worst nickname
Group G: Can we just talk about England?
Group H: Poland's crest, Senegal's nickname & conundrums

Last Train to Russia

Martin Ainstein visits each host city to see what competing nations can expect.

The best of Last Train to Russia
Last Train to Russia debuts
Ekaterinburg
Kaliningrad
Kazan
Moscow
Nizhny Novgorod
Rostov-on-Don
St Petersburg
Samara
Saransk
Sochi
Volgograd