World Cup 2018: Follow the tournament in Russia with Sky Sports

Hosts Russia open the summer showpiece against Saudi Arabia in Moscow on Thursday, June 14 and there’s a month of football to look forward to as stars like Neymar, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo carry their nations’ hopes and Gareth Southgate’s youthful England look to make an impact.

We’ll cover every kick on our digital platforms, while there will be news, debate and analysis from the Sky Sports News team in Russia, as well as back home in the studio. Here’s what is in store…

Match coverage

You can follow every game with our live match blogs on skysports.com and the Sky Sports apps.

From build-up and team news right through to reaction, we’ll have you covered whether you’re at home or on the go.

Ahead of kick-off, follow all the day’s news with our World Cup Daily live blog. From the big stories and press conferences to the latest from the England camp, join us each day to stay up to speed.

News, features, expert analysis

Bookmark www.skysports.com/world-cup for news, features and pundit opinion throughout the tournament.

You will find all that on the Sky Sports app, too. It’s now even better – download it here if you haven’t already – and we’ve added a special World Cup section this summer. Remember to switch on your ‘football’ notifications in the app’s settings to receive the latest news from Russia as it breaks.

The likes of Gary Neville, Jamie Redknapp and Martin Tyler will provide expert comment and insight while Magic Man Paul Merson will serve up his World Cup predictions for each round.

World Cup shows on Sky Sports News

Start your day with our World Cup Breakfast show on Sky Sports News. From 8am daily, we’ll bring you all the news you need to know, as well as looking ahead to the day’s schedule.

Our morning coverage starts on Monday, June 11, with Hayley McQueen and guests live from England’s base in Repino.

Sky Sports News will bring you special bulletins at midday and 5pm every day in World Cup Report, while World Cup Matchday and World Cup Verdict programmes will guide you through the action with the help of expert guests. Watch out for an England takeover when Southgate’s men face Tunisia (June 18), Panama (June 24) and Belgium (June 28).

World Cup Supplement

The Sunday Supplement is off to Russia! Host Neil Ashton will be joined by journalists covering the tournament for a series of special podcasts over the course of the competition.

If you’re already a Sunday Supplement podcast subscriber, you’ll receive the special World Cup Supplement podcast directly to your device. If not, you can sign up to receive each show via iTunes here.

We’ll also be publishing each podcast on skysports.com/podcasts

Social media

Make sure you’re following @SkyFootball for World Cup news and updates throughout the tournament.

You’ll find all the usual Premier League news at @SkySportsPL and the opening day of Russia 2018 is a key one for top-flight clubs, too: the 2018/19 fixtures are out!

Join us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube as well.

Fun and games

Reckon you can call the World Cup? Plot your way through the tournament with our interactive Road to Moscow game. It’s free to play and there’s £5,000 up for grabs. Look out for some tips from the Soccer Saturday boys.

Done your World Cup sweepstake yet? Stoke up some healthy competition with your family and friends by downloading our kit.

Essential reading

Make sure you know your stuff before the big kick-off with this key reading:

Team profiles: Group fixtures, star player, how they got here and more

Venue guide: All you need to know about where England – and everyone else – will be playing

World Cup kits: Who’s winning in the style stakes?

Stats you should know: Oldest? Youngest? Tallest? Get the lowdown on the players…

How contenders are shaping up: Brazil, Spain, Germany… check out the form of the favourites heading into the tournament.

Southgate’s selection dilemmas: Cahill or Maguire? Dier or Henderson? Have your say on some of the issues Gareth Southgate might still be pondering and pick your England XI.

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