FIFA World Cup 2018: Today's match schedule, teams and timings

FIFA World Cup 2018 full schedule for Day 5: Match time table in IST, Venues with complete fixtures for the showpiece tournament in Russia.

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Flaunting star players like Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, and Kevin De Bruyne, Roberto Martinez's Belgium is all set to open its campaign against Panama. This is seen as the last chance for Belgium's golden generation to taste success, having reached the World Cup quarterfinals in 2014.

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On the other hand, Ibrahimovic-less Sweden will try not be affected by the pressure of participating in its first World Cup since 2006, ahead of its clash with Korea Republic. A confident Sweden had crushed Italy to secure its place in Russia. Now they must continue their form to survive the group stage against Germany and Mexico. Korea Republic has come into the tournament having claimed just one victory from its previous six friendlies. The "kit number swapping technique" must play a big role in deceiving opponents.

England must "play technically proficient, possession football on the biggest stage" as said their manager Gareth Southgate to prove its quality against Tunisia. Breaking the Alli- Kane link might be difficult but that should be one of the ways in which Tunisia can throw in a surprise.

Today's matches:

(GROUP F) Sweden vs Korea Republic - 5.30 p.m. IST

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod

(GROUP G) Belgium vs Panama - 8.30 p.m. IST

Fisht Stadium, Sochi

(GROUP G) Tunisia vs England - 11.30 p.m. IST

Volgograd Arena, Volgograd

 

All matches will be telecast live on, SONY Ten 2, SONY Ten 3 and SONY ESPN.

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