2018 Fifa World Cup How to follow on BBC television radio online social media

2018 Fifa World Cup How to follow on BBC television radio online social media

Ultra HD TV can be accessed through a high-speed internet connection and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mark Chapman and Kelly Cates will lead BBC Radio 5 lives coverage from Russia, while Robbie Savage will host a daily World Cup breakfast show from 08:30 BST with a special guest each weekday of the tournament.

And the 29 matches on BBC One will also be available in Ultra HD.

Fans will be able to watch this summers competition in Ultra HD andvirtual reality as BBC Sport trials cutting-edge technology.

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24 June:England v Panama (13:00), Japan v Senegal (16:00)

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16 June:France v Australia(11:00), Peru v Denmark (17:00)

Our World Service football reporters Steve Crossman and John Bennett will be in Russia, with Mani Djazmi presenting five editions of World Football from locations across Russia. Lee James also hosts Sportsworld over the opening two weekends of the tournament from our broadcast position in the heart of Moscow.

The opening set of fixtures on the BBC brings an impressive cast of world talent as we head towards Englands first game. History will be made at this summers World Cup and the BBC is there every step of the way to make sure audiences dont miss a thing.

World Sportsday will have a fresh look and will be a longer show during the World Cup, going into more depth on stories with a range of guests, more features and a look at the way social media is covering the competition. World Sportsday will air on BBC World News at 18:30 GMT on Fridays.

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Before the tournament starts, a World Cup preview show will be broadcast on BBC One at 22:45 BST on Wednesday, 13 June.

A highlights show of the days play is available most evenings on BBC One.

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BBC Sports social media channels will keep more than 30 million fans in touch with breaking news, action and funnier moments from Russia.

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World Cup 2018 Player Rater:The new Player Rater lets you rate all players out of 10. You can share your ratings with friends and see what the rest of the world thinks. Do you agree with the BBC pundits?

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Personalise your World Cup 2018:Tailor your World Cup 2018 digital experience to receive all the latest news, results and video highlights from your favourite teams through the My Sport service bbc.co.uk/mysport – available online and mobile devices.

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Enjoy the best debate, analysis and interviews with 5 live and World Service football plus our commentary listings.

The UKs biggest sports service, BBC Sport online, will stream all of the BBCs World Cup matches on desktops, tablets, mobiles and connected TVs. On-demand video clips, live text commentary and tactical analysis will also feature online.

Germanys 1990 World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsmann, Ivory Coasts all-time leading scorer Didier Drogba, and Pablo Zabaleta, who played for beaten finalists Argentina in 2014, will add an international perspective to the Match of the Day studio in Moscow.

Reigning champions Germanys first World Cup game in 2018 will also be broadcast live on the BBC (against Mexico at 16:00 BST on 17 June) as will Englands World Cup Group G rivals Belgium (against Panama at 16:00 BST on 18 June), before Gareth Southgates side play Tunisia at 19:00 BST on 18 June.

Germany, World Cup winners in 2014, will be shown twice live in the group stages, as will Lionel Messis Argentina, Luis Suarezs Uruguay and 2010 winners Spain.

25 June:Spain v Morocco(19:00), Iran v Portugal (19:00)

All 33 matches broadcast by the BBC will be available for free on BBC Sports VR 2018 World Cup app.

Former internationals Chris Waddle, Terry Butcher, Dion Dublin, Pat Nevin and Chris Sutton will be adding their expert opinions, with John Murray, Ian Dennis, Conor McNamara, Alistair Bruce-Ball and Vicki Sparks our commentators.

There will also be a World Cup Daily podcast, exclusive content accessible on smart speakers and the best commentary clips, analysis and debate on the stations In Short and social media platforms.

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Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker leads the BBC coverage throughout the tournament, with Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand joining Lineker in the Red Square studio for Englands first two matches.

Football Focus Special will be presented by Dan Walker and Alex Scott to show the fun and excitement of the competition, with a mixture of match analysis and fan reaction, as well as player and team profiles.

Highlights of our non-live games will be available on BBC One and selected games will be replayed on BBC Two throughout the tournament.

The HD stream will be available from the BBC iPlayer home screen as soon as programme coverage begins but the number of users granted access will be limited to tens of thousands of people.

Both of Englands first two group games – against Tunisia on 18 June and Panama on 24 June – will be on the BBC with all three of the group matches involving Cristiano Ronaldos Portugal, the reigning European champions, also shown live.

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Fans can listen to all of 5 lives coverage of the World Cup .uk/5liveor via the BBC iPlayer Radio app.

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Englands first two World Cup matches will be shown exclusively live on BBC television, starting with the game against Tunisia on Monday, 18 June, and then the game versus Panama on Sunday, 24 June.

15 June:Egypt v Uruguay (13:00), Portugal v Spain (19:00)

Five other former England internationals – Phil Neville, Jermaine Jenas, Danny Murphy, Martin Keown and England womens Alex Scott – will also be among the BBC pundits in Russia.

18 June:Belgium v Panama (16:00), Tunisia v England(19:00)

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20 June:Portugal v Morocco (13:00), Uruguay v Saudi Arabia (16:00)

Barbara Slater, director, BBC Sport, said: The BBC prides itself on being the home of big sporting events and we are committed to delivering the best all-round coverage across TV, radio and digital of the World Cup 2018. This event deserves expert comment, analysis and insight and our unrivalled line-up of presenters, pundits and commentators are sure to engage viewers and listeners as excitement builds throughout the tournament.

Users will be transported to a fully immersive stadium experience, through headsets, as if they were sitting in their own hospitality box.

Other online and social media activities to look out for include a day of myfirstworldcup memories on Monday, 11 June and a World Cup of Kits on Tuesday, 12 June.

A team of correspondents, led by BBC sports editor Dan Roan, will be following England every step of the way, as well as bringing the whole tournament to tens of millions of viewers and listeners via BBC News domestic and international programmes, and Olly Foster will present sport bulletins for the News Channel and BBC World News.

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There will also be a World Cup Rewind on the BBC Sport website on Wednesday, 13 June at 12:00 BST as we revisit Brazils home humiliation against Germany in 2014 when they were beaten 7-1 in Belo Horizonte at the semi-final stage. Watch the game again in full and follow an as-live text commentary, including how the Match of the Day pundits reacted as the game unfolded.

22 June:Nigeria v Iceland (16:00), Serbia v Switzerland (19:00)

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Gabby Logan will report from the England camp near St Petersburg, while Scott, England womens second-most capped player, will appear on match coverage and across digital and social platforms.

Rachel Burden will be the voice of the World Cup for 5 live Breakfast, with Ben Mundy following England for Radio 1 Newsbeat.

A host of big names will feature in the BBCs first televised games including Uruguays Luis Suarez (versus Egypt at 13:00 BST on 15 June), Portugals Cristiano Ronaldo (versus Spain at 19:00 BST on 15 June) and Frances Antoine Griezmann (versus Australia at 11:00 BST on 16 June).

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26 June:Iceland v Croatia (19:00), Argentina v Nigeria (19:00)

Seven World Service language services are in Russia for the tournament – BBC Arabic, BBC Persian, BBC Africa (English), BBC Brasil, BBC Hausa, BBC Afrique and BBC Russian.

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19 June:Colombia v Japan (13:00), Russia v Egypt (19:00)

Dan Walker will be reporting and presenting from Russia, as well as hosting a series of special editions of Football Focus on BBC World. Match of the Day 2s Mark Chapman and Final Scores Jason Mohammad will also be at the tournament as part of the BBC presentation team.

Watch every goal:Video highlights for every game and goal scored at World Cup 2018 available at the final whistle.

The BBC is your destination for coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week – we will have 33 matches televised live and also live commentary on all the games on BBC Radio 5 live.

A total of 33 games will be shown live on the BBC, on BBC One, BBC Two or BBC Four, as well as the BBC Sport website and app, and iPlayer, with 23 group matches and 10 knockout ties being screened, including the final.

On the eve of Englands opening match, audiences can tune into BBC Two on Sunday, 17 June at 21:00 BST for Managing England: The Impossible Job and hear from England managers and decision makers who explain the unique role of being the manager – the pressures, prestige, glory and heartache that comes with having the hopes of the nation resting on their shoulders.

World-class live coverage:BBC matches streamed live in HD with alternative commentary and camera options; live text coverage with instant in-game video highlights; and audio commentary from Radio 5 live.

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Matthew Postgate, BBC chief technology & product officer, said: From the very first tournament on TV in 1954 and Englands finest hour in 1966, to the first colour World Cup in 1970 and then full HD in 2006, the BBC has brought major live broadcasting breakthroughs to UK audiences throughout the history of the World Cup.

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There will be regular 606 phone-ins throughout the competition, giving the fans the chance to have their say on all the action.

The 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia starts on Thursday, 14 June and you can follow all the drama, tension and excitement throughout the tournament on the BBC.

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27 June:South Korea v Germany (15:00), Mexico v Sweden (15:00)

BBC Sport regulars Kevin Kilbane and Mark Lawrenson can be heard on TV co-commentary duties alongside Guy Mowbray, Steve Wilson, Jonathan Pearce, Steve Bower, Simon Brotherton and Vicki Sparks, who becomes the first woman to commentate on a World Cup game for British TV.

Throughout the tournament, in-match updates and breaking news will be available on Twitter, highlights from every BBC game on YouTube, daily World Cup stories available on Snapchat, a mixture of news and video action on Facebook, plus former England star and Arsenal player Alex Scott will host a series of Instagram stories ensuring audiences never miss a moment of whats happening both on and off the pitch.

Sport Today will be on location in Russia bringing audiences a wealth of coverage, including live reporting, capturing the latest news, results, interviews and analysis with pundits and former players offering a range of global perspectives. Sport Today will air on BBC World News at 19:30 GMT Monday to Thursday, at 11:15, 13:15 and 18:15 GMT on Saturdays and 13:15 and 18:15 GMT on Sundays.

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