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When is Englands first World Cup game and their other fixtures? Dates, times and venues

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When is England's first World Cup game and their other fixtures? Dates, times and venues
The England team training at Spartak Zelenogorsk Stadium ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018 (Picture: Getty)

The 2018 World Cup is so close now that you can almost taste the emotions.

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England are about to make their first step on the path to – what? Glory? Embarrassment? Redemption? Misery?

But who will be lining up opposite the team led by Harry Kane this summer?

Heres all the info you need on the first three matches England will play in Group G of the World Cup.

When is England's first World Cup game and their other fixtures? Dates, times and venues
Fans will be chomping at the bit ahead of the first England kick-off (Picture: Getty)

England vs Tunisia – Volgograd Arena, Volgograd

Monday 18 June, 7pm, BBC One

In the past, these two teams have only met once during the World Cup. England won 2-0 in 1998.

Sky Bet are offering 10000/1 odds on Tunisia winning the tournament.

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England vs Panama – Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod

Sunday 24 June, 1pm, BBC One

Panama and England have never clashed on the pitch during the World Cup.

They are definitely outsiders, and their surprise qualification into this years tournament meant the United States got knocked out.

When is England's first World Cup game and their other fixtures? Dates, times and venues
England captain Harry Kane, left, with team manager Gareth Southgate (Picture: Getty)

England vs Belgium – Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad

Thursday 28 June, 7pm, BBC One

Belgium, who seem to be in startlingly good form at the moment, will be much tougher to beat than the other two.

In past World Cups, the England team has played Belgiums twice. England won one of those matches, and the other was a draw.

Manchester Uniteds Romelu Lukaku is one of the top Belgian strikers currently and he helped to ensure than the team won 9/10 of their qualifying matches.

The other was a draw. Gulp.

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