Which World Cup games are on TV today? UK kick-off times, TV channels and when France and Argentina play

The World Cup group stage is drawing to a close, with Groups C and D being decided this afternoon.

England secured their place in the last 16 of the World Cup after beating Wales 3-0 on Tuesday night.

They will play Senegal after the Africans’ dramatic win over Ecuador on Tuesday.

The Netherlands and the USA also confirmed qualification on Tuesday after beating Qatar and Iran respectively.

The 2022 World Cup will be televised on free-to-air in the UK, with the BBC and ITV sharing the rights – here’s how to catch all the action live on Wednesday.

Which World Cup games are on TV today?

In the final game round, games from the same group are played simultaneously. This is because playing later could give a team an advantage as they would know exactly what they would need to do to advance to the knockout rounds.

The final Group D games will be played at 3pm with both games being broadcast on BBC.

Tunisia versus France is shown on BBC One, transmission starts at 2.30pm. The game will be played at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan. Robyn Cowen and Martin Keown serve as commentators.

Australia vs Denmark is on BBC Two, with coverage from 2.45pm from Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah. Mark Chapman presents with analysis by Jonathan Pearce and Dion Dublin.

The final Group C games start at 7pm, also on BBC.

cover of Poland vs Argentina begins at 6.30pm on BBC One at Stadium 974 in Doha. Gary Lineker presents with commentary from Steve Bower and Danny Murphy.

Saudi Arabia vs Mexico at Lusail Stadium is over on BBC Two, broadcasting begins at 6.45pm.

Can I watch on BBC iPlayer or ITVX?

According to the TV Licensing website, you have to pay for a TV license to watch BBC iPlayer, and this applies ‘Live, Catch up or On Demand’, with ‘whatever device and provider you use’.

It adds: “Don’t forget, you still need a TV license to watch live on any channel, TV service or streaming service.” This means you’ll also need one to watch the live World Cup action on the ITVX service (formerly the ITV Hub).

However, you don’t need a TV license to watch non-BBC programs on online catch-up services, so you can watch ITV’s (but not BBC’s) World Cup highlights after they’ve aired.

A television license costs £159 per year for both households and businesses and covers all televisions, laptops, tablets, phones and other devices capable of receiving a television signal in a single property.

You can check if you need to buy one on the TV Licensing website here and buy your license using the link here.

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What can you expect from the World Cup today?

Group D is wide open with Australia, Denmark and Tunisia still struggling to join reigning champions France.

A Socceroos win over Denmark would see them finish in the last 16 for the first time in 16 years, although a draw could do the trick.

Tunisia, who are currently bailing the pool, have the toughest task of avoiding elimination and will hope the French decide to give players who have already qualified a rest.

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Lionel Messi has scored in each of his two games so far but Argentina’s fate is at stake ahead of the thrilling Group C final.

Lionel Scaloni’s men need to beat a Polish side led by striker Robert Lewandowski to secure a place in the last 16 and keep Messi’s dream alive of lifting the Jules Rimet trophy in what is likely to be his final World Cup.

A draw is enough for Poland, while Argentina must rely on the result between Saudi Arabia and Mexico.

Despite the presence of two world stars, Polish coach Czeslaw Michniewicz stressed that the competition is not simply a match between Lewandowski and Messi, saying: “It’s not tennis, it’s not one-on-one.”

Saudi Arabia coach Herve Renard has challenged his players to earn a place in the history books by securing a place in the knockout stages.

The world-ranked No. 51 nation stunned Argentina in their opening game to ensure they have everything they need to face Mexico.

They haven’t ventured past the group stage since USA ‘4, but Renard isn’t resting on their laurels for orchestrating one of the biggest upsets of the World Cup.

“If these players want the fans to remember them, they have to make history, otherwise people will forget it in 20 or 30 years,” said the Frenchman.

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