The first-round matches of 2018 FIFA World Cup is all done, and we clearly have few teams in leaderboard position while many struggling in their mission to make to Round of 16. Teams like Egypt and Saudi Arabia are already knocked out of the tournament after losing their second matches respectively. The Thursday night will see more of second-round action – Denmark vs Australia, France vs Peru and Argentina vs Croatia taking place on June 21, 2018. Yes, these are today’s 2018 FIFA World Cup fixtures and let us now give you a complete TV schedule with TV channels doing the live telecast of the football world cup matches in India with kick-off time in IST. Keep on reading till the end for the free live streaming online option and team details along with links for updated scores.
Denmark vs Australia: Kick-off time, Live Streaming, Scores and Team Details
The first match of World Cup 2018 on 21st June is between Denmark vs Australia of Group C. The kick-off time as per the FIFA World Cup schedule timetable is 5.30 pm, and it will be held at Samara Arena. Denmark is coming off a win, beating Peru 1-0 in their first-round match while Australia is eyeing a victory after facing 2-1 defeat at the hands of France in their tournament opener. Another failure for Socceroos means they will be knocked out of FIFA WC 2018. Fans in India can watch Denmark vs Australia, Match 21 on TV channels Sony Ten 2/Sony Ten 2 HD (English), Sony Ten 3/Sony Ten 3 HD (Hindi). Log on to Sony Liv app if you want to get live streaming of Denmark vs Australia or simply follow the live score updates and commentary at Latestly here.
Denmark Probable Starting Lineup: Schmeichel; Larsen, Christensen, Kjaer, Dalsgaard; Schone, Delaney, Eriksen; Sisto, Jorgensen, Poulsen. Australia Probable Starting Lineup: Ryan; Behich, Milligan, Sainsbury, Risdon; Mooy, Rogic, Jedinak, Kruse; Juric, Leckie.
France vs Peru: Kick-off time, Live Streaming, Scores and Team Details
The second match of 2018 FIFA World Cup on 21st June is also from Group C – France vs Peru. Again, France is coming off a motivating win against Australia, beating them 2-1 while Peru is itching to appear on the points table with a win. France vs Peru will start at 8.30 pm IST at Ekaterinburg Arena, Stadium in Yekaterinburg, Russia. There’s an exciting trivia around this clash, and it is that the two sides have played each other only once and that was in a friendly match in 1982. It was Peru who had defeated France 1-0! So fans who are supporting underdogs Peru against Les Bleus, tune into TV channels Sony Ten 2/Sony Ten 2 HD (English), Sony Ten 3/Sony Ten 3 HD (Hindi). Also, live streaming of Match 22 of FIFA World Cup 2018 will be available on sonyliv.com. You may also follow Latestly for the live score updates and commentary of France vs Peru here.
France Probable Starting Lineup: Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez; Pogba, Kante, Matuidi; Griezmann, Giroud, Mbappe. Peru Probable Starting Lineup: Gallese; Advincula, Ramos, Rodriguez, Trauco; Aquino, Yotun, Carrillo, Flores, Farfan; Guerrero.
Argentina vs Croatia: Kick-off time, Live Streaming, Scores and Team Details
All eyes will be on one man and no prizes for guessing on whom. It is the talismanic player and also Argentina captain, Lionel Messi who would hope to power his side to a much-needed win when Argentina faces their Group D rivals, Croatia. The third and final match of 21st June is Argentina vs Croatia and the start time of this Group D match is 11.30 pm IST. It will be live telecast from Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Talking about the two sides’ previous outings – Argentina settled for a surprising 1-1 draw against Iceland while Croatia defeated Nigeria 2-0. Messi fans in India can watch Argentina vs Croatia, Match 23 on TV channels Sony Ten 2/Sony Ten 2 HD (English), Sony Ten 3/Sony Ten 3 HD (Hindi). Log on to Sony Liv app if you want to get live streaming of Argentina vs Croatia or simply follow the live score updates and commentary at Latestly here.
Argentina Probable Starting Lineup: Caballero; Mercado, Otamendi, Tagliafico; Salvio, Mascherano, Meza, Acuna; Messi, Aguero, Pavon. Croatia Probable Starting Lineup: Subasic; Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strinic; Rakitic, Badelj; Brozovic, Modric, Perisic; Mandzukic.
Let’s quickly give you all the six teams’ current team standings in their respective groups’ points table. Beginning with Denmark and Australia of Group C, the former is placed second while Socceroos are placed third. Moving on to remaining pair of Group C members, France is leading the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group C points table while Peru is placed at the bottom in the fourth rank. Now, we got Argentina and Croatia of Group D in which Croatia is at the top of the table while Argentina shockingly is at the third rung. Messi and Co. desperately need to win against Croatia to bring their FIFA World Cup 2018 campaign back on track!