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ALBION'S WORLD CUP STARS: WHO, WHERE AND WHEN?

14 June 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Maty Ryan

Three Brighton & Hove Albion players have travelled to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which gets underway today, but where and when will they be playing for their respective nations?

Saturday 16th June:

Matthew Ryan will be the first Albion player in action, as Australia meet France in their opening game of Group C.

The game takes place at the Kazan Area in Kazan at 11am UK time (1pm local time), and will be shown live on BBC One.

That same evening will see new signing Leon Balogun make his introduction, as Nigeria come up against Croatia in Group D.

The game takes place at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad at 8pm UK time (9pm local time), and will be shown live on ITV.



Tuesday 19th June:

Jose Izquierdo’s wait for Colombia’s first game ends on Tuesday afternoon, when the South Americans take on Japan in their opening Group H game.

The game takes place at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk at 1pm UK time (3pm local time), and will be shown live on BBC One.

Thursday 21st June:

Ryan’s second match of the tournament is against Denmark, and the Socceroos will be looking to take a step closer to group-stage qualification.

The game takes place at the Samara Arena in Samara at 1pm UK time (4pm local time), and will be shown live on ITV.



Friday 22nd June:

Balogun and Nigeria will come up against Iceland in their second match of Group D - the same opponents that knocked England out of the 2016 European Championships.

The game takes place at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd at 4pm UK time (6pm local time), and will be shown live on BBC One.

Sunday 24th June:

Izquierdo will then visit the Kazan Arena for his second match of the group stage, when Colombia face Poland on the same day as England’s match against Panama.

The game takes place at 7pm UK time (9pm local time), and will be shown live on ITV.



Tuesday 26th June:

Australia finish their Group C campaign against Peru, with France’s game against Denmark taking place at the same time, and Ryan will be hoping to clinch progression to the knockout stages.

The game takes place at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi at 3pm UK time (5pm local time), and will be shown live on ITV4.

Balogun’s third game of the tournament will take place on the same day, with Nigeria meeting Lionel Messi’s Argentina in Group D.

The game takes place at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg at 7pm UK time (9pm local time), and will be shown live on BBC One.

Thursday 28th June:

Izquierdo and Colombia round off their Group H campaign against Senegal, while Japan and Poland meet in the other fixture.

The game takes place at the Samara Arena in Samara at 3pm (6pm local time), and will be shown live on BBC One.


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