Tuesday will see four games played on one matchday for the first time at the 2022 World Cup, and there are some fascinating clashes in store.
2018 champions France begin their title defence, while the heavily-fancied Argentina will also look to make their mark early in the day. Denmark will also take on Tunisia, with Mexico and Poland set to clash late in the afternoon.
Here’s how you can follow all four games in the United Kingdom.
Led by Lionel Messi, Argentina are the favourites for many World Cup watchers this year. Having finally won the Copa America in 2021, the South American giants start this tournament against a Saudi Arabia outfit making their sixth appearance at a World Cup finals.
La Scaloneta are just one game from equalling Italy’s record 37-match unbeaten run in international football and won’t expect that to end on Tuesday. They are heavy favourites to see off the Green Falcons and make a statement in their opening game.
How to watch Argentina vs Saudi Arabia in the UK
Perennial dark horses they may be, but do not take your eyes off Denmark this year. The Danes are a strong outfit and have enjoyed success in both the Nations League and at Euro 2020. They are big favourites here against Tunisia, with the likes of Christian Eriksen and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg ready to get stuck in.
The Tunisian squad boasts Montpellier forward Wahbi Khazri and captain Youssef Msakni, but they alongside Australia are clear underdogs in Group D.
How to watch Denmark vs Tunisia in the UK
A pair of World Cup underachievers collide in Group C when Mexico take on Poland at Stadium 974.
Mexico have fallen at the last 16 hurdle in the last seven World Cups, while Poland last made it out of the group stage in 1986. Robert Lewandowski – yet to enjoy a standout international tournament – will hope to carry his side through this time around.
However, they are slight underdogs against Gerardo Martino’s Mexico, who may come up with the greater attacking quality to win the game.
How to watch Mexico vs Poland in the UK
Reigning champions France have been dealt an incredibly tough hand on the injury front as they attempt to defend that title.
Stars like Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante are absent for Les Bleus, who will nevertheless be keen to show other squad stars can step up when they face Australia.
The Socceroos last won a group stage game in 2010, though they did make things difficult for France when the two met in 2018 – only a late Aziz Behich own goal gave Didier Deschamps’ side victory.