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Here’s when to watch the Socceroos in action at the World Cup

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup gets underway this week and we've got all your info about how to watch every Socceroos game.

Where to tune in to watch the games

SBS will be exclusively televising a match of the day, every day while live streams are available via SBS and Optus Sport.

However, Optus will be the only provider to stream every game of World Cup.

The first match of the tournament sees hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia at 1:00am AEST on Friday.

The pick of the next few games appears to be Portugal versus Spain at 4:00am AEST on Saturday.

Game one: Australia v France

Australia will take on France at the prime time of 8:00pm AEST on Saturday, meaning Socceroos fans won't have to stay up late for this one.

It's also the only game of the tournament that will be played at this time — so all the more the reason tune in.

If you find yourself still pumped from the Socceroos game, Argentina will take on Iceland right after at 11:00pm AEST.

Antoine Griezmann

France is set to have a star studded team with the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba, meaning a possible victory for the Socceroos would be a glorious triumph.

Game two: Australia v Denmark

Australia's next game will be against Denmark on June 21 at 10:00pm AEST.

This one will be played at Cosmos Arena.

Christian Eriksen is the danger player from Denmark to watch in this match.

Christian Eriksen celebrates after scoring his goal against Ireland.

Eriksen was the architect of his team's win against Ireland in a 5-1 victory, so the Socceroos will have to work to neutralise him.

Game three: Australia v Peru

Six days after game two, the Socceroos will be up against Peru on June 27 at 12:00am AEST, theywill meet at the Fisht Olympic Stadium.

Australia has not had a previous encounter with Peru but their key player will be Paolo Guerrero.

Paolo Guerrero celebrates after scoring against Saudi Arabia.

Guerrero was recently involved in a doping scandal after Peru's World Cup qualifier against Argentina last October, he was suspended for 12 months but had his ban reduced to six in time for the World Cup.

What happens if we make it through?

To progress out of the group phase, Australia needs to finish first or second in their group.

Based on the latest FIFA world rankings, Australia's Group C is actually the toughest at the tournament. France are ranked seventh in the world, Peru 11th and Denmark 12th. The Socceroos are down at number 36.

Should the Socceroos manage to top the group, they would face a round of 16 elimination match against the second-placed team from Group D. If they finish second in the group, they would play the winner of Group D.

Group D consists of Argentina (ranked fifth), Croatia (20th), Iceland (22nd) and Nigeria (48th).

What are the other key dates?

The quarter-finals will take place from the July 7 and 8, with the semi-finals on July 11 and 12.

The third place playoff will be on July 15.

The final will then take place on July 16 at 1:00am AEST.

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