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When Does The 2014 World Cup Start?

09/06/2014 07:47 BST | Updated 09/06/2014 07:59 BST

The 2014 World Cup starts on Thursday 12 June, with the opening match between Brazil and Croatia kicking off at 21:00 BST.

England's three group stage fixtures take place on Saturday 14 June against Italy (kick-off 23:00 BST), Uruguay on Thursday 19 June (KO 20:00 BST) and Costa Rica on Tuesday 24 June (17:00 BST).