England begins its 2018 World Cup campaign on Monday with a Group G match against Tunisia at Volgograd Arena.
In the United States, the game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on Fox Sports 1 (English broadcast) and Telemundo (Spanish broadcast). If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch the game–and every other World Cup game–live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Fox Sports 1 and Telemundo are both included in the “Fubo Premier” bundle, which has a channel package that is largely tailored towards international soccer fans. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch any World Cup game live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch the game live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch any World Cup game up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of live TV channels, including both Fox Sports 1 and Telemundo. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch every World Cup game live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch the game live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials), allowing you to watch any game after it airs.
Fox Sports 1 (but not Telemundo) is included in the “Sling Blue” package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of both, and you can then watch any World Cup game live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch a game live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
Ready to erase the embarrassment of both the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016, England enters Russia with a relatively young team. Gary Cahill is the team’s most-capped player with 60 appearances, captain Harry Kane is just 24 years old, and overall, many of the squad’s expected top contributors–Kane, Raheem Sterling, 23, Marcus Rashford, 20, Dele Alli, 22, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 22, Trent Alexander-Arnold, 19–are under 25.
As such, 2022 may offer a better shot for England to bring home a second World Cup title, or even return to the semis for the first time since 1990, but Gareth Southgate’s team is still very talented and very capable of making significant noise this month. The Three Lions were nearly perfect during qualification, going 8-2-0 and outscoring opponents 18-3, and overall, they haven’t lost a game in over a year. Over the last three months, they have wins over Netherlands, Nigeria and Costa Rica, as well as a draw against Italy.
An opener against Tunisia offers England a very good chance to grab three points out of the gate, something they last did in 2006, but Nabil Maaloul’s squad can’t be overlooked. Sunderland’s Wahbi Khazri enjoyed a very good season on loan with Rennes, and Tunisia have had some solid performances in the friendlies leading up to this tournament, such as a 2-2 draw against Portugal and a 1-0 loss against Spain.
“I played with Wahbi at Sunderland, so if I get the nod, I’ve got to be ready for his corners because he doesn’t mind whipping them under the crossbar,” England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford said. “He is very good at set-pieces and finishing from outside the box, so I have to be ready.
“I watched the Portugal-Tunisia friendly before we came to Russia and Tunisia are a good side. They will be underrated, so we have to be ready, and the same for Panama. In both games, we’ll be expected to have a lot of the ball and when we create chances, we have to take them and be ready to defend against them as well.”
England are pretty heavy favorites (-315), but Monday’s match should still provide a solid litmus test at where they stand, and if they’re ready to be a real contender over the next couple of weeks.