ITV to show two of England's World Cup group games

Roy Hodgson's team will face Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in the World Cup group stages. Credit: PA

The BBCand ITV have revealed which channel will show what World Cup matches in Brazil next year - including England's group games.

ITV will show the opening match of the tournament between hosts Brazil and Croatia on 12th June.

The BBC will show England’s first group match against Italy, which kicks off at 11pm in the UK.

ITV will then show England's next two games against Uruguay and Costa Rica.

The BBC will have first pick of the second round and the semi finals, while ITV has first pick of the quarter finals.

Both ITV and the BBC will show the final.