The BBC and ITV can today confirm the split of matches for this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
ITV will show the opening match of the tournament between hosts Brazil and Croatia on 12 June, while the BBC start with Spain v Holland, a repeat of the 2010 World Cup final on 13 June.
The BBC will show England’s first group match against Italy. ITV will then show England's next two games against Uruguay and Costa Rica.
Uruguay may have Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, but Roy Hodgson reckons the South American nation will be worried about facing England's own strikeforce next summer.
Fifa has confirmed that England's opening World Cup Group D match against Italy on June 14 next year in Manaus has been moved to 1800 local time, from 2100.
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Spain coach Vicente del Bosque admitted the reigning world champions will have be at the top of their game for the opening match of the group against Holland.
We're going to have to prepare ourselves from day one and get in the right frame of mind. They are going to demand everything from us. But it's up to us to perform, it's not just down to our opponents.
Holland have changed since 2010, especially in midfield and in defence. But they've still got Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben.
Chile have been playing very good football, which is very uncomfortable to play against, for the last few years. They are very strong at pressing, they have very intelligent footballers who are very skilful. They will be very difficult.