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Nemanja Matic points with his thumbs to the back of his Serbia shirt during a photoshoot ahead of the 2018 World Cup

Your guide to United's World Cup fixtures

It’s here! After a long build-up, the World Cup finals are finally upon us and a summer of glorious international football awaits.

Fred's imminent arrival from Shakhtar Donetsk means 12 United players are set to compete on the biggest stage. Here’s a reminder of which Reds have made it to Russia…

United's representatives at the World Cup:
David De Gea (Spain)
Marouane Fellaini (Belgium)
Fred (Brazil) * 
Phil Jones (England)
Nemanja Matic (Serbia)
Paul Pogba (France)
Victor Lindelof (Sweden)
Jesse Lingard (England)
Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)
Marcus Rashford (England)
Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
Ashley Young (England)

* Subject to the completion of his transfer

The tournament begins in earnest on Thursday afternoon, as hosts Russia kick off the group stage against Saudi Arabia, and ends with the final in Moscow on Sunday 15 July. Our international contingent won’t be involved until Friday evening, when David De Gea’s Spain take on Portugal.

Here are all the dates when United players could be in action for their countries at the World Cup…

Friday 15 June:
Group B – Portugal v Spain (De Gea), 19:00 BST (live on BBC One in the UK)

David De Gea points in his Spain kit during a photoshoot ahead of the 2018 World Cup
David De Gea is set to be the first United player in action at the 2018 World Cup.

Saturday 16 June:
Group C – France (Pogba) v Australia, 11:00 BST (live on BBC One in the UK)
Group D – Argentina (Rojo) v Iceland, 14:00 BST (live on ITV in the UK)

Sunday 17 June:
Group E – Costa Rica v Serbia (Matic), 13:00 BST (live on ITV in the UK)
Group E – Brazil (Fred) v Switzerland, 19:00 BST (live on ITV in the UK)

Monday 18 June:
Group F – Sweden (Lindelof) v South Korea, 13:00 BST (live on ITV in the UK)

Group G – Belgium (Fellaini, Lukaku) v Panama, 16:00 BST (live on BBC One in the UK)
Group G – Tunisia v England (Jones, Young, Lingard, Rashford), 19:00 BST (live on BBC One in the UK)

Wednesday 20 June:
Group B – Iran v Spain (De Gea), 19:00 BST (live on ITV in the UK)

Thursday 21 June:
Group C – France (Pogba) v Peru, 16:00 BST (live on ITV in the UK)
Group D – Argentina (Rojo) v Croatia, 19:00 BST (live on BBC One in the UK)

Friday 22 June:
Group E – Serbia (Matic) v Switzerland, 19:00 BST (live on BBC One in the UK)
Group E – Brazil (Fred) v Costa Rica, 13:00 BST (live on ITV in the UK)

Romelu Lukaku in action for Belgium.
Romelu Lukaku will be hoping to continue his rich vein of goalscoring form for Belgium during the tournament.

Saturday 23 June:
Group G – Belgium (Fellaini, Lukaku) v Tunisia, 13:00 BST (live on BBC One in the UK)
Group F – Germany v Sweden (Lindelof), 19:00 BST (live on ITV in the UK)

Sunday 24 June:
Group G – England (Jones, Young, Lingard, Rashford) v Panama, 13:00 BST (live on BBC One in the UK)

Monday 25 June:
Group B – Spain (De Gea) v Morocco, 19:00 BST (live on BBC in the UK)

Tuesday 26 June:
Group C – Denmark v France (Pogba), 15:00 BST (live on ITV in the UK)
Group D – Nigeria v Argentina (Rojo), 19:00 BST (live on BBC in the UK)

Wednesday 27 June:
Group F – Mexico v Sweden (Lindelof), 15:00 BST (live on BBC in the UK)
Group E – Serbia (Matic) v Brazil (Fred), 19:00 BST (live on ITV in the UK)

Thursday 28 June:
Group G – England (Jones, Young, Lingard, Rashford) v Belgium (Fellaini, Lukaku), 19:00 BST (live on ITV in the UK)

Fixtures for the knockout stage will follow once the group stage has been completed.

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