Sweden will start life in the World Cup without Zlatan Ibrahimovic who refused to come out of retirement at 12:00pm Ghanaian time, 1:00pm in Nigeria and 3:00pm in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

Group F which has Germany looks tricky, especially after the defending champions lost against Mexico on Sunday.

One of the tournament's favourites Belgium will take on debutants Panama in the first group G game G game at 3:00pm Ghanaian time, while in Nigeria it will start at 4:00pm and Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya will witness it at 6:00pm.

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The kick-off time is 6:00pm Ghanaian time. The fixture will kick-off at 7:00pm Nigerian time and in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia it will be beamed live at 9:00pm.