World Cup schedule: Start times for every match and how to watch

France's Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappe celebrate after scoring during a round-of-16 victory over Poland.
Olivier Giroud, left, and Kylian Mbappe and the rest of the French national team will face Morocco at 11 a.m. Pacific Wednesday in the World Cup semifinals.
(Martin Meissner / Associated Press)

For the first time, the FIFA World Cup is being played in the Middle East for a fall tournament highlighting soccer’s best.

The U.S. men’s national team saw its World Cup run end in a 3-1 loss to the Netherlands on Dec. 3. After playing to draws against Wales and England, the U.S. defeated Iran 1-0 to reach the round of 16 before falling to the Dutch.

Mexico, hit hard by injuries and issues within its federation, was eliminated from the World Cup on Nov. 30 despite a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia in its group-play finale.


World Cup TV schedule


Note: All scheduled group matches have been played.