By Brad Tuttle
July 11, 2018

In the lone World Cup 2018 game today, England and Croatia face off in the semifinals in Russia, and a spot in the championship game is on the line.

The Croatia vs. England game today is scheduled to kick off at 2 p.m. ET. The match follows another all-Europe semifinal, Tuesday’s France vs. Belgium game, which was won by France in a hard-fought 1-0 victory.

What Channel Is the Croatia vs. England Game On?

How do you watch England and Croatia play today? In the U.S., the England vs. Croatia game is being broadcast in English on Fox, and in Spanish on Telemundo.

The official Croatia vs. England game time is 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 11, though fans may be confused because networks sometimes post social media messages listing their broadcast start times — which are earlier than the actual game time.

It’s easy to watch the Croatia vs. England game for free. If you have a basic satellite or cable TV package that includes the local broadcasts of over-the-air national networks like Fox, ABC, and Telemundo, all you need to do is find the station.

If you don’t have pay TV, you can still watch the World Cup 2018 for free on these channels with a digital antenna. Buying a digital antenna can cost $30 or less, and when you hook one up to your TV in most of the country, you’ll get totally free hi-def access to the local stations of broadcast networks — including Fox and Telemundo, as well as CBS, ABC, NBC, and PBS.

How to Live Stream England vs. Croatia Today in the World Cup 2018

If you don’t have a TV or prefer to live stream the Croatia vs. England World Cup game for whatever reason, that’s slightly more complicated but still possible. And yes, you can stream Croatia vs. England online for free.

We covered all of the streaming options in our previous guide to watching the World Cup 2018 for free. Here’s all the info you need:

Every World Cup game can be streamed in English with the Fox Sports Go app. There is no charge for downloading and watching via the app, but you must log in with an appropriate pay TV provider account to get access.

To get the Spanish broadcasts, you can stream World Cup games in any browser at, or with the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo or NBC Sports apps. Up until June 25, you could stream World Cup games live for free on Telemundo in a browser, without any log-in. Now, however, you must log in online with a pay TV account to live stream the World Cup that way.

Most live-streaming TV services will also let you watch the World Cup online. Services including Hulu Live, Fubo TV, DirecTV Now, Playstation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV all have packages available with some or all of the channels broadcasting 2018 World Cup matches.

Each of these services has a free trial period, allowing you to watch at no charge for roughly one week. Just remember to cancel the service if you don’t want to pay the monthly fee, which will cost $20 and up.

World Cup Games Today and Beyond

The England vs. Croatia game today determines which team will play France in the World Cup 2018 final match, scheduled for Sunday, July 15. Here’s the World Cup TV broadcast schedule for the games that remain:

World Cup Schedule Wednesday, July 11

• Croatia vs. England, 2 p.m. ET, on Fox and Telemundo

World Cup Schedule Saturday, July 14
• Two losers of semifinal games play for third-place, 10 a.m. ET, on Fox and Telemundo

World Cup Schedule Sunday, July 15
• World Cup 2018 finals championship game, 11 a.m. ET, on Fox and Telemundo


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