Aussie soccer fans are used to having to set alarms and make decisions about sleep for world cup games.
Do you stay up for the 2am kick off or get some sleep before? Can you get up for 4am and sneak an hour after the game ends?
Thankfully those questions largely won’t be needed at next year’s tournament in Russia, with a very nice set of times for Socceroos fans.
The opening game against France is set to kick off at 1pm Moscow Time on Saturday June 16th, which equates to 8pm in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, 7:30pm in Adelaide and 6pm in Perth.
The second game against Denmark kicks off at 4pm Samara Time on Thursday 21st June, which is a 10pm start for the eastern states, 9:30pm in Adelaide and a 8pm for Perth.
The final group stage game against Peru kicks off at 5pm Moscow Time on Tuesday June 26th, which is midnight on the eastern seaboard, 11:30pm in Adelaide and 10pm in Perth.
Certainly much better than the times in Brazil and South Africa.
AUSTRALIA WORLD CUP 2018 KICK OFF TIMES:
France v Australia, Saturday June 16:
Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane — 8pm
Adelaide — 7:30pm
Perth — 6pm
Denmark v Australia, Thursday June 21:
Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane — 10pm
Adelaide — 9:30pm
Perth — 8pm
Australia v Peru, Tuesday June 26:
Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane — midnight
Adelaide — 11:30pm
Perth — 10pm