Reigning world champions France will start their title defense on Tuesday as they face Australia in Group D.
Didier Deschamps’ side will be without a few potential winners after the injuries to Karim Benzema and Christopher Nkunku, but they still have plenty of Europe’s elite stars to help them clinch a second consecutive trophy on the biggest stage.
Australia reached Qatar with a penalty shootout victory over Peru, having already beaten the UAE in the playoffs of the Asian Qualifying Section.
However, there is a big challenge ahead of them, because in this quartet there are Tunisia and Denmark.
Here’s everything you need to know before the game.
When is France vs Australia?
The match will kick off at 19:00 GMT on Tuesday 22 November at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.
Where can I watch it?
This match will be shown live on BBC One and can be streamed on BBC iPlayer.
To see the full list of channels that will be showing World Cup matches, click here.
Independent we will be covering this and every other match on our World Cup live blogs.
FRA – Lloris, Pavard, Upamecano, Konate, L Hernandez, Rabiot, Tchouameni, Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe, Giroud
AUS – Ryan, Atkinson, Souttar, Rowles, Behich, Mooy, Goodwin, McGree, Irvine, Leckie, Duke
A routine kick-off for a European nation that really should be running for the win for 90 minutes, even if the early stages are tough. France 4-0 Australia.