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FIFA World Cup 2018 Match News

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The FIFA World Cup 2018 is taking place this summer in Russia, with countries from around the globe gathering to play football, in order to win the coveted World Cup trophy. On Thursday the 14th June 2018, the first of 64 football matches will take place, which sees the hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia at 16:00 in the group stage.

FIFA World Cup 2018There are three matches the following day;

  • Egypt vs Uruguay at 13:00
  • Morocco vs Iran at 16:00
  • Portugal vs Spain at 19:00.

Saturday the 16th June will see four games take place;

  • France vs Australia at 11:00
  • Argentina vs Iceland at 14:00
  • Peru vs Denmark at 17:00
  • Croatia vs Nigeria at 20:00.

Sunday the 17th June fixtures are as follows:

  • Costa Rica vs Serbia at 13:00
  • Germany vs  Mexico at 16:00
  • Brazil vs Switzerland at 19:00.

On Monday the 18th June will see the following teams play;

  • Sweden vs South Korea at 13:00
  • Belgium vs Panama at 16:00
  • Tunisia vs England at 19:00.

Tuesday the 19th June offers two games from this group;

  • Colombia vs Japan at 13:00
  • Poland vs Senegal at 16:00
  • Russia also host Egypt on the 19th of June at 19:00.

World Cup match day 2 of 3

FIFA World CupWednesday 20th June fixtures;

  • Portugal vs Morocco at 13:00
  • Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia at 16:00
  • Iran vs Spain at 19:00.

Thursday 21st June;

  • Denmark vs Australia at 13:00
  • France vs Peru at 16:00
  • Argentina vs Croatia at 19:00.

Friday 22nd June sees the following teams play;

  • Brazil vs Costa Rica at 13:00
  • Nigeria vs Iceland at 16:00
  • Serbia vs Switzerland at 19:00.

Saturday 23rd June fixtures are;

  • Belgium vs Tunisia at 13:00
  • South Korea vs Mexico at 16:00
  • Germany vs Sweden at 19:00.

Sunday 24th June hosts three matches;

  • England vs Panama at 13:00
  • Japan vs Senegal at 16:00
  • Poland vs Colombia at 19:00.

World Cup match day 3 of 3

FIFA 2018Match day 3 of 3 in the group stage, sees eight matches take place over the course of two days;

Monday 25th June;

  • Uruguay vs Russia at 15:00
  • Saudi Arabia vs Egypt at 15:000
  • Spain vs Morocco at 19:00
  • Iran vs Portugal at 19:00.

Tuesday 26th June fixtures are;

  • Denmark vs France at 15:00
  • Australia vs Peru at 15:00
  • Iceland vs Croatia at 19:00
  • Nigeria vs Argentina at 19:00

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Ladbrokes struggles with high-street bookies

Mobile casino gaming covers losses at Ladbrokes Coral

When leading UK bookies Ladbrokes and Coral got together, everybody predicted that the gigantic company would absorb most of the sports betting markets in the UK. That just hasn’t been the reality, though, as the figures show this week. The company has announced a 6% drop in revenue for the first half of 2017, with the official reason being cited as a drop in high-street revenue, courtesy of mobile gaming.

Whilst it may seem rather shocking to learn that there has been a drop in 6% of revenue for Ladbrokes Coral, it doesn’t quite tell the whole picture. Sure, Ladbrokes Coral’s high-street bookies have taken a bit of a battering, but their online presence is just as strong as ever. In fact, the hugely popular UK sportsbook’s casino sites have gone on to report an 18% rise in online revenue. That clearly covers their losses, with a total profit of £1.2 billion announced.

Old high-street bookies are in for a slow death at Ladbrokes Coral

Mobile casino gaming may be the death of the Ladbrokes Coral’s high-street business, but that same mobile casino gaming crowd are also contributing to the huge rise in funds for the company in the digital world. With the popularity of online betting on the rise like never before, it seems the old high-street bookies are in for a slow death. Even rival bookies William Hill has reported a 2% drop in revenue. The situation is far worse for William Hill, as they do not have the online resources and revenue to cover their losses.

Many believe that the bid to reduce the fixed odds betting terminal (FOBT) stakes could very kill off the high-street bookie once and for all. Whilst that is further bad news for William Hill, Ladbrokes Coral may disappear under new ownership. A second bid from GVC was received last week, to the tune of £3.6 billion. Once again, Ladbrokes Coral have rejected the offer, which makes sense given the terrific year they are having, once you overlook the drop in high-street revenue. As long as they hold a significant share of the mobile casino market in the UK, the future is rosy for Ladbrokes Coral.

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