KYLE Edmund's Wimbledon match against Novak Djokovic today has been scheduled in a slot that means it is unlikely to clash with England's World Cup quarter-final.

Edmund, who is the last British player standing in the singles, will be third on Centre Court against the three-time champion.

Play begins on the main show court at 1pm and the first two matches see Rafael Nadal face Alex De Minaur and Angelique Kerber take on Naomi Osaka.

With England kicking off against Sweden at 3pm it means that as long as that match is over in 90 minutes, there is unlikely to be a clash with Edmund's own big occasion.

Extra-time and penalties in the football could affect the situation, as could two quickfire opening matches at Wimbledon.

The tennis schedule will have been produced with viewers in mind, as both the tennis and football are being televised on the BBC.

Opening up the day's play might have given Edmund a better chance of being able to watch the football, but he is happy to follow Wimbledon's directive.

Asked on Thursday whether he would prefer to play before or after England's game, he said: "I don't mind either way. Obviously I'm a tennis player, so I'm here to do my job first.

"But we'll see. They'll know more than me about the viewing figures, if it affects them.

"Hopefully it will be a success for both of us, England and myself."