World Cup 2018 fixtures

World Cup 2018 fixtures

Football is considered as a family game as most people from all over the world love to play and watch football. There are huge numbers of football fans from all over the world and FIFA World Cup is like a special occasion for them. The World Cup 2018 is the 21st tournament which will take place in Russia. In this article, we will provide you with the 2018 FIFA World Cup fixtures, teams and groups with all the detailed information you need. The countdown has started! Choose your team and cheer!

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FIFA World Cup 2018

The FIFA World Cup 2018 is the 21st tournament which will be held in Russia in the summer of this year. It is considered as the biggest sporting event in the world. In addition to this, it is even refered to as having the most number of viewers from all around the world. There are around 209 national football teams in the whole world from which only 32 national teams have qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2018. The country who hosts the World Cup becomes the direct qualifier for the tournament and from the rest 31 teams, 20 national teams are selected from the previous FIFA World Cup appearance. The rest 11 national teams are selected from various qualifying tournaments and championship. The 2018 FIFA World Cup will start from 14th June and will end on 15th July. In this year's tournament, there will be a total of 64 matches which will be played in 12 venues in around 11 cities. The final match of the 2018 World Cup will be played at the Luzhniki Stadium situated in Moscow.

FIFA World Cup draw 2018

The 2018 World Cup draw was held on 1st December 2017 in Moscow, at the State Kremlin Palace inside the Moscow Kremlin. The World Cup draw was conducted by Gary Lineker along with the journalist of Russian sports, Maria Komandnaya.

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Garry Lineker and Maria Komandnaya will share the stage with the football hero of Russia, Nikita Simonyan, along with other seven draw assistants Carles Puyol, Fabio Cannavaro, Cafu, Gordon Banks, Diego Maradona, Diego Forlan and Laurent Blanc.

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2018 FIFA World Cup groups

Below is the list of World Cup qualifiers groups:

Group A Group B Group C Group D

Russia Portugal France Argentina

Saudi Arabia Spain Australia Iceland

Egypt Morocco Peru Croatia

Uruguay Iran Denmark Nigeria

Group E Group F Group G Group H

Brazil Germany Belgium Poland

Switzerland Mexico Panama Senegal

Costa Rica Sweden Tunisia Colombia

Serbia Korea Republic England Japan

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The 32 national teams who are qualified for the FIFA 2018 World Cup are divided into eight groups. Each group consists of four teams and each team in the group will play against each other in order to qualify for the round of 16.

African World Cup Qualifiers

In the 2018 FIFA World Cup, five countries are qualified from the Africa region. The teams are as follows:

  1. Egypt
  2. Morocco
  3. Nigeria
  4. Senegal
  5. Tunisia

Africa will represent with five teams in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The five teams are selected from qualifying tournaments which played in the Africa continent. These teams have the maximum points and hence they are qualified for the 2018 World Cup. The Confederation of African football selects the top 20 teams eligible for the qualifiers to matches held in Africa. The 20 teams are divided into five groups. From the qualifier match, the 5 teams with the maximum points got selected for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The groups of the African teams for the qualifying match are as follows:

Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E

Tunisia Nigeria Morocco Senegal Egypt

DR Congo Zambia Cote d’ Ivoire Burkina Faso Uganda

Libya Cameroon Gabon Cape Verde Ghana

Guinea Algeria Mali South Africa Congo

Points table of the five groups in the Qualifiers match:

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From the five groups, the five teams with a maximum point are qualified in 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Below is the list of the teams according to regions that qualified for this year's FIFA World Cup:

Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Asia qualification

  1. Iran
  2. South Korea
  3. Japan
  4. Saudi Arabia
  5. Australia

Confederation of African Football (CAF), Africa qualification

  1. Nigeria
  2. Egypt
  3. Senegal
  4. Tunisia
  5. Morocco

Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), North America qualification

  1. Mexico
  2. Costa Rica
  3. Panama

South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), South America qualification

  1. Brazil
  2. Uruguay
  3. Argentina
  4. Colombia
  5. Peru

Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), Oceania qualification

From the Oceania football Confederation qualification, no team is selected for the FIFA 2018 world cup.

Union of European Football Association (UEFA), Europe qualification

Being the host of 2018 FIFA world cup Russia got directly qualified.

  1. Russia (Host)
  2. France
  3. Portugal
  4. Germany
  5. Serbia
  6. Poland
  7. England
  8. Spain
  9. Belgium
  10. Iceland
  11. Switzerland
  12. Croatia
  13. Sweden
  14. Denmark
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The complete list of the team qualified for the World Cup in 2018 is provided below:

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FIFA World Cup 2018 fixtures

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will start on 14th June in which Russia will play against Saudi Arabia in the opening match. There are many interesting things football fans and followers are looking forward to in the FIFA 2018 World Cup. Lionel Messi the best striker and finisher will be on a target of achieving the World Cup trophy which he could not achieve in the last FIFA final. On the other hand, the best free kicker Cristiano Ronaldo will be looking for another title after winning the 2016 Euro Championship. Team Brazil will be looking for their star play Neymar who is recovering from his broken foot and will try to add the sixth FIFA World Cup title for the country. The final match of the FIFA 2018 World Cup will take place in Moscow in the Luzhniki stadium on 15th July.

The FIFA World Cup qualifiers 2018 fixtures are as follows

Group Match

  • June 14, 2018, 4:00 PM, Russia VS. Saudi Arabia, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Group
  • June 15, 2018, 1:00 PM, Egypt VS. Uruguay, Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Group
  • June 15, 2018, 7:00 PM, Portugal VS. Spain, Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Group
  • June 15, 2018, 4:00 PM, Morocco VS. Iran, KrestoVS.ky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Group
  • June 16, 2018, 11:00 AM, France VS. Australia, Kazan Arena, Kazan, Group
  • June 16, 2018, 5:00 PM, Peru VS. Denmark, Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Group
  • June 16, 2018, 2:00 PM, Argentina VS. Iceland, Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Group
  • June 16, 2018, 8:00 PM, Croatia VS. Nigeria, Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Group
  • June 17, 2018, 7:00 PM, Brazil VS. Switzerland, Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Group
  • June 17, 2018, 1:00 PM, Costa Rica VS. Serbia, Cosmos Arena, Samara, Group
  • June 17, 2018, 4:00 PM, Germany VS. Mexico, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Group
  • June 18, 2018, 1:00 PM, Sweden VS. South Korea, Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod Group
  • June 18, 2018, 4:00 PM, Belgium VS. Panama, Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Group
  • June 18, 2018, 7:00 PM, Tunisia VS. England, Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Group
  • June 19, 2018, 4:00 PM, Poland VS. Senegal, Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Group
  • June 19, 2018, 1:00 PM, Colombia VS. Japan, Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Group
  • June 19, 2018, 7:00 PM, Russia VS. Egypt, KrestoVS.ky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Group
  • June 20, 2018, 4:00 PM, Uruguay VS. Saudi Arabia, Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Group
  • June 20, 2018, 1:00 PM, Portugal VS. Morocco, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Group
  • June 20, 2018, 7:00 PM, Iran VS. Spain, Kazan Arena, Kazan, Group
  • June 21, 2018, 4:00 PM, France VS. Peru, Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Group
  • June 21, 2018, 1:00 PM, Denmark VS. Australia, Cosmos Arena, Samara, Group
  • June 21, 2018, 7:00 PM, Argentina VS. Croatia, Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Group
  • June 22, 2018, 4:00 PM, Nigeria VS. Iceland, Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Group
  • June 22, 2018, 1:00 PM, Brazil VS. Costa Rica, KrestoVS.ky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Group
  • June 22, 2018, 7:00 PM, Serbia VS. Switzerland, Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Group
  • June 23, 2018, 7:00 PM, Germany VS. Sweden, Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Group
  • June 23, 2018, 4:00 PM, South Korea VS. Mexico, Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Group
  • June 23, 2018, 1:00 PM, Belgium VS. Tunisia, Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Group
  • June 24, 2018, 1:00 PM, England VS. Panama, Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Group
  • June 24, 2018, 7:00 PM, Poland VS. Colombia, Kazan Arena, Kazan, Group
  • June 24, 2018, 4:00 PM, Japan VS. Senegal, Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Group
  • June 25, 2018, 3:00 PM, Uruguay VS. Russia, Cosmos Arena, Samara, Group
  • June 25, 2018, 3:00 PM, Saudi Arabia VS. Egypt, Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Group
  • June 25, 2018, 7:00 PM, Iran VS. Portugal, Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Group
  • June 25, 2018, 7:00 PM, Spain VS. Morocco, Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Group
  • June 26, 2018, 3:00 PM, Denmark VS. France, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Group
  • June 26, 2018, 3:00 PM, Australia VS. Peru, Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Group
  • June 26, 2018, 7:00 PM, Nigeria VS. Argentina, KrestoVS.ky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Group
  • June 26, 2018, 7:00 PM, Iceland VS. Croatia, Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Group
  • June 27, 2018, 7:00 PM, Serbia VS. Brazil, Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Group
  • June 27, 2018, 7:00 PM, Switzerland VS. Costa Rica, Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Group
  • June 27, 2018, 3:00 PM, South Korea VS. Germany, Kazan Arena, Kazan, Group
  • June 27, 2018, 3:00 PM, Mexico VS. Sweden, Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Group
  • June 28, 2018, 7:00 PM, England VS. Belgium, Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Group
  • June 28, 2018, 7:00 PM, Panama VS. Tunisia, Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Group
  • June 28, 2018, 3:00 PM, Japan VS. Poland, Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Group
  • June 28, 2018, 3:00 PM, Senegal VS. Colombia, Cosmos Arena, Samara, Group
  • Round 16
  • June 30, 2018, 7:00 PM, Winner Group A VS. Runner-up Group B, Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Round of 16
  • June 30, 2018, 3:00 PM, Winner Group C VS. Runner-up Group D, Kazan Arena, Kazan, Round of 16
  • July 1, 2018, 3:00 PM, Winner Group B VS. Runner-up Group A, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Round of 16
  • July 1, 2018, 7:00 PM, Winner Group D VS. Runner-up Group C, Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Round of 16
  • July 2, 2018, 3:00 PM, Winner Group E VS. Runner-up Group F, Cosmos Arena, Samara, Round of 16
  • July 2, 2018, 7:00 PM, Winner Group G VS. Runner-up Group H, Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Round of 16
  • July 3, 2018, 3:00 PM, Winner Group F VS. Runner-up Group E, KrestoVS.ky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Round of 16
  • July 3, 2018, 7:00 PM, Winner Group H VS. Runner-up Group G, Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Round of 16

Quarter Finals

  • July 6, 2018, 3:00 PM, Winner Match 49 VS. Winner Match 50, Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Quarter-finals
  • July 6, 2018, 7:00 PM, Winner Match 53 VS. Winner Match 54, Kazan Arena, Kazan, Quarter-finals
  • July 7, 2018, 7:00 PM, Winner Match 51 VS. Winner Match 52, Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Quarter-finals
  • July 7, 2018, 3:00 PM, Winner Match 55 VS. Winner Match 56, Cosmos Arena, Samara, Quarter-finals

Semi-Finals

  • July 10, 2018, 7:00 PM, Winner Match 57 VS. Winner Match 58, KrestoVS.ky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Semi-finals
  • July 11, 2018, 7:00 PM, Winner Match 59 VS. Winner Match 60, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Semi-finals

Third Place

  • July 14, 2018, 3:00 PM, Loser Match 61 VS. Loser Match 62, KrestoVS.ky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Third place

Final

July 15, 2018, 4:00 PM, Winner Match 61 VS. Winner Match 62, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Final

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