Friday, 1 December 2017

FIFA World Cup 2018 Schedule and Fixtures

2018 FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia, and this will continue from 14th June 2018 – 15 July 2018. This will be participated only by the men’s national team who are the members of FIFA.  One should note that the final tournament will include only 32 national teams and those teams have to qualify in the qualifying competitions. 

The host team will automatically be qualifying team. In 12 venues in 11 cities in Russia total 64 matches will be played. In Moscow, on 15th July the Final will take place, and that will be a gala sports event. The name of the stadium where the Final will take place is Luzhniki Stadium. In 2018 FIFA World Cup countries like Panama and Iceland will be participants.



2018 FIFA World Cup Schedule


On 24th July 2015, the Schedule of FIFA World Cup was announced. It is published that Russia will be in A1 group and will be playing the opening match at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 14th June 2018.


The second semifinal will take place in the same stadium on 11th July 2018, and the Final will also take place on 15th July 2018 at Luzhniki Stadium. The first semifinal will take place on 10 July July 2018 in Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg.

FIFA World Cup Schedule/Fixtures

Group A Schedule

Thursday, June 14: Russia vs. Saudi Arabia, 10 a.m. ET
Friday, June 15: Egypt vs. Uruguay, 7 a.m. ET
Tuesday, June 19: Russia vs. Egypt, 1 p.m. ET
Wednesday, June 20: Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia, 10 a.m. ET
Monday, June 25: Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt, 9 a.m. ET
Monday, June 25: Uruguay vs. Russia, 9 a.m. ET

Group B Schedule

Friday, June 15: Morocco vs. Iran, 10 a.m. ET
Friday, June 15: Portugal vs. Spain, 1 p.m. ET
Wednesday, June 20: Portugal vs. Morocco, 7 a.m. ET
Wednesday, June 20: Iran vs. Spain, 1 p.m. ET
Monday, June 25: Iran vs. Portugal, 1 p.m. ET
Monday, June 25: Spain vs. Morocco, 1 p.m. ET

Group C Schedule

Saturday, June 16: France vs. Australia, 5 a.m. ET
Saturday, June 16: Peru vs. Denmark, 11 a.m. ET
Thursday, June 21: France vs. Peru, 7 a.m. ET
Thursday, June 21: Denmark  vs. Australia, 10 a.m. ET
Tuesday, June 26: Australia vs. Peru, 9 a.m. ET
Tuesday, June 26: Denmark vs. France, 9 a.m. ET

Group D Schedule

Saturday, June 16: Argentina vs. Iceland, 8 a.m. ET
Saturday, June 16: Croatia vs. Nigeria, 2 p.m. ET
Thursday, June 21: Argentina vs. Croatia, 1 p.m. ET
Friday, June 22: Nigeria vs. Iceland, 10 a.m. ET
Tuesday, June 26: Iceland vs. Croatia, 1 p.m. ET
Tuesday, June 26: Nigeria vs. Argentina, 1 p.m. ET

Group E Schedule

Sunday, June 17: Costa Rica vs. Serbia, 7 a.m. ET
Sunday, June 17: Brazil vs. Switzerland, 1 p.m. ET
Friday, June 22: Brazil vs. Costa Rica, 7 a.m. ET
Friday, June 22: Serbia vs. Switzerland, 1 p.m. ET
Wednesday, June 27: Serbia vs. Brazil, 1 p.m. ET
Wednesday, June 27: Switzerland vs. Costa Rica, 1 p.m. ET

Group F Schedule

Sunday, June 17: Germany vs. Mexico, 10 a.m. ET
Monday, June 18: Sweden vs. South Korea, 7 a.m. ET
Saturday, June 23: Germany vs. Sweden, 10 a.m. ET
Saturday, June 23: South Korea vs. Mexico, 1 p.m. ET
Wednesday, June 27: South Korea vs. Germany, 9 a.m. ET
Wednesday, June 27: Mexico vs. Sweden, 9 a.m. ET

Group G Schedule


Monday, June 18: Belgium vs. Panama, 10 a.m. ET
Monday, June 18: Tunisia vs. England, 1 p.m. ET
Saturday, June 23: Belgium vs. Tunisia, 7 a.m. ET
Sunday, June 24: England vs. Panama, 7 a.m. ET
Thursday, June 28: England vs. Belgium, 1 p.m. ET
Thursday, June 28: Panama vs. Tunisia, 1 p.m. ET

Group H Schedule

Tuesday, June 19: Poland vs. Senegal, 7 a.m. ET
Tuesday, June 19: Colombia vs. Japan, 10 a.m. ET
Sunday, June 24: Japan vs. Senegal, 10 a.m. ET
Sunday, June 24: Poland vs. Colombia, 1 p.m. ET
Thursday, June 28: Japan vs. Poland, 9 a.m. ET
Thursday, June 28: Senegal vs. Colombia, 9 a.m. ET 

Round of 16

SATURDAY, JUNE 30
Match 50: Group C winner vs. Group D runner-up
9 a.m. ET
Kazan
TV TBA
Match 49: Group A winner vs. Group B runner-up
1 p.m. ET
Sochi
TV TBA

SUNDAY, JULY 1
Match 51: Group B winner vs. Group A runner-up
9 a.m. ET
Moscow
TV TBA
Match 52: Group D winner vs. Group C runner-up
1 p.m. ET
Nizhny Novgorod
TV TBA

MONDAY, JULY 2
Match 53: Group E winner vs. Group F runner-up
9 a.m. ET
Samara
TV TBA
Match 54: Group G winner vs. Group H runner-up
1 p.m. ET
Rostov
TV TBA

TUESDAY, JULY 3
Match 55: Group F winner vs. Group E runner-up
9 a.m. ET
Saint Petersburg
TV TBA
Match 56: Group H winner vs. Group G runner-up
1 p.m. ET
Rostov
TV TBA

Quarterfinals

FRIDAY, JULY 6
Match 57: Match 49 winner vs. Match 50 winner
9 a.m. ET
Nizhny Novgorod
TV TBA
Match 58: Match 53 winner vs. Match 54 winner
1 p.m. ET
Kazan
TV TBA

SATURDAY, JULY 7
Match 60: Match 55 winner vs. Match 66 winner
9 a.m. ET
Samara
TV TBA
Match 59: Match 51 winner vs. Match 52 winner
1 p.m. ET
Sochi
TV TBA

Semifinals

TUESDAY, JULY 10
Match 61: Match 57 winner vs. Match 58 winner
1 p.m. ET
Saint Petersburg
TV TBA

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11
Match 62: Match 59 winner vs. Match 60 winner
1 p.m. ET
Moscow
TV TBA
Third-place match
SATURDAY, JULY 14
Match 63: Match 61 loser vs. Match 62 loser
9 a.m. ET
Saint Petersburg
TV TBA
World Cup final
SUNDAY, JULY 15
Match 64: Match 61 winner vs. Match 62 winner
10 a.m. ET
Moscow
TV TBA


All 32 teams will play in different stadiums of Russia in 11 cities from 14th – 28th June 2018, and among them, only 16 of them will qualify for the Round 16, and these matches will take place from 30th June to 3rd July 2018. Among these sixteen teams, eight of them will be eligible for the quarterfinals, and these matches will take place on 6ht and 7th July 2018. The World will slowly proceed towards its end with its first semifinal on 10th July and the second semifinal on 11th July 2018.


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