FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia is All Set for the Biggest Event of Football, Here is the Full Schedule

FIFA World Cup 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018 is being held in Russia

The Football world is all ready for the FIFA World Cup 2018. The stage is set and the grand event of football is starting from June 14. The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup is being held in Russia. The final will be played on July 15. The first match of the tournament, semi-finals and final matches will be played at Moscow’s Luzniki Stadium. The Luzniki Stadium has a capacity of 80 thousands seats.

Total 32 teams will take part in the tournament, which will last about a month. There are 64 matches to be played by these 32 teams in the entire tournament. The Football World Cup will be played in 12 stadiums in 11 cities of Russia.

FIFA World Cup is Back to Europe:

The FIFA World Cup is being organized in Europe for the first time since 2006. Germany was the host when the last time Football World Cup was held in Europe. Italy had won the FIFA World Cup that year and Germany is the defending champion now.

For the first time in 32 years, US will not be part of it, because American team failed to qualify this time for the tournament.

FIFA World Cup Team Groups:

Group ARussia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
Group BPortugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
Group CFrance, Australia, Peru, Denmark
Group DArgentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
Group EBrazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
Group FGermany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea
Group GBelgium, Panama, Tunisia, England
Group HPoland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan


FIFA World Cup Schedule:

Group Stage:

DateMatchVenueKick-off (GMT)
Thursday, June 14 Russia v Saudi Arabia (A) Moscow (Luzhniki) 3 pm
Friday, June 15 Egypt v Uruguay (A) Ekaterinburg 12 pm
Friday, June 15 Morocco v Iran (B) St Petersburg 3 pm
Friday, June 15 Portugal v Spain (B) Sochi 6 pm
Saturday, June 16 France v Australia (C) Kazan 10 am
Saturday, June 16 Argentina v Iceland (D) Moscow (Spartak) 1 pm
Saturday, June 16 Peru v Denmark (C) Saransk 4 pm
Saturday, June 16 Croatia v Nigeria (D) Kaliningrad 7 pm
Sunday, June 17 Costa Rica v Serbia (E) Samara 12 pm
Sunday, June 17 Germany v Mexico (F) Moscow (Luzhniki) 3 pm
Sunday, June 17 Brazil v Switzerland (E) Rostov-on-Don 6 pm
Monday, June 18 Sweden v South Korea (F) Nizhny Novgorod 12 pm
Monday, June 18 Belgium v Panama (G) Sochi 3  pm
Monday, June 18 Tunisia v England (G) Volgograd 6 pm
Tuesday, June 19 Poland v Senegal (H) Moscow (Spartak) 12 pm
Tuesday, June 19 Colombia v Japan (H) Saransk 3 pm
Tuesday, June 19 Russia v Egypt (A) St Petersburg 6 pm
Wednesday, June 20 Portugal v Morocco (B) Moscow (Luzhniki) 12 pm
Wednesday, June 20 Uruguay v Saudi Arabia (A) Rostov-on-Don 3 pm
Wednesday, June 20 Iran v Spain (B) Kazan 6 pm
Thursday, June 21 France v Peru (C) Ekaterinburg 12 pm
Thursday, June 21 Denmark v Australia (C) Samara 3 pm
Thursday, June 21 Argentina v Croatia (D) Nizhny Novgorod 6 pm
Friday, June 22 Brazil v Costa Rica (E) St Petersburg 12 pm
Friday, June 22 Nigeria v Iceland (D) Volgograd 3 pm
Friday, June 22 Serbia v Switzerland (E) Kaliningrad 6 pm
Saturday, June 23 Belgium v Tunisia (G) Moscow (Spartak) 2 pm
Saturday, June 23 Germany v Sweden (F) Sochi 3 pm
Saturday, June 23 South Korea v Mexico (F) Rostov-on-Don 6 pm
Sunday, June 24 England v Panama (G) Nizhny Novgorod 12 pm
Sunday, June 24 Japan v Senegal (H) Ekaterinburg 3 pm
Sunday, June 24 Poland v Colombia (H) Kazan 6 pm
Monday, June 25 Uruguay v Russia (A) Samara 3 pm
Monday, June 25 Saudi Arabia v Egypt (A) Volgograd 2 pm
Monday, June 25 Spain v Morocco (B) Kaliningrad 6 pm
Monday, June 25 Iran v Portugal (B) Saransk 6 pm
Tuesday, June 26 Denmark v France (C) Moscow (Luzhniki) 2 pm
Tuesday, June 26 Australia v Peru (C) Sochi 2 pm
Tuesday, June 26 Nigeria v Argentina (D) St Petersburg 6 pm
Tuesday, June 26 Iceland v Croatia (D) Rostov-on-Don 6 pm
Wednesday, June 27 South Korea v Germany (F) Kazan 2 pm
Wednesday, June 27 Mexico v Sweden (F) Ekaterinburg 3 pm
Wednesday, June 27 Serbia v Brazil (E) Moscow (Spartak) 2 pm
Wednesday, June 27 Switzerland v Costa Rica (E) Nizhny Novgorod 6 pm
Thursday, June 28 Japan v Poland (H) Volgograd 2 pm
Thursday, June 28 Senegal v Colombia (H) Samara 2 pm
Thursday, June 28 England v Belgium (G) Kaliningrad 6 pm
Thursday, June 28 Panama v Tunisia (G) Saransk 6 pm


Round of 16:

DateMatchVenueKick-off (GMT)
Saturday, June 30 1C v 2D (Match 50)Kazan 2 pm 
Saturday, June 30 1A v 2B (Match 49)Sochi 6 pm 
Sunday, July 1 1B v 2A (Match 51)Moscow 2 pm 
Sunday, July 1 1D v 2C (Match 52)Nizhny Novgorod 6 pm 
Monday, July 2 1E v 2F (Match 53)Samara 2 pm 
Monday, July 2 1G v 2H (Match 54)Rostov-on-Don 6 pm
Tuesday, July 3 1F v 2E (Match 55)St Petersburg 2 pm
Tuesday, July 3 1H v 2G (Match 56)Moscow (Spartak) 6 pm 



DateMatchVenueKick-off (GMT)
Friday, July 6 Winner 49 v winner 50 (57) Nizhny Novgorod 3 pm
Friday, July 6 Winner 53 v winner 54 (58) Kazan 7 pm 
Saturday, July 7 Winner 55 v winner 56 (60) Samara 3 pm 
Saturday, July 7 Winner 51 v winner 52 (59) Sochi 7 pm 



DateMatchVenueKick-off (GMT)
Tuesday, July 10 Winner 57 v winner 58 St Petersburg 7 pm
Wednesday, July 11 Winner 59 v winner 60 Moscow (Luzhniki) 7 pm


Third Place Play-off:

DateMatchVenueKick-off (GMT)
Saturday, July 14Losers of two semi-finals St Petersburg 3 pm



DateMatchVenueKick-off (GMT)
Sunday, July 15Winners of two-semi-finals Moscow (Luzhniki) 4 pm



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