FIFA World Cup 2018 starts with the most amazing opening ceremony on 14th June 2018 followed by the first game between host Russia and Saudi Arabia on the same day. Argentina starts their World cup journey against the Iceland and Brazil will have their first game against Switzerland. With the FIFA World Cup 2018 just around the corner, the race for qualification has heated up the international footballing scenario. The teams that are qualified are waiting for the draw to know their opponents while the ones contesting the playoffs are just praying to get one of the remaining slots at the FIFA World Cup 2018.
The tournament will kick off at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium on 14 June 2018 with host nation Russia taking on the side making it to group A from pot 2 in the draw on December 1. 3 or 4 games will be played every day from the next day. The full schedule has been slated below. The Alphabet in the fixture indicates the group and the number alongside indicates the pot number the team will qualify for. You can find each group schedule below
FIFA World Cup Schedule 2018
Check out full World Cup Russia 2018 schedule and fixtures below. The first round matches start from 14th June to 28th June 2017. The first round schedule will be announced in the coming days. 32 teams will compete in World Cup 2018. Let’s check out complete fixtures below.
First-round matches: 14th to 28th June 2018
Round of 16 Matches: 30th to 3rd July 2018
Quarter Final Dates: 6th to7th July 2018
FIFA World Cup Semi Final matches: 10th and 11th July 2018
Losers final: 14th July 2018
World Cup Russia Final 2018: 15th July 2018
World Cup 2018 Groups and Teams
Before the schedule, let’s get into all groups and teams for Russia World cup 2018 here.
Group A: Russia, Uruguay, Egypt, Saudi Arabia
Group B: Portugal, Spain, Iran, Morocco
Group C: France, Peru, Denmark, Australia
Group D: Argentina, Croatia, Iceland, Nigeria
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea
Group G: Belgium, England, Tunisia, Panama
Group H: Poland, Colombia, Senegal, Japan
Each team will play three games. Russia will face Saudi Arabia in the opening thriller. Let’s check out the full schedule for 2018 Russia World Cup below. Round games end on 28th June 2018 followed by Round of 16, Quarterfinals, Semi-Finals and the Finals on 15th Jul 2018.
Top two teams in each group enter the Round of 16 matches. We have some tight matches like Portugal vs Spain match in Group B, Germany vs Sweden game will be huge. We will be updating the results of each game and live score reports.
The official schedule draws conducted on 1st December 2017 and now the teams and fixtures are fixed. You can find full teams plus groups above. You can also download PDF format of FIFA World Cup fixtures. Stay tuned for updates here.
Note: Schedule from Round of 16 games will be updates here on 28th June 2018.
Russia is all set to host the blockbuster event in 12 stadiums across 11 cities. The preparations have reached their peak and its now almost time to drop the curtains down. Nothing is more exciting to a football fan than the prospect of a FIFA World Cup. The draw for the confirmation of groups and fixtures is still a month away now but we’ve got you an early schedule for the tournament.