FIFA World Cup 2018 Schedule

Hosts Russia will kick off the 2018 World Cup finals in 100 days in opposition to Saudi Arabia in Moscow at the same time as protecting champions Germany will begin against Mexico.
Five-time winners Brazil will face Switzerland of their first Group E fit with Costa Rica and Serbia making up one of the tougher organizations. European champions Portugal will play pals Spain of their first healthy in Group B, at the same time as Argentina turned into located in Group D with beginners Iceland, Croatia, and Nigeria. England will face the other debut nation Panama in Group G however open against Tunisia before facing the group’s top seeds Belgium.

fifa world cup 2018 schedule

fifa world cup 2018 schedule

 

Group A

14/06/2018 16:00 Russia Saudi Arabia -:-
15/06/2018 13:00 Egypt Uruguay -:-
19/06/2018 19:00 Russia Egypt -:-
20/06/2018 16:00 Uruguay Saudi Arabia -:-
25/06/2018 15:00 Uruguay Russia -:-
15:00 Saudi Arabia Egypt -:-

Group B

15/06/2018 16:00 Morocco Iran -:-
19:00 Portugal Spain -:-
20/06/2018 13:00 Portugal Morocco -:-
19:00 Iran Spain -:-
25/06/2018 19:00 Spain Morocco -:-
19:00 Iran Portugal -:-

Group C

16/06/2018 11:00 France Australia -:-
17:00 Peru Denmark -:-
21/06/2018 13:00 Denmark Australia -:-
16:00 France Peru -:-
26/06/2018 15:00 Denmark France -:-
15:00 Australia Peru -:-

Group D

16/06/2018 14:00 Argentina Iceland -:-
20:00 Croatia Nigeria -:-
21/06/2018 19:00 Argentina Croatia -:-
22/06/2018 16:00 Nigeria Iceland -:-
26/06/2018 19:00 Iceland Croatia -:-
19:00 Nigeria Argentina -:-

Group E

17/06/2018 13:00 Costa Rica Serbia -:-
19:00 Brazil Switzerland -:-
22/06/2018 13:00 Brazil Costa Rica -:-
19:00 Serbia Switzerland -:-
27/06/2018 19:00 Serbia Brazil -:-
19:00 Switzerland Costa Rica -:-

Group F

17/06/2018 16:00 Germany Mexico -:-
18/06/2018 13:00 Sweden South Korea -:-
23/06/2018 16:00 South Korea Mexico -:-
19:00 Germany Sweden -:-
27/06/2018 15:00 Mexico Sweden -:-
15:00 South Korea Germany -:-

Group G

18/06/2018 16:00 Belgium Panama -:-
19:00 Tunisia England -:-
23/06/2018 13:00 Belgium Tunisia -:-
24/06/2018 13:00 England Panama -:-
28/06/2018 19:00 England Belgium -:-
19:00 Panama Tunisia -:-

Group H

19/06/2018 13:00 Colombia Japan -:-
16:00 Poland Senegal -:-
24/06/2018 16:00 Japan Senegal -:-
19:00 Poland Colombia -:-
28/06/2018 15:00 Senegal Colombia -:-
15:00 Japan Poland -:-

Round of 16

30/06/2018 15:00 Sieger Gruppe C Zweiter Gruppe D -:-
19:00 Sieger Gruppe A Zweiter Gruppe B -:-
01/07/2018 15:00 Sieger Gruppe B Zweiter Gruppe A -:-
19:00 Sieger Gruppe D Zweiter Gruppe C -:-
02/07/2018 15:00 Sieger Gruppe E Zweiter Gruppe F -:-
19:00 Sieger Gruppe G Zweiter Gruppe H -:-
03/07/2018 15:00 Sieger Gruppe F Zweiter Gruppe E -:-
19:00 Sieger Gruppe H Zweiter Gruppe G -:-
Quarter-finals
06/07/2018 15:00 Sieger AF 1 Sieger AF 2 -:-
19:00 Sieger AF 6 Sieger AF 5 -:-
07/07/2018 15:00 Sieger AF 8 Sieger AF 7 -:-
19:00 Sieger AF 3 Sieger AF 4 -:-
Semi-finals
10/07/2018 19:00 Sieger VF 2 Sieger VF 1 -:-
11/07/2018 19:00 Sieger VF 4 Sieger VF 3 -:-
Third place
14/07/2018 15:00 Verlierer HF 1 Verlierer HF 2 -:-
Final
15/07/2018 16:00 Sieger HF 1 Sieger HF 2 -:-  

 

 

World Cup 2018: Full List of Qualified, Eligible Teams

The United States did no longer qualify for the World Cup for the primary time in more than three many years. There are, but, 23 international locations that have clinched spots and a host of others nevertheless alive in final-danger qualifiers.

Here’s the list of countries that have certified for the 2018 World Cup:

  • Russia (Host)
  • Brazil
  • Iran
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Belgium
  • South Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Germany
  • England
  • Spain
  • Nigeria
  • Costa Rica
  • Poland
  • Egypt
  • Iceland
  • Serbia
  • Portugal
  • France
  • Uruguay
  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • Panama

Three African companies haven’t begun to be decided. Tunisia leads Group A with thirteen points. To increase, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (10 factors) will want to beat Guinea in November, have Tunisia lose to Libya and also make up a two-intention deficit within the differential.

Morocco (9 factors) and Ivory Coast (eight) will vie for Group C. Morocco has not allowed a aim through its first 5 fits and has a plus-nine aim differential. The international locations will play Nov. 11 in Ivory Coast. Senegal (eight factors) leads Group D although it has best played four suits; its 2-1 loss to South Africa in November 2016 could be replayed Nov. 10. Burkina Faso and Cape Verde each have six points.

Elsewhere, six extra spots may be determined by using qualifiers. Here’s the list of European groups with a purpose to play domestic-and-home playoffs:

  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • Denmark
  • Croatia
  • Sweden
  • Northern Ireland
  • Greece
  • Republic of Ireland

The pairings have no longer been determined, but the four winners will increase to the World Cup.Australia and Honduras will twice pass head-to-head between Nov. 6-14 for one qualifying spot, and New Zealand and Peru may even vie for one World Cup berth.

 

FIFA World Cup 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup could be the twenty-first FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international soccer event contested via the guys’ national groups of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take area in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018, after the united states were offered the hosting rights on 2 December 2010. This will be the first World Cup held in Europe because the 2006 match in Germany; all but one of the stadium venues are in European Russia, west of the Ural Mountains, to maintain travel time doable.

The final match will involve 32 national teams, which encompass 31 teams decided through qualifying competitions and the mechanically qualified host crew. Of the 32 groups, 20 will be making back-to-again appearances following the ultimate tournament in 2014, together with defending champions Germany, while Iceland and Panama will each be making their first appearances at a FIFA World Cup. An overall of sixty-four fits may be performed in 12 venues positioned in eleven cities. The very last will take location on 15 July on the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow

FIFA World Cup 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018

 

Host selection

The bidding process to host the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups commenced in January 2009, and countrywide associations had until 2 February 2009 to register their interest. Initially, nine international locations positioned bids for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but Mexico later withdrew from complaints, and Indonesia’s bid changed into rejected with the aid of FIFA in February 2010 after the Indonesian government did not submit a letter to guide the bid.[8] During the bidding method, the three remaining non-UEFA nations (Australia, Japan, and the United States) steadily withdrew from the 2018 bids, and the UEFA international locations were thus dominated out of the 2022 bid. As such, there have been eventually 4 bids for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, of which had been joint bids: England, Russia, Netherlands/Belgium, and Portugal/Spain.

The twenty-two-member FIFA Executive Committee convened in Zürich on 2 December 2010 to vote to pick out the hosts of both tournaments. Russia received the proper to be the 2018 host within the second round of balloting. The Portugal/Spain bid came 2d and that from Belgium/Netherlands 1/3. England’s bid to host its 2nd match fell at the first hurdle.

FIFA World Cup 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018

The process changed into no longer without complaint: allegations of bribery on the part of the Russian team and corruption from FIFA participants were made especially by the English Football Association. It became alleged that 4 contributors of the executive committee had asked bribes to vote for England, and Sepp Blatter stated that it had already been arranged earlier than the vote that Russia could win. Although the 2014 Garcia Report absolved Russia of any blame, the FA refused to just accept this, with Greg Dyke calling for a re-examination of the affair and David Bernstein calling for a boycott of the World Cup.

Qualification

For the primary time in the history of the FIFA World Cup, all eligible countries – the 209 FIFA member institutions minus robotically certified hosts Russia – entered the qualifying procedure. Zimbabwe and Indonesia have been later disqualified earlier than gambling their first suits, at the same time as Gibraltar and Kosovo, who joined FIFA on 13 May 2016 after the qualifying draw however before European qualifying had begun, additionally entered the competition. Places inside the tournament have been allotted to continental confederations, with the allocation unchanged from the 2014 World Cup. The first qualification game commenced in Dili, Timor Leste, on 12 March 2015 as a part of the AFC’s qualification, and the primary qualifying draw came about on the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, Saint Petersburg on 25 July 2015 at 18:00 nearby time (UTC+3).

Of the thirty-two countries certified to play on the 2018 FIFA World Cup, twenty nations competed at the preceding version of the match in 2014. Both Iceland and Panama certified for the first time, with the former turning into the smallest united states in terms of the populace to reach the World Cup. Other groups returning after absences of as a minimum three tournaments encompass: Egypt, returning to the finals after a 28-12 months absence from their remaining appearance in 1990; Morocco, who remaining competed in 1998; Peru, returning after a 36-year absence (on account that 1982); and Senegal, competing for the second time after accomplishing the region-finals in 2002. It is the primary time three Nordic countries (Denmark, Iceland, and Sweden) and 4 Arab nations (Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia) have certified for the World Cup.

Notable international locations that did not qualify include 4-time champions Italy (for the first time due to the fact that 1958) and three-time runner-up the Netherlands. Four reigning continental champions didn’t qualify: 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winner Cameroon, two-time Copa América champion and 2017 Confederations Cup runner-up Chile, 2016 OFC Nations Cup winner New Zealand, and 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup champion United States (for the primary time given that 1986). The different top-notch qualifying streaks broken had been for Ghana and Ivory Coast, who had each made the preceding 3 tournaments.

Draw

The draw becomes held on 1 December 2017, at 18:00 MSK, at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. The 32 groups have been drawn into eight organizations of 4.

For the draw, the teams have been allocated to 4 pots based on the FIFA World Rankings of October 2017. Pot 1 contained the hosts Russia (who have been routinely assigned to Position A1) and the quality seven groups, Pot 2 contained the next fine 8 teams, and so on for Pots three and four. This changed into different from preceding attracts, in which simplest Pot 1 turned into primarily based on FIFA Rankings at the same time as the final pots had been based totally on geographical issues. However, still retained became the truth that teams from the same confederation were not drawn in opposition to every other for the institution level, except for UEFA where every group contained up to 2 teams.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
 Russia (65) (hosts)
 Germany (1)
 Brazil (2)
 Portugal (3)
 Argentina (4)
 Belgium (5)
 Poland (6)
 France (7)
 Spain (8)
 Peru (10)
  Switzerland (11)
 England (12)
 Colombia (13)
 Mexico (16)
 Uruguay (17)
 Croatia (18)
 Denmark (19)
 Iceland (21)
 Costa Rica (22)
 Sweden (25)
 Tunisia (28)
 Egypt (30)
 Senegal (32)
 Iran (34)
 Serbia (38)
 Nigeria (41)
 Australia (43)
 Japan (44)
 Morocco (48)
 Panama (49)
 South Korea (62)
 Saudi Arabia (63)

Squads

Each crew must first call an initial squad of 30 gamers. From the preliminary squad, the group should call a very last squad of 23 players (three of whom have to be goalkeepers) by means of the FIFA closing date. Players inside the final squad may be replaced because of severe damage up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team’s first suit, in which the alternative players do no longer need to be inside the initial squad.

For players named in the 30-player preliminary squad, there may be a mandatory relaxation duration between 21 and 27 May 2018, besides for the ones concerned within the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final played on 26 May.

In February 2018, it turned into announced that the number of players to be named within the provisional squads would be multiplied from 30 to 35.

 

Officials

In November 2017, a preliminary listing of 36 referees selected to supervise matches become released.
In March 2018, the FIFA Council authorized using video assistant referees (VAR) for the primary time in a FIFA World Cup match.

 

Venues

Russia proposed the subsequent host cities: Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, and Yekaterinburg. All the cities are in or just out of doors European Russia to lessen tour time for the groups in the big us of a. The bid assessment record said: “The Russian bid proposes thirteen host cities and 16 stadiums, for that reason exceeding FIFA’s minimum requirement. Three of the 16 stadiums might be renovated, and 13 would be newly constructed.”

In October 2011, Russia decreased the number of stadiums from sixteen to 14. Construction of the proposed Podolsk stadium inside the Moscow location became canceled by means of the local authorities, and also in the capital, Otkrytiye Arena became competing with Dynamo Stadium over which might be built first.

The very last preference of host cities changed into announced on 29 September 2012. The range of cities changed into further reduced to 11 and variety of stadiums to 12 as Krasnodar and Yaroslavl have been dropped from the very last list.

Sepp Blatter said in July 2014 that because of concerns over the completion of venues in Russia, the number of venues for the event may be decreased from 12 to 10. He also stated, “We are not going to be in a scenario, as is the case of 1, or maybe 3 stadiums in South Africa, wherein it’s for a problem of what you do with those stadiums”.

In October 2014, on their first reputable visit to Russia, FIFA’s inspection committee and its head Chris Unger visited St Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan and both Moscow venues. They were happy with the progress.

On eight October 2015, FIFA and the Local Organising Committee agreed at the legit names of the stadiums used during the match.

Of the 12 venues used, the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and the Saint Petersburg Stadium (the 2 biggest stadiums in Russia) will be used most, with 7 suits being played at each of those stadiums. Sochi, Kazan, Nizhny Novogrod and Samara will host 6 matches which include one quarter-very last healthy apiece, and the Otkrytiye Stadium in Moscow and Rostov-on-Don will host 5 matches apiece which include one round of sixteen fit each. Volgograd, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg, and Saransk will host 4 matches each and none of those towns will host any knockout level games.

 

Schedule

The full-timetable was introduced with the aid of FIFA on 24 July 2015 (without kick-off instances, which have been confirmed later). On 1 December 2017, following the final draw, six kick-off times have been adjusted by way of FIFA. Russia was located in function A1 inside the organization level and will play in the establishing match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 14 June against Saudi Arabia, the 2 lowest ranked groups of the event on the time of the final draw. The Luzhniki Stadium can even host the second one semi-very last on 11 July and the very last on 15 July. The Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg will host the primary semi-very last on 10 July and the 1/3 region play-off on 14 July.

Broadcasting rights
FIFA, through numerous businesses, offered the broadcasting rights for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to various nearby broadcasters.

In the USA, the 2018 World Cup will be the primary guys’ World Cup whose rights may be held by Fox Sports. The elimination of the U.S. National crew in qualifying led to worries that U.S. Hobby and viewership of this World Cup could be reduced (particularly “casual” visitors interested in the U.S. Crew), especially noting how a good deal Fox paid for the rights, and that U.S. Video games at the 2014 World Cup peaked at sixteen.5 million viewers. During a release event previous to the removal, Fox said that it had planned to the area a secondary focus at the Mexican crew in its insurance to take gain of their popularity within the U.S.; the network stated that it nonetheless devoted to broadcasting a big amount of insurance for the event.

In February 2018, Ukrainian rightsholder UA: PBC stated that it’d now not broadcast the World Cup. This came in the wake of developing boycotts of the event a number of the Ukraine Football Federation and sports minister Ihor Zhdanov.

How to Watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming Free – Complete Details

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Where to Watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming – Details

FIFA World Cup live streaming may be watched on a number of TV channels. You can check out the local broadcasters’ listings. If you don’t have time to watch each football healthy due to the busy schedule, you can even listen to the FIFA 2018 Radio insurance effortlessly. A wide variety of TV broadcasters and radio broadcasters will be giving the FIFA World Cup direct TV 2018 to help the Football enthusiasts to get the star ratings for the FIFA suits. You must no longer worry in any respect. Still, if you are not able to view the soccer matches of the match you can catch 2018 FIFA live action from unique assets.

FIFA 2018 World Cup Mobile Apps

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There are a number of websites so one can be presenting FIFA 2018 Direct TV to you. You will be without problems capable to look at FIFA World Cup 2018 Live broadcast on websites like that of ESPN, Fox Sports and few websites that may not have permission to broadcast the FIFA World Cup fits. There might be some websites with the intention to be providing you the faux data approximately the suits and may try to capture your important records. Do not fall into the entice. You have to be beware of such websites. Avoid the use of such fishy websites.

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FIFA 2018 World Cup Live Score and Commentary

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Updated FIFA 2018 World Cup Live Score and Commentary

With so many matches with a purpose to be taking vicinity every day, it is going to be sincerely hard to maintain keep of a majority of these matches and seize the live motion which takes area within the grand FIFA event. You will clearly want to test the ratings of the suits from a group of websites and the cell apps. You can deploy programs like FotMob, Forza, and OneFootball for buying the instantaneous notifications approximately the desires and other interesting occasions all through these matches. FIFA additionally has its legitimate cell app for the iOS and the Android users to make them live up to date about the FIFA 2018 rating.

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The folks who are blind or don’t need to waste their crucial time in looking the fits also can listen to the FIFA World Cup 2018 Live statement on their own thru radio or web sites that offer unfastened live observation for the soccer suits. This can be one among the largest football world cup events a good way to be hosted through any u . S . In the records of the football. So, if you are a soccer freak, you need to capture every replace approximately the score and show up on the soccer floor through the stay remark of soccer global cup.

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