2018 FIFA World Cup

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2018 FIFA World Cup
Кубок мира ФИФА 2018 (Russian)
Tournament details
Host country Russia
Dates 14 June – 15 July 2018
(32 days)
Teams 32 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 12 (in 11 host cities) (in 11 host cities)
2014
2022

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, which is a men's football tournament that takes place every four years and is organized by FIFA. The tournament will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018,[1] after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010. This is the first World Cup taking place in Eastern Europe.

The winners will qualify for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Qualified teams[change | change source]

     Teams qualified for World Cup      Teams did not qualify for World Cup      Teams removed from the tournament by FIFA before playing a match      Countries were not FIFA members

Russia is the host country, so the Russian team automatically qualified.

Team Qualified as Date of
qualification
 Argentina CONMEBOL qualification 3rd place 10 October 2017
 Australia CONCACAF v AFC play-off winners 15 November 2017
 Belgium UEFA Group H winners 3 September 2017
 Brazil CONMEBOL qualification winner 28 March 2017
 Colombia CONMEBOL qualification 4th place 10 October 2017
 Costa Rica CONCACAF Fifth Round runners-up 7 October 2017
 Croatia UEFA Second Round winners 12 November 2017
 Denmark UEFA Second Round winners 14 November 2017
 Egypt CAF Third Round Group E winners 8 October 2017
 England UEFA Group F winners 5 October 2017
 France UEFA Group A winners 10 October 2017
 Germany UEFA Group C winners 5 October 2017
 Iceland UEFA Group I winners 9 October 2017
 Iran AFC Third Round Group A winners 12 June 2017
 Japan AFC Third Round Group B winners 31 August 2017
 Mexico CONCACAF Fifth Round top 3 1 September 2017
 Morocco CAF Third Round Group C winners 11 November 2017
 Nigeria CAF Third Round Group B winners 7 October 2017
 Panama CONCACAF Fifth Round 3rd place 10 October 2017
 Peru OFC v CONMEBOL play-off winners 15 November
 Poland UEFA Group E winners 8 October 2017
 Portugal UEFA Group B winners 10 October 2017
 Russia Host 2 December 2010
 Saudi Arabia AFC Third Round Group B runners-up 5 September 2017
 Senegal CAF Third Round Group D winners 10 November 2017
 Serbia UEFA Group D winners 9 October 2017
 South Korea AFC Third Round Group A runners-up 5 September 2017
 Spain UEFA Group G winners 6 October 2017
 Sweden UEFA Second Round winners 13 November 2017
 Switzerland UEFA Second Round winners 12 November 2017
 Tunisia CAF Third Round Group A winners 11 November 2017
 Uruguay CONMEBOL qualification runners-up 10 October 2017

Draw[change | change source]

The draw was held in Moscow at 18:00 MSK, on Friday 1st December 2017[2][3] The teams were divided into 4 pots, 8 teams each. These are the pots:

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)
 Korea Republic (62)
 Saudi Arabia (63)

Stadiums[change | change source]

Luzhniki Stadium will host the final on 15 July.

Moscow:

Saint Petersburg:

Kaliningrad:

Nizhny Novgorod:

Volgograd:

Yekaterinburg:

Sochi:

Rostov-on-Don:

Saransk:

Samara:

Kazan

Group stage[change | change source]

Group A[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
2  Saudi Arabia 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
3  Egypt 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
4  Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
14 June 2018
Russia  v.  Saudi Arabia
15 June 2018
Egypt  v.  Uruguay
19 June 2018
Russia  v.  Egypt
20 June 2018
Uruguay  v.  Saudi Arabia
25 June 2018
Uruguay  v.  Russia
Saudi Arabia  v.  Egypt

Group B[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
2  Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
3  Morocco 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
4  Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
15 June 2018
Morocco  v.  Iran
Portugal  v.  Spain
20 June 2018
Portugal  v.  Morocco
Iran  v.  Spain
25 June 2018
Iran  v.  Portugal
Spain  v.  Morocco

Group C[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  France 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
2  Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
3  Peru 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
4  Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
16 June 2018
France  v.  Australia
Peru  v.  Denmark
21 June 2018
Denmark  v.  Australia
France  v.  Peru
26 June 2018
Denmark  v.  France
Australia  v.  Peru

Group D[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
2  Iceland 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
3  Croatia 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
4  Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
16 June 2018
Argentina  v.  Iceland
Croatia  v.  Nigeria
21 June 2018
Argentina  v.  Croatia
Nigeria  v.  Iceland
26 June 2018
Nigeria  v.  Argentina
Iceland  v.  Croatia

Group E[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
2  Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
3  Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
4  Serbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
17 June 2018
Costa Rica  v.  Serbia
Brazil  v.  Switzerland
22 June 2018
Brazil  v.  Costa Rica
Serbia  v.  Switzerland
27 June 2018
Serbia  v.  Brazil
Switzerland  v.  Costa Rica

Group F[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
2  Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
3  Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
4  Korea Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
17 June 2018
Germany  v.  Mexico
18 June 2018
Sweden  v.  Korea Republic
23 June 2018
Korea Republic  v.  Mexico
Germany  v.  Sweden
27 June 2018
Korea Republic  v.  Germany
Mexico  v.  Sweden

Group G[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
2  Panama 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
3  Tunisia 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
4  England 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
18 June 2018
Belgium  v.  Panama
Tunisia  v.  England
23 June 2018
Belgium  v.  Tunisia
24 June 2018
England  v.  Panama
28 June 2018
England  v.  Belgium
Panama  v.  Tunisia

Group H[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
2  Senegal 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
3  Colombia 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
4  Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0
19 June 2018
Colombia  v.  Japan
Poland  v.  Senegal
24 June 2018
Japan  v.  Senegal
Poland  v.  Colombia
28 June 2018
Japan  v.  Poland
Senegal  v.  Colombia

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