World Cup 2018

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World Cup Groups

On July 15th, 2018, we will know which is the best football team in the World. France, Brazil, Belgium, England … They all want to celebrate in Moscow and come home victorious. In this article, we strive to provide you will all the important details about the World Cup. The teams, the stadiums, the schedule, etc. We’ve got it all covered.

Eight groups have been drawn for the first stage of the World Cup. The process took place in Moscow, on December 1st. Each group has four teams, for a total of 32 teams competing.

  • Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
  • Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
  • Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark
  • Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
  • Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
  • Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, Korea Republic
  • Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England
  • Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

Russia 2018 – The Stadiums

Russia World Cup 2018 Stadium

In this photo taken on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, workers play football outside the construction site of the World Cup stadium in Samara, Russia. (AP Photo) @Polfoto

Twelve modern coliseums will host the 64 World Cup 2018 football games. Some are still being built, as the Samara one, whereas some have got legendary status like the Luzhniki Stadium. Eleven of those stadiums are in mainland Russia and one is in Kaliningrad, the Russian enclave nested between Lithuania and Poland. Furthermore, there’s only one stadium beyond the Ural; the under construction Ekaterinburg Arena lies in the Asian part of Russia.

  • Luzhniki Stadium / Moscow / 80,000 Seats
  • Saint Petersburg Stadium / Saint Petersburg / 67,000 Seats
  • Fisht Stadium / Sochi / 48,000 Seats
  • Ekaterinburg Arena / Ekaterinburg / 45,000 Seats
  • Kazan Arena / Kazan / 45,000 Seats
  • Nizhny Novgorod Stadium / Nizhny Novgorod / 45,000 Seats
  • Rostov Arena / Rostov-on-Don /45,000 Seats
  • Samara Arena / Samara / 45,000 Seats
  • Mordovia Arena / Saransk / 45,000 Seats
  • Volgograd Stadium / Volgograd / 45,000 Seats
  • Spartak Stadium / Moscow / 42,000
  • Kaliningrad Stadium / Kaliningrad / 35,212 Seats

The main stadium of attention will obviously be Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. It is by far the biggest and will host the opening game, Russia v Saudi Arabia, as well as the final.

England at The World Cup

England will have to face off Tunisia, Panama, and Belgium to extract themselves from group G. Nothing too hard but Belgium will be a hefty opponent. Let’s not forget that England got kicked out of the last Euro Cup by Iceland. It is a team that needs work to retrieve its former glory. Gareth Southgate’s job will be a tricky one. However, the answer might lie with the young ones who have won the U-20 World Cup last year: Dominic Solanke, Lewis Cook, and Angus Gunn. We hope they will make a difference.

Betting On England
England vs Tunisia
England vs Panama
England vs Belgium

World Cup Qualified Teams

In the lead up to the 2018 World Cup, we are providing you with an overview of the qualified teams.

DateTeam
December 18th, 2017Belgium
December 11th, 2017Argentina
December 6th, 2017Brazil
December 4th, 2017Portugal
November 27th, 2017Germany
November 21st, 2017Russia

World Cup 2018 Dates & Fixtures

The 2018 World Cup will take place from June 14th, 2018 to July 15th, 2018. There will be a massive 64 fixtures played. Here’s a comprehensive schedule of all the matches announced so far. All the times are for the UK.

Group A

DateTeamsWhere
June 14th, 4PMRussia v Saudi ArabiaMoscow
June 15th, 1PMEgypt v UruguayYekaterinburg
June 19th, 7PMRussia v EgyptSaint Petersburg
June 20th, 4PMUruguay v Saudia ArabiaRostov-on-Don
June 25th, 3PMSaudi Arabia v EgyptVolgograd
June 25th, 3PMUruguay v RussiaSamara

Group B

DateTeamsWhere
June 15th, 4PMMorocco v IranSaint Petersburg
June 15th, 7PMPortugal v SpainSochi
June 20th, 1PMPortugal v MoroccoMoscow
June 20th, 7PMIran v SpainKazan
June 25th, 7PMIran v PortugalSaransk
June 25th, 7PMSpain v MoroccoKaliningrad

Group C

DateTeamsWhere
June 16th, 4PMFrance v AustraliaKazan
June 16th, 5PMPeru v DenmarkSaransk
June 21st, 1PMDenmark v AustraliaSamara
June 21st, 4PMFrance v PeruYekaterinburg
June 26th, 3PMAustralia v PeruSochi
June 26th, 3PMDenmark v FranceMoscow

Group D

DateTeamsWhere
June 16th, 4PMArgentina v IcelandMoscow
June 16th, 8PMCroatia v NigeriaKaliningrad
June 21st, 7PMArgentina v CroatiaNizhny Novgorod
June 22nd, 4PMNigeria v IcelandVolgograd
June 26th, 7PMIceland v CroatiaRostov-on-Don
June 26th, 7PMNigeria v ArgentinaSaint Petersburg

Group E

DateTeamsWhere
June 17th, 1PMCosta Rica v SerbiaSamara
June 17th, 7PMBrazil v SwitzerlandRostov-on-Don
June 22nd, 7PMBrazil v Costa RicaSaint Petersburg
June 22nd, 7PMSerbie v SwitzerlandKaliningrad
June 27th, 7PMSerbia v BrazilMoscow
June 27th, 7PMSwitzerland v Costa RicaNizhny Novgorod

Group F

DateTeamsWhere
June 17th, 4PMGermany v MexicoMoscow
June 15th, 1PMSweden v South KoreaNizhny Novgorod
June 23rd, 7PMSouth Korea v MexicoRostov-on-Don
June 23rd, 7PMGermany v SwedenSochi
June 27th, 3PMSouth Korea v GermanyKazan
June 27th, 3PMMexico v SwedenYekaterinburg

Group G

DateTeamsWhere
June 18th, 4PMBelgium v PanamaSochi
June 18th, 7PMTunisia v EnglandVolgograd
June 23rd, 1PMBelgium v TunisaMoscow
June 24th, 1PMEngland v PanamaNizhny Novgorod
June 28th, 7PMEngland v BelgiumKaliningrad
June 28th, 7PMPanama v TunisiaSaransk

Group H

DateTeamsWhere
June 19th, 1PMColombia v JapanSaransk
June 19th, 4PMPoland v SenegalMoscow
June 24th, 4PMJapan v SenegalYekaterinburg
June 24th, 7PMPoland v ColombiaKazan
June 28th, 3PMJapan v PolandVolgograd
June 28th, 3PMSenegal v ColombiaSamara

En Route To The World Cup 2022

What’s next once the winner is crowned? Well, four long years of preparation to take his crown away. On December 2010, FIFA officials voted to elect Qatar as the host nation of the 2022 World Cup. It will be the last World Cup with 32 teams before its planned expansion to 48 teams for the 2026 World Cup.

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