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.

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

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

Date Teams Where
June 14th, 4PM Russia v Saudi Arabia Moscow
June 15th, 1PM Egypt v Uruguay Yekaterinburg
June 19th, 7PM Russia v Egypt Saint Petersburg
June 20th, 4PM Uruguay v Saudia Arabia Rostov-on-Don
June 25th, 3PM Saudi Arabia v Egypt Volgograd
June 25th, 3PM Uruguay v Russia Samara

Group B

Date Teams Where
June 15th, 4PM Morocco v Iran Saint Petersburg
June 15th, 7PM Portugal v Spain Sochi
June 20th, 1PM Portugal v Morocco Moscow
June 20th, 7PM Iran v Spain Kazan
June 25th, 7PM Iran v Portugal Saransk
June 25th, 7PM Spain v Morocco Kaliningrad

Group C

Date Teams Where
June 16th, 4PM France v Australia Kazan
June 16th, 5PM Peru v Denmark Saransk
June 21st, 1PM Denmark v Australia Samara
June 21st, 4PM France v Peru Yekaterinburg
June 26th, 3PM Australia v Peru Sochi
June 26th, 3PM Denmark v France Moscow

Group D

Date Teams Where
June 16th, 4PM Argentina v Iceland Moscow
June 16th, 8PM Croatia v Nigeria Kaliningrad
June 21st, 7PM Argentina v Croatia Nizhny Novgorod
June 22nd, 4PM Nigeria v Iceland Volgograd
June 26th, 7PM Iceland v Croatia Rostov-on-Don
June 26th, 7PM Nigeria v Argentina Saint Petersburg

Group E

Date Teams Where
June 17th, 1PM Costa Rica v Serbia Samara
June 17th, 7PM Brazil v Switzerland Rostov-on-Don
June 22nd, 7PM Brazil v Costa Rica Saint Petersburg
June 22nd, 7PM Serbie v Switzerland Kaliningrad
June 27th, 7PM Serbia v Brazil Moscow
June 27th, 7PM Switzerland v Costa Rica Nizhny Novgorod

Group F

Date Teams Where
June 17th, 4PM Germany v Mexico Moscow
June 15th, 1PM Sweden v South Korea Nizhny Novgorod
June 23rd, 7PM South Korea v Mexico Rostov-on-Don
June 23rd, 7PM Germany v Sweden Sochi
June 27th, 3PM South Korea v Germany Kazan
June 27th, 3PM Mexico v Sweden Yekaterinburg

Group G

Date Teams Where
June 18th, 4PM Belgium v Panama Sochi
June 18th, 7PM Tunisia v England Volgograd
June 23rd, 1PM Belgium v Tunisa Moscow
June 24th, 1PM England v Panama Nizhny Novgorod
June 28th, 7PM England v Belgium Kaliningrad
June 28th, 7PM Panama v Tunisia Saransk

Group H

Date Teams Where
June 19th, 1PM Colombia v Japan Saransk
June 19th, 4PM Poland v Senegal Moscow
June 24th, 4PM Japan v Senegal Yekaterinburg
June 24th, 7PM Poland v Colombia Kazan
June 28th, 3PM Japan v Poland Volgograd
June 28th, 3PM Senegal v Colombia Samara

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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