World Cup Fixtures & Groups: The Full Schedule for Russia 2018

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The opening ceremony is 8 days away. The 23-man squads have been made official, so it’s the perfect time to take a look at the groups and fixtures of World Cup 2018.

The draw for this World Cup was pretty balanced. There is no particular group of death like there usually is. Almost all groups have their own favorites and outsiders. On paper, it seems obvious who’s going to finish where in most of them. However, paper projections rarely pan out. Group H is the only one that’s relatively even and difficult to predict. France (Group C), Argentina (Group D), Brazil (Group E) and Germany (Group F) are all odds-on favorites in their respective groups, while Spain and Portugal will tussle for first place in Group B. The same applies to England and Belgium in Group G. Russia will hope that it can take advantage of a lenient draw and advance to the second stage in Group A.

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Group stage fixtures:

 

Thursday 14 June

17:00 – Russia vs. Saudi Arabia (Group A), Moscow (Luzhniki)

 

Friday 15 June

14:00 – Egypt vs. Uruguay (Group A), Yekaterinburg

17:00 – Morocco vs. Iran (Group B), St. Petersburg

20:00 – Portugal vs. Spain (Group B), Sochi

 

Saturday 16 June

12:00 – France vs. Australia (Group C), Kazan

15:00 – Argentina vs. Iceland (Group D), Moscow (Spartak Stadium)

18:00 – Peru vs. Denmark (Group C), Saransk

21:00 – Croatia vs. Nigeria (Group D), Kaliningrad

 

Sunday 17 June

14:00 – Costa Rica vs. Serbia (Group E), Samara

17:00 – Germany vs. Mexico (Group F), Moscow (Luzhniki)

20:00 – Brazil vs. Switzerland (Group E), Rostov-on-Don

 

Monday 18 June

14:00 – Sweden vs. South Korea (Group F), Nizhny Novgorod

17:00 – Belgium vs. Panama (Group G), Sochi

20:00 – Tunisia vs. England (Group G), Volgograd

 

Tuesday 19 June

14:00 – Colombia vs. Japan (Group H), Saransk

17:00 – Poland vs. Senegal (Group H), Moscow (Spartak Stadium)

20:00 – Russia vs. Egypt (Group A), St. Petersburg

 

Wednesday 20 June

14:00 – Portugal vs. Morocco (Group B), Moscow (Luzhniki)

17:00 – Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia (Group A), Rostov-On-Don

20:00 – Iran vs. Spain (Group B), Kazan

 

Thursday 21 June

14:00 – Denmark vs. Australia (Group C), Samara

17:00 – France vs. Peru (Group C), Yekaterinburg

20:00 – Argentina vs. Croatia (Group D), Nizhny Novgorod

 

Friday 22 June

14:00 – Brazil vs. Costa Rica (Group E), St. Petersburg

17:00 – Nigeria vs. Iceland (Group D), Volgograd

20:00 – Serbia vs. Switzerland (Group E), Kaliningrad

 

Saturday 23 June

14:00 – Belgium vs. Tunisia (Group G), Moscow (Spartak Stadium)

17:00 – South Korea vs. Mexico (Group F), Rostov-on-Don

20:00 – Germany vs. Sweden (Group F), Sochi

 

Sunday 24 June

14:00 – England vs. Panama (Group G), Nizhny Novgorod

17:00 – Japan vs. Senegal (Group H), Yekaterinburg

20:00 – Poland vs. Colombia (Group H), Kazan

 

Monday 25 June

16:00 – Uruguay vs. Russia (Group A), Samara

16:00 – Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt (Group A), Volgograd

20:00 – Spain vs. Morocco (Group B), Kaliningrad

20:00 – Iran vs. Portugal (Group B), Saransk

 

Tuesday 26 June

16:00 – Denmark vs. France (Group C), Moscow (Luzhniki)

16:00 – Australia vs. Peru (Group C), Sochi

20:00 – Nigeria vs. Argentina (Group D), St. Petersburg

20:00 – Iceland vs. Croatia (Group D), Rostov-on-Don

 

Wednesday 27 June

16:00 – South Korea vs. Germany (Group F), Kazan

16:00 – Mexico vs. Sweden (Group F), Yekaterinburg

20:00 – Serbia vs. Brazil (Group E), Moscow (Spartak Stadium)

20:00 – Switzerland vs. Costa Rica (Group E), Nizhny Novgorod

 

Thursday 28 June

16:00 – Japan vs. Poland (Group H), Volgograd

16:00 – Senegal vs. Colombia (Group H), Samara

20:00 – England vs. Belgium (Group G), Kaliningrad

20:00 – Panama vs. Tunisia (Group G), Saransk

 

 

 

Round of 16 fixtures:

 

Saturday 30 June

16:00 – Group C winner vs. Group D runner-up, Kazan (Match 50)

20:00 – Group A winner vs. Group B runner-up, Sochi (Match 49)

 

Sunday 1 July

16:00 – Group B winner vs. Group A runner-up, Moscow (Luzhniki) (Match 51)

20:00 – Group D winner vs. Group C runner-up, Nizhny Novgorod (Match 52)

 

Monday 2 July

16:00 – Group E winner vs. Group F runner-up, Samara (Match 53)

20:00 – Group G winner vs. Group H runner-up, Rostov-on-Don (Match 54)

 

Tuesday 3 July

16:00 – Group F winner vs. Group E runner-up, St. Petersburg (Match 55)

20:00 – Group H winner vs. Group G runner-up, Moscow (Spartak Stadium) (Match 56)

 

Quarter-final fixtures:

 

Friday 6 July

16:00 – Winner Match 49 vs. Winner Match 50, Nizhny Novgorod (Match 57)

20:00 – Winner Match 53 vs. Winner Match 54, Kazan (Match 58)

 

Saturday 7 July

16:00 – Winner Match 55 vs. Winner Match 56, Samara (Match 60)

20:00 – Winner Match 51 vs. Winner Match 52, Sochi (Match 59)

 

Semi-final fixtures:

 

Tuesday 10 July

20:00 – Winner Match 57 vs. Winner Match 58, St. Petersburg (Match 61)

 

Wednesday 11 July

20:00 – Winner Match 59 vs. Winner Match 60, Moscow (Luzhniki) (Match 62)

 

Third place play-off match:
Saturday 14 July

16:00 – Loser Match 61 vs. Loser Match 62, St. Petersburg

 

Final
Sunday 15 July

17:00 – Winner Match 61 vs. Winner Match 62, Moscow (Luzhniki)

*All times are GMT+2