World Cup 2018

The World Cup 2018 will be broadcast from Russia on Fox Sports daily from June 14 – July 15, 2018. 32 teams play 64 games.

Mexico warms up for the World Cup in an exhibition with Wales

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Mexico vs Wales
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Sunday, May 27, 2018

Portugal warms up for the World Cup in a friendly with Tunisia

World #3,
Portugal vs Tunisia
Monday, May 28, 2018

France warms up for the World Cup in a friendly with Republic of Ireland

World #9
France vs Republic of Ireland
Stade de France in Paris, France
Monday, May 28, 2018

Peru warms up for the World Cup in a friendly exhibition with Scotland

World #11
Peru vs Scotland
Monday, May 28, 2018

Panama warms up for the World Cup in a friendly with Northern Ireland

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Panama vs Northern Ireland
Estadio Rommel Fernández Gutiérrez in Panama City, Panama
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Spain warms up for the World Cup in a friendly exhibition with Switzerland

World #6
Spain vs Switzerland
Saturday, June 2, 2018

Brazil warms up for the World Cup in an exhibition with Croatia

World #2
Croatia vs Brazil
Sunday, June 3, 2018

Costa Rica warms up for the World Cup in a friendly with Northern Ireland

World #26
Costa Rica vs Northern Ireland
Sunday, June 3, 2018

Uruguay warms up for the World Cup in a match with Wales

World #22
Uruguay vs Uzbekistan
Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, Uruguay
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Argentina vs Iceland ~ World Cup 2018 Group Stage

World #4, World Cup Group D
Argentina vs Iceland
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Colombia vs Japan World Cup 2018 Group Stage

World #13, World Cup Group H
Colombia vs Japan
Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Russia
Tuesday, June 19, 2018



Group Stage games are played for two weeks, June 14 – 28, 2018.


Group A

  • Russia
  • Uruguay
  • Egypt
  • Saudi Arabia

Group B


Group C


Group D


Group E


Group F

  • Germany
  • Mexico
  • Sweden
  • South Korea

Group G

  • Belgium
  • England
  • Tunisia
  • Panama

Group H




Thursday, June 14

The World Cup 2018 opens with Russia vs Saudia Arabia at 11 am ET.

Friday, June 15

Egypt vs Uruguay at 8 am ET.

Portugal vs Spain at 2 pm ET.

Saturday, June 16

France vs Australia at 6 am ET.

Argentina vs Iceland at 9 am ET.

Peru vs Denmark at 12 noon ET.

Sunday, June 17

Costa Rica vs Serbia at 8 am ET.

Germany vs Mexico at 11 am ET.

Brazil vs Switzerland at 2 pm ET.

Monday, June 18

Belgium vs Panama at 11 am ET.

Tuesday, June 19

Colombia vs Japan at 8 am ET.

Wednesday, June 20

Portugal vs Morocco at 8 am ET.

Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia at 11 am ET.

Iran vs Spain at 2 pm ET.

Thursday, June 21

France vs Peru at 11 am ET.

Argentina vs Croatia at 2 pm ET.

Friday, June 22

Brazil vs Costa Rica at 8 am ET.

Saturday, June 23

Korea Republic vs Mexico at 11 am ET.

Sunday, June 24

England vs Panama at 8 am ET.

Poland vs Colombia at 2 pm ET.

Monday, June 25

Uruguay vs Russia at 10 am ET.

Iran vs Portugal at 2 pm ET.

Spain vs Morocco at 2 pm ET.

Tuesday, June 26

Denmark vs France at 10 am ET.

Australia vs Peru at 10 am ET.

Nigeria vs Argentina at 2 pm ET.

Wednesday, June 27

Mexico vs Sweden at 10 am ET.

Serbia vs Brazil at 2 pm ET.

Switzerland vs Costa Rica at 2 pm ET.

Thursday, June 28

Senegal vs Colombia at 10 am ET.

Panama vs Tunisia at 2 pm ET.


 



The World Cup Round of 16 games are from Saturday, June 30 – Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

Saturday, June 30

C1 vs D2 at 10 am ET.

A1 vs B2 at 2 pm ET.

Sunday, July 1

B1 vs A2 at 10 am ET.

D1 vs C2 at 2 pm ET.

Monday, July 2

E1 vs F2 at 10 am ET.

G1 vs H2 at 2 pm ET.

Tuesday, July 3

F1 vs E2 at 10 am ET.

H1 vs G2 at 2 pm ET.


 

World Cup 2018 Quarter Finals are Friday – Saturday, July 6 – 7, 2018.

Friday, July 6

A1 – B2 vs C1 – D2 at 10 am ET.

E1 – F2 vs G1 – H2 at 2 pm ET.

Saturday, July 7

F1 – E2 vs H1 – G2 at 10 am ET.

B1 – A2 vs D1 – C2 at 2 pm ET.


 



World Cup 2018 Semi Finals are in Saint Petersburg and Moscow.

Tuesday, July 10

Winner Quarter Final 1 vs Winner Quarter Final 2 at 2 pm ET.

Wednesday, July 11

Winner Quarter Final 3 vs Winner Quarter Final 4 at 2 pm ET.


 

The Third Place Playoff is in Saint Petersburg.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Loser Semi Final 1 vs Loser Semi Final 2



The World Cup Russia 2018 Final is in Moscow (Luzhniki).

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Winner Semi Final 1 vs Winner Semi Final 2 at 11 am ET.

Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico in the World Cup, USA no

October 2015 – November 2017
Qualified
South America: Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia
North America: Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama
Europe: France, Portugal, Spain
Playoffs: Peru, Honduras, Italy
Qualifiers end Tuesday, November 14, 2017

World Cup 2018 Qualifying ran from March 12, 2015 through November 15, 2017. These Latin teams qualified.

Europe (UEFA)

  • France
  • Portugal
  • Spain

South America (CONMEBOL)

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Peru (by playoffs)
  • Uruguay

North America (CONCACAF)

  • Costa Rica
  • Mexico
  • Panama

The World Cup has been held every four years since 1930, except 1942 and 1946 because of World War II. The World Cup is the world’s most popular sporting event. It is even more popular than the Olympics.

Germany are the defending champions from the 2014 World Cup Brazil. Argentina were the runners-up.

World Cup Champions

Teams put stars on their logo for each World Cup win. Brazil has won the most World Cups with five and is the only country to have played in every tournament. Germany and Italy have won four Cups each. Argentina and Uruguay have won twice. Spain, France, and England have won one time.

2010s

2018 Russia

2014 Brazil ~ Germany beat Argentina

2010 South Africa ~ Spain beat Netherlands

2000s

2006 Germany ~ Italy beat France

2002 South Korea & Japan ~ Brazil beat Germany

1990s

1998 France ~ France beat Brazil

1994 USA ~ Brazil beat Italy

1990 Italy ~ West Germany beat Argentina

1980s

1986 Mexico ~ Argentina beat West Germany

1982 Spain ~ Italy beat West Germany

1970s

1978 Argentina ~ Argentina beat Netherlands

1974 West Germany ~ West Germany beat Netherlands

1970 Mexico ~ Brazil beat Italy

1960s

1966 England ~ England beat West Germany

1962 Chile ~ Brazil beat Czechoslovakia

1950s

1958 Sweden ~ Brazil beat Sweden

1954 Switzerland ~ West Germany beat Hungary

1950 Brazil ~ Uruguay beat Brazil

1930s

1938 France ~ Italy beat Hungary

1934 Italy ~ Italy beat Czechoslovakia

1930 Uruguay ~ Uruguay beat Argentina

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