2018 FIFA World Cup (Russia)


2018 FIFA World Cup (Russia)
2018 FIFA World Cup (Russia)

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018, after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010.

2018 FIFA World Cup

Tournamentdetails
Host countryRussia
Dates14 June – 15 July
Teams32
Match ballTelstar 18
Venue(s)12

This will be the first World Cup held in Europe since the 2006 tournament in Germany, and the first ever to be held in Eastern Europe. All of the stadium venues are in European Russia, to keep travel time manageable. The final tournament will involve 32 national teams, which include 31 teams determined through qualifying competitions and the automatically qualified host team Of the 32 teams, 20 will be making back-to-back appearances following the last tournament in 2014, including defending champions Germany, while Iceland and Panama will both be making their first appearances at a FIFA World Cup. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities. The final will take place on 15 July at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

The winners of the World Cup will qualify for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup.

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualified Country

AFC (5)

  • Australia
  • Iran
  • Japan
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Korea

CAF (5)

  • Egypt
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Tunisia

CONCACAF (3)

  • Costa Rica
  • Mexico
  • Panama

CONMEBOL (5)

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Peru
  • Uruguay

OFC (0)

  • None qualified

UEFA (14)

  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia (hosts)
  • Serbia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Team base camps

Base camps will be used by the 32 national squads to stay and train before and during the World Cup tournament. On 9 February 2018, FIFA announced the base camps for each participating team.

  • Argentina: Bronnitsy , Moscow Oblast
  • Australia: Kazan , Republic of Tatarstan
  • Belgium: Krasnogorsky , Moscow Oblast
  • Brazil: Sochi , Krasnodar Krai
  • Colombia: Verkhneuslonsky , Republic of Tatarstan
  • Costa Rica: Saint Petersburg
  • Croatia: Vyborgsky, Leningrad Oblast
  • Denmark: Anapa , Krasnodar Krai
  • Egypt: Grozny , Chechen Republic
  • England: Saint Petersburg
  • France: Istra, Moscow Oblast
  • Germany: Moscow
  • Iceland: Gelendzhik , Krasnodar Krai
  • Iran: Bakovka, Moscow Oblast
  • Japan: Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan
  • Mexico: Khimki , Moscow Oblast
  • Morocco: Voronezh , Voronezh Oblast
  • Nigeria: Yessentuki , Stavropol Krai
  • Panama: Saransk , Republic of Mordovia
  • Peru: Moscow
  • Poland: Sochi, Krasnodar Krai
  • Portugal: Ramenskoye , Moscow Oblast
  • Russia: Khimki, Moscow Oblast
  • Saudi Arabia: Saint Petersburg
  • Senegal: Kaluga , Kaluga Oblast
  • Serbia: Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad Oblast
  • South Korea: Saint Petersburg
  • Spain: Krasnodar , Krasnodar Krai
  • Switzerland: Togliatti , Samara Oblast
  • Sweden: Gelendzhik, Krasnodar Krai
  • Tunisia: Pervomayskoye, Moscow Oblast
  • Uruguay: Bor, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast

Group Stage

Group A

   
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
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2Saudi Arabia00000000
3Egypt00000000
4Uruguay00000000


Group B

   
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Portugal00000000
2Spain00000000
3Morocco00000000
4Iran00000000


Group C

   
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1France00000000
2Australia00000000
3Peru00000000
4Denmark00000000


Group D

   
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Argentina00000000
2Iceland00000000
3Croatia00000000
4Nigeria00000000


Group E

   
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1Brazil00000000
2Switzerland00000000
3Costa Rica00000000
4Serbia00000000


Group F

   
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1Germany00000000
2Mexico00000000
3Sweden00000000
4South Korea00000000


Group G

   
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1Belgium00000000
2Panama00000000
3Tunisia00000000
4England00000000

Group H

   
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2Senegal00000000
3Colombia00000000
4Japan00000000