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World Cup Russia 2018 Full Schedule

The World Cup 2018 draw was announced Friday, December 1, 2017! Below is the full list of groups and their schedule through the World Cup.

Group stage

Each of the teams will play all other teams in their group, and the top two teams per group will advance to the knockout stage. Teams FIFA rankings as of October 2017 are listed in parentheses below.

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Daily schedule, all times GMT. Schedule in your local time available on the scoreboard.

Thursday, June 14, 2018: Russia vs. Saudi Arabia (Group A), Moscow (Luzhniki) 4 p.m.

Friday, June 15: Egypt vs. Uruguay (A) Ekaterinburg 1 p.m.; Morocco vs. Iran (B) St Petersburg 4 p.m.; Portugal vs. Spain (B) Sochi 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 16: France vs. Australia (C) Kazan 11 a.m.; Argentina vs. Iceland (D) Moscow (Spartak) 2 p.m.; Peru vs. Denmark (C) Saransk 5 p.m.; Croatia vs. Nigeria (D) Kaliningrad 8 p.m.

Sunday, June 17: Costa Rica vs. Serbia (E) Samara 1 p.m.; Germany vs. Mexico (F) Moscow (Luzhniki) 4 p.m.; Brazil vs. Switzerland (E) Rostov-on-Don 7 p.m.

Monday, June 18: Sweden vs. South Korea (F) Nizhny Novgorod 1 p.m.; Belgium vs. Panama (G) Sochi 4 p.m.; Tunisia vs. England (G) Volgograd 7 p.m.

Tuesday, June 19: Poland vs. Senegal (H) Moscow (Spartak) 1 p.m.; Colombia vs. Japan (H) Saransk 4 p.m.; Russia vs. Egypt (A) St Petersburg 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 20: Portugal vs. Morocco (B) Moscow (Luzhniki) 1 p.m.; Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia (A) Rostov-on-Don 4 p.m.; Iran vs. Spain (B) Kazan 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 21: France vs. Peru (C) Ekaterinburg 1 p.m.; Denmark vs. Australia (C) Samara 4 p.m.; Argentina vs. Croatia (D) Nizhny Novgorod 7 p.m.

Friday, June 22: Brazil vs. Costa Rica (E) St Petersburg 1 p.m.; Nigeria vs. Iceland (D) Volgograd 4 p.m.; Serbia vs. Switzerland (E) Kaliningrad 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 23: Belgium vs. Tunisia (G) Moscow (Spartak) 1 p.m.; Germany vs. Sweden (F) Sochi 4 p.m.; South Korea vs. Mexico (F) Rostov-on-Don 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 24: England vs. Panama (G) Nizhny Novgorod 1 p.m.; Japan vs. Senegal (H) Ekaterinburg 4 p.m.; Poland vs. Colombia (H) Kazan 7 p.m.

Monday, June 25: Uruguay vs. Russia (A) Samara 3 p.m.; Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt (A) Volgograd 3 p.m.; Spain vs. Morocco (B) Kaliningrad 7 p.m.; Iran vs. Portugal (B) Saransk 7 p.m.

Tuesday, June 26: Denmark vs. France (C) Moscow (Luzhniki) 3 p.m.; Australia vs. Peru (C) Sochi 3 p.m.; Nigeria vs. Argentina (D) St Petersburg 7 p.m.; Iceland vs. Croatia (D) Rostov-on-Don 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 27: South Korea vs. Germany (F) Kazan 3 p.m.; Mexico vs. Sweden (F) Ekaterinburg 3 p.m.; Serbia vs. Brazil (E) Moscow (Spartak) 7 p.m.; Switzerland vs. Costa Rica (E) Nizhny Novgorod 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 28: Japan vs. Poland (H) Volgograd 3 p.m.; Senegal vs. Colombia (H) Samara 3 p.m.; England vs. Belgium (G) Kaliningrad 7 p.m.; Panama vs. Tunisia (G) Saransk 7 p.m.


Knockout stage

The 16 remaining teams will form a single-elimination bracket. Here are the group matchups:

Match 49: Winner Group A vs. Runner-up Group B – Saturday, June 30, 7 p.m., Sochi

Match 50: Winner Group C vs. Runner-up Group D – Saturday, June 30, 3 p.m., Kazan

Match 51: Winner Group E vs. Runner-up Group F – Sunday, July 1, 3 p.m., Moscow (Luzhniki)

Match 52: Winner Group G vs. Runner-up Group H – Sunday, July 1, 7 p.m., Nizhny Novgorod

Match 53: Winner Group B vs. Runner-up Group A – Monday, July 2, 3 p.m., Samara

Match 54: Winner Group D vs. Runner-up Group C – Monday, July 2, 7 p.m., Rostov-on-Don

Match 55: Winner Group F vs. Runner-up Group E – Tuesday, July 3, 3 p.m., St Petersburg

Match 56: Winner Group H vs. Runner-up Group G – Tuesday, July 3, 7 p.m., Moscow (Spartak)



Match 57: Winner of Match 49 (A/B) vs. Winner of Match 50 (C/D) – Friday, July 6, 3 p.m., Nizhny Novgorod

Match 58: Winner of Match 51 (E/F) vs. Winner of Match 52 (G/H) – Friday, July 6, 7 p.m., Kazan

Match 59: Winner of Match 53 (B/A) vs. Winner of Match 54 (D/C) – Saturday, July 7, 3 p.m., Samara

Match 60: Winner of Match 55 (F/E) vs. Winner of Match 56 (H/G) – Saturday, July 7, 7 p.m., Sochi



Match 61: Winner of Match 57 vs. Winner of Match 58 – Tuesday, July 10, 7 p.m., St Petersburg

Match 62: Winner of Match 59 vs. Winner of Match 60 – Wednesday, July 11, 7 p.m., Moscow (Luzhniki)


Third-place game

Loser of Match 61 vs. Loser of Match 62 – Saturday, July 14, 3 p.m., St Petersburg



Winner of Match 61 vs. Winner of Match 62 – Sunday, July 15, 4 p.m., Moscow (Luzhniki)

Schedule source: ESPN


Selected Team Schedules

Below are selected schedules for teams our clients like to follow.


Mexico World Cup Russia Schedule

Sunday, June 17:  Germany vs. Mexico (F) Moscow (Luzhniki) 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 23: South Korea vs. Mexico (F) Rostov-on-Don 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 27: Mexico vs. Sweden (F) Ekaterinburg 3 p.m.


Peru World Cup Russia Schedule

Saturday, June 16:  Peru vs. Denmark (C) Saransk 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 21: France vs. Peru (C) Ekaterinburg 1 p.m.

Tuesday, June 26: Australia vs. Peru (C) Sochi 3 p.m.


Colombia World Cup Russia Schedule

Tuesday, June 19: Colombia vs. Japan (H) Saransk 4 p.m.

Sunday, June 24: Poland vs. Colombia (H) Kazan 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 28: Senegal vs. Colombia (H) Samara 3 p.m.


Australia World Cup Russia Schedule

Saturday, June 16: France vs. Australia (C) Kazan 11 a.m.p.m.

Thursday, June 21: Denmark vs. Australia (C) Samara 4 p.m.

Tuesday, June 26: Australia vs. Peru (C) Sochi 3 p.m.


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