FIFA World Cup 2018 at Russia

FIFA World Cup 2018

The 21st edition of FIFA World Cup 2018 has been scheduled to be held in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. 32 countries will be participating in 2018 FIFA World Cup. Germany will be the defending champion in the tournament if they qualify. This will be the first occasion when a football world cup will be hosted at Soviet Union area. Also Read: Copa America 2016 Schedule PDF, Chart, Excel Download 

Host Selection

At the initial stage 9 countries bid to host Fifa World Cup 2018. On 2 December, 2010 Federation International de Football Association announced that 21st FIFA world cup will be played in Russia.


There will be 11 cities and 12 grounds hosting the FIFA world cup 2018. Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow may host final of 2018 Fifa world cup. Also Read: Rio de Janerio all set to host Olympic Games 2016

Luzhniki StadiumMoscow81,000
Otkrytie ArenaMoscow44,929
Zenit ArenaSaint Petersburg66,881
Kaliningrad StadiumKaliningrad35,000
Kazan ArenaKazan45,105
Strelka StadiumNizhny Novgorod44,899
Samara StadiumSamara44,918
Central StadiumVolgograd45,015
Yubileyniy StadiumSaransk45,015
Levberdon ArenaRostov-on-Don43,702
Fisht Olympic StadiumSochi47,659
Central StadiumYekaterinburg35,000

Qualified Teams

There are 32 teams participating in 2018 football world cup. Russia is the first team to qualify for the tournament as nation will host the tournament.


Host Russia is placed in the Group A as FIFA announced the schedule of 2018 world cup. Rest 31 teams are divided in the 8 groups of competition.

Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D
Group EGroup FGroup GGroup H

FIFA World Cup 2018 Schedule

Federation Internationale de Football Association declared the full schedule on 24 July, 2015. Hosts Russia will be playing opening match of world cup on 14 June, 2018 at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Luzhniki Stadium will host second semi-final and final of the tournament on 11 and 15 July 2018 respectively.


Download: FIFA World Cup 2018 Fixtures PDF

14 June 2018Match 1Russia vs A2Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
15 June 2018Match 2A3 vs A4Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg
15 June 2018Match 3B1 vs B2Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
15 June 2018Match 4B3 vs B4Zenit Arena, Saint Petersburg
16 June 2018Match 5C1 vs C2Kazan Arena, Kazan
16 June 2018Match 6C3 vs C4Mordovia-Arena, Saransk
16 June 2018Match 7D1 vs D2Spartak Stadium, Moscow
16 June 2018Match 8D3 vs D4Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
17 June 2018Match 9E1 vs E2Levberdon Arena, Rostov-on-Don
17 June 2018Match 10E3 vs E4Cosmos Arena, Samara
17 June 2018Match 11F1 vs F2Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
18 June 2018Match 12F3 vs F4Strelka Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
18 June 2018Match 13G1 vs G2Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
18 June 2018Match 14G3 vs G4Central Stadium, Volgograd
19 June 2018Match 15H1 vs H2Spartak Stadium, Moscow
19 June 2018Match 16H3 vs H4Mordovia-Arena, Saransk
19 June 2018Match 17Russia vs A3Zenit Arena, Saint Petersburg
20 June 2018Match 18A4 vs A2Levberdon Arena, Rostov-on-Don
20 June 2018Match 19B1 vs B3Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
20 June 2018Match 20B2 vs B4Kazan Arena, Kazan
21 June 2018Match 21C1 vs C3Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
21 June 2018Match 22C2 vs C4Cosmos Arena, Samara
21 June 2018Match 23D1 vs D3Strelka Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
22 June 2018Match 24D2 vs D4Central Stadium, Volgograd
22 June 2018Match 25E1 vs E3Zenit Arena, Saint Petersburg
22 June 2018Match 26E2 vs E4Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg
23 June 2018Match 27F1 vs F3Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
23 June 2018Match 28F2 vs F4Levberdon Arena, Rostov-on-Don
23 June 2018Match 29G1 vs G3Spartak Stadium, Moscow
24 June 2018Match 30G2 vs G4Strelka Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
24 June 2018Match 31H1 vs H3Kazan Arena, Kazan
24 June 2018Match 32H2 vs H4Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
25 June 2018Match 33A4 vs RussiaCosmos Arena, Samara
25 June 2018Match 34A2 vs A3Central Stadium, Volgograd
25 June 2018Match 35B4 vs B1Mordovia-Arena, Saransk
25 June 2018Match 36B2 vs B3Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg
26 June 2018Match 37C4 vs C1Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
26 June 2018Match 38C2 vs C3Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
26 June 2018Match 39D4 vs D1Zenit Arena, Saint Petersburg
26 June 2018Match 40D2 vs D3Levberdon Arena, Rostov-on-Don
27 June 2018Match 41E4 vs E1Spartak Stadium, Moscow
27 June 2018Match 42E3 vs E2Strelka Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
27 June 2018Match 43F4 vs F1Kazan Arena, Kazan
27 June 2018Match 44F3 vs F2Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
28 June 2018Match 45G4 vs G1Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg
28 June 2018Match 46G3 vs G2Mordovia-Arena, Saransk
28 June 2018Match 47H4 vs H1Central Stadium, Volgograd
28 June 2018Match 48H3 vs H2Cosmos Arena, Samara

Round of 16

30 June 2018Match 49Group A(W) vs Group B(R)Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
30 June 2018Match 50Group C(W) vs Group D(R)Kazan Arena, Kazan
1 July 2018Match 51Group B(W) vs Group A(R)Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
1 July 2018Match 52Group D(W) vs Group C(R)Strelka Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
2 July 2018Match 53Group E(W) vs Group F(R)Cosmos Arena, Samara
2 July 2018Match 54Group G(W) vs Group H(R)Levberdon Arena, Rostov-on-Don
3 July 2018Match 55Group F(W) vs Group E(R)Zenit Arena, Saint Petersburg
3 July 2018Match 56Group H(W) vs Group G(R)Spartak Stadium, Moscow


6 July 2018Match 57Quarter-Final 1Strelka Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
6 July 2018Match 58Quarter-Final 2Kazan Arena, Kazan
7 July 2018Match 59Quarter-Final 3Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
7 July 2018Match 60Quarter-Final 4Cosmos Arena, Samara


10 July 2018Match 61Semi-Final 1Zenit Arena, Saint Petersburg
11 July 2018Match 62Semi-Final 2Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

Third Place

14 July 2018Match 63Third Place MatchZenit Arena, Saint Petersburg


15 July 2018Match 64FinalLuzhniki Stadium, Moscow

Download: FIFA World Cup 2018 Fixtures PDF

Broadcasting Rights

SBS, DirecTV, beIN Sports and EBU are the major broadcasting networks for 18th Football world cup.