FIFA World Cup - Russia 2018
FIFA Region
FIFA
Season
2018
Location
Russia
Abbreviation
WCUP

Summary

The 2018 FIFA World Cup (WCUP) was held from 14 June 2018 to 15 July 2018 at various venues throughout Russia. Qualifying for this world cup started in 2015. First time participants included Iceland and Panama. This is the first world cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.

After the Group Stage, all matches are "Knockout". If a match is tied after regulation time, two 15-minute overtime periods are played. If the match is still tied after overtime, a best of 5 penalty shoot-out is held.

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2018 World Cup Participants
ConfederationTeams (Oct 2017 FIFA Ranking)
AFCAustralia (36), Iran (37), Japan (61), Korea Republic (57), Saudi Arabia (67)
CAFEgypt (45), Morocco (41), Nigeria (48), Senegal (27), Tunisia (21)
CONCACAFCosta Rica (23), Mexico (15), Panama (55)
CONMEBOLArgentina (5), Brazil (2), Colombia (16), Peru (11), Uruguay (14)
OFCNone Qualfied
UEFABelgium (3), Croatia (20), Denmark (12), England (12), France (7), Germany (1), Iceland (22), Poland (8), Portugal (4), Russia (host)(70), Serbia (34), Spain (10), Sweden (24), Switzerland (6)

Competition Structure

2018 World Cup Structure
Stage# TeamsNew Teams Entering This RoundTeams From Previous RoundFormat
Group3232None8 groups of 4 with 1 match against each team in group, top 2 teams with most points (win = 3 pts, draw = 1 pt) in each group advance
Round of 1616None5 winners from 4th Round8 Knockout matches
Quarterfinals8None8 winners from Round of 164 Knockout matches
Semifinals4None4 winners from Quarterfinals2 Knockout matches
Final2None2 winners from Semifinals1 Knockout match

Championship Final

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Sun - 15 Jul 2018
 France 42 CroatiaStadion Luzhniki (Moskva)

3rd Place Final

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Sat - 14 Jul 2018
 Belgium 20 EnglandStadion Krestovskyi

Semifinals

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Tue - 10 Jul 2018
 France 10 BelgiumStadion Krestovskyi
Wed - 11 Jul 2018
 Croatia 11 EnglandStadion Luzhniki (Moskva)
 Croatia advances on PKs (4-3) 

Quarterfinals

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Fri - 6 Jul 2018
 Uruguay 02 FranceStadion Nizhny Novgorod
 Brazil 12 BelgiumKazan Arena
Sat - 7 Jul 2018
 Sweden 02 EnglandCosmos Arena (Samara)
 Russia 11 CroatiaOlimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht

Round of 16

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Sat - 30 Jun 2018
 France 43 ArgentinaKazan Arena
 Uruguay 21 PortugalOlimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
Sun - 1 Jul 2018
 Spain 11 RussiaStadion Luzhniki (Moskva)
 Russia advances on PKs (4-3) 
 Croatia 11 DenmarkStadion Nizhny Novgorod
 Croatia advances on PKs (3-2) 
Mon - 2 Jul 2018
 Brazil 20 MexicoCosmos Arena (Samara)
 Belgium 32 JapanRostov Arena
Tue - 3 Jul 2018
 Sweden 10 SwitzerlandStadion Krestovskyi
 Colombia 11 EnglandOtkrytie Arena
 England advances on PKs (4-3) 

Group Stage

 Group ALeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Uruguay 33 -0-09-50522 -0-0640411 -0-03101
2Russia 32 -0-16-84422 -0-0681710 -0-1003-3
3Saudi Arabia 31 -0-23-27-511 -0-0321120 -0-2006-6
4Egypt 30 -0-30-26-410 -0-1001-120 -0-2025-3
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
14.06.18Russia 50 Saudi ArabiaOlimpiyskiy stadion Luzhniki (Moskva)
15.06.18Egypt 01 UruguayStadion Central'nyj (Yekaterinburg)
19.06.18Russia 31 EgyptStadion Krestovskyi
20.06.18Uruguay 10 Saudi ArabiaRostov Arena
25.06.18Uruguay 30 RussiaCosmos Arena (Samara)
 Saudi Arabia 21 EgyptVolgograd Arena
 Group BLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Spain 31 -2-05-65110 -1-0122021 -1-04431
2Portugal 31 -2-05-54121 -1-0443110 -1-01110
3Iran 31 -1-14-22020 -1-1112-111 -0-03101
4Morocco 30 -1-21-24-210 -0-1001-120 -1-1123-1
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
15.06.18Morocco 01 IranStadion Krestovskyi
 Portugal 33 SpainOlimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
20.06.18Portugal 10 MoroccoOlimpiyskiy stadion Luzhniki (Moskva)
 Iran 01 SpainKazan Arena
25.06.18Iran 11 PortugalMordovia Arena
 Spain 22 MoroccoKaliningrad Stadium
 Group CLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1France 32 -1-07-31222 -0-0631210 -1-01000
2Denmark 31 -2-05-21120 -2-0211011 -0-03101
3Perú 31 -0-23-22010 -0-1001-121 -0-13211
4Australia 30 -1-21-25-310 -0-1002-220 -1-1123-1
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
16.06.18France 21 AustraliaKazan Arena
 Perú 01 DenmarkMordovia Arena
21.06.18Denmark 11 AustraliaCosmos Arena (Samara)
 France 10 PerúStadion Central'nyj (Yekaterinburg)
26.06.18Denmark 00 FranceOlimpiyskiy stadion Luzhniki (Moskva)
 Australia 02 PerúOlimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
 Group DLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Croatia 33 -0-09-71611 -0-0320222 -0-06514
2Argentina 31 -1-14-35-220 -1-1114-311 -0-03211
3Nigeria 31 -0-23-34-121 -0-1332110 -0-1002-2
4Iceland 30 -1-21-25-310 -0-1012-120 -1-1113-2
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
16.06.18Argentina 11 IcelandOtkrytie Arena
 Croatia 20 NigeriaKaliningrad Stadium
21.06.18Argentina 03 CroatiaStadion Nizhny Novgorod
22.06.18Nigeria 20 IcelandVolgograd Arena
26.06.18Nigeria 12 ArgentinaStadion Krestovskyi
 Iceland 12 CroatiaRostov Arena
 Group ELeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Brazil 32 -1-07-51421 -1-0431211 -0-03202
2Switzerland 31 -2-05-54110 -1-0122021 -1-04321
3Serbia 31 -0-23-24-220 -0-2014-311 -0-03101
4Costa Rica 30 -1-21-25-310 -0-1001-120 -1-1124-2
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
17.06.18Costa Rica 01 SerbiaCosmos Arena (Samara)
 Brazil 11 SwitzerlandRostov Arena
22.06.18Brazil 20 Costa RicaStadion Krestovskyi
 Serbia 12 SwitzerlandKaliningrad Stadium
27.06.18Serbia 02 BrazilOtkrytie Arena
 Switzerland 22 Costa RicaStadion Nizhny Novgorod
 Group FLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Sweden 32 -0-16-52311 -0-0310121 -0-13422
2Mexico 32 -0-16-34-110 -0-1003-322 -0-06312
3Korea Republic 31 -0-23-33021 -0-1332110 -0-1001-1
4Germany 31 -0-23-24-221 -0-1322010 -0-1002-2
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
17.06.18Germany 01 MexicoOlimpiyskiy stadion Luzhniki (Moskva)
18.06.18Sweden 10 Korea RepublicStadion Nizhny Novgorod
23.06.18Korea Republic 12 MexicoRostov Arena
 Germany 21 SwedenOlimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
27.06.18Korea Republic 20 GermanyKazan Arena
 Mexico 03 SwedenStadion Central'nyj (Yekaterinburg)
 Group GLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Belgium 33 -0-09-92722 -0-0682611 -0-03101
2England 32 -0-16-83521 -0-1362411 -0-03211
3Tunisia 31 -0-23-58-310 -0-1012-121 -0-1346-2
4Panama 30 -0-30-211-910 -0-1012-120 -0-2019-8
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
18.06.18Belgium 30 PanamaOlimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
 Tunisia 12 EnglandVolgograd Arena
23.06.18Belgium 52 TunisiaOtkrytie Arena
24.06.18England 61 PanamaStadion Nizhny Novgorod
28.06.18England 01 BelgiumKaliningrad Stadium
 Panama 12 TunisiaMordovia Arena
 Group HLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Colombia 32 -0-16-52310 -0-1012-122 -0-06404
2Senegal 31 -1-14-44010 -0-1001-121 -1-04431
3Japan 31 -1-14-44020 -1-1123-111 -0-03211
4Poland 31 -0-23-25-320 -0-2015-411 -0-03101
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
19.06.18Colombia 12 JapanMordovia Arena
 Poland 12 SenegalOtkrytie Arena
24.06.18Japan 22 SenegalStadion Central'nyj (Yekaterinburg)
 Poland 03 ColombiaKazan Arena
28.06.18Japan 01 PolandVolgograd Arena
 Senegal 01 ColombiaCosmos Arena (Samara)