World Cup 2018 Schedule

The World Cup 2018 begins on June 14 with the sporting spectacle concluding a month later on July 15. There will be plenty of top-class soccer to enjoy throughout the tournament with a hectic schedule packed full of fixtures and here at BettingTop10 we’ve taken a look at how the event is formatted.

There will be 11 cities sharing hosting duties with the opening match in Group A and the final both held in Moscow. If you aren’t able to make it to the tournament, you can follow all of the teams’ progress on television.

Several bookmakers and online betting companies have already begun to compile their World Cup 2018 markets and information on the ten best betting sites is available here. Germany are priced up as the early favourites for the summer showdown although Brazil, number one in the new FIFA rankings, are also fancied for success. The Selecao are one of the few sides to have already sealed their qualification with four games to spare.

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers

Times are listed according to the host country.

October 5th
Group Countries Local time Bet Now
No group Syria vs Australia TBD Bet Now
No group Argentina vs Peru TBD Bet Now
No group Bolivia vs Brazil TBD Bet Now
No group Venezuela vs Uruguay 17:00 Bet Now
No group Colombia vs Paraguay 18:30 Bet Now
Group C Northern Ireland vs Germany 19:45 Bet Now
Group F Scotland vs Slovakia 19:45 Bet Now
Group F England vs Slovenia 19:45 Bet Now
Group E Armenia vs Poland 20:00 Bet Now
Group C Azerbaijan vs Czech Republic 20:00 Bet Now
No Group Chile vs Ecuador 20:00 Bet Now
Group C San Marino vs Norway 20:45 Bet Now
Group E Montenegro vs Denmark 20:45 Bet Now
Group F Malta vs Lithuania 20:45 Bet Now
Group E Romania vs Kazakhstan 21:45 Bet Now
October 6th
Group Countries Local time Bet Now
Group C Mali vs Côte d'Ivoire 19:00 Bet Now
No group USA vs Panama 19:35 Bet Now
Group D Republic of Ireland vs Moldova 19:45 Bet Now
Group D Georgia vs Wales 20:00 Bet Now
No group Costa Rica vs Honduras 20:00 Bet Now
No group Mexico vs Trinidad and Tobago 20:30 Bet Now
Group D Austria vs Serbia 20:45 Bet Now
Group G Spain vs Albania 20:45 Bet Now
Group G Italy vs FYR Macedonia 20:45 Bet Now
Group G Liechtenstein vs Israel 20:45 Bet Now
Group I Croatia vs Finland 20:45 Bet Now
Group I Kosovo vs Ukraine 20:45 Bet Now
Group I Turkey vs Iceland 21:45 Bet Now
October 7th
Group Countries Local time Bet Now
Group D South Africa vs Burkina Faso 15:00 Bet Now
Group E Uganda vs Ghana 16:00 Bet Now
Group D Cape Verde Islands vs Senegal 16:30 Bet Now
Group A Guinea vs Tunisia 17:00 Bet Now
Group B Nigeria vs Zambia 17:00 Bet Now
Group B Cameroon vs Algeria 17:00 Bet Now
Group B Faroe Islands vs Latvia 17:00 Bet Now
Group H Gibraltar vs Estonia 17:00 Bet Now
Group H Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Belgium 18:00 Bet Now
Group A Libya vs Congo 18:00 Bet Now
Group A Sweden vs Luxembourg 18:00 Bet Now
Group C Morocco vs Gabon 20:00 Bet Now
Group B Switzerland vs Hungary 20:45 Bet Now
Group B Andorra vs Portugal 20:45 Bet Now
Group A Belarus vs Netherlands 21:45 Bet Now
Group A Bulagria vs France 21:45 Bet Now
Group H Cyprus vs Greece 21:45 Bet Now
October 8th
Group Countries Local time Bet Now
Group E Denmark vs Romania 18:00 Bet Now
Group F Slovenia vs Scotland 18:00 Bet Now
Group E Poland vs Montenegro 18:00 Bet Now
Group F Slovakia vs Malta 18:00 Bet Now
Group F Lithuania vs England 19:00 Bet Now
Group E Egypt vs Congo 19:00 Bet Now
Group C Norway vs Northern Ireland 20:45 Bet Now
Group C Czech Republic vs San Marino 20:45 Bet Now
Group C Germany vs Azerbaijan 20:45 Bet Now
Group D Kazakhstan vs Armenia 22:00 Bet Now
October 9th
Group Countries Local time Bet Now
Group I Iceland vs Kosovo 18:45 Bet Now
Group D Wales vs Republic of Ireland 19:45 Bet Now
Group D Serbia vs Georgia 20:45 Bet Now
Group G Albania vs Italy 20:45 Bet Now
Group G FYR Macedonia vs Liechtenstein 20:45 Bet Now
Group G Israel vs Spain 21:45 Bet Now
Group D Moldova vs Austria 21:45 Bet Now
Group I Ukraine vs Croatia 21:45 Bet Now
Group I Finland vs Turkey 21:45 Bet Now
October 10th
Group Countries Local time Bet Now
No group Australia vs Syria TBD Bet Now
No group Honduras vs Mexico TBD Bet Now
No group Panama vs Costa Rica TBD Bet Now
No group Trinidad and Tobago vs USA TBD Bet Now
No group Brazi vs Chile TBD Bet Now
No group Ecuador vs Argentina TBD Bet Now
No group Paraguay vs Venezuela TBD Bet Now
No group Uruguay vs Bolivia TBD Bet Now
No group Peru vs Colombia TBD Bet Now
Group B Portugal vs Switzerland 19:45 Bet Now
Group A Netherlands vs Sweden 20:45 Bet Now
Group A France vs Belarus 20:45 Bet Now
Group A Luxembourg vs Bulgaria 20:45 Bet Now
Group B Hungary vs Faroe Islands 20:45 Bet Now
Group H Belgium vs Cyprus 20:45 Bet Now
Group H Estonia vs Bosnia and Herzegovina 21:45 Bet Now
Group B Latvia vs Andorra 21:45 Bet Now
Group H Greece vs Gibraltar 21:45 Bet Now
Previous Round - September

August 31st
Group Countries Local time Bet now
Group E Uganda vs Egypt 16:00 Bet Now
Group A Guinea vs Libya 17:00 Bet Now
No Group Venezuela vs Colombia 17:00 Bet Now
Group B Thailand vs Iraq 19:00 Bet Now
No group Chile vs Paraguay 19:30 Bet Now
Group B Japan vs Australia 19:35 Bet Now
Group B Portugal vs Faroe Island 19:45 Bet Now
Group A China PR vs Uzbekistan 20:00 Bet Now
Group A Syria vs Qatar 20:00 Bet Now
No Group Uruguay vs Argentina 20:00 Bet Now
Group A Luxembourg vs Belarus 20:45 Bet Now
Group A France vs Netherlands 20:45 Bet Now
Group B Hungary vs Latvia 20:45 Bet Now
Group B Switzerland vs Andorra 20:45 Bet Now
Group H Belgium vs Gibraltar 20:45 Bet Now
No group Korea Republic vs Iran 21:00 Bet Now
No group Peru vs Bolivia 21:15 Bet Now
Group A Bulgaria vs Sweden 21:45 Bet Now
No group Brazil Vs Ecuador 21:45 Bet Now
Group H Greece Vs Estonia 21:45 Bet Now
Group H Cyprus Vs Bosnia and Herzegovina 21:45 Bet Now

September 1st
Group Countries Local time Bet now
Group E Ghana vs Congo 15:30 Bet Now
Group B Nigeria vs Cameroon 17:00 Bet Now
Group D Cape Verde Islands vs South Africa 17:30 Bet Now
No group USA vs Costa Rica 18:55 Bet Now
No group New Zealand vs Solomon Islands 19:35 Bet Now
No group Trinidad and Tobago vs Honduras 20:00 Bet Now
No group Mexico vs Panama 20:30 Bet Now
Group C San Marino vs Northern Ireland 20:45 Bet Now
Group C Czech Republic vs Germany 20:45 Bet Now
Group C Norway vs Azerbaijan 20:45 Bet Now
Group E Denmark vs Poland 20:45 Bet Now
Group F Slovakia vs Slovenia 20:45 Bet Now
Group F Malta vs England 20:45 Bet Now
Group A Tunisia vs Congo 21:00 Bet Now
Group C Morocco vs Mali 21:00 Bet Now
Group F Lithuania vs Scotland 21:45 Bet Now
Group E Romania vs Armenia 21:15 Bet Now
Group E Kazakhstan vs Montenegro 22:00 Bet Now
       

September 2nd
Group Countries Local time Bet now
Group B Zambia vs Algeria 15:00 Bet Now
Group C Gabon vs Ivory Coast 17:00 Bet Now
Group G Albania vs Liechtenstein 18:00 Bet Now
Group D Serbia vs Moldova 18:00 Bet Now
Group I Finland vs Iceland 19:00 Bet Now
Group D Wales vs Austria 19:45 Bet Now
Group D Georgia vs Ireland 20:00 Bet Now
Group D Senegal vs Burkina Faso 20:00 Bet Now
Group G Spain vs Italy 20:45 Bet Now
Group I Croatia vs Kosovo 20:45 Bet Now
Group I Ukraine vs Turkey 21:45 Bet Now
Group G Israel vs Macedonia 21:45 Bet Now

September 3rd
Group Countries Local time Bet now
Group B Faroe Islands vs Andorra 17:00 Bet Now
Group A Netherlands vs Bulgaria 18:00 Bet Now
Group A Belarus vs Sweden 19:00 Bet Now
Group H Estonia vs Cyprus 19:00 Bet Now
Group H Gibraltar vs Bosnia and Herzegovina 19:45 Bet Now
Group B Hungary vs Portugal 20:45 Bet Now
Group A France vs Luxembourg 20:45 Bet Now
Group B Latvia vs Switzerland 21:45 Bet Now
Group H Greece vs Belgium 21:45 Bet Now

September 4th
Group Countries Local time Bet now
Group B Cameroon vs Nigeria 18:00 Bet Now
Group C Northern Ireland vs Czech Republic 19:45 Bet Now
Group F England vs Slovakia 19:45 Bet Now
Group F Scotland vs Malta 19:45 Bet Now
Group E Armenia vs Denmark 20:00 Bet Now
Group C Azerbaijan vs San Marino 20:00 Bet Now
Group A Libya vs Guinea 20:00 Bet Now
Group C Germany vs Norway 20:45 Bet Now
Group E Montenegro vs Romania 20:45 Bet Now
Group E Poland vs Kazakhstan 20:45 Bet Now
Group F Slovenia vs Lithuania 20:45 Bet Now

September 5th
Group Countries Local time Bet now
No group Solomon Islands vs New Zealand 14:00 Bet Now
No group Colombia vs Brazil 15:30 Bet Now
Group E Congo vs Ghana 15:30 Bet Now
No group Honduras vs USA 15:36 Bet Now
No group Bolivia vs Chile 16:00 Bet Now
No group Ecuador vs Peru 16:00 Bet Now
Group B Iraq vs UAE 17:00 Bet Now
Group C Côte d’Ivoire vs Gabon 17:30 Bet Now
Group D Burkina Faso vs Senegal 18:00 Bet Now
Group A Qatar vs China PR 18:00 Bet Now
Group A Congo DR vs Tunisia 18:30 Bet Now
Group I Iceland vs Ukraine 18:45 Bet Now
Group D South Africa vs Cape Verde Islands 19:00 Bet Now
Group C Mali vs Morocco 19:00 Bet Now
No group Iran vs Syria 19:30 Bet Now
Group D Republic Of Ireland vs Serbia 19:45 Bet Now
No group Uzbekistan vs Korea Republic 20:00 Bet Now
Group B Australia vs Thailand 20:00 Bet Now
No group Paraguay vs Uruguay 20:00 Bet Now
No group Egypt vs Uganda 20:00 Bet Now
No group Costa Rica vs Mexico 20:05 Bet Now
No group Saudi Arabia vs Japan 20:30 Bet Now
Group B Algeria vs Zambia 20:30 Bet Now
No group Argentina vs Venezuela 20:30 Bet Now
Group D Austria vs Georgia 20:45 Bet Now
No group Italy vs Israel 20:45 Bet Now
Group G Liechtenstein vs Spain 20:45 Bet Now
Group G FYR Macedonia vs Albania 20:45 Bet Now
Group I Kosovo vs Finland 20:45 Bet Now
No group Panama vs Trinidad and Tobago 21:05 Bet Now
Group D Moldova vs Wales 21:45 Bet Now
Group I Turkey vs Croatia 21:45 Bet Now

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How many matches will take place in Russia 2018?

It is set to be a very hectic schedule, with 64 matches taking place across the course of the World Cup 2018 and football fans in for a real treat. Russia begin proceedings with the opening match in Group A on the 14, with the other two sides in that section facing one another 24 hours later.

The full groups will not be confirmed until the draw takes place at the beginning of December but there will be at least two matches per day during a busy group stage before the schedule eases and the games become spread out.

When do the remainder of the qualifiers for the tournament take place?

There are some pivotal upcoming matches in the qualifying groups still to come. Australia face a crucial battle on August 31. The Socceroos have won their last two qualification matches against Saudi Arabia and the UAE but need to keep up that winning run if they are to stand any chance of qualifying for the World Cup 2018.

They face upcoming matches against leaders Japan closely followed by Thailand. Ange Postecoglu’s men are on the same points as second-placed Saudi Arabia and will need better their results over the next couple of qualifiers. It’s a busy schedule for Australia but a hugely important one and the return of some key players is a welcome boost.

Elsewhere, the South American qualifying group have four matches left, with only Brazil assured a place at the World Cup 2018. Colombia and Chile will both be hoping to join them but may have to beat Tite’s men in order to do so. The next set of matches take place on August 31 and September 1 before the final and possibly decisive contests take place in October.

The European groups also have four matches left to complete with no side having booked their place on the plane yet. These matches take place on September 1, 2, 4 and 5, followed by the final contests a month later. The CONCACAF schedule follows a very similar pattern with the Mexico, Costa Rica and the USA just some of the teams hoping to book their place at the World Cup 2018. The latter will have to cope without key defender John Brooks, who is out with a tendon injury

How will the full schedule look?

WC 2018 scheduleWe won’t know the full extent of the schedule for World Cup 2018 until the draw takes place in Moscow on December 1, where each nation will be praying for a kind draw.

Each team will be required to play three group games with staggered kick off times for the first two. The third and final matches will be played at the same time to avoid any unfair advantages or disadvantages.

It will a relentless romp through the group stages with every side featuring before they are whittled down to just 16. There will be a two-day break before the knock-out rounds commence.

The quarterfinals begin on July 6 and 7 as the stakes begin to become much higher before the semi-finals follow just four or five days later. The final takes place on July 15, which is preceded by the tournament tradition of the third place playoff contest that will decide who finishes with a bronze medal!

It’s set to be a tremendous showcase of talent with some of the best players in the world on the same stage and here at BettingTop10, we cannot wait for Russia 2018 to get underway on June 14, 2018.


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