World Cup 2018 Schedule

The World Cup 2018 gets underway on June 14, with many football fans around the world excited about the four-week extravaganza taking place at various venues across Russia.

Some passionate supporters even take a month off work to ensure they don’t miss any of the action and it’s a busy World Cup Schedule packed full of top-class games with some of the world’s top talents on show.

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers

Times are listed according to the host country.

November 6th
Group Countries Local time Bet Now
Group D Senegal vs South Africa 21:30 Bet Now
Group D Burkina Faso vs Cape Verde Islands 21:30 Bet Now
November 9th
Group Countries Local time Bet Now
No Group Northern Ireland vs Switzerland 19:45 Bet Now
Group B Croatia vs Greece 20:45 Bet Now
November 10th
Group Countries Local time Bet Now
No Group Honduras vs Australia 16:00 Bet Now
Group D South Africa vs Senegal 19:00 Bet Now
Group B Algeria vs Nigeria 20:30 Bet Now
No Group Sweden vs Italy 20:45 Bet Now
November 11th
Group Countries Local time Bet Now
Group B Zambia vs Cameroon 15:00 Bet Now
Group C Gabon vs Mali 15:30 Bet Now
No Group New Zealand vs Peru 16:15 Bet Now
Group C Côte d'Ivoire vs Morocco 17:30 Bet Now
Group A Tunisia vs Libya 18:30 Bet Now
Group A Congo DR vs Guinea 18:30 Bet Now
No Group Denmark vs Republic of Ireland 20:45 Bet Now
November 12th
Group Countries Local time Bet Now
Group E Ghana vs Egypt 15:30 Bet Now
Group E Congo vs Uganda 15:30 Bet Now
No Group Switzerland vs Northern Ireland 18:00 Bet Now
No Group Greece vs Croatia 21:45 Bet Now
November 13th
Group Countries Local time Bet Now
No Group Italy vs Sweden 20:45 Bet Now
November 14th
Group Countries Local time Bet Now
Group D Senegal vs South Africa 19:30 Bet Now
Group D Burkina Faso vs Cape Verde Islands 19:30 Bet Now
No Group Republic of Ireland vs Denmark 19:45 Bet Now
November 15th
Group Countries Local time Bet Now
No Group Australia vs Honduras 20:00 Bet Now
No Group Peru vs New Zealand 21:15 Bet Now
Previous Qualifications

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

 

October 5th
Group Countries Local time Bet Now
No group Syria vs Australia 20:30 Bet Now
No group Argentina vs Peru 20:30 Bet Now
No group Bolivia vs Brazil 16:00 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 DR 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 E 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 20:00 Bet Now
No group Honduras vs Mexico 18:00 Bet Now
No group Panama vs Costa Rica 19:00 Bet Now
No group Trinidad and Tobago vs USA 20:00 Bet Now
No group Brazil vs Chile 20:30 Bet Now
No group Ecuador vs Argentina 18:30 Bet Now
No group Paraguay vs Venezuela 20:30 Bet Now
No group Uruguay vs Bolivia 20:30 Bet Now
No group Peru vs Colombia 18:30 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

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World Cup Matches

How many matches will take place in Russia 2018?

The FIFA World Cup calendar always starts with the host nation competing in the opening game. Russia haven’t been required to secure qualification for this tournament and they will start in Group A. They will be hoping to get off to a better start than during Euro 2016 where they finished bottom of the standings after losing heavily at the hands of Wales.

The tournament takes place over the course of a month and a day concluding on July 15, with the final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, a venue which has previously held the UEFA Champions League Final. The World Cup schedule comprises of 64 matches which will be played over this period, with the games scattered over 11 different locations, potentially resulting in a hefty amount of travel for some teams.

The full schedule and groups are yet to be confirmed due to the fact that all participants have not been determined but the opening game will definitely take place in the evening (local time) and will also be played in Moscow.

World Cup 2018 Schedule

World Cup Schedule

When do the qualifiers for the tournament take place?

Before the World Cup schedule is established, the remainder of the qualifiers need to be played. The European contingent have each played six of their ten matches required. They’ve all been split into groups with a number of qualifiers taking place in early September, followed by a couple more in October to complete the process. This will determine which sides make it to Russia 2018.

Friday, September, 1 and Saturday, September 2 followed by Monday, September 4 and Tuesday, September 5 are the dates to look out for, with further contests taking place from October 8 onwards.

The South American qualifying takes in a slightly different format with all of the teams pitched together in one group. The next set of potentially crucial matches arrives on August 31, followed by a second set of games just five days later. Similarly, there are more matches taking place in early October, with leaders Brazil taking on Chile appearing to be the pick of the bunch. A game which will include several Premier League stars showcasing their talents.

Finally, the Asian qualifying has reached a pivotal stage, with just two matches left for each side to secure their passage to the World Cup. There are just two automatic spots available, with three teams aiming for qualification and the next fixtures take place on August 31 and then September 5.

World Cup 2018 Schedule

How will the World Cup Schedule look?

The World Cup schedule cannot be fully determined until the qualification matches have concluded and the draw for the tournament is made. This will take place in the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow at the start of December and will have football fans from all around the world tuned in eagerly anticipating the tournament.

The group stages will conclude on June 28, two weeks into the tournament and these will be swiftly followed by the knock-out phase. There will be a two-day break before these get underway, which will provide football fanatics with a chance to get some fresh air and sunlight. Finally, the quarter-finals take place on the July 6/7, followed just four days later by the semi-finals, with the winner determined on the evening of the July 15.

It’s set to be a fascinating tournament and football fans around the world will not want to miss a single moment of the action!


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