2018 FIFA World Cup Schedule

World Cup 2018 LogoThe 2018 FIFA World Cup is almost upon us, with fans on Nigeria, as well as across the globe, looking forward to the biggest football competition in the world. While the opening ceremony and match takes place at the Luzhniki Stadium on the 14th June, while the final will be fought for at the same arena just over a month later. 32 nations help to make up the World Cup draw, with Nigeria helping to make up Group D, alongside Croatia, Iceland and Argentina. For those looking to plan their viewing and betting on the famous tournament, our detailed schedule is on hand.

 

  • Tournament Dates: 14th June – 15th July 2018
  • Opening Ceremony: 13th/14th June 2018 – Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

2018 FIFA World Cup: Groups

World Cup 2018 Groups

World Cup 2018 Groups

Group A Group B

Russia Portugal
Saudi Arabia Spain
Egypt Morocco
Uruguay Iran

Group C Group D

France Argentina
Australia Iceland
Peru Croatia
Denmark Nigeria

Group E Group F

Brazil Germany
Switzerland Mexico
Costa Rica Sweden
Serbia South Korea

Group G Group H

Belgium Poland
Panama Senegal
Tunisia Colombia
England Japan

2018 FIFA World Cup: Full Schedule

GROUP STAGE

All times are GMT+1

  • Thu 14-Jun 1600 Russia v Saudi Arabia
  • Fri 15-Jun 1300 Egypt v Uruguay
  • Fri 15-Jun 1300 Portugal v Spain
  • Fri 15-Jun 1600 Morocco v IR Iran
  • Sat 16-Jun 1100 France v Australia
  • Sat 16-Jun 1700 Peru v Denmark
  • Sat 16-Jun 1400 Argentina v Iceland
  • Sat 16-Jun 2000 Croatia v Nigeria
  • Sun 17-Jun 1900 Brazil v Switzerland
  • Sun 17-Jun 1300 Costa Rica v Serbia
  • Sun 17-Jun 1600 Germany v Mexico
  • Mon 18-Jun 1300 Sweden v Korea Rep
  • Mon 18-Jun 1600 Belgium v Panama
  • Mon 18-Jun 1900 Tunisia v England
  • Tue 19-Jun 1600 Poland v Senegal
  • Tue 19-Jun 1300 Colombia v Japan
  • Tue 19-Jun 1900 Russia v Egypt
  • Wed 20-Jun 1600 Uruguay v Saudi Arabia
  • Wed 20-Jun 1300 Portugal v Morocco
  • Wed 20-Jun 1900 IR Iran v Spain
  • Thu 21-Jun 1600 France v Peru
  • Thu 21-Jun 1300 Denmark v Australia
  • Thu 21-Jun 1900 Argentina v Croatia
  • Fri 22-Jun 1600 Nigeria v Iceland
  • Fri 22-Jun 1300 Brazil v Costa Rica
  • Fri 22-Jun 1900 Serbia v Switzerland
  • Sat 23-Jun 1900 Germany v Sweden
  • Sat 23-Jun 1600 Korea Rep v Mexico
  • Sat 23-Jun 1300 Belgium v Tunisia
  • Sun 24-Jun 1300 England v Panama
  • Sun 24-Jun 1900 Poland v Colombia
  • Sun 24-Jun 1600 Japan v Senegal
  • Mon 25-Jun 1500 Uruguay v Russia
  • Mon 25-Jun 1500 Saudi Arabia v Egypt
  • Mon 25-Jun 1900 IR Iran v Portugal
  • Mon 25-Jun 1900 Spain v Morocco
  • Tue 26-Jun 1500 Denmark v France
  • Tue 26-Jun 1500 Australia v Peru
  • Tue 26-Jun 1900 Nigeria v Argentina
  • Tue 26-Jun 1900 Iceland v Croatia
  • Wed 27-Jun 1900 Serbia v Brazil
  • Wed 27-Jun 1900 Switzerland v Costa Rica
  • Wed 27-Jun 1500 Korea Rep v Germany
  • Wed 27-Jun 1500 Mexico v Sweden
  • Thu 28-Jun 1900 England v Belgium
  • Thu 28-Jun 1900 Panama v Tunisia
  • Thu 28-Jun 1500 Japan v Poland
  • Thu 28-Jun 1500 Senegal v Colombia

After all Group Stage matches have been completed, the top two teams will advance to the knockout phase of the competition.

ROUND of 16

  • Sat 30-Jun 1900 1A v 2B
  • Sat 30-Jun 1500 1C v 2D
  • Sun 1-Jul 1500 1B v 2A
  • Sun 1-Jul 1900 1D v 2C
  • Mon 2-Jul 1500 1E v 2F
  • Mon 2-Jul 1900 1G v 2H
  • Tue 3-Jul 1500 1F v 2E
  • Tue 3-Jul 1900 1H v 2G
  • Tue 3-Jul 1900 1H v 2G

QUARTER FINALS

  • Fri 6-Jul 1500 W49 v W50
  • Fri 6-Jul 1900 W53 v W54
  • Sat 7-Jul 1900 W51 v W52
  • Sat 7-Jul 1500 W55 v W56

SEMI FINALS

  • Tue 10-Jul 1900 W57 v W58
  • Wed 11-Jul 1900 W59 v W60

THIRD PLACE PLAY-OFF

  • Sat 14-Jul 1500 L61 v L62

FINAL

  • Sun 15-Jul 1600 W61 v W62

The 2018 World Cup Final will take place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow at 4pm Nigerian time.