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2018 FIFA WORLD CUP
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2018 WORLD CUP - RUSSIA  
 
   
   
 
 
   
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2018 QUICK FACTS
   
   
   
  Teams
  32
Adidas Telstar
  When
  14 June to 15 July 2018
  Matches
  64
  Venues
  12 (11 cities)
  Attendance
  
  Goals Scored
  
   
 
2018 Qualifiers  
   
  Participating countries:
210
  Withdrew:
2
  Qualified automatically:
1
  Teams that played at least one qualifying match:
208
  Matches:
872
  Total goals:
2454 (2.81 per match)
 
     
 

A total of 210 teams signed up to participate in the 2018 World Cup qualification rounds setting a new record number of entries for the qualifying tournament. This is the first time in history that all FIFA member associations registered for the preliminary competition, although Zimbabwe and Indonesia were disqualified before playing their first matches. Russia, as the hosts, qualified automatically, leaving 31 spots open for competition.

Bhutan, South Sudan, Gibraltar and Kosovo made their FIFA World Cup qualification debuts. Unfortunately, two very important European teams, Netherlands and Italy, failed to qualify.  Additionally, four reigning continental champions also failed to qualify: 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winner Cameroon, two-time Copa América champion and 2017 Confederations Cup runner-up Chile, 2016 OFC Nations Cup winner New Zealand, and 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup champion United. Argentina, on the other hand, suffered until the last match, but finally qualified. The 31 available spots were distributed in continental zones as shown below:

 

Europe (UEFA): 13+1 spots. 54+1 teams competed for 13 direct places. Russia, as the hosts, qualified directly.
South America (CONMEBOL): 4.5 spots. 10 teams competed for 4 direct places. The other 0.5 spot was disputed in the inter-confederation play-offs between Peru and New Zealand, the winner of the OFC confederation. Peru qualified for Russia 2018.
North America, Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF): 3.5 places. 35 teams competed for only 3 places. The other 0.5 spot was disputed in the inter-confederation play-offs between Honduras and Australia of the AFC confederation. Australia qualified for Russia 2018.

Asia (AFC) and AFRICA (CAF): 4.5 places. 46 teams competed for 4 direct places. The other 0.5 spot was disputed in the inter-confederation play-offs between Australia and Honduras of the CONCACAF confederation. Australia qualified for Russia 2018.

Oceania (OFC): 0.5 spot. 11 teams competed for only 0.5 place. The 0.5 spot was disputed in the inter-confederation play-offs between New Zealand and Peru of the CONMEBOL confederation. Peru qualified for Russia 2018.

 
   

The teams that qualified for Russia 2018 are the following ones:

 
   
AFC
Flag
Team
Finals appearance
Last appearance
Streak
 Australia
5th
4
 Iran
5th
2
 Japan
6th
5
 Saudi Arabia
5th
1
 South Korea
10th
9

 

CAF
Flag
Team
Finals appearance
Last appearance
Streak
 Egypt
3th
1
 Morocco
5th
1
 Nigeria
6th
3
 Senegal
2nd
1
 Tunisia
5th
1

 

CONCACAF
Flag
Team
Finals appearance
Last appearance
Streak
 Costa Rica
5th
2
 Mexico
16th
7
 Panama      
 

 

CONMEBOL
Flag
Team
Finals appearance
Last appearance
Streak
 Argentina
17th
12
 Brazil
21th
21
 Colombia
6th
2
 Peru
5th
1
 Uruguay
13st
3

 

UEFA
Flag
Team
Finals appearance
Last appearance
Streak
 Belgium
13th
2
 Croatia
5th
2
 England
15th
6
 Denmark
5th
1
 France
15th
6
 Germany
19th
17
 Iceland
1st
1
 Poland
8th
1
 Portugal
7th
5
 Russia
11th
2
 Serbia
12th
1
 Spain
15th
11
 Sweden
12th
1
 Switzerland
11th
4
 
   
For a complete information about the 2018 FIFA Qualifiers please visit: 2018 Qualifiers

 
     
   
  Squads  
   
For a complete list of all squads of the 2018 FIFA World Cup please visit: 2018 World Cup Squads

 
 
     
  Venues
 

The Host Cities for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia are Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Sochi, Volgograd, Kazan, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, Kaliningrad, and Yekaterinburg.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                     
                                     
 2018 WORLD CUP STANDINGS
                                   
                                   
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Perf.
Sum(P/Nt)
Title
Pt
Ap.
1
                             
2
                             
3
                             
4
                             
5
                             
6
                             
7
                             
8
                             
9
                             
10
                             
11
                             
12
                             
13
                             
14
                             
15
                             
16
                             
17
                             
18
                             
19
                             
20
                             
21
                             
22
                             
23
                             
24
                             
25
                             
26
                             
27
                             
28
                             
29
                             
30
                             
31
                             
32
                             
 
     
TOURNAMENT SUMMARY
 
 
First Round - Group A  
 
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Russia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
 Saudi Arabia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
 Egypt
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
 Uruguay
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
 
Match 1
Russia
 
Saudi Arabia
Date: 14 June 2018    
Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium  
Venue: Moscow
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 2
Egypt
 
Uruguay
Date: 15 June 2018  
Stadium: Central Stadium
Venue: Yekaterinburg
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 17
Russia
 
Egypt
Date: 19 June 2018
Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium
Venue: Saint Petersburg
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 18
 
Saudi Arabia
Date: 20 June 2018  
Stadium: Rostov Arena  
Venue: Rostov-on-Don  
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 33
 
Russia
Date: 25 June 2018    
Stadium: Cosmos Arena  
Venue: Samara  
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 34
Saudi Arabia
 
Egypt
Date: 25 June 2018    
Stadium: Volgograd Arena  
Venue: Volgograd  
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
 
First Round - Group B
 
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Portugal
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
 Spain
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
 Morocco
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
 Iran
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
 
Match 3
 
Spain
Date: 15 June 2018    
Stadium: Fisht Olympic Stadium  
Venue: Sochi  
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 4
Morocco
 
Iran
Date: 15 June 2018    
Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium  
Venue: Saint Petersburg  
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 19
 
Morocco
Date: 20 June 2018    
Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium  
Venue: Moscow
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 20
 
Spain
Date: 20 June 2018    
Stadium: Kazan Arena    
Venue: Kazan  
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 35
 
Portugal
Date: 25 June 2018  
Stadium: Mordovia Arena  
Venue: Saransk  
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 36
 
Morocco
Date: 25 June 2018  
Stadium: Kaliningrad Stadium  
Venue: Kaliningrad
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
 
First Round - Group C
 
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 France
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
 Australia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
 Peru
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
 Denmark
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
 
Match 5
Australia
Date: 16 June 2018  
Stadium: Kazan Arena  
Venue: Kazan  
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 6
Peru
Denmark
Date: 16 June 2018    
Stadium: Mordovia Arena  
Venue: Saransk
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 21
 
Peru
Date: 21 June 2018    
Stadium: Central Stadium  
Venue: Yekaterinburg
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 22
Denmark
 
Australia
Date: 21 June 2018
Stadium: Cosmos Arena
Venue: Samara
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 37
Denmark
 
France
Date: 26 June 2018    
Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium  
Venue: Moscow  
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 38
 
Peru
Date: 26 June 2018    
Stadium: Fisht Olympic Stadium  
Venue: Sochi
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
 
First Round - Group D
 
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Argentina
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
 Iceland
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
 Croatia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
 Nigeria
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
 
Match 7
 
Iceland
Date: 16 June 2018    
Stadium: Otkrytiye Arena  
Venue: Moscow  
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 8
Croatia
 
Nigeria
Date: 16 June 2018    
Stadium: Kaliningrad Stadium  
Venue: Kaliningrad
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 23
 
Croatia
Date: 21 June 2018    
Stadium: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Venue: Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 24
 
Iceland
Date: 22 June 2018  
Stadium: Volgograd Arena
Venue: Volgograd
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 39
 
Argentina
Date: 26 June 2018  
Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium
Venue: Saint Petersburg
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 40
Iceland
 
Croatia
Date: 26 June 2018
Stadium: Rostov Arena
Venue: Rostov-on-Don
Attendance:  
Referee:    
 
First Round - Group E
 
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Brazil
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
 Switzerland
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
 Costa Rica
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
 Serbia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
 
Match 9
Switzerland
Date: 17 June 2018    
Stadium: Cosmos Arena  
Venue: Samara
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 10
Serbia
Date: 17 June 2018  
Stadium: Rostov Arena  
Venue: Rostov-on-Don
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 25
 
Costa Rica
Date: 22 June 2018    
Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium    
Venue: Saint Petersburg  
Attendance:    
Referee:    
 
Match 26
Serbia
 
Switzerland
Date: 22 June 2018    
Stadium: Kaliningrad Stadium
Venue: Kaliningrad
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 41
Serbia
 
Brazil
Date: 27 June 2018  
Stadium: Otkrytiye Arena
Venue: Moscow
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 42
Switzerland
 
Costa Rica
Date: 27 June 2018
Stadium: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Venue: Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance:  
Referee:    
 
First Round - Group F
 
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Germany
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
 Mexico
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
 Sweden
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
 Korea Republic
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
 
Match 11
Mexico
Date: 17 June 2018    
Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium  
Venue: Moscow
Attendance:
Referee:  
 
Match 12
Sweden
Korea Republic
Date: 18 June 2018
Stadium: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Venue: Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance:
Referee:  
 
Match 27
 
Sweden
Date: 23 June 2018  
Stadium: Fisht Olympic Stadium
Venue: Sochi
Attendance:
Referee:  
 
Match 28
 
Mexico
Date: 23 June 2018  
Stadium: Rostov Arena
Venue: Rostov-on-Don
Attendance:
Referee:  
 
Match 43
 
Germany
Date: 27 June 2018    
Stadium: Kazan Arena  
Venue: Kazan
Attendance:
Referee:  
 
Match 44
 
Sweden
Date: 27 June 2018    
Stadium: Central Stadium  
Venue: Yekaterinburg  
Attendance:
Referee:    
 
First Round - Group G
 
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Belgium
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
 Panama
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
 Tunisia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
 England
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
 
Match 13
Panama
Date: 18 June 2018  
Stadium: Sochi  
Venue: Fisht Olympic Stadium
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 14
Tunisia
England
Date: 18 June 2018    
Stadium: Volgograd  
Venue: Volgograd Arena
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 29
 
Tunisia
Date: 23 June 2018    
Stadium: Moscow    
Venue: Otkrytiye Arena
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 30
 
Panama
Date: 24 June 2018    
Stadium: Nizhny Novgorod    
Venue: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Attendance:  
Referee:  
Match 45
 
Belgium
Date: 28 June 2018  
Stadium: Kaliningrad
Venue: Kaliningrad Stadium
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 46
Panama
 
Tunisia
Date: 28 June 2018    
Stadium: Saransk  
Venue: Mordovia Arena
Attendance:  
Referee:    
 
First Round - Group H
 
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Poland
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
 Senegal
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
 Colombia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
 Japan
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
 
Match 15
Poland
Senegal
Date: 19 June 2018    
Stadium: Moscow  
Venue: Otkrytiye Arena
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 16
Japan
Date: 19 June 2018    
Stadium: Saransk
Venue: Mordovia Arena
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 31
 
Senegal
Date: 24 June 2018  
Stadium: Yekaterinburg
Venue: Central Stadium
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 32
Poland
 
Colombia
Date: 24 June 2018    
Stadium: Kazan    
Venue: Kazan Arena  
Attendance:    
Referee:  
 
Match 47
 
Poland
Date: 28 June 2018  
Stadium: Volgograd
Venue: Volgograd Arena
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 48
Senegal
 
Colombia
Date: 28 June 2018    
Stadium: Samara
Venue: Cosmos Arena
Attendance:  
Referee:  
Round of 16  
 
Match 49
Winner Group A
      Runner-up Group B
Date: 30 June 2018  
Stadium: Fisht Olympic Stadium
Venue: Sochi
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 50
Winner Group C
      Runner-up Group D
Date: 30 June 2018  
Stadium: Kazan Arena
Venue: Kazan
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 51
Winner Group B
      Runner-up Group A
Date: 1 July 2018  
Stadium: Moscow  
Venue: Luzhniki Stadium
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 52
Winner Group D
      Runner-up Group C
Date: 1 July 2018    
Stadium: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium  
Venue: Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 53
Winner Group E
      Runner-up Group F
Date: 2 July 2018    
Stadium: Cosmos Arena  
Venue: Samara
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 54
Winner Group G
      Runner-up Group H
Date: 2 July 2018    
Stadium: Rostov Arena  
Venue: Rostov-on-Don
Attendance:  
Referee:    
 
Match 55
Winner Group F
      Runner-up Group E
Date: 3 July 2018  
Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium
Venue: Saint Petersburg
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 56
Winner Group H
      Runner-up Group G
Date: 3 July 2018    
Stadium: Otkrytiye Arena  
Venue: Moscow
Attendance:  
Referee:  
Quarter-finals  
 
Match 57
Winner Match 49
      Winner Match 50
Date: 6 July 2018    
Stadium: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium  
Venue: Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 58
Winner Match 53
      Winner Match 54
Date: 6 July 2018  
Stadium: Kazan Arena
Venue: Kazan
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 59
Winner Match 55
      Winner Match 56
Date: 7 July 2018
Stadium: Cosmos Arena
Venue: Samara
Attendance:  
Referee:  
 
Match 60
Winner Match 51
      Winner Match 52
Date: 7 July 2018  
Stadium: Fisht Olympic Stadium
Venue: Sochi
Attendance:  
Referee:  
Semi-finals  
 
Match 61
Winner Match 57
      Winner Match 58
Date: 10 July 2018    
Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium  
Venue: Saint Petersburg  
Attendance:    
Referee:    
 
Match 62
Winner Match 59
      Winner Match 60
Date: 11 July 2018
Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium  
Venue: Moscow  
Attendance:  
Referee:  
Third-place match  
 
Match 63
Loser Match 61
      Loser Match 62
Date: 14 July 2018  
Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium  
Venue: Saint Petersburg  
Attendance:  
Referee:  
Final  
 
Match 64
Winner Match 61
      Winner Match 62
Date: 15 July 2018  
Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium
Venue: Moscow
Attendance:  
  Referee:  
     
     
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