FIFA World Cup Schedule 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018 Fixture Schedule

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia’s premier football venue, Luzhniki Stadium in the Nation capital of Moscow, on June 14 at 6pm (local time). In Australia this match will kick off at 1am on June 15. The first match of the World Cup group stage will see host nation Russia taking on Saudi Arabia.

Knockout Qualifying Stages

After all 209 member nations took part in Qualifying directly after the previous World Cup in 2014, the field has been reduced to just 32 sides, who will play a round robin stage in 8 groups made up of four teams, before they embark on knockout stage of the tournament.

2018 FIFA World Cup Group Stage Fixtures

The first two weeks of World Cup fixtures will be devoted entirely to Group games, the last being played on June 28.

Date Time (AEST) Match Group Teams Venue
15 Jun 1:00 1 A Russia vs Saudi Arabia Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
15 Jun 22:00 2 A Egypt vs Uruguay Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg
16 Jun 1:00 3 B Morocco vs Iran Saint Petersburg Stadium, St.Petersburg
16 Jun 4:00 4 B Portugal vs Spain Fisht Stadium, Sochi
16 Jun 20:00 5 C France vs Australia Kazan Arena, Kazan
16 Jun 23:00 6 D Argentina vs Iceland Spartak Stadium, Moscow
17 Jun 2:00 7 C Peru vs Denmark Mordovia Arena, Saransk
17 Jun 5:00 8 D Croatia vs Nigeria Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
17 Jun 22:00 9 E Costa Rica vs Serbia Samara Arena, Samara
18 Jun 1:00 10 F Germany vs Mexico Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
18 Jun 4:00 11 E Brazil vs Switzerland Rostov Arena, Rostov-On-Don
18 Jun 22:00 12 F Sweden vs South Korea Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
19 Jun 1:00 13 G Belgium vs Panama Fisht Stadium, Sochi
19 Jun 4:00 14 G Tunisia vs England Volgograd Arena, Volgograd
19 Jun 22:00 15 H Colombia vs Japan Mordovia Arena, Saransk
20 Jun 1:00 16 H Poland vs Senegal Spartak Stadium, Moscow
20 Jun 4:00 17 A Russia vs Egypt Saint Petersburg Stadium, St.Petersburg
20 Jun 22:00 18 B Portugal vs Morocco Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
21 Jun 1:00 19 A Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia Rostov Arena, Rostov-On-Don
21 Jun 4:00 20 B Iran vs Spain Kazan Arena, Kazan
21 Jun 22:00 21 C Denmark vs Australia Samara Arena, Samara
22 Jun 1:00 22 C France vs Peru Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg
22 Jun 4:00 23 D Argentina vs Croatia Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
22 Jun 22:00 24 E Brazil vs Costa Rica Saint Petersburg Stadium, St.Petersburg
23 Jun 1:00 25 D Nigeria vs Iceland Volgograd Arena, Volgograd
23 Jun 4:00 26 E Serbia vs Switzerland Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
23 Jun 22:00 27 G Belgium vs Tunisia Spartak Stadium, Moscow
24 Jun 1:00 28 F South Korea vs Mexico Rostov Arena, Rostov-On-Don
24 Jun 4:00 29 F Germany vs Sweden Fisht Stadium, Sochi
24 Jun 22:00 30 G England vs Panama Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
25 Jun 1:00 31 H Japan vs Senegal Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg
25 Jun 4:00 32 H Poland vs Colombia Kazan Arena, Kazan
26 Jun 0:00 33 A Saudi Arabia vs Egypt Volgograd Arena, Volgograd
26 Jun 0:00 34 A Uruguay vs Russia Samara Arena, Samara
26 Jun 4:00 35 B Iran vs Portugal Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
26 Jun 4:00 36 B Spain vs Morocco Mordovia Arena, Saransk
27 Jun 0:00 37 C Australia vs Peru Fisht Stadium, Sochi
27 Jun 0:00 38 C Denmark vs France Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
27 Jun 4:00 39 D Nigeria vs Argentina Saint Petersburg Stadium, St.Petersburg
27 Jun 4:00 40 D Iceland vs Croatia Rostov Arena, Rostov-On-Don
28 Jun 0:00 41 F South Korea vs Germany Kazan Arena, Kazan
28 Jun 0:00 42 F Mexico vs Sweden Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg
28 Jun 4:00 43 E Serbia vs Brazil Spartak Stadium, Moscow
28 Jun 4:00 44 E Switzerland vs Costa Rica Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
29 Jun 0:00 45 H Japan vs Poland Volgograd Arena, Volgograd
29 Jun 0:00 46 H Senegal vs Colombia Samara Arena, Samara
29 Jun 4:00 47 G England vs Belgium Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
29 Jun 4:00 48 G Panama vs Tunisia Mordovia Arena, Saransk
2018 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 Fixtures

The remaining 16 sides of the World Cup schedule will all have a rest day before the Round of 16 stage begins on June 30 and commences on July 3.

Date Time (AEST) Match Group Team Venue
1 Jul 0:00 49 Round of 16 France vs Argentina Kazan Arena, Kazan
1 Jul 4:00 50 Round of 16 Uruguay vs Portugal Fisht Stadium, Sochi
2 Jul 4:00 51 Round of 16 Spain vs Russia Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
2 Jul 4:00 52 Round of 16 Croatia vs Denmark Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
3 Jul 0:00 53 Round of 16 Brazil vs Mexico Samara Arena, Samara
3 Jul 4:00 54 Round of 16 Belgium vs Japan Rostov Arena, Rostov-On-Don
4 Jul 0:00 55 Round of 16 Sweden vs Switzerland Saint Petersburg Stadium, St.Petersburg
4 Jul 4:00 56 Round of 16 Colombia vs England Spartak Stadium, Moscow

2018 FIFA World Cup Quarter Finals Fixtures

Two days rest will follow after the Round of 16 has concluded before the Quarter Finals take place on July 6 and 7.

Date Time (AEST) Match Group Team Venue
7 Jul 0:00 57 Quarter Final Uruguay v France Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
7 Jul 4:00 58 Quarter Final Brazil v Belgium Kazan Arena, Kazan
8 Jul 0:00 59 Quarter Final Sweden v England Samara Arena, Samara
8 Jul 4:00 60 Quarter Final Russia v Croatia Fisht Stadium, Sochi
2018 FIFA World Cup Semi Finals Fixtures

The remaining sides after the Quarter Finals have been played will get three rest days each before they have to play in the all-important Semi Finals.

Date Time (AEST) Match Group Team Venue
11 Jul 4:00 61 Semi Final 57 vs 58 Saint Petersburg Stadium, St.Petersburg
12 Jul 4:00 62 Semi Final 59 vs 60 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
 2018 FIFA World Cup Third Place Playoff Fixture

On July 14, the playoff for third place will be the penultimate match before the Final. This will see the two losing sides from the semi-final square off to determine third and fourth place.

Date Time (AEST) Match Group Team Venue
15 Jul 17:00 63 Play-off For 3rd L61 vs L62 Saint Petersburg Stadium, St.Petersburg
2018 FIFA World Cup Final Fixture

The final of the World Cup matches will take place on July 15 at the impressive Luzhniki Stadium.

Date Time (AEST) Match Group Team Venue
16 Jul 1:00 64 Final W61 vs W62 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
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