Fifa World Cup 2018 Schedule, Starting Date, Teams, Venues List
Fifa World Cup 2018 Fixtures, Starting Date, Teams, Venues List– FIFA World Cup is something which every football fan cherish and every player dream of playing. FIFA World Cup brings all the football fans together. The fan following is such because it promises us with entertainment. We all remember the previous edition of world cup where Germany sealed the deal in extra time to become the world champions. Here we are discussing all the details of upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The dates for Schedule of 2018 Fifa world cup is announced but the draw for Groups is still to be taken place. The matches will be played from 14 June to 15 July 2017. 32 National teams will be entertained in this tournament to play 64 matches in 32 days. All the 32 games will be played at 12 Venues. Russia’s Capital will host the final of 2018 world cup on 15 July.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Fixtures Important Dates
The FIFA World Cup 2018 is still a few months away. The teams are yet to qualify, draws are yet to be announced, the theme song is yet to release. Many important announcements are yet to be done. So here we are sharing all the important dates which are important for every football fan.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Date – September to October
FIFA World Cup 2018 Draw Release Date – 1st December 2017
FIFA World Cup 2018 Starting Date – 14th June 2018
Russia FIFA WC 2018 Final Date – 15th July 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018 Venues List, Stadium Names & Seating Capacity
Total 11 cities & 12 stadiums will host the FIFA World Cup 2018 matches. The tournament will start and end at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow is the biggest stadium in the Russia with a seating capacity of 81,000. Whereas the Yekaterinburg is the smallest in terms of seating capacity with a seating capacity of 35,000.
|City||Venue (Stadium Name)||Seating Capacity|
|Saint Petersberg||Krestovsky Stadium||68134|
|Nizhny Novgorod||Nizhny Novgorod Stadium||44899|
|Sochi||Fisht Olympic Stadium||47659|
FIFA World Cup 2018 Schedule, Fixtures – FIFA WC 2018 Time Table PDF Download
In the section of Important dates, we shared all the important dates which are necessary for every football fan to know. The FIFA World Cup 2018 Schedule is not yet announced. The brackets have been announced but the teams are yet to get their slots in those eight groups. So we will have to wait till actual schedule is announced. The FIFA World Cup 2018 Fixtures will be announced on 1st December. So stay tuned to our blog as we will update you with all the important updates.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Teams (Qualified)
FIFA World Cup is a world class event and teams from all over the world participate in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Total 210 teams participate from six confederations. Out of them, only 32 make their presence in the main draw. Its too early days and we have found just three teams who have been granted a green signal for the main tournament.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualified Teams
- Russia: The hosts qualified when they won the chance to host the competition back in Dec 2010.
- Brazil: CONMEBOL round robin winners, qualified way back on March 28, 2017
- Iran: AFC third round group A winners
- Japan: AFC third round group B winners
- South Korea: Runners-up to Iran in Group A
- Saudi Arabia: Runners-up in Group B
- Mexico: North and central America and Caribbean round 5 winners
- Belgium: Uefa group H winners (first European team) who qualified on Sept 3
- Germany: Sealed their place as Group C winners after beating Northern Ireland 3-1 in Belfast
- England: Gareth Southgate’s side beat Slovenia at Wembley to secure their spot in Russia as winners of Group F
- Poland: Poland became to fourth European team to qualify having dropped points in just two games in Group E
- Costa Rica: Reached their fourth World Cup finals with a game remaining from their CONCACAF qualification group
- Nigeria: Became the first side from Africa to reach Russia and have now missed just one tournament – Germany 2006 – since first qualifying 1994
- Egypt: Mohamed Salah scored twice to send the north Africans into their first finals since 1990
- Iceland: Have qualified for their first ever World Cup, pipping Croatia to a guaranteed place in Russia
- Serbia: Winners of Group D
- Spain: The 2010 champions qualified as Group G winners finishing five points ahead of Italy
- France: Qualified as winners of Group A
- Portugal: Beat Switzerland in their final qualification game to reach next summer’s finals
- Panama: Reached their first World Cup after beating Costa Rica in the final group game of their qualification campaign
- Argentina: Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in his side’s final qualification game to secure their place in the finals
- Uruguay: Finished second to Brazil in their group to secure their place in the finals
- Colombia: Took the fourth and final automatic qualification spot in the South American group
- Senegal: CAF Group D winners
- Morocco: CAF Group C winners
- Tunisia: CAF Group A winners
- Switzerland: Won two-leg play-off with Northern Ireland
- Croatia: Won two-leg play-off with Greece
- Sweden: Won two-leg play-off with Italy
- Denmark – Won two-leg play-off with Republic of Ireland
- Australia – Defeated Honduras in a two-leg play-off
- Peru – Secured last place with victory over New Zealand in two-leg play-off
FIFA World Cup 2018 Schedule, Fixtures, Timetable
The FIFA World Cup 2018 schedule is created in such a way that no league competition throughout the world is disrupted and all the best footballers in the world are able to represent their countries at the World Cup. The Timetable for the FIFA 2018 tournament was released back on 24th July 2015, however, the complete set of FIFA 2018 Schedule was not being able to make as teams were still qualifying for the tournament. The complete set of fixtures will be announced in December 2017 when the actual draw for the world cup 2018 will take place. The FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming Starting date has been already decided with the first match taking place on June 14th, 2018 where the Hosts Russia will be one of the participating teams. The tournament will conclude on July 15th, 2018 with the final to be held in Petersburg.