World Cup 2018 Warm-Up Fixtures: Warm-Up Matches Schedule For FIFA World Cup 2018

World Cup 2018 Warm-Up Fixtures

FIFA World Cup gets underway on 14th June 2018 but all qualified teams will be played several Warm-up matches before the big event gets underway. Below is the full schedule of Warm up games scheduled before the world cup. Majority of the teams are playing as many as 3 warm up games starting from 28th May.

Many of the 23-man squads for the tournament will be confirmed in the coming weeks and the friendlies are an opportunity for managers to play around with squad selection, though some will be eager to preserve the fitness of their star players to avoid last-minute injury nightmares on the eve of the competition.

Fifa World Cup 2018 will be held this year in Russia. You can find the official match schedule for 2018 world cup matches from group matches to final announced. Some teams will seen in action before the world cup journey began. Warm-up schedules announced almost all of the team expect (Iran, South Korea and Colombia). All teams will play their warm-up matches during 27th May till 12th June. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Morocco will play their all matches in European countries. If there are any changes in the dates or any new warm-up matches schedule announced for the teams you will get full details here.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Warm Up Matches Full Schedule

NO#MATCHTIMEVENUE
5th JuneRussia vs Turkey17:00 CETMoscow, Russia
28 MaySaudi Arabia vs Italy15:00 CETSwitzerland
8 JuneGermany vs Saudi ArabiaLeverkusen, Germany
26 MayEgypt vs KuwaitKuwait City, Kuwait
1st JuneBelgium vs KuwaitMilan, Italy
6 JuneColombia vs Kuwait Mordovia Arena, Saransk
7 JuneUruguay vs Uzbekistan Montevideo, Uruguay
28 MayPortugal vs Tunisia Braga, Portugal
2 JuneBelgium vs Portugal Brussels, Belgium
7 JunePortugal vs AlgeriaPortugal
3 JuneSpain vs SwitzerlandEstadio de la Cerámica, Villarreal
9 JuneSpain vs TunisiaKrasnodar Stadium, Krasnodar
4 JuneMorocco vs SlovakiaSion, Switzerland
9 JuneEstonia vs MoroccoTallinn, Estonia
28 MayFrance vs Rep of IrelandSaint-Denis, France
1 JuneFrance vs ItalyNice, France
9 JuneFrance vs USADécines-Charpieu, France
1 JuneAustralia vs Czech RepublicSankt Pölten, Austria
9 JuneHungary vs Australia Budapest, Hungary
29 MayPeru vs Scotland Lima, Peru
3 JuneSaudi Arabia vs PeruAltach, Austria
9 JuneSweden vs Peru Gothenburg, Sweden
2 JuneSweden vs Denmark Stockholm, Sweden
9 JuneDenmark vs MexicoDenmark
4 JuneArgentina vs UkraineBuenos Aires, Argentina
9 JuneIsrael vs Argentina Israel
2 JuneIceland vs Norway Reykjavík, Iceland
7 JuneIceland vs GhanaReykjavík, Iceland
3 JuneCroatia vs BrazilLiverpool, England
8 JuneCroatia vs Senegal Osijek, Croatia
25 MayNigeria vs DR Congo Abuja, Nigeria
2 JuneEngland vs NigeriaLondon, England
6 JuneCzech Republic vs NigeriaAustria
3 JuneCroatia vs Brazil Liverpool, England
10 JuneAustria vs Brazil Vienna, Austria
3 JuneSpain vs Switzerland Estadio de la Cerámica, Villarreal
8 JuneSwitzerland vs Japan Cornaredo Stadium, Lugano
3 JuneCosta Rica vs Northern IrelandSan José, Costa Rica
7 JuneEngland vs Costa RicaLeeds, England
11 JuneBelgium vs Costa Rica Brussels, Belgium
2 JuneAustria vs Germany Klagenfurt, Austria
28 MayMexico vs WalesPasadena, United States
2 JuneMexico vs ScotlandMexico City
9 JuneDenmark vs MexicoDenmark
2 JuneSweden vs Denmark Solna, Sweden
29 MayPanama vs Northern Ireland Panama City, Panama
6 JuneNorway vs Panama Oslo, Norway
1 JuneTunisia vs TurkeySion, Switzerland
 8 JunePoland vs Lithuania Poznań, Poland
12 JunePoland vs ChileWarsaw, Poland
31 MayLuxembourg vs Senegal Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
12 JuneJapan vs ParaguayLausanne, Switzerland

England’s Warm-Up Friendlies

DateFixtureTime (BST)Venue
June 2England vs Nigeria5:15pmWembley Stadium, London
June 7England vs Costa Rica8pmWembley Stadium, London

With news of the 23-man England squad recently announced, manager Gareth Southgate will be able to prepare for his Group G opening fixtures by facing off against both Nigeria and Costa Rica at Wembley Stadium. Twelve days after facing Italy, Southgate’s side begin their World Cup campaign against Tunisia in Volgograd before facing Panama on June 24, with their final group stage game against Belgium on June 28 at Kaliningrad.

France’s warm-up friendlies

DateFixtureTime (BST)Venue
May 28Republic of Ireland vs France8pmStade de France, Paris
June 6France vs Italy8pmAllianz Riviera, Nice
June 9France vs U.S. National Team8pmGroupama Stadium, Lyon

France will have a busy run-in to the World Cup with three friendlies against Ireland, Italy and the USMNT. Didier Deschamps still has yet to name his World Cup squad ahead of the June 4 deadline.

Brazil’s warm-up friendlies

DateFixtureTime (BST)Venue
June 3Brazil vs Croatia3pmAnfield, Liverpool
June 10Brazil vs Austria3pmErnst Happel Stadion, Vienna

Tite’s Brazil squad – led by a fit Neymar and Gabriel Jesus – face will face Croatia and Austria over the course of the week.

Germany’s warm-up friendlies

DateFixtureTime (BST)Venue
June 2Austria vs Germany8pmWorthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt
June 8Germany vs Saudi Arabia6:30pmBayArena, Leverkusen

Defending champions Germany will be keen on making the best start possible to retain their World Cup title. First facing Austria in Klagenfurt and Saudi Arabia in Leverkusen for their warm-up fixtures, their World Cup begins on June 17 with a Group F fixture against Mexico at Luzhniki Stadium. This will be followed by ties against Sweden on June 23 at Fisht Stadium and South Korea on June 27 at Kazan Arena.

Spain’s warm-up friendlies

DateFixtureTime (BST)Venue
June 3Spain vs Switzerland8pmEl Madrigal, Villareal
June 9Spain vs Tunisia8pmKrasnodar Stadium, Krasnodar

World Cup 2010 and back-to-back European champions in 2008 and 2012 Spain – with a new-look squad that has yet to be confirmed – will be given a chance to exact revenge on Switzerland, who they lost to in the lead-up to their victorious campaign in South Africa.

Australia’s warm-up friendlies

DateFixtureTime (BST)Venue
June 1Czech Republic vs Australia12pmNV Arena, Lower Austria
June 9Hungary vs Australia4:30pmGroupama Arena, Budapest

Australia will gear for their World Cup campaign by playing friendly fixtures in Europe, allowing them to get used to the time zone for this summer. They kick-off their preparations for Russia against the Czech Republic in Lower Austria on June 1, and will then travel to Budapest to face Hungary. Their Group C fixtures open against France on June 16 at the Kazan Arena, followed by a second group stage game against Denmark on June 21 at Samara Arena and concluding with a clash against Peru on June 26 at Fisht Stadium.

Mexico’s warm-up friendlies

DateFixtureTime (BST)Venue
May 29Mexico vs Wales2amRose Bowl, California
June 3Mexico vs Scotland1amAzteca Stadium, Mexico City
June 9Denmark vs Mexico8pmBrondby Stadium, Brondby

Mexico have an intense pre-World Cup schedule as they host both Wales and Scotland in California and the Azteca Stadium, which might be too late for UK viewers to follow – they take place well past midnight  – but will be the perfect opportunity for Mexico fans to show their team support before they head to Russia.

Belgium’s warm-up friendlies

DateFixtureTime (BST)Venue
June 2Belgium vs Portugal7:45pmKing Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
June 6Belgium vs Egypt7:45pmKing Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
June 11Belgium vs Costa Rica7:45pmKing Baudouin Stadium, Brussels

Belgium are also another team who have an intense run-in to the World Cup as they play three fixtures, with the last coming just a week before their opening Group G game against Panama on June 18.

Their final friendly takes place on June 11 against Costa Rica before they face the likes of Panama, England and Tunisia in the Group G stages of the World Cup. The World Cup will begin on June 14.

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