FIFA World Cup 2018: Complete schedule of games, how to watch


The 2018 World Cup — the 21st edition of the international football tournament — will be held in Russia. This is the first time that the tournament will be held in Russia.

Thirty-one soccer teams earned the right to play for the FIFA World Cup trophy and Russia was given an automatic bid into the competition to complete the field as is customary for the event’s host country.

When is the 2018 World Cup?

The World Cup will be played from June 14 through July 15.

Where is the 2018 World Cup?

The World Cup will be held at 12 different venues throughout Russia, ranging from the 35,212-seat Kaliningrad Stadium to the 81,000-capacity Luzhniki Stadium, the site of the final, in Moscow.

World Cup teams, groups

2018 World Cup pairings
Group A: Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay
Group B: Iran, Morocco, Portugal, Spain
Group C: Australia, Denmark, France Peru
Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigera
Group E: Brazil, Costa Rica, Serbia, Switzerland
Group F: Germany, South Korea, Mexico, Sweden
Group G: Belgium, England, Panama, Tunisia
Group H: Colombia, Panama, Japan, Senegal

World Cup schedule

All times Eastern.

June 14
Russia vs. Saudi Arabia, 11 a.m., Moscow, Fox
June 15
Egypt vs. Uruguay, 8 a.m., Yekaterinburg, FS1
Morocco vs. Iran, 11 a.m., Saint Petersburg, Fox
Portugal vs. Spain, 2 p.m., Sochi, Fox
June 16
France vs. Australia, 6 a.m., Kazan, FS1
Argentina vs. Iceland, 10 a.m., Moscow, Fox
Peru vs. Denmark, 12 p.m., Saransk, FS1
Croatia vs. Nigeria, 3 p.m., Kaliningrad, FS1
June 17
Costa Rica vs. Serbia, 8 a.m., Samara, Fox
Germany vs. Mexico, 11 a.m., Moscow, FS1
Brazil vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m., Rostov, FS1
June 18
Sweden vs. South Korea, 8 a.m., Nizhny Novgorod, FS1
Belgium vs. Panama, 11 a.m., Sochi, FS1
Tunisia vs. England, 2 p.m., Volgograd, FS1
June 19
Poland vs. Senegal, 8 a.m., Moscow, FS1
Colombia vs. Japan, 11 a.m., Saransk, Fox
Russia vs. Egypt, 2 p.m., Saint Petersburg, Fox
June 20
Portugal vs. Morocco, 8 a.m., Moscow, FS1
Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia, 11 a.m., Rostov, Fox
Iran vs. Spain, 2 p.m., Kazan, Fox
June 21
France vs. Peru, 8 a.m., Yekaterinburg, FS1
Denmark vs. Australia, 11 a.m, Samara, Fox
Argentina vs. Croatia, 2 p.m., Nizhny Novgorod, Fox
June 22
Brazil vs. Costa Rica, 8 a.m., Saint Petersburg, FS1
Nigeria vs. Iceland, 11 a.m., Volgograd, Fox
Serbia vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m., Kaliningrad, Fox
June 23
Belgium vs. Tunisia, 8 a.m., Moscow, Sky Sports, BT, Fox
Germany vs. Sweden, 11 a.m., Sky Sports, BT Sports, Fox
South Korea vs. Mexico, 2 p.m., Rostov, Sky Sports, BT Sports, Fox
June 24
England vs. Panama, 8 a.m., Nizhny Novgorod, Sky Sports, BT Sports, Fox
Japan vs. Senegal, 11 a.m., Yekaterinburg, Sky Sports, BT Sports, Fox
Poland vs. Colombia, 2 p.m., Kazan, Sky Sports, BT Sports, Fox
June 25
Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt, 10 a.m., Volgograd, Sky Sports, BT Sports, Fox
Uruguay vs. Russia, 10 a.m., Samara, Sky Sports, BT Sports, Fox
Iran vs. Portugal, 2 p.m., Saransk, Sky Sports, BT Sports, Fox
Spain vs. Morocco, 2 p.m. ET, Kaliningrad, Sky Sports, BT Sports, Fox
June 26
Australia vs. Peru, 10 a.m., Sochi, Fox/FS1
Denmark vs. France, 10 a.m., Moscow, Fox/FS1
Iceland vs. Croatia, 2 p.m., Rostov, Fox/FS1
Nigeria vs. Argentina, 2 p.m. ET, Saint Petersburg, Fox/FS1
June 27
South Korea vs. Germany, 10 a.m., Kazan, Fox/FS1
Mexico vs. Sweden, 10 a.m., Yekaterinburg, Fox/FS1
Switzerland vs. Costa Rica, 2 p.m., Nizhny Novgorod, Fox/FS1
Serbia vs. Brazil, 2 p.m. ET, Saint Petersburg, Fox/FS1
June 28
Japan vs. Poland, 10 a.m., Volgograd, Fox/FS1
Senegal vs. Colombia, 10 a.m., Samara, Fox/FS1
England vs. Belgium, 2 p.m., Kaliningrad, Fox/FS1
Panama vs. Tunisia, 2 p.m., Saransk, Fox/FS1

Round of 16: June 30-July 3

Quarterfinals: July 6-7

Semifinals: July 10-11

Third-place game: July 14, 10 a.m., St. Petersburg, Fox

Final: July 15, 11 a.m., Moscow, Fox

How to watch the World Cup live

All of the 2018 World Cup games will be aired on television on either FOX or FS1.

The games will be streamed on fuboTV. Click here for a free, seven-day trial.

World Cup news, updates

Lionel Messi would trade all his success at Barcelona for a FIFA World Cup trophy.

Nigeria could be the surprise team of the 2018 World Cup.

Check out the 10 most exciting group stage games in the 2018 World Cup.

‘World-class France has everything to win the World Cup,’ according to one legend.

Watching the World Cup on teleivision will be a nightmare for American star Christian Pulisic, writes SN’s Mike DeCourcy.

After leaving the Champions League Final with an injury, Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah will be fit for some portion of group play.

Lionel Messi doesn’t believe his Argentinian side is a top candidate to win the World Cup.

Brazilian superstar Neymar is ‘calm and confident,’ heading into the World Cup.

Here’s a breakdown of all 32 World Cup coaches.