World Cup 2018: Complete schedule

The 2018 World Cup opens on June 14 with Russia vs. Saudi Arabia -- the two lowest-ranked teams in the tournament -- but then follows with very good games each of the next three days:

June 15 Portugal vs. Spain in Sochi
June 16 Argentina vs. Iceland in Moscow
June 17Germany vs. Mexico in Moscow



Here's the complete World Cup 2018 schedule ...

Group A:
June 14 Russia vs. Saudi Arabia, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (10 am ET)
June 15 Egypt vs. Uruguay, Ekaterinburg (7 am ET)
June 19 Russia vs. Egypt, St. Petersburg (1 pm ET)
June 20 Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia, Rostov (10 am ET)
June 25 Uruguay vs. Russia, Samara (9 am ET)
-- Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt, Volgograd (9 am ET)

Group B:
June 15 Morocco vs. Iran, St. Petersburg (10 am ET)
-- Portugal vs. Spain, Sochi (1 pm ET)
June 20 Portugal vs. Morocco, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (7 am ET)
-- Iran vs. Spain, Kazan (1 pm ET)
June 25 Iran vs. Portugal, Saransk (1 pm ET)
-- Spain vs. Morocco, Kaliningrad (1 pm ET)

Group C
June 16 France vs. Australia, Kazan (5 am ET)
-- Peru vs. Denmark, Saransk (11 am ET)
June 21 France vs. Peru, Ekaterinburg (7 am ET)
-- Denmark vs. Australia, Samara (10 am ET)
June 26 Denmark vs. France, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (9 am ET)
-- Australia vs. Peru, Sochi (9 am ET)

Group D:
June 16 Argentina vs. Iceland, Spartak Stadium, Moscow (8 am ET)
-- Croatia vs. Nigeria, Kaliningrad (2 pm ET)
June 21 Argentina vs. Croatia, Nizhny Novgorod (1 pm ET)
June 22 Nigeria vs. Iceland, Volgograd (10 am ET)
June 26 Nigeria vs. Argentina, St. Petersburg (1 pm ET)
-- Iceland vs. Croatia, Rostov (1 pm ET)

Group E:
June 17 Costa Rica vs. Serbia, Samara (7 am ET)
-- Brazil vs. Switzerland, Rostov (1 pm ET)
June 22 Brazil vs. Costa Rica, St. Petersburg (7 am ET)
-- Serbia vs. Switzerland, Kaliningrad (1 pm ET)
June 27 Serbia vs. Brazil, Spartak Stadium, Moscow (1 pm ET)
-- Switzerland vs. Costa Rica, Nizhny Novgorod (1 pm ET)

Group F:
June 17 Germany vs. Mexico, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (10 am ET)   
June 18 Sweden vs. South Korea, Nizhny Novgorod (7 am ET)
June 23 Germany vs. Sweden, Sochi (10 am ET)
-- South Korea vs. Mexico, Rostov (1 pm ET)
June 27 South Korea vs. Germany, Kazan (9 am ET)
-- Mexico vs. Sweden, Ekaterinburg (9 am ET)

Group G:
June 18 Belgium vs. Panama, Sochi (10 am ET)
-- Tunisia vs. England, Volgograd (1 pm ET)
June 23 Belgium vs. Tunisia, Spartak Stadium, Moscow (7 am ET)
June 24 England vs. Panama, Nizhny Novgorod (7 am ET)
June 28 England vs. Belgium, Kaliningrad (1 pm ET)   
-- Panama vs. Tunisia, Saransk (1 pm ET)

Group H:
June 19 Poland vs. Senegal, Spartak Stadium, Moscow (7 am ET)
-- Colombia vs. Japan, Saransk (10 am ET)
June 24 Japan vs. Senegal, Ekaterinburg (10 am ET)
-- Poland vs. Colombia, Kazan (1 pm ET)
June 28 Japan vs. Poland, Volgograd (9 am ET)
-- Senegal vs. Colombia, Samara (9 am ET)

Round of 16
June 30 Match 50: Winner Group C vs. Runner-up Group D, Kazan (9 am ET)
-- Match 49: Winner Group A vs. Runner-up Group B, Sochi (1 pm ET)
July 1 Match 51: Winner Group B vs. Runner-up Group A, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (9 am ET)
-- Match 52: Winner Group D vs. Runner-up Group C, Nizhny Novgorod (1 pm ET)   
July 2 Match 53: Winner Group E vs. Runner-up Group F, Samara (9 am ET)
-- Match 54: Winner Group G vs. Runner-up Group H, Rostov (1 pm ET)   
July 3 Match 55: Winner Group F vs. Runner-up Group E, St. Petersburg (9 am ET)
--  Match 56: Winner Group H vs. Runner-up Group G, Spartak Stadium, Moscow (1 pm ET)

Quarterfinals
July 6 Match 57: Winner Match 49 vs. Winner Match 50, Nizhny Novgorod (9 am ET)
-- Match 58: Winner Match 53 vs. Winner Match 54, Kazan (1 pm ET)
July 7 Match 60: Winner Match 55 vs. Winner Match 56, Samara (9 am ET)
-- Match 59: Winner Match 51 vs. Winner Match 52, Sochi (1 pm ET)

Semifinals
July 10 Match 61: Winner Match 57 vs. Winner Match 58, St. Petersburg (1 pm ET)
July 11 Match 62: Winner Match 59 vs. Winner Match 60, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (1 pm ET)   

Third-Place Game
July 14 Match 63: Loser Match 61 vs. Loser Match 62, St. Petersburg (9 am ET)

Final
July 15 Match 64: Winner Match 61 vs. Winner Match 62 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (10 am ET)

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1 comment about "World Cup 2018: Complete schedule".
  1. Phil Hardy, December 1, 2017 at 4:21 p.m.

    Dear Lord, this is either the worst WC Cup ever or the year the semis include debutants. Not sure this has anyone salivating. 

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