FIFA World Cup

Fifa World Cup 2018: Full schedule, results and timings

The 21st edition will feature 32 teams, who will play 64 matches across eight groups in one month.

The 21st edition of the Fifa World Cup is upon us as Russia 2018 promises to deliver some exciting matches for the neutral. Sixty-four matches played by 32 teams across eight groups and it all started on June 14 at 8.30 pm with a game between the hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia.

The final will be held at the Luzhniki Stadium on July 15 at 8.30 pm.

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

(All times are in IST)

June 14, Thursday
Russia 5 – Saudi Arabia 0
Match Report | Analysis | Quotes

June 15, Friday
Egypt 0-1 Uruguay
Match Report | Analysis | Quotes
Morocco 0-1 Iran
Match Report | Analysis
Portugal 3-3 Spain
Match Report | Feature | Quotes

June 16, Saturday
France 2-1 Australia
Match Report | Feature |Quotes
Argentina 1-1 Iceland
Match Report | Feature
Peru 0-1 Denmark
Match Report |Feature
Croatia 2-0 Nigeria
Match Report | Feature

June 17, Sunday
Costa Rica 0-1 Serbia
Report |Feature
Germany 0-1 Mexico
Report|Feature |Quotes
Brazil 1-1 Switzerland

June 18, Monday
Sweden 1-0 Korea Republic
Report | Feature
Belgium 3-0 Panama
Report | Quotes
Tunisia 1-2 England
Report | Feature | Quotes

June 19, Tuesday
Colombia vs Japan - 5.30 pm
Poland vs Senegal - 8.30 pm
Russia vs Egypt - 11.30 pm

June 20, Wednesday
Portugal vs Morocco - 5.30 pm
Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia - 8.30 pm
Iran vs Spain - 11.30 pm

June 21, Thursday
Denmark vs Australia - 5:30 pm
France vs Peru - 8:30 pm
Argentina vs Croatia - 11:30 pm

June 22, Friday
Brazil vs Costa Rica - 5:30 pm
Nigeria vs Iceland - 8:30 pm
Switzerland vs Serbia - 11:30 pm

June 23, Saturday
Belgium vs Tunisia - 5:30 pm
Korea Republic vs Mexico - 8:30 pm
Germany vs Sweden - 11:30 pm

June 24, Sunday
England vs Panama - 5:30 pm
Japan vs Senegal - 8:30 pm
Poland vs Colombia - 11:30 pm

June 25, Monday
Uruguay vs Russia - 7:30 pm
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt - 7:30 pm
Spain vs Morocco - 11:30 pm
Iran vs Portugal - 11:30 pm

June 26, Tuesday
Australia vs Peru - 7:30 pm
Denmark vs France - 7:30 pm
Nigeria vs Argentina - 11:30 pm
Iceland vs Croatia - 11:30 pm

June 27, Wednesday
Korea Republic vs Germany - 7:30 pm
Mexico vs Sweden - 7:30 pm
Serbia vs Brazil - 11:30 pm
Switzerland vs Costa Rica - 11:30 pm

June 28, Thursday
Japan vs Poland - 7:30 pm
Senegal vs Colombia - 7:30 pm
Panama vs Tunisia - 11:30 pm
England vs Belgium - 11:30 pm

Round of 16 (pre-quarterfinals)
Saturday, 30 June
Group C winner vs Group D runner-up - 7:30 pm
Group A winner vs Group B runner-up - 11.30 pm
Sunday, 1 July
Group B winner vs Group A runner-up - 7:30 pm
Group D winner vs Group C runner-up - 11:30 pm
Monday, 2 July
Group E winner vs Group F runner-up - 7:30 pm
Group G winner vs Group H runner-up - 11.30 pm
Tuesday, 3 July
Group F winner vs Group E runner-up - 7:30 pm
Group H winner vs Group G runner-up - 11:30 pm

Friday, 6 July
Winner match 49 vs Winner match 50 - 7:30 pm
Winner match 53 vs Winner match 54 - 11:30 pm
Saturday, 7 July
Winner match 55 vs Winner match 56 - 7:30 pm
Winner match 51 vs Winner match 52 - 11:30 pm

Tuesday, 10 July
Winner match 57 vs Winner match 58 - 11:30 pm
Wednesday, 11 July
Winner match 59 vs Winner match 60 - 11:30 pm

Third place match
Saturday, 14 July
Loser match 61 vs Loser match 62 - 7:30 pm

Sunday, 15 July
Winner match 61 vs Winner match 62 - 8:30 pm

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