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Fifa World Cup 2018 Schedule With Prize Money Description

2018 FIFA World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men’s national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018, after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010. This will be the first World Cup held in Europe since the 2006 tournament in Germany; all but one of the stadium venues are in European Russia, west of the Ural Mountains to keep travel time manageable.

The final tournament will involve 32 national teams, which include 31 teams determined through qualifying competitions and the automatically qualified host team. Of the 32 teams, 20 will be making back-to-back appearances following the last tournament in 2014, including defending champions Germany, while Iceland and Panama will both be making their first appearances at a FIFA World Cup. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities. The final will take place on 15 July at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

The winners of the World Cup will qualify for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Prize money

Prize money amounts were announced in October 2017.

Position Amount (USD million)
Per team Total
Champions 38 38
Runners-up 28 28
Third place 24 24
Fourth place 22 22
5th–8th place 16 64
9th–16th place 12 96
17th–32nd place 8 128
Total 400

2018 FIFA World Cup Groups and Teams

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

2018 FIFA World Cup Match Schedule in Indian Time – First Round

As usual, the tournament has 32 participants divided into eight groups as each group consist of four teams. First round matches are scheduled between 14th June and 28th June. First round is a groups stage tournament, which is played as league format.

Two teams, who score more points from each group will advance to second round. Here is the complete match schedule of First round of 2018 FIFA World Cup in Indian Standard Time (IST).

Group Stage : 2018 FIFA World Cup Schedule in IST
#no Date Time(IST) Team A Score Team B Result
1 14 June 2018 08:30pm Russia Saudi Arabia n/a
2 15 June 2018 05:30pm Egypt Uruguay n/a
3 15 June 2018 08:30pm Morocco Iran n/a
4 15 June 2018 11:30pm Portugal Spain n/a
5 16 June 2018 03:30pm France Australia n/a
6 16 June 2018 09:30pm Argentina Iceland n/a
7 16 June 2018 06:30pm Peru Denmark n/a
8 17 June 2018 12:30am Croatia Nigeria n/a
9 17 June 2018 05:30pm Costa Rica Serbia n/a
10 17 June 2018 08:30pm Germany Mexico n/a
11 17 June 2018 11:30pm Brazil Switzerland n/a
12 18 June 2018 05:30pm Sweden Korea Republic n/a
13 18 June 2018 08:30pm Belgium Panama n/a
14 18 June 2018 11:30pm Tunisia England n/a
15 19 June 2018 05:30pm Colombia Japan n/a
16 19 June 2018 08:30pm Poland Senegal n/a
17 19 June 2018 11:30pm Russia Egypt n/a
18 20 June 2018 05:30pm Portugal Morocco n/a
19 20 June 2018 08:30pm Uruguay Saudi Arabia n/a
20 20 June 2018 11:30pm Iran Spain n/a
21 21 June 2018 05:30pm Denmark Australia n/a
22 21 June 2018 08:30pm France Peru n/a
23 21 June 2018 11:30pm Argentina Croatia n/a
24 22 June 2018 05:30pm Brazil Costa Rica n/a
25 22 June 2018 08:30pm Nigeria Iceland n/a
26 22 June 2018 11:30pm Serbia Switzerland n/a
27 23 June 2018 05:30pm Belgium Tunisia n/a
28 23 June 2018 08:30pm Korea Republic Mexico n/a
29 23 June 2018 11:30pm Germany Sweden n/a
30 24 June 2018 05:30pm England Panama n/a
31 24 June 2018 08:30pm Japan Senegal n/a
32 24 June 2018 11:30pm Poland Colombia n/a
33 25 June 2018 07:30pm Uruguay Russia n/a
34 25 June 2018 07:30pm Saudi Arabia Egypt n/a
35 25 June 2018 11:30pm Iran Portugal n/a
36 25 June 2018 11:30pm Spain Morocco n/a
37 26 June 2018 07:30pm Denmark France n/a
38 26 June 2018 07:30pm Australia Peru n/a
39 26 June 2018 11:30pm Nigeria Argentina n/a
40 26 June 2018 11:30pm Iceland Croatia n/a
41 27 June 2018 05:30pm Mexico Sweden n/a
42 27 June 2018 07:30pm Korea Republic Germany n/a
43 27 June 2018 11:30pm Serbia Brazil n/a
44 27 June 2018 11:30pm Switzerland Costa Rica n/a
45 28 June 2018 07:30pm Japan Poland n/a
46 28 June 2018 07:30pm Senegal Colombia n/a
47 28 June 2018 10:30pm Panama Tunisia n/a
48 28 June 2018 11:30pm England Belgium n/a


2018 FIFA World Cup Match Schedule in Indian Time – Round of 16

Round of 16 – (Knock Out Round) : 2018 FIFA World Cup Schedule in IST
#no Date Time(IST) Team A Score Team B Result
49 30 June 2018 11:30pm Winner A Runner-up B n/a
50 30 June 2018 07:30pm Winner C Runner-up D n/a
51 01 July 2018 07:30pm Winner B Runner-up A n/a
52 01 July 2018 11:30pm Winner D Runner-up C n/a
53 02 July 2018 07:30pm Winner E Runner-up F n/a
54 02 July 2018 11:30pm Winner G Runner-up H n/a
55 03 July 2018 07:30pm Winner F Runner-up E n/a
56 03 July 2018 11:30pm Winner H Runner-up G n/a


2018 FIFA World Cup Match Schedule in Indian Time – Quarter Final

Quarter Final: 2018 FIFA World Cup Schedule in IST
#no Date Time(IST) Team A Score Team B Result
57 06 July 2018 07:30pm Winner 49 Winner 50 n/a
58 06 July 2018 11:30pm Winner 53 Winner 54 n/a
59 07 July 2018 11:30pm Winner 51 Winner 52 n/a
60 07 July 2018 07:30pm Winner 55 Winner 56 n/a


2018 FIFA World Cup Match Schedule in Indian Time – Semi Final

Semi Final: 2018 FIFA World Cup Schedule in IST
#no Date Time(IST) Team A Score Team B Result
61 10 July 2018 11:30pm Winner 57 Winner 58 n/a
62 11 July 2018 11:30pm Winner 59 Winner 60 n/a


2018 FIFA World Cup Match Schedule in Indian Time – Play-Off

Looses Final: 2018 FIFA World Cup Schedule in IST
#no Date Time(IST) Team A Score Team B Result
63 14 July 2018 07:30pm Loser 61 Winner 62 n/a


2018 FIFA World Cup Match Schedule in Indian Time – Final Match

Final: 2018 FIFA World Cup Schedule in IST
#no Date Time(IST) Team A Score Team B Result
64 15 July 2018 08:30pm Winner 61 Winner 62 n/a


Qualifiers of 2018 FIFA World Cup – Russia

Costa Rica
Korea Republic
Saudi Arabia


Thursday, June 14: Russia v Saudi Arabia (Luzhniki)

Friday, June 15: Egypt v Uruguay (Ekaterinburg)

Friday, June 15: Morocco v Iran (St Petersburg)

Friday, June 15: Portugal v Spain (Sochi)

Saturday, June 16: France v Australia (Kazan)

Saturday, June 16: Argentina v Iceland (Spartak)

Saturday, June 16: Peru v Denmark (Saransk)

Saturday, June 16: Croatia v Nigeria (Kaliningrad)

Sunday, June 17: Costa Rica v Serbia (Samara)

Sunday, June 17: Germany v Mexico (Luzhniki)

Sunday, June 17: Brazil v Switzerland (Rostov-on-Don)

Monday, June 18: Sweden v Korea Republic (Nizhny Novgorod)

Monday, June 18: Belgium v Panama (Sochi)

Monday, June 18: Tunisia v England (Volgograd)

Tuesday, June 19: Poland v Senegal (Spartak)

Tuesday, June 19: Colombia v Japan (Saransk)

Tuesday, June 19: Russia v Egypt (St Petersburg)

Wednesday, June 20: Portugal v Morocco (Luzhniki)

Wednesday, June 20: Uruguay v Saudi Arabia (Rostov-on-Don)

Wednesday, June 20: Iran v Spain (Kazan)

Thursday, June 21: France v Peru (Ekaterinburg)

Thursday, June 21: Denmark v Australia (Samara)

Thursday, June 21: Argentina v Croatia (Nizhny Novgorod)

Friday, June 22: Brazil v Costa Rica (St Petersburg)

Friday, June 22: Nigeria v Iceland (Volgograd)

Friday, June 22: Serbia v Switzerland (Kaliningrad)

Saturday, June 23: Belgium v Tunisia (Spartak)

Saturday, June 23: Germany v Sweden (Sochi)

Saturday, June 23: Korea Republic v Mexico (Rostov-on-Don)

Sunday, June 24: England v Panama (Nizhny Novgorod)

Sunday, June 24: Japan v Senegal (Ekaterinburg)

Sunday, June 24: Poland v Colombia (Kazan)

Monday, June 25: Uruguay v Russia (Samara)

Monday, June 25: Saudi Arabia v Egypt (Volgograd)

Monday, June 25: Spain v Morocco (Kaliningrad)

Monday, June 25: Iran v Portugal (Saransk)

Tuesday, June 26: Denmark v France (Luzhniki)

Tuesday, June 26: Australia v Peru (Sochi)

Tuesday, June 26: Nigeria v Argentina (St Petersburg)

Tuesday, June 26: Iceland v Croatia (Rostov-on-Don)

Wednesday, June 27: Korea Republic v Germany (Kazan)

Wednesday, June 27: Mexico v Sweden (Ekaterinburg)

Wednesday, June 27: Serbia v Brazil (Spartak)

Wednesday, June 27: Switzerland v Costa Rica (Nizhny Novgorod)

Thursday, June 28: Japan v Poland (Volgograd)

Thursday, June 28: Senegal v Colombia (Samara)

Thursday, June 28: England v Belgium (Kaliningrad)

Thursday, June 28: Panama v Tunisia (Saransk)

Broadcasting rights

FIFA, through several companies, sold the broadcasting rights for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to various local broadcasters.

In the United States, the 2018 World Cup will be the first men’s World Cup whose rights will be held by Fox Sports. The elimination of the U.S. national team in qualifying led to concerns that U.S. interest and viewership of this World Cup would be reduced (particularly “casual” viewers interested in the U.S. team), especially noting how much Fox paid for the rights, and that U.S. games at the 2014 World Cup peaked at 16.5 million viewers. During a launch event prior to the elimination, Fox stated that it had planned to place a secondary focus on the Mexican team in its coverage to take advantage of their popularity in the U.S.; the network stated that it still committed to broadcasting a significant amount of coverage for the tournament.

In February 2018, Ukrainian rightsholder UA:PBC stated that it would not broadcast the World Cup. This came in the wake of growing boycotts of the tournament among the Ukraine Football Federation and sports minister Ihor Zhdanov.


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