2018 World Cup Groups

A total of 32 countries will compete in eight 2018 World Cup Groups in the world’s biggest football tournament which commences on June 15th 2018 in Russia.

The 32 teams will be split into eight groups of four teams with the top two sides from each group moving on to the second stage to contest the Round of 16 draw.

2018 World Cup Groups & Teams

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

The below World Cup dates are all Australian AEST Melbourne time.

2018 World Cup Round of 16 Draw

Each winner from the Round of 16 draw will move on to the Quarter Finals to play for a spot in the 2018 World Cup Semi Finals.

1 – 1st (Group C) vs 2nd (Group D) – Sun 01 Jul – Kazan Arena
2 – 1st (Group A) vs 2nd (Group B) – Sun 01 Jul – Fisht Stadium (QF2)
3 – 1st (Group B) vs 2nd (Group A) – Mon 02 Jul – Lushniki Stadium
4 – 1st (Group D) vs 2nd (Group C) – Mon 02 Jul – Nizhny Stadium
5 – 1st (Group E) vs 2nd (Group F) – Tue 03 Jul – Samara Arena
6 – 1st (Group G) vs 2nd (Group H) – Tue 03 Jul – Rostov Arena
7 – 1st (Group F) vs 2nd (Group E) – Wed 04 Jul – St Petersburg Stadium
8 – 1st (Group H) vs 2nd (Group G) – Wed 04 Jul – Spartak Stadium

2018 World Cup Quarter Finals Draw

The four Quarter Final winners will compete in two Semi Finals for the right to play off in the 2018 World Cup.

QF1 – Winner 1 – Winner 2 – Sat 7th Jul – Kazan Arena
QF2 – Winner 5 – Winner 6 – Sat 7th Jul – Kazan Arena
QF3 – Winner 7 – Winner 8 – Sun 8th Jul – Samara Arena
QF4 – Winner 3 – Winner 4 – Sun 8th Jul – Fisht Stadium

2018 World Cup Semi Finals Draw

The two Semi Final winners will contest the 2018 World Cup Final on the last day of the tournament, while the two losing teams will compete in the Play-Off for Third Place prior to the final.

SF1 – Winner QF1 vs Winner QF2 – Wed 11th Jul – St Petersburg Stadium
SF2 – Winner QF3 vs Winner QF4 – Thu 12th Jul – Lushniki Stadium

2018 World Cup Play-Off for Third Place Draw

Loser Semi Final 1 vs Loser Semi Final 2 – Sun 15th Jul – St Petersburg Stadium

2018 World Cup Final Date

Winner Semi Final 1 vs Winner Semi Final 2 – Mon 16th Jul – Lushniki Stadium