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FIFA World Cup 2018: From schedule to team favourites, here’s what to know – National

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off Thursday in Russia, and the month-lengthy match will see 32 football groups scuffling with it out for the cup. Unfortunately, Canada didn’t make the lower.

The World Cup, which is the largest unmarried wearing match on the earth, comes as soon as each and every 4 years, and it’s the primary time Europe will host the sport since 2006 in Germany.


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The opening day simplest has one recreation, however the host Russia shall be taking the sector towards Saudi Arabia in Moscow at 11 a.m. ET. The match ends on July 15.

Here are key issues to know concerning the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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FIFA World Cup 2018: From schedule to team favourites, here’s what to know - National


What groups are enjoying within the World Cup?

There are 32 groups enjoying within the World Cup.

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

What is the World Cup schedule?

Thursday, June 14

Russia vs. Saudi Arabia: 11 a.m. ET

Friday, June 15

Egypt vs. Uruguay: eight a.m. ET

Morocco vs. Iran: 11 a.m. ET

Portugal vs. Spain: 2 p.m. ET

Saturday, June 16

France vs. Australia: 6 a.m. ET

Argentina vs. Iceland: 10 a.m. ET

Peru vs. Denmark: 12 p.m. ET

Croatia vs. Nigeria: three p.m. ET

Sunday, June 17

Costa Rica vs. Serbia: eight a.m. ET

Germany vs. Mexico: 11 a.m. ET

Brazil vs. Switzerland: 2 p.m. ET

Monday, June 18 

Sweden vs. South Korea: eight a.m. ET

Belgium vs. Panama: 11 a.m. ET

Tunisia vs. England: 2 p.m. ET

Tuesday, June 19

Poland vs. Senegal: eight a.m. ET

Colombia vs. Japan: 11 a.m. ET

Russia vs. Egypt: 2 p.m. ET

Wednesday, June 20 

Portugal vs. Morocco: eight a.m. ET

Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia: 11 a.m. ET

Iran vs. Spain: 2 p.m. ET

Thursday, June 21 

France vs. Peru: eight a.m. ET

Denmark vs. Australia: 11 a.m. ET

Argentina vs. Croatia: 2 p.m. ET

Friday, June 22

Brazil vs. Costa Rica: eight a.m. ET

Nigeria vs. Iceland: 11 a.m. ET

Serbia vs. Switzerland: 2 p.m. ET

Saturday, June 23 

Belgium vs. Tunisia: eight a.m. ET

Germany vs. Sweden: 11 a.m. ET

South Korea vs. Mexico: 2 p.m. ET

Sunday, June 24

England vs. Panama: eight a.m. ET

Japan vs. Senegal: 11 a.m. ET

Poland vs. Colombia: 2 p.m. ET

Monday, June 25 

Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt: 10 a.m. ET

Uruguay vs. Russia: 10 a.m. ET

Iran vs. Portugal: 2 p.m. ET

Spain vs. Morocco: 2 p.m. ET

Tuesday, June 26

Australia vs. Peru: 10 a.m. ET

Denmark vs. France: 10 a.m. ET

Iceland vs. Croatia: 2 p.m. ET

Nigeria vs. Argentina: 2 p.m. ET

Wednesday, June 27 

South Korea vs. Germany: 10 a.m. ET

Mexico vs. Sweden: 10 a.m. ET

Switzerland vs. Costa Rica: 2 p.m. ET

Serbia vs. Brazil: 2 p.m. ET

Thursday, June 28 

Japan vs. Poland: 10 a.m. ET

Senegal vs. Colombia: 10 a.m. ET

England vs. Belgium: 2 p.m. ET

Panama vs. Tunisia: 2 p.m. ET

After this, the knockout level starts and the closing 16 suits will start on Saturday, June 30. For a complete listing of the schedule, click here.

When is the World Cup ultimate?

The ultimate fit takes position Sunday, July 15, at four p.m. ET on the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

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Where are the video games happening in Russia?

There are 12 venues in 11 towns throughout Russia. Of the 12 stadiums constructed or renovated for the World Cup, Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and the Saint Petersburg Stadium shall be used probably the most.

What came about all through the closing World Cup once more?

Germany beat Argentina 1-zero within the ultimate in Rio de Janeiro.

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FIFA World Cup 2018: From schedule to team favourites, here’s what to know - National

Who are the team favourites?

Germany, Brazil, Spain, France, Argentina, Portugal and Belgium are one of the crucial groups predicted to dominate the tournament. However, there are some standard underdogs all through this cup, equivalent to Iceland and Peru.

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