Fifa World Cup 2018 Russia: Schedule (Fixtures), Qualified Teams, Venues, Starting Date – FIFA World Cup 2018 will be the 21st edition of FIFA World Cup. This tournament is a quadrennial international football tournament contested by men’s national team. The FIFA World Cup 2018 is still days away but the buzz of FIFA WC 2018 has already begun due to FIFA World Cup Qualifiers & FIFA Confederations Cup. Slowly and gradually, teams are making their name official for the FIFA World Cup 2018. This is the highest trophy in the game of football contested in every four years. So it means a lot to the players as well as the fans cheering their national team.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Starting & Grand Final Date
Fifa World Cup is one of the most anticipated tournaments in the world. Organised under the supervision of FIFA, the tournament promises to entertain the football fans. With around 12 months to go for actual kick off of FIFA World Cup, people have started looking for FIFA WC 2018 Start Date & FIFA World Cup 2018 Final Date. So here we are sharing all the important dates which you need to know.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Starting Date – 14 June 2018
FIFA WC 2018 End Date (Grand Finale) – 15 July 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018 Venues, Seating Capacity
Russia proposed Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, and Yekaterinburg as the venues for FIFA World Cup 2018. So total 11 host cities will have 12 Stadiums. Moscow which is the capital of Russia will have two stadiums while remaining 10 cities will have 1 stadium each. All the stadiums are expected to have a huge seating capacity. Many stadiums are still under construction and are expected to be ready before FIFA WC 2018.
|City||Venue (Stadium Name)||Seating Capacity|
|Saint Petersberg||Krestovsky Stadium||68134|
|Nizhny Novgorod||Nizhny Novgorod Stadium||44899|
|Sochi||Fisht Olympic Stadium||47659|
2018 FIFA World Cup Teams & Team Squads
FIFA World Cup 2018 Teams – Till now only host country Russia have qualified for FIFA World Cup 2018. The 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification will decide the remaining 31 teams. All the 210 teams were eligible for qualifying for FIFA World Cup 2018. Out of them after months of qualifying rounds, only 31 more teams will make it to the main draw.
FIFA WC 2018 Team Squads – Each team is first asked to pick their preliminary 30 man squad. From those 30 players, each team should pick 23 players as the final squad before the FIFA deadline ends. From these 23 players, having 3 goalkeepers is a must.
FIFA WC 2018 Groups, Draws
Total 32 teams will compete for becoming the ultimate champion of the world. But all these teams will be divided into eight groups with four teams in one group each. The groups are named as Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D, Group E, Group F, Group G, Group H. All the four teams in each group will play remaining three teams of their group in a round robin. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the round of 16 from where FIFA World Cup 2018 Knockout rounds would begin.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Schedule, TimeTable – FIFA WC 2018 Fixtures Download PDF
The FIFA WC 2018 Schedule is yet to announce but FIFA has declared few important dates and venues which will be hosting some important matches. Russia is placed in position A1 in the group stage and is scheduled to play the opening match at the beautiful venue of Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 14th June. The same venue will host a second semi-final and final of FIFA World Cup 2018. The stadium of Saint Petersberg will conduct the first semi-final and the third place match. The FIFA is expected to declare the complete FIFA World Cup 2018 Fixtures on 1st December.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Schedule Release Date – 1st December 2017
Do stay tuned to our blog as we will be sharing full PDF of FIFA World Cup 2018 Schedule which will be easy to download.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Broadcasting Rights, TV Telecast Countrywise
Since FIFA is a huge global event, many fans and spectators watch these events. So many broadcasters bids for grabbing FIFA World Cup 2018 Official Broadcasting rights. Total 32 countries participate in the tournament and many other nations also follow football so fans from all around the world are looking for FIFA World Cup 2018 TV Telecast in their respective countries. So here we are sharing the list of TV Broadcasters and Telecast Countrywise.
|Australia||SBS, Optus Sport|
|United States||Fox, Telemundo|
|United Kingdom||BBC, ITV|
|Canada||CTV, RDS, TSN|
|South Korea||SBS, KBS, MBC|
|Middle East & North Africa||beIN Sports|