2018 FIFA World Cup
Russia 2018

2018 FIFA World Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host country Russia
Dates14 June – 15 July
Teams32 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)12 (in 11 host cities)
Final positions
Champions France (2nd title)
Runner-up Croatia
Third place Belgium
Fourth place England
Tournament statistics
Matches played64
Goals scored169 (2.64 per match)
Attendance3,031,768 (47,371 per match)
Top scorer(s)Flag of England Harry Kane (6 goals)
Best playerFlag of Croatia Luka Modrić
Best young playerFlag of France Kylian Mbappé
Best goalkeeperFlag of Belgium Thibaut Courtois
Fair play award Spain
2014
2022

The 2018 FIFA World Cup was the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It took place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018, after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010.

This was the first World Cup held in Europe since the 2006 tournament in Germany, the first ever to be held in Eastern Europe and the eleventh time that it has been held in Europe. All of the stadium venues are in European Russia to keep travel time manageable.

The final tournament involved 32 national teams, which included 31 teams determined through qualifying competitions and the automatically qualified host team. Of the 32 teams, 20 was making back-to-back appearances following the last tournament in 2014, including defending champions Germany, while Iceland and Panama both made their first appearances at a FIFA World Cup. A total of 64 matches were played in 12 venues located in 11 cities. The final took place on 15 July at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, with France and Croatia competing for the World Cup. France won the match 4–2 to claim their second World Cup title.

On 27 June 2018, the defending champions, Germany, were knocked out in the group stage. It was the first time since the 1938 FIFA World Cup that a German side did not advance from the first stage of a World Cup tournament. It was the fourth time in the last five World Cups that the holders had been eliminated in the opening stage of the tournament after France in 2002, Italy in 2010 and Spain in 2014.

Host selection

The bidding procedure to host the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup tournaments began in January 2009, and national associations had until 2 February 2009 to register their interest. Initially, nine countries placed bids for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but Mexico later withdrew from proceedings, and Indonesia's bid was rejected by FIFA in February 2010 after the Indonesian government failed to submit a letter to support the bid. During the bidding process, the three remaining non-UEFA nations (Australia, Japan, and the United States) gradually withdrew from the 2018 bids, and the UEFA nations were thus ruled out of the 2022 bid. As such, there were eventually four bids for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, two of which were joint bids: England, Russia, Netherlands/Belgium, and Portugal/Spain.

The 22-member FIFA Executive Committee convened in Zürich on 2 December 2010 to vote to select the hosts of both tournaments. Russia won the right to be the 2018 host in the second round of voting. The Portugal/Spain bid came second, and that from Belgium/Netherlands third. England, which was bidding to host its second tournament, was eliminated in the first round.

The voting results were as follows:

2018 FIFA bidding (majority 12 votes)
Bidders Votes
Round 1 Round 2
Russia 9 13
Portugal / Spain 7 7
Belgium / Netherlands 4 2
England 2 Eliminated

Criticism

The English Football Association and others raised concerns of bribery on the part of the Russian team and corruption from FIFA members. They claimed that four members of the executive committee had requested bribes to vote for England, and Sepp Blatter had said that it had already been arranged before the vote that Russia would win. The 2014 Garcia Report, an internal investigation led by Michael J. Garcia, was withheld from public release by Hans-Joachim Eckert, FIFA's head of adjudication on ethical matters. Eckert instead released a shorter revised summary, and his (and therefore FIFA's) reluctance to publish the full report caused Garcia to resign in protest. Due to such controversy, the FA refused to accept Eckert's absolving of Russia from blame, with Greg Dyke calling for a re-examination of the affair and David Bernstein calling for a boycott of the World Cup.

Teams

Qualification

Main article: 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Apart from Russia, who qualified automatically for the tournament as the hosts, all FIFA member associations were eligible to enter the qualification process.

Myanmar, having successfully appealed against a ban from the competition for crowd trouble during a 2014 World Cup qualifying tie against Oman, were obliged to play all their home matches outside the country. On 12 March 2015, prior to the start of qualification, Zimbabwe were expelled from the tournament for failing to pay former coach José Claudinei. Indonesia were suspended and then expelled before playing a single qualifying match, as part of punishment for government interference in the Football Association of Indonesia.

The qualifying draw took place at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, Saint Petersburg on 25 July 2015 at 18:00 local time (UTC+3). Qualifying matches for AFC and CONCACAF started in March 2015, prior to the qualifying draw.

The allocation of slots for each confederation was decided to be unchanged by the FIFA Executive Committee on 30 May 2015 in Zürich, after the FIFA Congress.

On 13 May 2016, Gibraltar and Kosovo became FIFA members and eligible for the World Cup qualifying.

Qualified teams

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament1 Previous best
performance
 Russia2 Hosts 2 December 2010 10 (1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 2002, 2014) Fourth place (1966)
 Brazil CONMEBOL Round Robin winners 28 March 2017 20 (1930, 1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) Winners (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
 Iran AFC Third Round Group A winners 12 June 2017 4 (1978, 1998, 2006, 2014) First round (1978, 1998, 2006, 2014)
 Japan AFC Third Round Group B winners 31 August 2017 5 (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) Round of 16 (2002, 2010)
 Mexico CONCACAF Fifth Round winners 1 September 2017 15 (1930, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1978, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) Quarter-finals (1970, 1986)
 Belgium UEFA Group H winners 3 September 2017 12 (1930, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2014) Fourth place (1986)
 South Korea AFC Third Round Group A runners-up 5 September 2017 9 (1954, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) Fourth place (2002)
 Saudi Arabia AFC Third Round Group B runners-up 5 September 2017 4 (1994, 1998, 2002, 2006) Round of 16 (1994)
 Germany3 UEFA Group C winners 5 October 2017 18 (1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) Winners (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014)
 England UEFA Group F winners 5 October 2017 14 (1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) Winners (1966)
 Spain UEFA Group G winners 6 October 2017 14 (1934, 1950, 1962, 1966, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) Winners (2010)
 Nigeria CAF Third Round Group B winners 7 October 2017 5 (1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014) Round of 16 (1994, 1998, 2014)
 Costa Rica CONCACAF Fifth Round runners-up 7 October 2017 4 (1990, 2002, 2006, 2014) Quarter-finals (2014)
 Poland UEFA Group E winners 8 October 2017 7 (1938, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 2002, 2006) Third place (1974, 1982)
 Egypt CAF Third Round Group E winners 8 October 2017 2 (1934, 1990) First round (1934, 1990)
 Iceland UEFA Group I winners 9 October 2017
 Serbia UEFA Group D winners 9 October 2017 114 (1930, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1974, 1982, 1990, 1998, 2006, 2010) Fourth place (1930, 1962)5
 Portugal UEFA Group B winners 10 October 2017 6 (1966, 1986, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) Third place (1966)
 France UEFA Group A winners 10 October 2017 14 (1930, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1966, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) Winners (1998)
 Uruguay CONMEBOL Round Robin runners-up 10 October 2017 12 (1930, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1986, 1990, 2002, 2010, 2014) Winners (1930, 1950)
 Argentina CONMEBOL Round Robin third place 10 October 2017 16 (1930, 1934, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) Winners (1978, 1986)
 Colombia CONMEBOL Round Robin fourth place 10 October 2017 5 (1962, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2014) Quarter-finals (2014)
 Panama CONCACAF Fifth Round third place 10 October 2017
 Senegal CAF Third Round Group D winners 10 November 2017 1 (2002) Quarter-finals (2002)
 Morocco CAF Third Round Group C winners 11 November 2017 4 (1970, 1986, 1994, 1998) Round of 16 (1986)
 Tunisia CAF Third Round Group A winners 11 November 2017 4 (1978, 1998, 2002, 2006) Group stage (1978, 1998, 2002, 2006)
 Switzerland UEFA Second Round winners 12 November 2017 10 (1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1994, 2006, 2010, 2014) Quarter-finals (1934, 1938, 1954)
 Croatia UEFA Second Round winners 12 November 2017 4 (1998, 2002, 2006, 2014) Third place (1998)
 Sweden UEFA Second Round winners 13 November 2017 11 (1934, 1938, 1950, 1958, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1990, 1994, 2002, 2006) Runners-up (1958)
 Denmark UEFA Second Round winners 14 November 2017 4 (1986, 1998, 2002, 2010) Quarter-finals (1998)
 Australia CONCACAF v AFC play-off winners 15 November 2017 4 (1974, 2006, 2010, 2014) Round of 16 (2006)
 Peru OFC v CONMEBOL play-off winners 15 November 2017 4 (1930, 1970, 1978, 1982) Quarter-finals (1970), Second round (1978)6
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.
2 From 1958 to 1990, Russia competed as the Soviet Union.
3 From 1954 to 1990, Germany competed as West Germany.
4: This is the 2nd appearance of Serbia at the FIFA World Cup. However, FIFA considers Serbia as the successor team of the Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro national teams, who between them qualified on 10 occasions.
5: No official third place match took place in 1930 and no official third place was awarded at the time; both United States and Yugoslavia lost in the semi-finals. However, FIFA lists the teams as third and fourth respectively using the overall records of the teams in the tournament.
6: In 1978, the second round was another group stage which involved 8 teams qualified from the first round.

Draw

Main article: 2018 FIFA World Cup seeding

All teams were allocated into four pots based of FIFA World Rankings of October 2017. The hosts, Russia was automatically assigned to position A1. Teams from same confederation were not drawn into the same group, with an exception for teams from UEFA where each group contained up to two teams.

The draw was held on 1 December 2017 at Kremlin, Moscow.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

 Russia (65) (hosts)
 Germany (1)
 Brazil (2)
 Portugal (3)
 Argentina (4)
 Belgium (5)
 Poland (6)
 France (7)

 Spain (8)
 Peru (10)
 Switzerland (11)
 England (12)
 Colombia (13)
 Mexico (16)
 Uruguay (17)
 Croatia (18)

 Denmark (19)
 Iceland (21)
 Costa Rica (22)
 Sweden (25)
 Tunisia (28)
 Egypt (30)
 Senegal (32)
 Iran (34)

 Serbia (38)
 Nigeria (41)
 Australia (43)
 Japan (44)
 Morocco (48)
 Panama (49)
 South Korea (62)
 Saudi Arabia (63)

Squads

Main article: 2018 FIFA World Cup squads

Each team must first name a preliminary squad of 30 players. From the preliminary squad, the team must name a final squad of 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline. Players in the final squad may be replaced due to serious injury up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team's first match, where the replacement players do not need to be in the preliminary squad.

For players named in the 30-player preliminary squad, there is a mandatory rest period between 21 and 27 May 2018, except for those involved in the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final played on 26 May.

Referees

Main article: 2018 FIFA World Cup officials

On 16 March 2018, the FIFA Council approved the use of video assistant referees (VAR) for the first time in a FIFA World Cup tournament.

On 29 March 2018, FIFA released the list of 36 referees and 63 assistant referees selected to oversee matches. On 30 April 2018, FIFA released the list of 13 video assistant referees, who will solely act as VARs in the tournament. On 30 May 2018, Saudi referee Fahad Al-Mirdasi was banned for life over match fixing, and he and his two assistant referees, Mohammed Al Abakry and Abdulah Alshalwai, were removed. A new referee was not appointed, but two assistant referees, Hasan Almahri of United Arab Emirates and Hiroshi Yamauchi of Japan, received appointments.

Venues

Russia proposed the following host cities: Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, and Yekaterinburg.[1] Most cities are in European Russia, while Yekaterinburg[2] is very close to the Europe-Asia border, to reduce travel time for the teams in the huge country. The bid evaluation report stated: "The Russian bid proposes 13 host cities and 16 stadiums, thus exceeding FIFA's minimum requirement. Three of the 16 stadiums would be renovated, and 13 would be newly constructed."[3]

In October 2011, Russia decreased the number of stadiums from 16 to 14. Construction of the proposed Podolsk stadium in the Moscow region was cancelled by the regional government, and also in the capital, Otkritie Arena was competing with Dynamo Stadium over which would be constructed first.[4]

The final choice of host cities was announced on 29 September 2012. The number of cities was further reduced to 11 and number of stadiums to 12 as Krasnodar and Yaroslavl were dropped from the final list. Of the 12 stadiums used for the tournament, 3 (Luzhniki, Yekaterinburg and Sochi) have been extensively renovated and the other 9 stadiums to be used are brand new; $11.8 billion has been spent on hosting the tournament.[5]

Sepp Blatter stated in July 2014 that, given the concerns over the completion of venues in Russia, the number of venues for the tournament may be reduced from 12 to 10. He also said, "We are not going to be in a situation, as is the case of one, two or even three stadiums in South Africa, where it is a problem of what you do with these stadiums".[6]

In October 2014, on their first official visit to Russia, FIFA's inspection committee and its head Chris Unger visited St Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan and both Moscow venues. They were satisfied with the progress.[7]

On 8 October 2015, FIFA and the Local Organising Committee agreed on the official names of the stadiums used during the tournament.[8]

Of the twelve venues used, the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and the Saint Petersburg Stadium – the two largest stadiums in Russia – were used most, both hosting seven matches. Sochi, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod and Samara all hosted six matches, including one quarter-final match each, while the Spartak Stadium in Moscow and Rostov-on-Don hosted five matches, including one round-of-16 match each. Volgograd, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg and Saransk all hosted four matches, but did not host any knockout stage games.

Twelve stadiums in eleven Russian cities were built or renovated for the FIFA World Cup. Between 2010 (when Russia were announced as hosts) and 2018, 9 of the 12 stadiums were built (some in place of older, outdated venues) and the other 3 were renovated for the tournament.[9]

  • Kaliningrad: Kaliningrad Stadium (new). The first piles were driven into the ground in September 2015. On 11 April 2018 the new stadium hosted its first match.
  • Kazan: Kazan Arena (new). The stadium was built for the 2013 Summer Universiade. It has since hosted the 2015 World Aquatics Championship and the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. The stadium serves as a home arena to FC Rubin Kazan.
  • Moscow: Luzhniki Stadium (renovated). The largest stadium in the country was closed for renovation in 2013. The stadium was commissioned in November 2017.
  • Moscow: Spartak Stadium (new). The stadium is a home arena to its namesake FC Spartak Moscow. In accordance with the FIFA requirements, during the 2018 World Cup it is called Spartak Stadium instead of its usual name Otkritie Arena. The stadium hosted its first match on 5 September 2014.
  • Nizhny Novgorod: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium (new). The construction of the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium commenced in 2015. The project was completed in December 2017.[10]
  • Rostov-on-Don: Rostov Arena (new). The stadium is located on the left bank of the Don River. The stadium construction was completed on 22 December 2017.
  • Saint Petersburg: Saint Petersburg Stadium (new). The construction of the stadium commenced in 2007 after the site clearance formerly occupied by Kirov Stadium. The project was officially completed on 29 December 2016.[11] The stadium has hosted games of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and will serve as a venue for UEFA Euro 2020.
  • Samara: Samara Arena (new). The construction officially started on 21 July 2014. The project was completed on 21 April 2018.
  • Saransk: Mordovia Arena (new). The stadium in Saransk was scheduled to be commissioned in 2012 in time for the opening of the all-Russian Spartakiad, but the plan was revised. The opening was rescheduled to 2017. The arena hosted its first match on 21 April 2018.
  • Sochi: Fisht Stadium (renovated). The stadium hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Afterwards, it was renovated in preparation for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 World Cup.
  • Volgograd: Volgograd Arena (new). The main arena of Volgograd was built on the demolished Central Stadium site, at the foot of the Mamayev Kurgan memorial complex. The stadium was commissioned on 3 April 2018.[12]
  • Yekaterinburg: Ekaterinburg Arena (renovated). The Central Stadium of Yekaterinburg has been renovated for the FIFA World Cup. The arena's stands have a capacity of 35,000 spectators. The renovation project was completed in December 2017.
Moscow Saint Petersburg Sochi
Luzhniki Stadium Otkritie Arena
(Spartak Stadium)
Krestovsky Stadium
(Saint Petersburg Stadium)
Fisht Olympic Stadium
(Fisht Stadium)
Capacity: 78,011 Capacity: 44,190 Capacity: 64,468 Capacity: 44,287
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Volgograd
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Rostov-on-Don
Volgograd Arena Rostov Arena
Capacity: 43,713 Capacity: 43,472
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Nizhny Novgorod Stadium Kazan Arena
Capacity: 43,319 Capacity: 42,873
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Samara Saransk Kaliningrad Yekaterinburg
Samara Arena Mordovia Arena Kaliningrad Stadium Central Stadium
(Ekaterinburg Arena)
Capacity: 41,970 Capacity: 41,685 Capacity: 33,973 Capacity: 33,061
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Schedule

The full schedule was announced by FIFA on 24 July 2015 (without kick-off times, which will be confirmed later). Russia will be placed in position A1 in the group stage and play in the opening match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 14 June, which will also host the second semi-final on 11 July and the final on 15 July. The Zenit Arena in Saint Petersburg will host the first semi-final on 10 July and the third place match on 14 July.

Group stage

The top two teams of each group advance to the round of 16. Matches are played on a round-robin basis.

Tiebreakers

The rankings of teams in each group are determined as follows (regulations Article 32.5):

1.points obtained in all group matches;
 
2.goal difference in all group matches;
 
3.number of goals scored in all group matches;
 

If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings are determined as follows:

4.points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
 
5.goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;
 
6.number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
 
7.fair play points
 
  • first yellow card: minus 1 point;
     
  • indirect red card (second yellow card): minus 3 points;
     
  • direct red card: minus 4 points;
     
  • yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points;
     
8.drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.
 

All times listed are local time.

Group A

Main article: 2018 FIFA World Cup Group A


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Uruguay (A) 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9 Advance to knockout phase
 Russia (A) 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6
 Saudi Arabia (E) 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
 Egypt (E) 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0
14 June 2018 (2018-06-14)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Russia  5–0  Saudi Arabia Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 78,011
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
Gazinsky Goal 12'
Cheryshev Goal 43'90+1'
Dzyuba Goal 71'
Golovin Goal 90+4'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
15 June 2018 (2018-06-15)
17:00 YEKT (UTC+5)
Egypt  0–1  Uruguay Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg
Attendance: 20,015
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Giménez Goal 90'

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19 June 2018 (2018-06-19)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Russia  3–1  Egypt Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 64,468
Referee: Enrique Cáceres (Paraguay)
Fathy Goal 47' (o.g.)
Cheryshev Goal 59'
Dzyuba Goal 62'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Salah Goal 73' (pen.)
20 June 2018 (2018-06-20)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Uruguay  1–0  Saudi Arabia Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
Attendance: 42,678
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)
Suárez Goal 23' Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)

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25 June 2018 (2018-06-25)
18:00 SAMT (UTC+4)
Uruguay  3–0  Russia Cosmos Arena, Samara
Attendance: 41,970
Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)
Suárez Goal 10'
Cheryshev Goal 23' (o.g.)
Cavani Goal 90'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
25 June 2018 (2018-06-25)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Saudi Arabia  2–1  Egypt Volgograd Arena, Volgograd
Attendance: 36,823
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
Al-Faraj Goal 45+6' (pen.)
Al-Dawsari Goal 90+5'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Salah Goal 22'

Group B

Main article: 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Spain (A) 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1 5 Advance to knockout phase
 Portugal (A) 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
 Iran (E) 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Morocco (E) 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
15 June 2018 (2018-06-15)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Morocco  0–1  Iran Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 62,548
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Bouhaddouz Goal 90+5' (o.g.)
15 June 2018 (2018-06-15)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Portugal  3–3  Spain Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 43,866
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Ronaldo Goal 4' (pen.)44'88' Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Diego Costa Goal 24'55'
Nacho Goal 58'

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20 June 2018 (2018-06-20)
15:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Portugal  1–0  Morocco Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 78,011
Referee: Mark Geiger (United States)
Ronaldo Goal 4' Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
20 June 2018 (2018-06-20)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Iran  0–1  Spain Kazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 42,718
Referee: Andrés Cunha (Uruguay)
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Costa Goal 54'

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25 June 2018 (2018-06-25)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Iran  1–1  Portugal Mordovia Arena, Saransk
Attendance: 41,685
Referee: Enrique Cáceres (Paraguay)
Ansarifard Goal 90+3' (pen.) Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Quaresma Goal 45'
25 June 2018 (2018-06-25)
20:00 KALT (UTC+2
Spain  2–2  Morocco Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
Attendance: 33,973
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Isco Goal 19'
Aspas Goal 90+1'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Boutaïb Goal 14'
En-Nesyri Goal 81'

Group C

Main article: 2018 FIFA World Cup Group C


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 France (A) 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7 Advance to knockout phase
 Denmark (A) 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Peru (E) 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3
 Australia (E) 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
16 June 2018 (2018-06-16)
13:00 MSK (UTC+3)
France  2–1 Australia  Kazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 41,279
Referee: Andrés Cunha (Uruguay)
Griezmann Goal 58' (pen.)
Pogba Goal 81'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Jedinak Goal 62' (pen.)
16 June 2018 (2018-06-16)
19:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Peru  0–1  Denmark Mordovia Arena, Saransk
Attendance: 40,502
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Poulsen Goal 59'

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21 June 2018 (2018-06-21)
16:00 SAMT (UTC+4)
Denmark  1–1  Australia Cosmos Arena, Samara
Attendance: 40,727
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
Eriksen Goal 7' Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Jedinak Goal 38' (pen.)
21 June 2018 (2018-06-21)
20:00 YEKT (UTC+5)
France  1–0  Peru Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg
Attendance: 32,789
Referee: Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)
Mbappé Goal 36' Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)

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26 June 2018 (2018-06-26)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Denmark  0–0  France Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 78,011
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
26 June 2018 (2018-06-26)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Australia  0–2  Peru Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 44,073
Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Carrillo Goal 18'
Guerrero Goal 50'

Group D

Main article: 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Croatia (A) 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 Advance to knockout phase
 Argentina (A) 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4
 Nigeria (E) 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
 Iceland (E) 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
16 June 2018 (2018-06-16)
16:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Argentina  1–1  Iceland Otkritie Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 44,190
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
Agüero Goal 19' Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Finnbogason Goal 23'
16 June 2018 (2018-06-16)
21:00 KALT (UTC+2)
Croatia  2–0  Nigeria Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
Attendance: 31,136
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
Etebo Goal 32' (o.g.)
Modrić Goal 71' (pen.)
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)

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21 June 2018 (2018-06-21)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Argentina  0–3  Croatia Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance: 43,319
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Rebić Goal 53'
Modrić Goal 80'
Rakitić Goal 90+1'
22 June 2018 (2018-06-22)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Nigeria  2–0  Iceland Volgograd Arena, Volgograd
Attendance: 40,904
Referee: Matthew Conger (New Zealand)
Musa Goal 49'75' Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)

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26 June 2018 (2018-06-26)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Nigeria  1–2  Argentina Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 64,468
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
Moses Goal 51' (pen.) Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Messi Goal 14'
Rojo Goal 86'
26 June 2018 (2018-06-26)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Iceland  1–2  Croatia Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
Attendance: 43,472
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
G. Sigurðsson Goal 76' (pen.) Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Badelj Goal 53'
Perišić Goal 90'

Group E

Main article: 2018 FIFA World Cup Group E


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Brazil (A) 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7 Advance to knockout phase
 Switzerland (A) 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
 Serbia (E) 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
 Costa Rica (E) 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
17 June 2018 (2018-06-17)
16:00 SAMT (UTC+4)
Costa Rica  0–1  Serbia Cosmos Arena, Samara
Attendance: 41,432
Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Kolarov Goal 56'
17 June 2018 (2018-06-17)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Brazil  1–1  Switzerland Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
Attendance: 43,109
Referee: César Arturo Ramos (Mexico)
Coutinho Goal 20' Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Zuber Goal 50'

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22 June 2018 (2018-06-22)
15:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Brazil  2–0  Costa Rica Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 64,468
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Coutinho Goal 90+1'
Neymar Goal 90+7'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
22 June 2018 (2018-06-22)
20:00 KALT (UTC+2)
Serbia  1–2  Switzerland Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
Attendance: 33,167
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Mitrović Goal 5' Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Xhaka Goal 52'
Shaqiri Goal 90'

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27 June 2018 (2018-06-27)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Serbia  0–2  Brazil Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 44,190
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Paulinho Goal 36'
Thiago Silva Goal 68'
27 June 2018 (2018-06-27)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Switzerland  2–2  Costa Rica Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance: 43,319
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)
Džemaili Goal 31'
Drmić Goal 88'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Waston Goal 56'
Sommer Goal 90+3' (o.g.)

Group F

Main article: 2018 FIFA World Cup Group F


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Sweden (A) 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6 Advance to knockout phase
 Mexico (A) 3 2 0 1 3 4 −1 6
 South Korea (E) 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
 Germany (E) 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
17 June 2018 (2018-06-17)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Germany  0–1  Mexico Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 78,011
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Lozano Goal 35'
18 June 2018 (2018-06-18)
15:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Sweden  1–0  South Korea Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance: 42,300
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
Grandqvist Goal 65' (pen.) Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)

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23 June 2018 (2018-06-23)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
South Korea  1–2  Mexico Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
Attendance: 43,472
Referee: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
Son Heung-min Goal 90+3' Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Vela Goal 26' (pen.)
Chicharito Goal 66'
23 June 2018 (2018-06-23)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Germany  2–1  Sweden Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 44,287
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
Reus Goal 48'
Kroos Goal 90+5'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Toivonen Goal 32'

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27 June 2018 (2018-06-27)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
South Korea  2–0  Germany Kazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 41,385
Referee: Mark Geiger (United States)
Young-gwon Goal 90+3'
Heung-min Goal 90+6'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
27 June 2018 (2018-06-27)
19:00 YEKT (UTC+5)
Mexico  0–3  Sweden Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg
Attendance: 33,061
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Augustinsson Goal 50'
Granqvist Goal 62' (pen.)
Álvarez Goal 74' (o.g.)

Group G

Main article: 2018 FIFA World Cup Group G


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Belgium (A) 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9 Advance to knockout phase
 England (A) 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6
 Tunisia (E) 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 3
 Panama (E) 3 0 0 3 2 11 −9 0
18 June 2018 (2018-06-18)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Belgium  3–0  Panama Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 43,257
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
Mertens Goal 47'
Lukaku Goal 69'75'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
18 June 2018 (2018-06-18)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Tunisia  1–2  England Volgograd Arena, Volgograd
Attendance: 41,064
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
Sassi Goal 36' (pen.) Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Kane Goal 11'90+1'

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23 June 2018 (2018-06-23)
15:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Belgium  5–2  Tunisia Otkritie Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 44,190
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)
Hazard Goal 6' (pen.)51'
Lukaku Goal 16'45+3'
Batshuayi Goal 90'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Bronn Goal 18'
Khazri Goal 90+3'
24 June 2018 (2018-06-24)
15:00 MSK (UTC+3)
England  6–1  Panama Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance: 43,319
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)
Stones Goal 8'40'
Kane Goal 22' (pen.)45+1' (pen.)62'
Lingard Goal 36'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Baloy Goal 78'

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28 June 2018 (2018-06-28)
20:00 KALT (UTC+2)
England  0–1  Belgium Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
Attendance: 33,973
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Januzaj Goal 51'
28 June 2018 (2018-06-28)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Panama  1–2  Tunisia Mordovia Arena, Saransk
Attendance: 37,169
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
Meriah Goal 33' (o.g.) Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
F. Ben Youssef Goal 51'
Khazri Goal 66'

Group H

Main article: 2018 FIFA World Cup Group H


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Colombia (A) 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6 Advance to knockout phase
 Japan (A) 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Senegal (E) 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Poland (E) 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3

Fair play points: Japan −4, Senegal −6.

19 June 2018 (2018-06-19)
15:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Colombia  1–2  Japan Mordovia Arena, Saransk
Attendance: 40,842
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Quintero Goal 39' Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Kagawa Goal 6' (pen.)
Osako Goal 73'
19 June 2018 (2018-06-19)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Poland  1–2  Senegal Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 44,190
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
Krychowiak Goal 86' Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Cionek Goal 37' (o.g.)
Niang Goal 60'

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24 June 2018 (2018-06-24)
20:00 YEKT (UTC+5)
Japan  2–2  Senegal Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg
Attendance: 32,572
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Inui Goal 34'
Honda Goal 78'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Mané Goal 11'
Wagué Goal 71'
24 June 2018 (2018-06-24)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Poland  0–3  Colombia Kazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 42,873
Referee: César Arturo Ramos (Mexico)
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Mina Goal 40'
Falcao Goal 70'
Cuadrado Goal 75'

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28 June 2018 (2018-06-28)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Japan  0–1  Poland Volgograd Arena, Volgograd
Attendance: 42,189
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Bednarek Goal 59'
28 June 2018 (2018-06-28)
18:00 SAMT (UTC+4)
Senegal  0–1  Colombia Cosmos Arena, Samara
Attendance: 41,970
Referee: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Mina Goal 74'

Knockout stage

Main article: 2018 FIFA World Cup knockout stage

In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time is played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winners.

If a match goes into extra time, each team was allowed to make a fourth substitution, the first time this had been allowed in a FIFA World Cup tournament.


Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
30 June – Sochi            
  Uruguay  2
6 July – Nizhny Novgorod
  Portugal  1  
  Uruguay  0
30 June – Kazan
    France  2  
  France  4
10 July – Saint Petersburg
  Argentina  3  
  France  1
2 July – Samara
    Belgium  0  
  Brazil  2
6 July – Kazan
  Mexico  0  
  Brazil  1
2 July – Rostov-on-Don
    Belgium  2  
  Belgium  3
15 July – Moscow (Luzhniki)
  Japan  2  
  France  4
1 July – Moscow (Luzhniki)
    Croatia  2
  Spain  1 (3)
7 July – Sochi
  Russia (p)  1 (4)  
  Croatia (p)  1 (4)
1 July – Nizhny Novgorod
    Russia  1 (3)  
  Croatia (p)  1 (3)
11 July – Moscow (Luzhniki)
  Denmark  1 (2)  
  Croatia  2
3 July – Saint Petersburg
    England  1   Third place
  Sweden  1
7 July – Samara 14 July – Saint Petersburg
  Switzerland  0  
  Sweden  0   Belgium  2
3 July – Moscow (Spartak)
    England  2     England  0
  Colombia  1 (3)
  England (p)  1 (4)  

Round of 16

30 June 2018 (2018-06-30)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
France  4–3  Argentina Kazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 42,873
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
Griezmann Goal 13' (pen.)
Pavard Goal 57'
Mbappé Goal 64'68'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Di María Goal 41'
Mercado Goal 48'
Agüero Goal 90+3'

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30 June 2018 (2018-06-30)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Uruguay  2–1  Portugal Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 44,287
Referee: César Arturo Ramos (Mexico)
Cavani Goal 7'62' Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Pepe Goal 55'

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1 July 2018 (2018-07-01)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Spain  1–1
(a.e.t.)
 Russia Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 78,011
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Ignashevich Goal 12' (o.g.) Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Dzyuba Goal 42' (pen.)
  Penalties  
Iniesta Soccerball shad check.png
Piqué Soccerball shad check.png
Koke Missed
Ramos Soccerball shad check.png
Aspas Missed
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Ignashevich Soccerball shad check.png
Golovin Soccerball shad check.png
Cheryshev Soccerball shad check.png

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1 July 2018
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Croatia  1–1
(a.e.t.)
 Denmark Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance: 40,851
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
Mandžukić Goal 4' Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
M. Jørgensen Goal 1'
  Penalties  
Badelj Missed
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Modrić Soccerball shad check.png
Pivarić Missed
Rakitić Soccerball shad check.png
3–2 Eriksen Missed
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Schöne Missed
N. Jørgensen Missed

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2 July 2018 (2018-07-02)
18:00 SAMT (UTC+4)
Brazil  2–0  Mexico Cosmos Arena, Samara
Attendance: 41,970
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Neymar Goal 51'
Firmino Goal 88'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)

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2 July 2018 (2018-07-02)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Belgium  3–2  Japan Levberdon Arena, Rostov-on-Don
Attendance: 41,466
Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)
Vertonghen Goal 69'
Fellaini Goal 74'
Chadli Goal 90+4'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Haraguchi Goal 48'
Inui Goal 52'

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3 July 2018 (2018-07-03)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Sweden  1–0  Switzerland Piter Arena, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 64,042
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Forsberg Goal 66' Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)

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3 July 2018 (2018-07-03)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Colombia  1–1
(a.e.t.)
 England Spartak Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 44,190
Referee: Mark Geiger (United States)
Mina Goal 90+3' Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Kane Goal 57' (pen.)
  Penalties  
Falcao Soccerball shad check.png
Cuadrado Soccerball shad check.png
Muriel Soccerball shad check.png
Uribe Missed
Bacca Missed
3–4 Kane Soccerball shad check.png
Rashford Soccerball shad check.png
Henderson Missed
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Quarter-finals

6 July 2018 (2018-07-06)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Uruguay  0–2  France Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance: 43,319
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Varane Goal 40'
Griezmann Goal 61'

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6 July 2018 (2018-07-06)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Brazil  1–2  Belgium Kazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 42,873
Referee: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
Renato Augusto Goal 76' Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Fernandinho Goal 13' (o.g.)
De Bruyne Goal 31'

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7 July 2018 (2018-07-07)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Sweden  0-2  England Cosmos Arena, Samara
Attendance: 39,991
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Maguire Goal 30'
Alli Goal 58'

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7 July 2018 (2018-07-07)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Russia  2-2
(a.e.t.)
 Croatia Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 44,287
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
Cheryshev Goal 31'
Fernandes Goal 115'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Kramarić Goal 39'
Vida Goal 100'
  Penalties  
Smolov Missed
Dzagoev Soccerball shad check.png
Fernandes Missed
Ignashevich Soccerball shad check.png
Kuzyayev Soccerball shad check.png
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Kovačić Missed
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Vida Soccerball shad check.png
Rakitić Soccerball shad check.png

Semi-finals

10 July 2018 (2018-07-10)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
France  1–0  Belgium Piter Arena, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 64,286
Referee: Andrés Cunha (Uruguay)
Umtiti Goal 51' Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)

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11 July 2018 (2018-07-11)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Croatia  2–1  England Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 78,011
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
Perišić Goal 68'
Mandžukić Goal 109'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Trippier Goal 5'

Third place match

14 July 2018 (2018-07-14)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Belgium  2–0  England Piter Arena, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 64,406
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
Meunier Goal 4'
E. Hazard Goal 82'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)

Final

Main article: 2018 FIFA World Cup Final
15 July 2018 (2018-07-15)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
France  4–2  Croatia Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 78,011
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
Mandžukić Goal 18' (o.g.)
Griezmann Goal 38' (pen.)
Mbappé Goal 59'
Pogba Goal 65'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Perišić Goal 28'
Mandžukić Goal 69'

Statistics

Goalscorers

There were 169 goals scored in 64 matches, for an average of 2.64 goals per match.

Twelve own goals were scored during the tournament, doubling the record of six set in 1998.

6 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Discipline

Main article: 2018 FIFA World Cup disciplinary record

A player is automatically suspended for the next match for the following offences:

  • Receiving a red card (red card suspensions may be extended for serious offences)
  • Receiving two yellow cards in two different matches; yellow cards expire after the completion of the quarter-finals (yellow card suspensions are not carried forward to any other future international matches)

The following suspensions were served during the tournament:

Player Offence(s) Suspension(s)
Flag of Colombia Carlos Sánchez Red card in Group H vs Japan (matchday 1; 19 June) Group H vs Poland (matchday 2; 24 June)
Flag of Denmark Yussuf Poulsen Booked in Group C vs Peru (matchday 1; 16 June)
Booked in Group C vs Australia (matchday 2; 21 June)
Group C vs France (matchday 3; 26 June)
Flag of Germany Jérôme Boateng Yellow cardYellow cardRed card in Group F vs Sweden (matchday 2; 23 June) Group F vs South Korea (matchday 3; 27 June)
Flag of Panama Armando Cooper Booked in Group G vs Belgium (matchday 1; 18 June)
Booked in Group G vs England (matchday 2; 24 June)
Group G vs Tunisia (matchday 3; 28 June)
Flag of Panama Michael Amir Murillo Booked in Group G vs Belgium (matchday 1; 18 June)
Booked in Group G vs England (matchday 2; 24 June)
Group G vs Tunisia (matchday 3; 28 June)
Flag of Russia Igor Smolnikov Yellow cardYellow cardRed card in Group A vs Uruguay (matchday 3; 25 June) Round of 16 vs Spain (1 July)
Flag of Sweden Sebastian Larsson Booked in Group F vs Germany (matchday 2; 23 June)
Booked in Group F vs Mexico (matchday 3; 27 June)
Round of 16 vs Switzerland (3 July)
Flag of Mexico Héctor Moreno Booked in Group F vs Germany (matchday 1; 17 June)
Booked in Group F vs Sweden (matchday 3; 27 June)
Round of 16 vs Brazil (2 July)
Flag of Switzerland Stephan Lichtsteiner Booked in Group E vs Brazil (matchday 1; 17 June)
Booked in Group E vs Costa Rica (matchday 3; 27 June)
Round of 16 vs Sweden (3 July)
Flag of Switzerland Fabian Schär Booked in Group E vs Brazil (matchday 1; 17 June)
Booked in Group E vs Costa Rica (matchday 3; 27 June)
Round of 16 vs Sweden (3 July)
Flag of France Blaise Matuidi Booked in Group C vs Peru (matchday 2; 21 June)
Booked in Round of 16 vs Argentina (30 June)
Quarter-finals vs Uruguay (6 July)
Flag of Brazil Casemiro Booked in Group E vs Switzerland (matchday 1; 17 June)
Booked in Round of 16 vs Mexico (2 July)
Quarter-finals vs Belgium (6 July)
Flag of Sweden Mikael Lustig Booked in Group F vs Mexico (matchday 3; 27 June)
Booked in Round of 16 vs Switzerland (3 July)
Quarter-finals vs England (7 July)
Flag of Belgium Thomas Meunier Booked in Group G vs Panama (matchday 1; 18 June)
Booked in Quarter-finals vs Brazil (6 July)
Semi-finals vs France (10 July)

Awards

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament. The Golden Boot, Golden Ball and Golden Glove awards were all sponsored by Adidas.

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Flag of Croatia Luka Modrić Flag of Belgium Eden Hazard Flag of France Antoine Griezmann
Golden Boot Silver Boot Bronze Boot
Flag of England Harry Kane Flag of France Antoine Griezmann Flag of Belgium Romelu Lukaku
6 goals, 0 assists 4 goals, 2 assists 4 goals, 1 assist
Golden Glove
Flag of Belgium Thibaut Courtois
Best Young Player
Flag of France Kylian Mbappé
FIFA Fair Play Award
 Spain

Additionally, FIFA.com shortlisted 18 goals for users to vote on as the tournaments' best. The poll closed on 23 July. The award was sponsored by Hyundai.

Goal of the Tournament
Goalscorer Opponent Score Round
Flag of France Benjamin Pavard  Argentina 2–2 Round of 16

Dream Team

As was the case during the 2010 and 2014 editions, FIFA did not release an official All-Star Team, but instead invited users of FIFA.com to elect their Fan Dream Team.

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
Flag of Belgium Thibaut Courtois Flag of Brazil Marcelo
Flag of Brazil Thiago Silva
Flag of France Raphaël Varane
Flag of Uruguay Diego Godín
Flag of Belgium Kevin De Bruyne
Flag of Brazil Philippe Coutinho
Flag of Croatia Luka Modrić
Flag of England Harry Kane
Flag of France Kylian Mbappé
Flag of Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo

FIFA also published an alternate team of the tournament based on player performances evaluated through statistical data.

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
Flag of Belgium Thibaut Courtois Flag of Sweden Andreas Granqvist
Flag of Brazil Thiago Silva
Flag of France Raphaël Varane
Flag of Colombia Yerry Mina
Flag of Russia Denis Cheryshev
Flag of Brazil Philippe Coutinho
Flag of Croatia Luka Modrić
Flag of England Harry Kane
Flag of France Antoine Griezmann
Flag of Belgium Eden Hazard

Prize money

Prize money amounts were announced in October 2017.

Position Amount (million US$)
Per team Total
Champions 38 38
Runners-up 28 28
Third place 24 24
Fourth place 22 22
5th–8th place (quarter-finals) 16 64
9th–16th place (round of 16) 12 96
17th–32nd place (group stage) 8 128
Total 400

Branding

The tournament logo was unveiled on 28 October 2014 by cosmonauts at the International Space Station and then projected onto Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre during an evening television programme. Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that the logo was inspired by "Russia's rich artistic tradition and its history of bold achievement and innovation", and FIFA President Sepp Blatter stated that it reflected the "heart and soul" of the country. For the branding, a typeface called Dusha (from Душа, Russian for soul) was created by Portuguese design agency Brandia Central in 2014.

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2018 FIFA World Cup Referees
AFC

Fahad Al-Mirdasi · Alireza Faghani · Ravshan Irmatov · Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed · Ryuji Sato · Nawaf Shukralla

CAF

Mehdi Abid Charef · Malang Diedhiou · Bakary Gassama · Gehad Grisha · Janny Sikazwe · Bamlak Tessema Weyesa

CONCACAF

Joel Aguilar · Mark Geiger · Jair Marrufo · Ricardo Montero · John Pitti · César Arturo Ramos

CONMEBOL

Julio Bascuñán · Enrique Cáceres · Andrés Cunha · Néstor Pitana · Sandro Ricci · Wilmar Roldán

OFC

Matthew Conger · Norbert Hauata

UEFA

Felix Brych · Cüneyt Çakır · Sergei Karasev · Björn Kuipers · Szymon Marciniak · Antonio Mateu Lahoz · Milorad Mažić · Gianluca Rocchi · Damir Skomina · Clément Turpin


2018 FIFA World Cup Matches vte
14 June 2018 Russia v Saudi Arabia
15 June 2018 Egypt v UruguayMorocco v IranPortugal v Spain
16 June 2018 France v AustraliaArgentina v IcelandPeru v DenmarkCroatia v Nigeria
17 June 2018 Costa Rica v SerbiaGermany v MexicoBrazil v Switzerland
18 June 2018 Sweden v South KoreaBelgium v PanamaTunisia v England
19 June 2018 Colombia v JapanPoland v SenegalRussia v Egypt
20 June 2018 Uruguay v Saudi ArabiaPortugal v MoroccoIran v Spain
21 June 2018 Denmark v AustraliaFrance v PeruArgentina v Croatia
22 June 2018 Nigeria v IcelandBrazil v Costa RicaSerbia v Switzerland
23 June 2018 Belgium v TunisiaSouth Korea v MexicoGermany v Sweden
24 June 2018 England v PanamaJapan v SenegalPoland v Colombia
25 June 2018 Uruguay v RussiaSaudi Arabia v EgyptIran v PortugalSpain v Morocco
26 June 2018 Denmark v FranceAustralia v PeruNigeria v ArgentinaIceland v Croatia
27 June 2018 South Korea v GermanyMexico v SwedenSerbia v BrazilSwitzerland v Costa Rica
28 June 2018 Japan v PolandSenegal v ColombiaEngland v BelgiumPanama v Tunisia

30 June 2018 France v ArgentinaUruguay v Portugal
1 July 2018 Spain v RussiaCroatia v Denmark
2 July 2018 Brazil v MexicoBelgium v Japan
3 July 2018 Sweden v SwitzerlandColombia v England

6 July 2018 Uruguay v FranceBrazil v Belgium
7 July 2018 Sweden v EnglandRussia v Croatia

10 July 2018 France v Belgium
11 July 2018 Croatia v England

14 July 2018 Belgium v England

15 July 2018 France v Croatia
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