Russia 2018 World Cup: Group Stage Fixtures, Dates, Start Times

Russia 2018 World Cup: Group Stage Fixtures, Dates, Start Times

 

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will kick off on June 14 until July 15 in Russia.

This is the first time Russia will be hosting the event. The tournament would be returning to Europe since Germany hosted it in 2006.

The draw that took place on December 1 to determine the groups and schedules drew Nigeria against Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in the group stage of the competition as the four teams belong to group D. 

The opening game will start with the host nation facing Saudi Arabia on June 14in Moscow.

Below the complete schedule for the fixtures are listed:

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 14

Russia vs. Saudi Arabia

4 p.m.

Moscow

FRIDAY, JUNE 15

Egypt vs. Uruguay

1 p.m.

Yekaterinburg

Morocco vs. Iran

4 p.m.

Saint Petersburg

 

Portugal vs. Spain

1 p.m.

Sochi

SATURDAY, JUNE 16

France vs. Australia

11 a.m.

Kazan

Argentina vs. Iceland

2 p.m.

Moscow

Peru vs. Denmark

5 p.m.

Saransk

Croatia vs. Nigeria

8 p.m.

Kaliningrad

SUNDAY, JUNE 17

Costa Rica vs. Serbia

1 p.m.

Samara

Germany vs. Mexico

4 p.m.

Moscow

Brazil vs. Switzerland

7 p.m.

Rostov

MONDAY, JUNE 18

Sweden vs. South Korea

1 p.m.

Nizhny Novgorod

 

Belgium vs. Panama

4 p.m.

Sochi

Tunisia vs. England

7 p.m.

Volgograd

TUESDAY, JUNE 19

Poland vs. Senegal

7 p.m.

Moscow

Colombia vs. Japan

4 p.m.

Saransk

Russia vs. Egypt

1 p.m.

Saint Petersburg

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

Portugal vs. Morocco

1 p.m.

Moscow

Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia

10 p.m.

Rostov

Iran vs. Spain

1 a.m.

Kazan

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

France vs. Peru

7 a.m.

Yekaterinburg

Denmark vs. Australia

10 p.m.

Samara

Argentina vs. Croatia

1 a.m.

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Nizhny Novgorod

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 22

Brazil vs. Costa Rica

1 p.m.

Saint Petersburg

Nigeria vs. Iceland

4 p.m.

Volgograd

Serbia vs. Switzerland

7 p.m.

Kaliningrad

SATURDAY, JUNE 23

Belgium vs. Tunisia

1 p.m.

Moscow

Germany vs. Sweden

4 p.m.

Sochi

South Korea vs. Mexico

7 p.m.

Rostov

SUNDAY, JUNE 24

England vs. Panama

1 p.m.

Nizhny Novgorod

Japan vs. Senegal

4 p.m.

Yekaterinburg

Poland vs. Colombia

7 p.m.

Kazan

MONDAY, JUNE 25

Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt

3 p.m.

Volgograd

Uruguay vs. Russia

3 p.m.

Samara

Iran vs. Portugal

7 p.m.

Saransk

Spain vs. Morocco

7 p.m.

Kaliningrad

TUESDAY, JUNE 26

Australia vs. Peru

3 p.m.

Sochi

Denmark vs. France

3 p.m.

Moscow

Iceland vs. Croatia

7 p.m.

Rostov

Nigeria vs. Argentina

7 p.m.

Saint Petersburg

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

South Korea vs. Germany

3 p.m.

Kazan

Mexico vs. Sweden

3 p.m.

Yekaterinburg

Switzerland vs. Costa Rica

7 p.m.

Nizhny Novgorod

Serbia vs. Brazil

7 p.m.

Saint Petersburg

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 28

Japan vs. Poland

3 p.m.

Volgograd

Senegal vs. Colombia

3 p.m.

Samara

England vs. Belgium

7 p.m.

Kaliningrad

Panama vs. Tunisia

7 p.m.

Saransk

 

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