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FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

by Boys'Co Online

June 27, 2018


We're excited for the FIFA World Cup to begin this Thursday June 14th in Russia!  The opening game will be in Russia's national Luzhniki Stadium where the Russian and Saudi Arabian teams of Group A will face off.  Tune in on Thursday at 8:00am PST if you wanna catch the action. 

We list the Groups and have detailed the full Group Stage match schedule for your convenience.  For those that don't have favourite teams, or aren't sure which games best to see, we've highlighted a number of matches that will be exciting to watch.

UPDATE: After a very unexpected/surprising team round, and knock-out round we congratulate France as the World Cup winners!  We hope everyone enjoyed this year's FIFA World Cup Tournament and we're excited for the 2022 games in Qatar!

Finals Schedule/Results

Saturday 7/14

THIRD PLACE PLAY-OFF 

07:00 Belgium v. England COMPLETED: 2-0 for BELGIUM

Sunday 7/15

FINAL

08:00 | France v. Croatia COMPLETED: 4-2 for FRANCE

(All times posted in 24H Pacific Standard Time)

Semi-Finals Match Schedule/Results

Tuesday 7/10

11:00France v. Belgium COMPLETED: 1-0 for FRANCE

Wednesday 7/11

11:00Croatia v. England COMPLETED: 2-1 for CROATIA

(All times posted in 24H Pacific Standard Time)

 

Quarter Finals Match Schedule/Results

Friday 7/6

07:00 | Uruguay v. France COMPLETED: 0-2 for FRANCE

11:00 | Brazil v. Belgium COMPLETED: 1-2 for BELGIUM

Saturday 7/7

07:00 | Sweden v. England COMPLETED: 0-2 for ENGLAND

11:00 | Russia v. Croatia COMPLETED: 2 (3) - 2 (4)* for CROATIA

* Numbers in brackets are goals made during tie-break penalty shoot outs 

 
Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 
                           
 
30 June – Sochi
 
 
URUGUAY
 
6 July – Nizhny Novgorod
 
PORTUGAL
 
URUGUAY
 
30 June – Kazan
 
FRANCE
 
FRANCE
 
10 July – Saint Petersburg
 
ARGENTINA
 
FRANCE
 
2 July – Samara
 
BELGIUM
 
BRAZIL
 
6 July – Kazan
 
MEXICO
 
BRAZIL
 
2 July – Rostov-on-Don
 
BELGIUM
 
BELGIUM
 
15 July – Moscow (Luzhniki)
 
JAPAN
 
FRANCE
 
1 July – Moscow (Luzhniki)
 
CROATIA
 
SPAIN
 
7 July – Sochi
RUSSIA
 
RUSSIA
 
1 July – Nizhny Novgorod
 
CROATIA
 
CROATIA
 
11 July – Moscow (Luzhniki)
 
DENMARK
 
ENGLAND
 
3 July – Saint Petersburg
 
CROATIA Third place play-off
 
SWEDEN
 
7 July – Samara 14 July – Saint Petersburg
 
SWITZERLAND
 
SWEDEN BELGIUM
 
3 July – Moscow (Otkritie)
 
ENGLAND ENGLAND
 
COLOMBIA
 
 
ENGLAND
 

Knock-Out Round Results (Round of 16)

Saturday 6/30

07:00 | France v. Argentina COMPLETED: 4-3 for FRANCE

11:00 | Uruguay v. Portugal COMPLETED: 2-1 for URUGUAY

Sunday 7/1

07:00 | Spain v. Russia COMPLETED: 1 (3) - 1 (4) for RUSSIA*

11:00 | Croatia v. Denmark COMPLETED: 1 (3) - 1 (2) for CROATIA*

Monday 7/2

07:00 | Brazil v. Mexico COMPLETED: 2 - 0 for BRAZIL

11:00 | Belgium v. Japan COMPLETED: 3 - 2 for BELGIUM

Tuesday 7/3

07:00 | Sweden v. Switzerland COMPLETED: 1 - 0 for SWEDEN

11:00 | Columbia v. England COMPLETED: 1 (3) - 1 (4) for ENGLAND*

* Numbers in brackets are goals made during tie-break penalty shoot outs  

Group Round Schedule/Results:

Group A:

Russia (6 pts) / Saudia Arabia (3 pts) / Egypt / Uruguay (9 pts)

URUGUAY (1st) & RUSSIA (2nd) advance to Knock-Out Round

Group B:

Portugal (5 pts) / Spain (5 pts) / Morocco (1pt) / Iran (4 pts)

Spain/Portugal tied in points, and Goal Difference, but Spain has scored 6 goals in the Group Round vs. Portugal with 5 goals.

SPAIN (1st) & PORTUGAL (2nd) advance to Knock-Out Round

Group C:

France (7 pts)  / Australia (1 pt) / Peru (3 pts) / Denmark (5 pts)

FRANCE (1st) & DENMARK (2nd) advance to Knock-Out Round

Group D:

Argentina (4 pt) / Iceland (1 pt) / Croatia (9 pts) / Nigeria (3 pt)

CROATIA (1st) & ARGENTINA (2nd) advance to the Knock-Out Round

Group E:

Brazil (7 pt) / Switzerland (5 pt) / Costa Rica (1 pt) / Serbia (3 pts)

BRAZIL (1st) & SWITZERLAND (2nd) advance to the Knock-Out Round

Group F:

Germany (3 pts)  / Mexico (6 pts)  / Sweden (6 pts) / South Korea (3 pts)

Sweden/Mexico tied in points, but Sweden bested Mexico in terms of Goal Difference (Sweden +3 vs Mexico -1)

SWEDEN (1st) & MEXICO (2nd) advance to the Knock-Out Round

Group G:

Belgium (9 pts) / Panama / Tunisia (3 pts) / England (6 pts)

BELGIUM (1st) & ENGLAND (2nd) advance to Knock-Out Round

Group H:

Poland (3pts) / Senegal (4 pts) / Colombia (6 pts) / Japan (4 pts)

Japan and Senegal tied in Points, Goal Difference, and Goals Scored in the Group Matches.  However, Japan wins the tie break with a lesser number of accumulated yellow cards compared to Senegal (4 for Japan vs. 6 for Senegal).

COLOMBIA (1st) & JAPAN (2nd) advance to Knock-Out Round

SCHEDULE

(All Times Posted in Pacific Standard Time - 24Hr Time)

Thursday 6/14

08:00 | Russia v. Saudia Arabia COMPLETED: 5-0 for RUSSIA

Friday 6/15

05:00 | Egypt v. Uruguay COMPLETED: 0-1 for URUGUAY

08:00 | Morocco v. Iran COMPLETED: 0-1 for IRAN

11:00 | Portugal v. Spain COMPLETED: 3-3 DRAW

The world is excited to see Mo Salah represent Egypt, and how Team Egypt will fare against Uruguay, who finished second in the South American qualifiers.

As for Portugal v. Spain, this could be one of the most exciting matches to watch.  With Portugal as the 2016 Euro Cup champions and Spain winning the World Cup in 2010, both teams are vying for this year's win.  As neighbouring countries, many of the players know each other, and this sort of friendly rivalry will be about skill and talent.  And, let's not forget that Portugal has one of the world's best players, Cristiano Ronaldo, in its arsenal!

Saturday 6/16

03:00France v. Australia COMPLETED: 2-1 for FRANCE

06:00 | Argentina v. Iceland COMPLETED: 1-1 DRAW

09:00 | Peru v. Denmark COMPLETED: 0-1 for DENMARK

12:00 | Croatia v. Nigeria COMPLETED: 2-0 for CROATIA

This is the first year that Iceland has qualified for the World Cup, and ever since the viral Iceland clap after their 2-1 win against England in the Euro Cup 2016, soccer fans are excited to see how the Icelandic team will perform.  And let's not forget that Lionel Messi reversed his retirement to lead team Argentina to the World Cup.  This will prove to be a fun match to watch.

Sunday 6/17

05:00 | Costa Rica v. Serbia COMPLETED: 0-1 for SERBIA

08:00 | Germany v. Mexico COMPLETED: 0-1 for MEXICO

11:00Brazil v. Switzerland COMPLETED: 1-1 DRAW

The Germany v. Mexico match is one of the more intense match-ups, and whoever loses this match will have a rough time for the rest of the group stage.  With a lot riding on this match, we expect a lot of great plays.

Monday 6/18

05:00 | Sweden v. South Korea COMPLETED: 1-0 for SWEDEN

08:00 | Belgium v. Panama COMPLETED: 3-0 for BELGIUM

11:00 | Tunisia v. England COMPLETED: 1-2 for ENGLAND

With Belgium as a dark horse and the first-time qualifying Panama team matching up, it will be interesting to see how this match plays out.  

Tuesday 6/19

05:00 | Colombia v. Japan COMPLETED: 1-2 for JAPAN

08:00 | Poland v. Senegal COMPLETED: 1-2 for SENEGAL

11:00 | Russia v. Egypt COMPLETED: 3-1 for RUSSIA

Wednesday 6/20

05:00 | Portugal v. Morocco COMPLETED: 1-0 for PORTUGAL

08:00 | Uruguay v. Saudia Arabia COMPLETED: 1-0 for URUGUAY

11:00 | Iran v. Spain COMPLETED: 0-1 for SPAIN

Thursday 6/21

05:00 | Denmark v. Australia COMPLETED: 1-1 DRAW

08:00 | France v. Peru COMPLETED: 1-0 for FRANCE

11:00 | Argentina v. Croatia COMPLETED: 0-3 for CROATIA

Peru has made big strides to make it to the World Cup including a 0-0 against Argentina in the qualifiers, and a 2-0 win against New Zealand in the Inter-continental Playoffs to be the last team qualifying into the World Cup.  With Peru matching up against one of FIFA's top teams, this will be another great game to watch.

Friday 6/22

05:00 | Brazil v. Costa Rica COMPLETED: 2-0 for BRAZIL

08:00 | Nigeria v. Iceland COMPLETED: 2-0 for NIGERIA

11:00 | Serbia v. Switzerland COMPLETED: 1-2 for SWITZERLAND

Saturday 6/23

05:00 | Belgium v. Tunisia COMPLETED: 5-2 for BELGIUM

08:00 | South Korea v. Mexico COMPLETED: 1-2 for MEXICO

11:00 | Germany v. Sweden COMPLETED: 2-1 for GERMANY

Sunday 6/24

05:00 | England v. Panama COMPLETED: 6-1 for ENGLAND

08:00 | Japan v. Senagal COMPLETED: 2-2 DRAW

11:00 | Poland v. Colombia COMPLETED: 0-3 for COLUMBIA

Monday 6/25

07:00 | Saudi Arabia v. Egypt COMPLETED: 2-1 for SAUDI ARABIA

07:00 | Uruguay v. Russia COMPLETED: 3-0 for URUGUAY

11:00 | Iran v. Portugal COMPLETED: 1-1 DRAW

11:00 | Spain v. Morocco COMPLETED: 2-2 DRAW

Tuesday 6/26

07:00 | Australia v. Peru COMPLETED: 0-2 for PERU

07:00 | Denmark v. France COMPLETED: 0-0 DRAW

11:00 | Nigeria v. Argentina  COMPLETED: 1-2 for ARGENTINA

11:00 | Iceland v. Croatia COMPLETED: 1-2 for CROATIA

This is the 4th time Nigeria & Argentina have been matched together out of 5 world cups, and Nigeria just claimed a 4-2 win against Argentina last month during a friendly match.  We want to see how this match pans out.  

Wednesday 6/27

07:00 | Mexico v. Sweden COMPLETED: 0-3 for SWEDEN

07:00 | South Korea v. Germany COMPLETED: 2-0 for SOUTH KOREA

11:00 | Switzerland v. Costa Rica COMPLETED: 2-2 DRAW

11:00 | Serbia v. Brazil COMPLETED: 0-2 for BRAZIL

If Mexico doesn't beat Germany in their first match, then this will likely be the deciding match for Mexico to get through.  Whether you're on Team Mexico or Team Sweden, this will be an exciting match to watch.  

Thursday 6/28

07:00 | Senegal v. Colombia COMPLETED: 0-1 for COLUMBIA

07:00 | Japan v. Poland COMPLETED: 0-1 for POLAND

11:00 | England v. Belgium COMPLETED: 0-1 for BELGIUM

11:00 | Panama v. Tunisia COMPLETED: 1-2 for TUNISIA

By this time, England and Belgium will likely already know whether or not they will advance to the knock-out round, but this game may decide who they will face in the round of 16.

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