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When Does The World Cup Start? All The Details For Russia 2018

When Does The World Cup Start? All The Details For Russia 2018
By Eoin Lyons Updated

This is it lads. The boys in green may not be featuring in the World's greatest show, but despite that it's hard not to get excited for this year's World Cup tournament in Russia. Here's all the details for those of you wondering when does the World Cup start and when are the big matches.

When does the World Cup start?

The summer showpiece gets kicked off on Thursday the 14th of June when hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia in Group A. After the initial opening ceremony, the game will kick off at 4pm at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

When does the World Cup final take place?

The World Cup final will take place a month and a day after the first game on the 15th of July, with the venue as the Luzhniki Stadium. The kick off will be 4pm.

Here are all of the fixtures and times for the group stages:

World Cup 2018 fixtures

Thursday June 14: Russia v Saudi Arabia (Group A) - Moscow (Luzhniki), 4pm


Friday June 15: Egypt v Uruguay (Group A) - Ekaterinburg, 1pm


Friday June 15: Morocco v Iran (Group B) - St Petersburg, 4pm

Friday June 15: Portugal v Spain (Group B) - Sochi, 7pm



Saturday June 16: France v Australia (Group C) - Kazan, 11am

Saturday June 16: Argentina v Iceland (Group D) - Moscow (Spartak), 2pm

Saturday June 16: Peru v Denmark (Group C) - Saransk, 5pm


Saturday June 16: Croatia v Nigeria (Group D) - Kaliningrad, 8pm


Sunday June 17: Costa Rica v Serbia (Group E) - Samara, 1pm


Sunday June 17: Germany v Mexico (Group F) - Moscow (Luzhniki), 4pm

Sunday June 17: Brazil v Switzerland (Group E) - Rostov-on-Don, 7pm



Monday June 18: Sweden v South Korea (Group F) - Nizhny Novgorod, 1pm

Monday June 18: Belgium v Panama (Group G) - Sochi, 4pm

Monday June 18: Tunisia v England (Group G) - Volgograd, 7pm



Tuesday June 19: Colombia v Japan (Group H) - Saransk, 1pm

Tuesday June 19: Poland v Senegal (Group H) - Moscow (Spartak), 4pm

Tuesday June 19: Russia v Egypt (Group A) - St Petersburg, 7pm


Wednesday June 20: Portugal v Morocco (Group B) - Moscow (Luzhniki), 1pm

Wednesday June 20: Uruguay v Saudi Arabia (Group A) - Rostov-on-Don, 4pm

Wednesday June 20: Iran v Spain (Group B) - Kazan, 7pm


Thursday June 21: Denmark v Australia (Group C) - Samara, 1pm

Thursday June 21: France v Peru (Group C) - Ekaterinburg, 4pm

Thursday June 21: Argentina v Croatia (Group D) - Nizhny Novgorod, 7pm


Friday June 22: Brazil v Costa Rica (Group E) - St Petersburg, 1pm

Friday June 22: Nigeria v Iceland (Group D) - Volgograd, 4pm

Friday June 22: Serbia v Switzerland (Group E) - Kaliningrad, 7pm


Saturday June 23: Belgium v Tunisia (Group G) - Moscow (Spartak), 1pm

Saturday June 23: South Korea v Mexico (Group F) - Rostov-on-Don, 4pm

Saturday June 23: Germany v Sweden (Group F) - Sochi, 7pm


Sunday June 24: England v Panama (Group G) - Nizhny Novgorod, 1pm

Sunday June 24: Japan v Senegal (Group H) - Ekaterinburg, 4pm

Sunday June 24: Poland v Colombia (Group H) - Kazan, 7pm


Monday June 25: Uruguay v Russia (Group A) - Samara, 3pm

Monday June 25: Saudi Arabia v Egypt (Group A) - Volgograd, 3pm

Monday June 25: Spain v Morocco (Group B) - Kaliningrad, 7pm

Monday June 25: Iran v Portugal (Group B) - Saransk, 7pm


Tuesday June 26: Denmark v France (Group C) - Moscow (Luzhniki), 3pm

Tuesday June 26: Australia v Peru (Group C) - Sochi, 3pm

Tuesday June 26: Nigeria v Argentina (Group D) - St Petersburg, 7pm

Tuesday June 26: Iceland v Croatia (Group D) - Rostov-on-Don, 7pm


Wednesday June 27: South Korea v Germany (Group F) - Kazan, 3pm

Wednesday June 27: Mexico v Sweden (Group F) - Ekaterinburg, 3pm

Wednesday June 27: Serbia v Brazil (Group E) - Moscow (Spartak), 7pm

Wednesday June 27: Switzerland v Costa Rica (Group E) - Nizhny Novgorod, 7pm


Thursday June 28: Japan v Poland (Group H) - Volgograd, 3pm

Thursday June 28: Senegal v Colombia (Group H) - Samara, 3pm

Thursday June 28: England v Belgium (Group G) - Kaliningrad, 7pm

Thursday June 28: Panama v Tunisia (Group G) - Saransk, 7pm

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