FIFA World Cup 2018 Schedule: Groups, Matches, Dates, Scores, News and Highlights

By Bertha Miller to FIFA World Cup | Last Updated on Dec 5, 2018

The 21st FIFA World Cup 2018 took center stage in Russia this June. It's the first time to hold the tournament in Easter Europe. France got its second World Cup trophy. Lionel Messi failed to capture the elusive World Cup Trophy at the end of his football career. Cristiano Ronaldo also headed home from the World Cup. Just get ready for your summer football viewing with the complete schedule, matches and scores.

2018 FIFA world cup

Below is the general information of the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament.

  • When: June 14 - July 15
  • English-speaking TV: Fox and Fox Sports 1
  • Spanish-speaking TV: Telemundo and NBC Universo
  • Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

32 national teams took part in the final tournament, involving the qualified host team and 31 teams that are determined through qualifying competitions . These teams were drawn into eight groups of four as below.

2018 FIFA World Cup Full Schedule

1. Group Stages

THURSDAY, JUNE 14

Russia vs. Saudi Arabia (Group A) - 5:0

11 a.m. ET

Moscow

Fox

FRIDAY, JUNE 15

Egypt vs. Uruguay (Group A) - 0:1

8 a.m. ET

Yekaterinburg

FS1

Morocco vs. Iran (Group B) - 0:1

11 a.m. ET

Saint Petersburg

Fox

Portugal vs. Spain  (Group B) - 3:3

2 p.m. ET

Sochi

Fox

SATURDAY, JUNE 16

France vs. Australia (Group C) -2:1

6 a.m. ET

Kazan

FS1

Argentina vs. Iceland  (Group D) - 1:1

10 a.m. ET

Moscow

Fox

Peru vs. Denmark  (Group C) - 0:1

12 p.m. ET

Saransk

FS1

Croatia vs. Nigeria  (Group D) - 2:0

3 p.m. ET

Kaliningrad

FS1

SUNDAY, JUNE 17

Costa Rica vs. Serbia  (Group E) - 0:1

8 a.m. ET

Samara

Fox

Germany vs. Mexico  (Group F) - 0:1

11 a.m. ET

Moscow

FS1

Brazil vs. Switzerland  (Group E) - 1:1

2 p.m. ET

Rostov

FS1

MONDAY, JUNE 18

Sweden vs. South Korea (Group F) - 1:0

8 a.m. ET

Nizhny Novgorod

FS1

Belgium vs. Panama  (Group G) - 3:0

11 a.m. ET

Sochi

FS1

Tunisia vs. England (GroupG) - 1:2

2 p.m. ET

Volgograd

FS1

TUESDAY, JUNE 19

Poland vs. Senegal  (Group H) - 1:2

8 a.m. ET

Moscow

FS1

Colombia vs. Japan  (Group H) - 1:2

11 a.m. ET

Saransk

Fox

Russia vs. Egypt  (Group A) - 3:1

2 p.m. ET

Saint Petersburg

Fox

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

Portugal vs. Morocco  (Group B) - 1:0

8 a.m. ET

Moscow

FS1

Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia  (Group A) - 1:0

11 a.m. ET

Rostov

Fox

Iran vs. Spain  (Group B) - 1:0

2 p.m. ET

Kazan

Fox

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

France vs. Peru  (Group C) - 1:0

8 a.m. ET

Yekaterinburg

FS1

Denmark vs. Australia  (Group C) - 1:1

11 a.m. ET

Samara

Fox

Argentina vs. Croatia  (Group D) - 0:3

2 p.m. ET

Nizhny Novgorod

Fox

FRIDAY, JUNE 22

Brazil vs. Costa Rica  (Group E) - 2:0

8 a.m. ET

Saint Petersburg

FS1

Nigeria vs. Iceland  (Group D) - 2:0

11 a.m. ET

Volgograd

Fox

Serbia vs. Switzerland  (Group E) - 1:2

2 p.m. ET

Kaliningrad

Fox

SATURDAY, JUNE 23

Belgium vs. Tunisia  (Group G) - 5:2

8 a.m. ET

Moscow

Fox

Germany vs. Sweden  (Group F) - 2:1

11 a.m. ET

Sochi

Fox

South Korea vs. Mexico  (Group F) - 1:2

2 p.m. ET

Rostov

Fox

SUNDAY, JUNE 24

England vs. Panama  (Group G) - 6:1

8 a.m. ET

Nizhny Novgorod

FS1

Japan vs. Senegal  (Group H) - 2:2

11 a.m. ET

Yekaterinburg

Fox

Poland vs. Colombia  (Group H) - 0:3

2 p.m. ET

Kazan

Fox

MONDAY, JUNE 25

Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt  (Group A) - 2:1

10 a.m. ET

Volgograd

Fox/FS1

Uruguay vs. Russia  (Group A) - 3:0

10 a.m. ET

Samara

Fox/FS1

Iran vs. Portugal  (Group B) - 1:1

2 p.m. ET

Saransk

Fox/FS1

Spain vs. Morocco  (Group B) - 2:2

2 p.m. ET

Kaliningrad

Fox/FS1

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

South Korea vs. Germany  (Group F) - 2:0

10 a.m. ET

Kazan

Fox/FS1

Mexico vs. Sweden  (Group F) - 0:3

10 a.m. ET

Yekaterinburg

Fox/FS1

Switzerland vs. Costa Rica  (Group E) - 2:2

2 p.m. ET

Nizhny Novgorod

Fox/FS1

Serbia vs. Brazil  (Group E) - 0:2

2 p.m. ET

Saint Petersburg

Fox/FS1

THURSDAY, JUNE 28

Japan vs. Poland   (Group H) - 0:1

10 a.m. ET

Volgograd

Fox/FS1

Senegal vs. Colombia  (Group H) - 0:1

10 a.m. ET

Samara

Fox/FS1

England vs. Belgium  (Group G) - 0:1

2 p.m. ET

Kaliningrad

Fox/FS1

Panama vs. Tunisia  (Group G) - 1:2

2 p.m. ET

Saransk

Fox/FS1

Round of 16

SATURDAY, JUNE 30

France vs Argentina - 4:3

10 a.m. ET

Kazan

Fox/FS1

Uruguay vs Portugal - 2:1

2 p.m. ET

Sochi

Fox/FS1

SUNDAY, JULY 1

 Spain vs Russia - 3:4

10 a.m. ET

Moscow

Fox/FS1

Coratia vs Denmark - 3:2

2 p.m. ET

Nizhny Novgorod

Fox/FS1

MONDAY, JULY 2

Brazil vs Mexico - 2:0

10 a.m. ET

Samara

Fox/FS1

Belgium vs Japan - 3:2

2 p.m. ET

Rostov

Fox/FS1

TUESDAY, JULY 3

Sweden vs Switzerland - 1:0

10 a.m. ET

Saint Petersburg

Fox/FS1

Colombia vs England - 1:1

2 p.m. ET

Rostov

Fox/FS1

Quarter-Finals

FRIDAY, JULY 6

Uruguay vs France - 0:2

10 a.m. ET

Nizhny Novgorod

FS1

Brazil vs Belgium - 1:2

2 p.m. ET

Kazan

FS1

SATURDAY, JULY 7

Sweden vs England - 0:2

10 a.m. ET

Samara

Fox

Russia vs Croatia - 2:2

2 p.m. ET

Sochi

Fox

Semi-finals

TUESDAY, JULY 10

 Match 61 (France vs Belgium) - 1:0

2 p.m. ET

Saint Petersburg

Fox

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

Match 62 (Croatia vs England) - 2:1

2 p.m. ET

Moscow

Fox

Third place play-off

SATURDAY, JULY 14

Belgium vs England - 2:0

10 a.m. ET

Saint Petersburg

Fox

Final

SUNDAY, JULY 15

France vs Croatia - 4:2

11 a.m. ET

Moscow

Fox

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