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Group Stage Week 1 PER - DEN - Starts 16 Jun, 09:30 PM
Group Stage Week 1 CRO - NIG - Starts 17 Jun, 12:30 AM
Group Stage Week 1 COS - SER - Starts 17 Jun, 05:30 PM
Group Stage Week 1 GER - MEX - Starts 17 Jun, 08:30 PM
Group Stage Week 1 BRA - SWI - Starts 17 Jun, 11:30 PM
Group Stage Week 1 SWE - KOR - Starts 18 Jun, 05:30 PM
Group Stage Week 1 BEL - PAN - Starts 18 Jun, 08:30 PM
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FIFA World Cup 2018

14 Jun 2018 - 15 Jul 2018

Under the governing body, Fédération Internationale de Football Association, or just FIFA, the inaugural football World Cup took place in 1930. Despite the success of the 1908 Summer Olympics when football became an official competition. The first World War meant FIFA's plans had to be pushed back and in 1930, under the presidency of Jules Rimet, 13 teams took part in the first ever World Cup.


The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia, with the hosts taking on Saudi Arabia in the opening game on June 14, 2018, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.


Defending Champions Germany will open their campaign against Mexico on the 17th, before taking on Sweden and Korea Republic in their remaining fixtures.


Argentina, who lost to Germany in the final four years ago, have been grouped with Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria, as Lionel Messi looks to finally fire his country to glory on the grandest stage of them all.


Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal will take on Spain, Morocco and Iran in the group phase, in a group that should see the two European nations being dominant.


Iceland, Morocco and Panama will be participating in their first ever FIFA World Cup, while this edition would also be the first in 60 years without the participation of Italy, who lost to Sweden in the qualifying playoff in November.


This will also be the first World Cup in history to make use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), to help the on-field officials arrive at a decision on contentious calls.

World Cup 2018: Analyzing the chances of a much-changed Portugal team in Russia
World Cup 2018: Analyzing the chances of a much-changed Portugal team in Russia
Portugal will be confident of going far at the World Cup with a much-changed squad from Euro 2016
2018 FIFA World Cup: Left Out XI
2018 FIFA World Cup: Left Out XI
The World Cup 2018 is upon us and most teams have released their squads. However here's a Snubbed XI, who fail to make their squad.
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40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #22 Josimar - Brazil vs Northern Ireland ('86)
40 Greatest Goals in World Cup History: #22 Josimar - Brazil vs Northern Ireland ('86)
A wonder goal from Josimar, on his debut for Brazil, makes our list of the greatest goals in World Cup history.
FIFA World Cup 2018: 10 players who will likely be playing in their last World Cup
FIFA World Cup 2018: 10 players who will likely be playing in their last World Cup
The No.1 will certainly surprise you.
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World Cup 2018: 5 Argentina players who should have been selected in the final squad
World Cup 2018: 5 Argentina players who should have been selected in the final squad
Jorge Sampaoli should have given a thought to these names while selecting the World Cup squad.
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Spain XI that will not be playing in Russia
FIFA World Cup 2018: Spain XI that will not be playing in Russia
La Furia Roja will go to the World Cup as one of the favourites despite leaving such a spectacular starting XI at home
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World Cup 2018: 5 Spain Players Who Should Have Been Selected
World Cup 2018: 5 Spain Players Who Should Have Been Selected
These players deserved to be selected but the competition for places has been fierce
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World Cup 2018: Top 10 players to watch out for
World Cup 2018: Top 10 players to watch out for
With the World Cup 2018 just around the corner, here are the 10 players that could be the most influential in the biggest stage of them all!
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World Cup 2018: 3 Reasons Why Mauro Icardi Wasn't Selected For Argentina
World Cup 2018: 3 Reasons Why Mauro Icardi Wasn't Selected For Argentina
Argentina have a number of players in attack but will they miss Icardi in Russia?
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FIFA 2018 World Cup: Top 5 players to miss Argentina's 23-man squad
FIFA 2018 World Cup: Top 5 players to miss Argentina's 23-man squad
The Albiceleste are leaving some big names behind when they travel to Russia
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5 most heart-wrenching moments of the season gone by
5 most heart-wrenching moments of the season gone by
Saddest moments of the season gone by.
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FIFA World Cup: 10 records that might never be broken
FIFA World Cup: 10 records that might never be broken
From the outrageous to the extreme, some of these records are one of a kind
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World Cup 2018: 5 Barcelona players who won't be at the World Cup
World Cup 2018: 5 Barcelona players who won't be at the World Cup
Many top Barcelona players failed to make the cut and will not be on the plane to Russia
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5 Arsenal players who will miss World Cup 2018
5 Arsenal players who will miss World Cup 2018
The 23-man squads for most countries headed for the World Cup have been announced. Here are 5 Arsenal players who miss out.
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FIFA World Cup 2018: 5 Records that might be broken
FIFA World Cup 2018: 5 Records that might be broken
Which all records might be broken at the FIFA World Cup 2018?
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World Cup 2018: Can Tite's Brazil win a sixth trophy for the Selecao?
World Cup 2018: Can Tite's Brazil win a sixth trophy for the Selecao?
Brazil will be looking to banish the ghosts of 2014 and manager Tite has picked a side that can go all the way
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FIFA World Cup: 5 Greatest Golden Boot Winners of All Time
FIFA World Cup: 5 Greatest Golden Boot Winners of All Time
One winner borrowed boots from a teammate to set an unbreakable World Cup record!
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3 reasons why Jesus should start ahead of Firmino in the World Cup
3 reasons why Jesus should start ahead of Firmino in the World Cup
Explaining why Gabriel Jesus should start for Brazil in the World Cup
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Marco Reus: It's time to shine
Marco Reus: It's time to shine
Marco Reus is finally fit and firing and will be a major boost for the Germans and a treat for the fans.
World Cup 2018: Top 5 African strikers to watch out for
World Cup 2018: Top 5 African strikers to watch out for
Potent attacking African threats teams need to be wary of.
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