2018 FIFA World Cup

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2018 FIFA World Cup
Host Nation Russia
Qualification Dates March 12, 2015-November 15, 2017
Tournament Dates June 14-July 15, 2018
Champion France
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The 2018 FIFA World Cup was the 21st FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Russia. It was the eleventh time the championships had been held in Europe, and the first time they were held in Eastern Europe. At an estimated cost of over $14.2 billion, it was the most expensive World Cup to date.

Publications

Programs
Stage Date Teams Venue
Qualifying September 5, 2016 Albania vs. Macedonia Loro Boriçi Stadium
Qualifying October 6, 2016 Kosovo vs. Croatia Loro Boriçi Stadium
Qualifying October 8, 2016 Germany vs. Czech Republic Volksparkstadion
Qualifying October 8, 2016 Scotland vs. Lithuania Hampden Park
Qualifying October 8, 2016 England vs. Malta Wembley Stadium
Qualifying October 9, 2016 Wales vs. Georgia Cardiff City Stadium
Qualifying November 11, 2016 England vs. Scotland Wembley Stadium
Qualifying November 12, 2016 Wales vs. Serbia Cardiff City Stadium
Qualifying November 13, 2016 Bulgaria vs. Belarus Vasil Levski National Stadium
Qualifying March 24, 2017 Croatia vs. Ukraine Stadion Maksimir
Qualifying March 26, 2017 England vs. Lithuania Wembley Stadium
Qualifying June 9, 2017 Belarus vs. Bulgaria Borisov Arena
Qualifying June 9, 2017 Faroe Islands vs. Switzerland Tórsvøllur
Qualifying June 10, 2017 Scotland vs. England Hampden Park
Qualifying June 11, 2017 Republic of Ireland vs. Austria Aviva Stadium
Qualifying June 11, 2017 Serbia vs. Wales Rajko Mitić Stadium
Qualifying August 31, 2017 Greece vs. Estonia Karaiskakis Stadium
Qualifying August 31, 2017 France vs. Netherlands Stade de France
Qualifying August 31, 2017 Bulgaria vs. Sweden Vasil Levski National Stadium
Qualifying September 1, 2017 Czech Republic vs. Germany Eden Aréna
Qualifying September 1, 2017 Lithuania vs. Scotland LFF Stadium
Qualifying September 2, 2017 Croatia vs. Kosovo Stadion Maksimir
Qualifying September 3, 2017 Hungary vs. Portugal Groupama Arena
Qualifying September 4, 2017 England vs. Slovakia Wembley Stadium
Qualifying September 5, 2017 Moldova vs. Wales Zimbru Stadium
Qualifying October 5, 2017 England vs. Slovenia Wembley Stadium
Qualifying October 6, 2017 Kosovo vs. Ukraine Loro Boriçi Stadium
Qualifying October 9, 2017 Ukraine vs. Croatia Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex
Qualifying October 9, 2017 Wales vs. Republic of Ireland Cardiff City Stadium
Group June 28, 2018 England vs. Belgium Kaliningrad Stadium
Semifinal July 10, 2018 France vs. Belgium Krestovsky Stadium
Semifinal July 11, 2018 Croatia vs. England Luzhniki Stadium
Final July 15, 2018 France vs. Croatia Luzhniki Stadium
Tournament June 17-July 15, 2018 all Russia
2018 FIFA World Cup (Russia) Countries
Champions France
Runners-up Croatia
Third Place Belgium
Fourth Place England
Quarterfinalists Sweden
Round of 16 Portugal • Switzerland
Group Stage Germany • Serbia
Non-Qualifiers Albania • Austria • Belarus • Bulgaria • Czech Republic • Estonia • Faroe Islands • Georgia • Greece • Hungary • Kosovo • Lithuania • Macedonia • Malta • Moldova • Netherlands • Republic of Ireland • Scotland • Slovakia • Slovenia • Ukraine • Wales • 
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