How is the World Cup team distribution determined?
The World Cup team distribution ended up as follows: After the 32 teams were decided, a draw to determine eight groups of four was held in Moscow on Dec. 1, 2017. Nations were seeded by FIFA rankings into four pots, with the top seven teams and Russia in Pot 1, the next best eight in Pot 2, and so on.
How do the FIFA World Cup group stage standings work?
The standings are based on a point system where teams are awarded three points for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a loss. All four teams in a group play one match against each other, meaning there are three matches in the group stage. June 28 marks the final day of Group Stage play for the 2018 World Cup.
How does the FIFA FIFA World Cup work?
Each group plays a round-robin schedule, with no extra time played. Teams earn three points for a win, one point for a draw and no points for a loss and the top two teams in each group advance to a 16-team knockout stage.
How does the FIFA World Cup knockout stage work?
World Cup Knockout Stage Format After the group stage, 16 teams are placed into a bracket where the tournament becomes single elimination. The Round of 16 pits group winners against group runners-up. Winner moves on; loser goes home.