Is the US playing in the 2018 World Cup?
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is less than 20 days away, and while the United States isn’t taking part, there are plenty of reasons to catch all the action from Russia this summer. When does the World Cup start?
What happened at the 2018 World Cup opening ceremony?
The opening ceremony took place on Thursday, 14 June 2018, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, preceding the opening match of the tournament between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia. At the start of the ceremony, Russian president Vladimir Putin gave a speech, welcoming the countries of the world to Russia and calling football a uniting force.
When does the 2018 FIFA World Cup start?
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off with Russia vs. Saudi Arabia on Thursday, June 14th at 11:00 a.m. ET on FOX. The group stage will conclude with four games on June 28th. The knockout round will begin on June 30th, leading up to the World Cup Final on July 15th.
Where did Russia play in the 2018 World Cup?
Russia was placed in position A1 in the group stage and played in the opening match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 14 June against Saudi Arabia, the two lowest-ranked teams of the tournament at the time of the final draw. The Luzhniki Stadium also hosted the second semi-final on 11 July and the final on 15 July.