XXI World Cup (Russia 2018)

XXI WORLD CUP (RUSSIA 2018)

(From 14-06-2018 to 15-07-2018)

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WC Mascot (Zabivaka)

 

COMPETITION SYSTEM

· 209 national teams enter a Qualifying Stage (host Russia is exempt from this round), divided in 14 geographic groups. The group winners, together with a variable number of best ranked teams, qualify for the Final Stage in Russia (the best eight runners-up of the European Zone play a knock-out round in order to earn four more berths in the Final Stage).

· The 32 teams qualified for the Final Stage are divided in 8 groups of 4 teams each playing a round robin. In case that two or more teams finish level on points, their position is decided by general goal difference.

· The group winners and runners-up advance to an 1/8 Final knock-out round, played as an X-pairing. The winners move to quarterfinals and further semifinals, and the two surviving teams at the end of these knock-out rounds qualify for the final.

 

 

::::: QUALIFYING STAGE :::::

 

 

GROUP STAGE

(Seeded teams are indicated in blue)

 

GROUP A

 

GROUP B

Competition Day 1 (14-06-2018)

Competition Day 1 (15-06-2018)

Moskva

Russia - Saudi Arabia

5-0

Sankt-Peterburg

Morocco - Iran

0-1

Ekaterinburg

Egypt - Uruguay

0-1 (x)

Sochi

Portugal - Spain

3-3

Competition Day 2 (19-06-2018)

Competition Day 2 (20-06-2018)

Sankt-Peterburg

Russia - Egypt

3-1

Moskva

Portugal - Morocco

1-0

Rostov-na-Donu

Uruguay - Saudi Arabia

1-0 (y)

Kazan’

Iran - Spain

0-1

Competition Day 3 (25-06-2018)

Competition Day 3 (25-06-2018)

Samara

Uruguay - Russia

3-0

Saransk

Iran - Portugal

1-1

Volgograd

Saudi Arabia - Egypt

2-1

Kaliningrad

Spain - Morocco

2-2

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. Uruguay

3

3

0

0

5

0

9

2. Russia

3

2

0

1

8

4

6

3. Saudi Arabia

3

1

0

2

2

7

3

4. Egypt

3

0

0

3

2

6

0

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. Spain

3

1

2

0

6

5

5

2. Portugal

3

1

2

0

5

4

5

3. Iran

3

1

1

1

2

2

4

4. Morocco

3

0

1

2

2

4

1

(x) Game played on 15-06-2018.     (y) Game played on 20-06-2018.

 

GROUP C

 

GROUP D

Competition Day 1 (16-06-2018)

Competition Day 1 (16-06-2018)

Kazan’

France - Australia

2-1

Moskva

Argentina - Iceland

1-1

Saransk

Peru - Denmark

0-1

Kaliningrad

Croatia - Nigeria

2-0

Competition Day 2 (21-06-2018)

Competition Day 2 (21-06-2018)

Samara

Denmark - Australia

1-1

Nizhnij Novgorod

Argentina - Croatia

0-3

Ekaterinburg

France - Peru

1-0

Volgograd

Nigeria - Iceland

2-0 (x)

Competition Day 3 (26-06-2018)

Competition Day 3 (26-06-2018)

Moskva

Denmark - France

0-0

Sankt-Peterburg

Nigeria - Argentina

1-2

Sochi

Australia - Peru

0-2

Rostov-na-Donu

Iceland - Croatia

1-2

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. France

3

2

1

0

3

1

7

2. Denmark

3

1

2

0

2

1

5

3. Peru

3

1

0

2

2

2

3

4. Australia

3

0

1

2

2

5

1

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. Croatia

3

3

0

0

7

1

9

2. Argentina

3

1

1

1

3

5

4

3. Nigeria

3

1

0

2

3

4

3

4. Iceland

3

0

1

2

2

5

1

(x) Game played on 22-06-2018.

 

GROUP E

 

GROUP F

Competition Day 1 (17-06-2018)

Competition Day 1 (17-06-2018)

Samara

Costa Rica - Serbia

0-1

Moskva

Germany - Mexico

0-1

Rostov-na-Donu

Brazil - Switzerland

1-1

Nizhnij Novgorod

Sweden - South Korea

1-0 (x)

Competition Day 2 (22-06-2018)

Competition Day 2 (23-06-2018)

Sankt-Peterburg

Brazil - Costa Rica

2-0

Rostov-na-Donu

South Korea - Mexico

1-2

Kaliningrad

Serbia - Switzerland

1-2

Sochi

Germany - Sweden

2-1

Competition Day 3 (27-06-2018)

Competition Day 3 (27-06-2018)

Moskva

Serbia - Brazil

0-2

Kazan’

South Korea - Germany

2-0

Nizhnij Novgorod

Switzerland - Costa Rica

2-2

Ekaterinburg

Mexico - Sweden

0-3

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. Brazil

3

2

1

0

5

1

7

2. Switzerland

3

1

2

0

5

4

5

3. Serbia

3

1

0

2

2

4

3

4. Costa Rica

3

0

1

2

2

5

1

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. Sweden

3

2

0

1

5

2

6

2. Mexico

3

2

0

1

3

4

6

3. South Korea

3

1

0

2

3

3

3

4. Germany

3

1

0

2

2

4

3

(x) Game played on 18-06-2018.

 

GROUP G

 

GROUP H

Competition Day 1 (18-06-2018)

Competition Day 1 (19-06-2018)

Sochi

Belgium - Panama

3-0

Saransk

Colombia - Japan

1-2

Volgograd

Tunisia - England

1-2

Moskva

Poland - Senegal

1-2

Competition Day 2 (23-06-2018)

Competition Day 2 (24-06-2018)

Moskva

Belgium - Tunisia

5-2

Ekaterinburg

Japan - Senegal

2-2

Nizhnij Novgorod

England - Panama

6-1 (x)

Kazan’

Poland - Colombia

0-3

Competition Day 3 (28-06-2018)

Competition Day 3 (28-06-2018)

Kaliningrad

England - Belgium

0-1

Volgograd

Japan - Poland

0-1

Saransk

Panama - Tunisia

1-2

Samara

Senegal - Colombia

0-1

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. Belgium

3

3

0

0

9

2

9

2. England

3

2

0

1

8

3

6

3. Tunisia

3

1

0

2

5

8

3

4. Panama

3

0

0

3

2

11

0

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. Colombia

3

2

0

1

5

2

6

2. Japan

3

1

1

1

4

4

4

3. Senegal

3

1

1

1

4

4

4

4. Poland

3

1

0

2

2

5

3

(x) Game played on 24-06-2018.

 

 

1/8 FINALS

(30-06-2018)

A1-B2 (1): Uruguay- Portugal

2-1

Sochi

C1-D2 (2): France - Argentina

4-3

Kazan’

B1-A2 (3): Spain - Russia

1-1 (pk:3-4) (x)

Moskva

D1-C2 (4): Croatia- Denmark

1-1 (pk:3-2) (x)

Nizhnij Novgorod

E1-F2 (5): Brazil - Mexico

2-0 (y)

Samara

G1-H2 (6): Belgium - Japan

3-2 (y)

Rostov-na-Donu

F1-E2 (7): Sweden- Switzerland

1-0 (z)

Sankt-Peterburg

H1-G2 (8): Colombia - England

1-1 (pk:3-4) (z)

Moskva

(x) Games played on 1-07-2018. (y) Games played on 2-07-2018.   (y) Games played on 3-07-2018.

 

 

1/4 FINALS

(6-07-2018)

1-2 (A): Uruguay - France

0-2

Nizhnij Novgorod

5-6 (B): Brazil - Belgium

1-2

Kazan’

3-4 (C): Russia - Croatia

2-2 (pk:3-4) (x)

Sochi

7-8 (D): Sweden - England

0-2 (x)

Samara

(x) Games played on 7-07-2018.

 

 

1/2 FINALS

(10-07-2018)

A-B: France - Belgium

1-0

Sankt-Peterburg

C-D: Croatia - England

2-1 (a.e.t.) (x)

Moskva

(x) Game played on 11-07-2018.

 

 

PLACES 3 & 4

(14-07-2018)

Belgium - England

2-0

Sankt-Peterburg

 

 

 

FINAL

STADIUM: Luzhniki (Moskva)

DATE: 15-07-2018 (18:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 78.011

REFEREE: Néstor Pitana (ARG)

GOALS: 1-0 (Mandžukić [o.g.] 18’); 1-1 (Perišić 28’); 2-1 (Griezmann [p.] 38’); 3-1 (Pogba 59’); 4-1 (Mbappé 65’); 4-2 (Mandžukić 69’)

BOOKED: Kanté (27’), Lucas (41’) / Vrsaljko (90+’)

[Incidents: For the first time in the history of the World Cup, a penalty kick was awarded after a VAR review. In minute 53, four members of the anti-Kremlin protesting group “Pussy Riot” invaded the pitch.]

France
France FRA - Croatia CRO
4-2 (2-1)
Hrvatska

France (coach: Didier Deschamps)

Hugo Lloris (c)

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Benjamin Pavard

Raphaël Varane

Samuel Umtiti

Lucas Hernández

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Kylian Mbappé

Paul Pogba

N’Golo Kanté (Steven N’Zonzi 55’)

Blaise Matuidi (Corentin Tolisso 73’)

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Antoine Griezmann

Olivier Giroud (Nabil Fekir 81’)

Croatia (coach: Zlatko Dalić)

Danijel Subašić

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Šime Vrsaljko

Dejan Lovren

Domagoj Vida

Ivan Strinić (Marko Pjaca 81’)

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Ante Rebić (Andrej Kramarić 71’)

Ivan Rakitić

Luka Modrić (c)

Marcelo Brozović

Ivan Perišić

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Mario Mandžukić

 

 

FINAL STANDING

1.

France FRA

2.

Croatia CRO

3.

Belgium BEL

4.

England ENG

5.

Uruguay URU

6.

Brazil BRA

7.

Russia RUS

8.

Sweden SWE

9.

Colombia COL

10.

Mexico MEX

11.

Spain SPA

12.

Portugal POR

13.

Switzerland SWI

14.

Denmark DIN

15.

Japan JAP

16.

Argentina ARG

17.

Senegal SEN

18.

Iran IRN

19.

South Korea SKR

20.

Peru PER

21.

Nigeria NIG

22.

Germany GER

23.

Serbia SER

24.

Tunisia TUN

25.

Poland POL

26.

Saudi Arabia KSA

27.

Morocco MOR

28.

Iceland ICE

29.

Costa Rica CRC

30.

Australia AUS

31.

Egypt EGY

32.

Panama PAN

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP SQUAD

Thibaut Courtois (BEL)

Šime Vrsaljko (CRO)

Diego Godín (URU)

Domagoj Vida (CRO)

Thomas Meunier (BEL)

N’Golo Kanté (FRA)

Luka Modrić (CRO)

Kevin de Bruyne (BEL)

Kylian Mbappé (FRA)

Ivan Perišić (CRO)

Eden Hazard (BEL)

 

 

TOP SCORER: Harry Kane (ENG) - 6 goals

 

BEST PLAYER (GOLDEN BALL): Luka Modrić (CRO)

   

 

 

 

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