FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming, Matches Schedule, Opening Ceremony – The FIFA World cup is the biggest international football competition in the world. Held after every 4 years, the WC features 32 teams around the globe fighting for the honor of the best football team for at least the next 4 years. The latest edition of the tournament, the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be played in Russia is nearly upon us. The tournament is scheduled to be held in the months of June and July in Russia.
FIFA World Cup History
The Very first edition of the FIFA World Cup was organized in 1930 in Uruguay where the then-FIFA President, Jules Rimet invited 13 international teams to take part in the tournament. Uruguay emerged victorious as hosts in that tournament. With a successful WC behind them, FIFA decided to make it a four-year tournament where each edition is to be held after every 4 years, on similar lines to the Olympics. The competition was canceled in the years 1942 and 1946 due to the World War II but resumed back in the year 1950. The 2018 FIFA World cup finals will be the 21st edition of the tournament taking place and Russia has been decided as the FIFA World Cup 2018 host.
2018 FIFA World Cup Logo
The official emblem for the FIFA World Cup 2018 was revealed by a group of three astronauts at the International Space Station on October 28th, 2014. The whole inspiration behind the FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming logo was to provide the world with an insight into the rich artistic traditions and history prevalent in the host nation. The achievement Russia has achieved in Space was a major reason why the emblem was decided to launch at the Space Station. The shape of the 2018 FIFA world cup Logo includes the outline of the World Cup trophy with the use of red, blue and gold colors symbolizing the age-old art techniques from Russia.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Schedule, Fixtures, Timetable
The FIFA World Cup 2018 schedule is created in such a way that no league competition throughout the world is disrupted and all the best footballers in the world are able to represent their countries at the World Cup. The Timetable for the FIFA 2018 tournament was released back on 24th July 2015, however, the complete set of FIFA 2018 Schedule was not being able to make as teams were still qualifying for the tournament. The complete set of fixtures will be announced in December 2017 when the actual draw for the world cup 2018 will take place. The FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming Starting date has been already decided with the first match taking place on June 14th, 2018 where the Hosts Russia will be one of the participating teams. The tournament will conclude on July 15th, 2018 with the final to be held in Petersburg.
2018 FIFA Football World Cup Group Stage
We have mentioned a complete schedule and fixtures for the football matches that will be held in Russia during this grand event. Each and every group has four teams which will play against each other once in the group stages. 2 teams from each group will make to the pre-quarter finals of this FIFA world cup.
GROUP A: All Timings in European Standard Time
Group A in this world cup has the host itself. Russia is in this group and will play its first match against Saudi Arabia right after the opening ceremony for such a grand event.
|Thursday June 14||Russia VS Saudi Arabia||10AM||Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow)|
|Friday June 15||Egypt VS Uruguay||7AM||Ekaterinburg Arena|
|Tuesday June 19||Russia VS Egypt||1PM||Saint Petersburg Stadium|
|Wednesday June 20||Uruguay VS Saudi Arabia||10AM||Rostov Arena|
|Monday June 25||Uruguay VS Russia||9AM||Samara Arena|
|Monday June 25||Saudi Arabia VS Egypt||9AM||Volgograd Arena|
Group B has four teams – Portugal, Spain, Morocco, and Iran. The first match of this group will be played amongst the weakest teams in the group – Morocco vs Iran. The match date is June 15 and it will be played in Saint Peterburg Stadium.
|Friday June 15||Morocco VS Iran||10AM||Saint Petersburg Stadium|
|Friday June 15||Portugal VS Spain||1 PM||Fisht Stadium (Sochi)|
|Wednesday June 20||Portugal VS Morocco||7 AM||Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow)|
|Wednesday June 20||Iran VS Spain||1 PM||Kazan Arena|
|Monday June 25||Spain VS Morocco||1 PM||Kaliningrad Stadium|
|Monday June 25||Iran VS Portugal||1 PM||Mordovia Arena (Saransk)|
|Saturday June 16||France VS Australia||5 AM||Kazan Arena|
|Saturday June 16||Peru VS Denmark||11 AM||Mordovia Arena (Saransk)|
|Tuesday June 21||France VS Peru||7 AM||Ekaterinburg Arena|
|Tuesday June 21||Denmark VS Australia||10 AM||Samara Arena|
|Thursday June 26||Denmark VS France||9 AM||Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow)|
|Thursday June 26||Australia VS Peru||9 AM||Fisht Stadium (Sochi)|
|Saturday June 16||Argentina VS Iceland||8AM||Spartak Stadium (Moscow)|
|Saturday June 16||Croatia VS Nigeria||2PM||Kaliningrad Stadium|
|Thursday June 21||Argentina VS Croatia||1PM||Nizhny Novgorod Stadium|
|Friday June 22||Nigeria VS Iceland||1AM||Volgograd Arena|
|Tuesday June 26||Nigeria VS Argentina||1PM||Saint Petersburg Stadium|
|Tuesday June 26||Iceland VS Croatia||1PM||Rostov Arena|
|Sunday June 17||Costa Rica VS Serbia||7AM||Samara Arena|
|Sunday June 17||Brazil VS Switzerland||1PM||Rostov Arena|
|Friday June 22||Brazil VS Costa Rica||7AM||Saint Petersburg Stadium|
|Friday June 22||Serbia VS Switzerland||1PM||Kaliningrad Stadium|
|Wednesday June 27||Serbia VS Brazil||1PM||Spartak Stadium (Moscow)|
|Wednesday June 27||Switzerland VS Costa Rica||1PM||Nizhny Novgorod Stadium|
|Sunday June 17||Germany VS Mexico||10AM||Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow)|
|Monday June 18||Sweden VS South Korea||7AM||Nizhny Novgorod Stadium|
|Saturday June 23||Germany VS Sweden||10AM||Fisht Stadium (Sochi)|
|Saturday June 23||South Korea VS Mexico||1PM||Rostov Arena|
|Wednesday June 27||South Korea VS Germany||9AM||Kazan Arena|
|Wednesday June 27||Mexico VS Sweden||9AM||Ekaterinburg Arena|
|Monday June 18||Belgium VS Panama||10AM||Fisht Stadium (Sochi)|
|Monday June 18||Tunisia VS England||1PM||Volgograd Arena|
|Saturday June 23||Belgium VS Tunisia||7AM||Spartak Stadium (Moscow)|
|Sunday June 24||England VS Panama||7AM||Nizhny Novgorod Stadium|
|Thursday June 28||England VS Belgium||1PM||Kaliningrad Stadium|
|Thursday June 28||Panama VS Tunisia||1PM||Mordovia Arena (Saransk)|
|Tuesday June 19||Poland VS Senegal||7AM||Spartak Stadium (Moscow)|
|Tuesday June 19||Colombia VS Japan||10AM||Mordovia Arena (Saransk)|
|Sunday June 24||Japan VS Senegal||10AM||Ekaterinburg Arena|
|Sunday June 24||Poland VS Colombia||1PM||Kazan Arena|
|Thursday June 28||Japan VS Poland||9AM||Volgograd Arena|
|Thursday June 28||Senegal VS Colombia||9AM||Samara Arena|
ROUND OF 16
|Saturday June 30||1C VS 2D||9AM||Kazan Arena|
|Saturday June 30||1A VS 2B||1PM||Fisht Stadium (Sochi)|
|Sunday July 1||1B VS 2A||9AM||Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow)|
|Sunday July 1||1D VS 2C||1PM||Nizhny Novgorod Stadium|
|Monday July 2||1E VS 2F||9AM||Samara Arena|
|Monday July 2||1G VS 2H||1PM||Rostov Arena|
|Tuesday July 3||1F VS 2E||9AM||Saint Petersburg Stadium|
|Tuesday July 3||1H VS 2G||1PM||Spartak Stadium (Moscow)|
FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 QUARTERFINALS
|Friday July 6||1A/2B VS 1C/2D||9AM||Nizhny Novgorod Stadium|
|Friday, July 6||1E/2F VS 1G/2H||1PM||Kazan Arena|
|Saturday, July 7||1F/2E VS 1H/2G||9AM||Samara Arena|
|Saturday July 7||1B/2A VS 1D/2C||1PM||Fisht Stadium (Sochi)|
FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP SEMIFINALS
|Tuesday, July 10||1A/2B/1C/2D VS 1E/2F/1G/2H||1PM||Saint Petersburg Stadium|
|Wednesday July 11||1F/2E/1H/2G VS 1B/2A/1D/2C||1PM||Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow)|
FIFA 2018 THIRD-PLACE MATCH
|Saturday July 14||3rd Place Match||9AM||Saint Petersburg Stadium|
FIFA 2018 FINALS
|Sunday July 15||FIFA 2018 World Cup Final||10AM||Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow)|
FIFA World Cup 2018 Official TV Broadcasters
FIFA has managed to sell the broadcasting rights to a number of broadcasters across the world with the help of several companies. The official FIFA World Cup 2018 TV broadcasting rights have been sold to FOX FS1. The list of 2018 FIFA World Cup official broadcasters include:
- DirecTV in Argentina
- Globo, SporTV in Brazil
- beIN Sports in France
- ARD in Germany
- BBC in the United Kingdom
- FOX in the United States
- Sony Pictures Network in India
Additionally, to these major FIFA World Cup 2018 TV Broadcasters, FIFA has tied up with more broadcasters to ensure that the World Cup is televised live to all the countries of the world.
|Nation||FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming Broadcasting Rights (Channels)|
|Argentina:||TyC Sports, DirecTV|
|Australia:||SBS, Optus Sport|
|Bolivia:||Unitel, DirecTV, Red Uno|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina:||BHRT|
|Brazil:||SporTV, Globo, FOX Sports|
|Canada:||RDS, CTV, TSN|
|Chile:||TVN, Mega, Canal 13, DirecTV|
|Colombia:||RCN TV, Caracol TV, DirecTV|
|Costa Rica:||Sky, Teletica, Movistar|
|Denmark:||TV 2, DR|
|El Salvador:||Sky, TCS|
|France:||beIN Sports, TF1|
|Greenland:||TV 2, DR|
|Guatemala:||Togo Sports, TV Azteca, Sky, Movistar|
|Honduras:||Sky, TVC, Movistar|
|Mexico:||TV Azteca, televisa|
|New Zealand:||Sky Sport|
|Norway:||TV 2, NRK|
|Panama:||Corporación Medcom, Sky, Televisora Nacional|
|South Africa:||SuperSport, SABC|
|Sweden:||TV 4, SVT|
|Trinidad andTobago:||DirecTV, CNC3|
|United Kingdom:||BBC, ITV|
|United States:||FOX, Telemundo|
|Uruguay:||Canal 10, Monte Carlo, TyC, Teledoce, DirecTV|
Fifa World Cup 2018 Live Radio Coverage
|Nation||FIFA World Cup 18 Radio Broadcasting Rights|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina:||BHRT|
|Brazil:||Rádio Gaúcha, Sistema Globo de Rádio, Rádio Bandeirantes, Rádio Itatiaia, Rádio Verdes Mares, Rádio Jovem Pan, Super Rádio Tupi|
|Chile:||Radio Bio-Bio, ADN Radio, UCV Radio, Radio Cooperativa|
|Colombia:||Blu Radio, Caracol Radio, RCN Radio|
|Costa Rica:||Radio Columbia, Teletica Radio, Radio Monumental|
|France:||Radio France, RTL, Europe 1, RMC|
|Jamaica:||RJR 94 FM|
|United States:||Fútbol de Primera|
|Uruguay:||Sociedad Anonimas de Television y Radios, Radio Oriental, Radio Monte Carlo|
2018 FIFA World Cup Sponsors
The sponsors of FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming are a big reason to determine the success of the Tournament. The official list of FIFA Partners includes Adidas, Coca Cola, VISA, Hyundai, KIA Motors, Qatar Airways and Gazprom whereas the likes of VIVO, McDonalds, Hisense and Budweiser have joined in as the FIFA World Cup 2018 sponsors.
FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony 2018
The opening ceremony for any FIFA affiliated tournament is a grand affair and the opening ceremony for FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming is said to be no different. The event will take place just before the start of the first match on June 14th but the list of celebrities has not been confirmed yet. The opening ceremony in the last edition of the world cup, held in Brazil, was a huge success due to the presence of World-renowned artists Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez performing at it and also the FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming got too much popularity.
FIFA 2018 Theme Song
The World Theme Songs are one of the most-awaited things about the lead-up to the actual difference and the case with the FIFA World Cup theme song is no different. People are already speculating on which international singers will be a part of the theme song. In the last edition, Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte collaborated to provide us a very entertaining theme song in ‘We Are One’ and people are expecting a similar song this time around.
Stadiums in which 2018 FIFA Matches will be Hosted
There were major doubts on infrastructure when Russia was announced as the FIFA World Cup 2018 host. However, in the past 3 years, Russia has managed to build a number of World Class stadium venues and renovated the older grounds to ensure that there are no doubts on the country’s ability to organize such an event. After a lot of deliberation between the government of Russia and FIFA representatives, the number of FIFA World Cup 2018 Venue cities was decided to be 11 with a total number of 12 stadiums. The opening match of the World Cup 2018 will take place in the Luzhniki Stadium, situated in Moscow on 14th June with the final slated for July 15th also going to be held in the same stadium. You can get the FIFA Mobile Apps to view the scores as well.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming Information
There are a number of ways where people can watch the FIFA World Cup 2018 Live TV, both online and offline. For offline viewing, people can tune into the channels as prescribed by the broadcasters in their respective countries while they can also find FIFA World Cup 2018 live streaming across various websites on the internet.
FIFA 2018 Live Scores
Currently, the internet is full of great football related websites which might be useful to check FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming and Live Scores. Some of the most prominent websites are Whoscored, soccer24, goal, and ESPN. You can also download the mobile apps from these websites onto your smartphones to be never away from the live World Cup scores at any moment of time.
The FIFA World Cup 2018 prize money pool has been set at $400m. This represents a hike of 12% on the 2014 World Cup pool of $358m. The winners of the 2018 World Cup are set to take home a record $38m as prize money in comparison to Germany’s prize of $35m for winning the 2014 edition.
FIFA 2018 World Cup Winner Prediction, Astrology Predictions, Mascot
There are a number of top countries among all the qualified FIFA world cup 2018 teams and it would make for a very competitive tournament. While the tournament already lost Italy and Chile in the qualifying stage, there are still teams such as England, Spain, Brazil, Belgium, and Germany competing in the teams. Most people are of the opinion that Germany, France, and Brazil are the best teams going into the World Cup 2018 and have established them as firm favorites in their 2018 FIFA World Cup winner prediction but you cannot discount the 2010 World Cup champions Spain to emerge victorious at the tournament again.
FIFA 2018 World Cup Merchandise & Jerseys
The official merchandise for the 2018 FIFA World Cup can be bought from the official FIFA store. You can visit the store at www.store.FIFA.com and order your stuff from there. The store houses a number of great memorabilia items as well as merchandise and gifts related to the World Cup. You can also buy collectible items and arts from the store as well.
World Cup FIFA 2018 Closing Ceremony
The closing ceremony for the 2018 World Cup is slated to be held on the day of the final, 15th July. The ceremony will take place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and is expected to be a spectacular event. The celebrities scheduled to appear at the closing ceremony have not been confirmed yet but will be confirmed in the due course in the lead up to the tournament.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Tickets & Ticket Price
Before watching the FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming, you can get the 2018 FIFA World Cup Tickets have gone on sale. The tickets for the opening ceremony and the first FIFA 2018 match have been booked by a lot of people. The people who are unable to book their seats can watch FIFA 2018 Direct TV from their home. They even buy FIFA World Cup tickets 2018 for other matches and watch them as per their comfort from the stadiums. The 2018 FIFA World cup tickets online booking can be done form the official website and can also be done by checking the FIFA world cup 2018 Ticket price from the sites and availing the best offers.
So, get ready to fly to Russia and watch your favorite players playing against each other. Russia football world cup will attract a lot of tourism to this country and will be a great economy booster for them. It will surely attract a lot of sponsors to the football matches and a number of players will get richer by the endorsements they will be getting through it.
The Final Words
Russia has clearly shown the world that they are capable of hosting spectacular events in the past. And as the FIFA 2018 host, things won’t be any different. So the FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming is going to be a truly spectacular event with all the top players such as Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, Hazard and more expected to make the tournament a grand success. The FIFA world cup 2022 is hosted in Qatar.