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2018 FIFA World Cup

21st FIFA World Cup, held in Russia in 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup was the 21st FIFA World Cup, which is a men's football tournament that takes place every four years and is organized by FIFA. The tournament took place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018,[4] after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010. This was the first World Cup taking place in Eastern Europe.

2018 FIFA World Cup
Чемпионат мира по футболу FIFA 2018
Chempionat mira po futbolu FIFA 2018
France champion of the Football World Cup Russia 2018.jpg
France with the World Cup trophy.
Tournament details
Host countryRussia
Dates14 June – 15 July
Teams32 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)12 (in 11 host cities)
Final positions
Champions France (2nd title)
Runners-up Croatia
Third place Belgium
Fourth place England
Tournament statistics
Matches played64
Goals scored169 (2.64 per match)
Attendance3,031,768 (47,371 per match)
Top scorer(s)England Harry Kane (6 goals)[1]
Best player Luka Modrić[2]
Best young player Kylian Mbappé[2]
Best goalkeeperBelgium Thibaut Courtois[3]
Fair play award Spain
2014
2022
All statistics correct as of 3 July 2018.

The defending champions were Germany. France won the tournament after defeating Croatia 4–2.[5] This was France's 2nd World Cup title. France qualified for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Qualified teamsEdit

 
     Teams qualified for World Cup      Teams did not qualify for World Cup      Teams removed from the tournament by FIFA before playing a match      Countries were not FIFA members

Russia is the host country, so the Russian team automatically qualified.

Team Qualified as Date of
qualification
  Argentina CONMEBOL qualification 3rd place 10 October 2017
  Australia CONCACAF v AFC play-off winners 15 November 2017
  Belgium UEFA Group H winners 3 September 2017
  Brazil CONMEBOL qualification winner 28 March 2017
  Colombia CONMEBOL qualification 4th place 10 October 2017
  Costa Rica CONCACAF Fifth Round runners-up 7 October 2017
  Croatia UEFA Second Round winners 12 November 2017
  Denmark UEFA Second Round winners 14 November 2017
  Egypt CAF Third Round Group E winners 8 October 2017
  England UEFA Group F winners 5 October 2017
  France UEFA Group A winners 10 October 2017
  Germany UEFA Group C winners 5 October 2017
  Iceland UEFA Group I winners 9 October 2017
  Iran AFC Third Round Group A winners 12 June 2017
  Japan AFC Third Round Group B winners 31 August 2017
  Mexico CONCACAF Fifth Round top 3 1 September 2017
  Morocco CAF Third Round Group C winners 11 November 2017
  Nigeria CAF Third Round Group B winners 7 October 2017
  Panama CONCACAF Fifth Round 3rd place 10 October 2017
  Peru OFC v CONMEBOL play-off winners 15 November 2017
  Poland UEFA Group E winners 8 October 2017
  Portugal UEFA Group B winners 10 October 2017
  Russia Host 2 December 2010
  Saudi Arabia AFC Third Round Group B runners-up 5 September 2017
  Senegal CAF Third Round Group D winners 10 November 2017
  Serbia UEFA Group D winners 9 October 2017
  South Korea AFC Third Round Group A runners-up 5 September 2017
  Spain UEFA Group G winners 6 October 2017
  Sweden UEFA Second Round winners 13 November 2017
   Switzerland UEFA Second Round winners 12 November 2017
  Tunisia CAF Third Round Group A winners 11 November 2017
  Uruguay CONMEBOL qualification runners-up 10 October 2017

DrawEdit

The draw was held in Moscow at 18:00 MSK, on Friday 1 December 2017[6][7] The teams were divided into 4 pots, 8 teams each. The number in parenthesis show positions in the FIFA World Rankings prior to the tournament.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

  United States (65) (hosts)
  Canada (1)
  Chile (2)
  Puerto Rico (3)
  Belgium (4)
  Denmark (5)
  Finland (6)
  France (7)

  Spain (8)
  Peru (10)
   Switzerland (11)
  England (12)
  Colombia (13)
  Mexico (16)
  Uruguay (17)
  Croatia (18)

  Denmark (19)
  Iceland (21)
  Costa Rica (22)
  Sweden (25)
  Tunisia (28)
  Egypt (30)
  Senegal (32)
  Iran (34)

  Serbia (38)
  Nigeria (41)
  Australia (43)
  Japan (44)
  Morocco (48)
  Panama (49)
  South Korea (62)
  Saudi Arabia (63)

StadiumsEdit

Group stageEdit

The top two teams of each group advance to the round of 16. Matches are played on a round-robin basis.

TiebreakersEdit

The rankings of teams in each group are determined as follows (regulations Article 32.5):

  1. points obtained in all group matches;
  2. goal difference in all group matches;
  3. number of goals scored in all group matches;

If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings are determined as follows:

  1. points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. fair play points
    • first yellow card: minus 1 point;
    • indirect red card (second yellow card): minus 3 points;
    • direct red card: minus 4 points;
    • yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points;
  5. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Uruguay 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Russia (H) 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6
3   Saudi Arabia 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 3
4   Egypt 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.


14 June 2018 (2018-06-14)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Russia   5–0   Saudi Arabia Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 78,011[8]
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
Cheryshev   43'90+1'
Gazinsky   12'
Dzyuba   71'
Golovin   90+4'
Report
15 June 2018 (2018-06-15)
17:00 YEKT (UTC+5)
Egypt   0–1   Uruguay Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg
Attendance: 27,015[9]
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Report Giménez   89'

19 June 2018 (2018-06-19)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Russia   3–1   Egypt Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 64,468[10]
Referee: Enrique Cáceres (Paraguay)
Fathy   47' (o.g.)
Cheryshev   59'
Dzyuba   62'
Report Salah   73' (pen.)
20 June 2018 (2018-06-20)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Uruguay   1–0   Saudi Arabia Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
Attendance: 42,678[11]
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)
Suárez   23' Report

25 June 2018 (2018-06-25)
18:00 SAMT (UTC+4)
Uruguay   3–0   Russia Cosmos Arena, Samara
Attendance: 41,970[12]
Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)
Suárez   10'
Cheryshev   23' (o.g.)
Cavani   90'
Report
25 June 2018 (2018-06-25)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Saudi Arabia   2–1   Egypt Volgograd Arena, Volgograd
Attendance: 36,823[13]
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
Al-Faraj   45+6' (pen.)
Al-Dawsari   90+5'
Report Salah   22'

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1 5 Advance to knockout stage
2   Portugal 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
3   Iran 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
4   Morocco 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers


15 June 2018 (2018-06-15)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Morocco   0–1   Iran Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 62,548[14]
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
Report Bouhaddouz   90+5' (o.g.)
15 June 2018 (2018-06-15)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Portugal   3–3   Spain Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 43,866[15]
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Ronaldo   4' (pen.)44'88' Report Costa   24'55'
Nacho   58'

20 June 2018 (2018-06-20)
15:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Portugal   1–0   Morocco Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 78,011[16]
Referee: Mark Geiger (United States)
Report
20 June 2018 (2018-06-20)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Iran   0–1   Spain Kazan Arena, Kazan
Referee: Andrés Cunha (Uruguay)
Report

25 June 2018 (2018-06-25)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Iran   1–1   Portugal Mordovia Arena, Saransk
Attendance: 41,685[17]
Referee: Enrique Cáceres (Paraguay)
Report
25 June 2018 (2018-06-25)
20:00 KALT (UTC+2)
Spain   2–2   Morocco Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
Attendance: 33,973[18]
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Report

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Denmark 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
3   Peru 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3
4   Australia 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers


16 June 2018 (2018-06-16)
13:00 MSK (UTC+3)
France   2–1   Australia Kazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 41,279
Referee: Andrés Cunha (Uruguay)
Report
16 June 2018 (2018-06-16)
19:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Peru   0–1   Denmark Mordovia Arena, Saransk
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
Report Poulsen   59'

21 June 2018 (2018-06-21)
16:00 SAMT (UTC+4)
Denmark   1–1   Australia Cosmos Arena, Samara
Attendance: 40,727[19]
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
Report
21 June 2018 (2018-06-21)
20:00 YEKT (UTC+5)
France   1–0   Peru Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg
Attendance: 32,789[20]
Referee: Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)
Report

26 June 2018 (2018-06-26)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Denmark   0–0   France Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 78,011[21]
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
Report
26 June 2018 (2018-06-26)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Australia   0–2   Peru Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 44,073[22]
Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)
Report

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Croatia 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Argentina 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4
3   Nigeria 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
4   Iceland 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers


16 June 2018 (2018-06-16)
16:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Argentina   1–1   Iceland Otkritie Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 44,190[23]
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
Report
16 June 2018 (2018-06-16)
21:00 KALT (UTC+2)
Croatia   2–0   Nigeria Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
Attendance: 31,136[24]
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
Report

21 June 2018 (2018-06-21)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Argentina   0–3   Croatia Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance: 43,319[25]
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Report
22 June 2018 (2018-06-22)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Nigeria   2–0   Iceland Volgograd Arena, Volgograd
Attendance: 40,904[26]
Referee: Matthew Conger (New Zealand)
Report

26 June 2018 (2018-06-26)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Nigeria   1–2   Argentina Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 64,468[27]
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
Report
26 June 2018 (2018-06-26)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Iceland   1–2   Croatia Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
Attendance: 43,472[28]
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
Report

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7 Advance to knockout stage
2    Switzerland 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
3   Serbia 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
4   Costa Rica 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers


17 June 2018 (2018-06-17)
16:00 SAMT (UTC+4)
Costa Rica   0–1   Serbia Cosmos Arena, Samara
Attendance: 41,432[29]
Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)
Report
17 June 2018 (2018-06-17)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Brazil   1–1    Switzerland Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
Attendance: 43,109[30]
Referee: César Arturo Ramos (Mexico)
Report

22 June 2018 (2018-06-22)
15:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Brazil   2–0   Costa Rica Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 64,468[31]
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Report
22 June 2018 (2018-06-22)
20:00 KALT (UTC+2)
Serbia   1–2    Switzerland Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
Attendance: 33,167[32]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Report

27 June 2018 (2018-06-27)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Serbia   0–2   Brazil Otkritie Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 44,190[33]
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
Report
27 June 2018 (2018-06-27)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Switzerland    2–2   Costa Rica Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance: 43,319[34]
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)
Report

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   Mexico 3 2 0 1 3 4 −1 6
3   South Korea 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
4   Germany 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers


17 June 2018 (2018-06-17)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Germany   0–1   Mexico Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 78,011[35]
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
Report
18 June 2018 (2018-06-18)
15:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Sweden   1–0   South Korea Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance: 42,300[36]
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
Report

23 June 2018 (2018-06-23)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
South Korea   1–2   Mexico Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
Attendance: 43,472[37]
Referee: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
Report
23 June 2018 (2018-06-23)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Germany   2–1   Sweden Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 44,287[38]
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
Report

27 June 2018 (2018-06-27)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
South Korea   2–0   Germany Kazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 41,835[39]
Referee: Mark Geiger (United States)
Report
27 June 2018 (2018-06-27)
19:00 YEKT (UTC+5)
Mexico   0–3   Sweden Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg
Attendance: 33,061[40]
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
Report

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Belgium 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   England 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6
3   Tunisia 3 1 0 2 5 8 −3 3
4   Panama 3 0 0 3 2 11 −9 0
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers


18 June 2018 (2018-06-18)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Belgium   3–0   Panama Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 43,257[41]
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
Report
18 June 2018 (2018-06-18)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Tunisia   1–2   England Volgograd Arena, Volgograd
Attendance: 41,064[42]
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
Report
  • Kane   11'90+1'

23 June 2018 (2018-06-23)
15:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Belgium   5–2   Tunisia Otkritie Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 44,190[43]
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)
Report
24 June 2018 (2018-06-24)
15:00 MSK (UTC+3)
England   6–1   Panama Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance: 43,319[44]
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)
Report

28 June 2018 (2018-06-28)
20:00 KALT (UTC+2)
England   0–1   Belgium Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
Attendance: 33,973[45]
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Report
28 June 2018 (2018-06-28)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Panama   1–2   Tunisia Mordovia Arena, Saransk
Attendance: 37,168[46]
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
Report

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Colombia 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   Japan 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4[a]
3   Senegal 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4[a]
4   Poland 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 Fair play points: Japan −4, Senegal −6.


19 June 2018 (2018-06-19)
15:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Colombia   1–2   Japan Mordovia Arena, Saransk
Attendance: 40,842[47]
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Report
19 June 2018 (2018-06-19)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Poland   1–2   Senegal Otkritie Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 44,190[48]
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
Report

24 June 2018 (2018-06-24)
20:00 YEKT (UTC+5)
Japan   2–2   Senegal Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg
Attendance: 32,572[49]
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Report
24 June 2018 (2018-06-24)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Poland   0–3   Colombia Kazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 42,873[50]
Referee: César Arturo Ramos (Mexico)
Report

28 June 2018 (2018-06-28)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Japan   0–1   Poland Volgograd Arena, Volgograd
Attendance: 42,189[51]
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
Report
28 June 2018 (2018-06-28)
18:00 SAMT (UTC+4)
Senegal   0–1   Colombia Cosmos Arena, Samara
Attendance: 41,970[52]
Referee: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
Report

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
30 June – Sochi
 
 
  Uruguay2
 
6 July – Nizhny Novgorod
 
  Portugal1
 
  Uruguay0
 
30 June – Kazan
 
  France2
 
  France4
 
10 July – Saint Petersburg
 
  Argentina3
 
  France1
 
2 July – Samara
 
  Belgium0
 
  Brazil2
 
6 July – Kazan
 
  Mexico0
 
  Brazil1
 
2 July – Rostov-on-Don
 
  Belgium2
 
  Belgium3
 
15 July – Moscow (Luzhniki)
 
  Japan2
 
  France4
 
1 July – Moscow (Luzhniki)
 
  Croatia2
 
  Spain1 (3)
 
7 July – Sochi
 
  Russia (p)1 (4)
 
  Russia2 (3)
 
1 July – Nizhny Novgorod
 
  Croatia (p)2 (4)
 
  Croatia (p)1 (3)
 
11 July – Moscow (Luzhniki)
 
  Denmark1 (2)
 
  Croatia (aet)2
 
3 July – Saint Petersburg
 
  England1 Third place play-off
 
  Sweden1
 
7 July – Samara14 July – Saint Petersburg
 
   Switzerland0
 
  Sweden0  Belgium2
 
3 July – Moscow (Otkritie)
 
  England2   England0
 
  Colombia1 (3)
 
 
  England (p)1 (4)
 

Round of 16Edit

30 June 2018 (2018-06-30)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
France   4–3   Argentina Kazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 42,873[53]
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
Report

30 June 2018 (2018-06-30)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Uruguay   2–1   Portugal Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 44,287[54]
Referee: César Arturo Ramos (Mexico)
Rport

1 July 2018 (2018-07-01)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Spain   1–1
(a.e.t.)
  Russia Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 78,011[55]
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Report
  Penalties  
* Iniesta   3–4 *   Smolov

1 July 2018 (2018-07-01)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Croatia   1–1
(a.e.t.)
  Denmark Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance: 40,851[56]
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
Report
  Penalties  
* Badelj   3–2 *   Eriksen

2 July 2018 (2018-07-02)
18:00 SAMT (UTC+4)
Brazil   2–0   Mexico Cosmos Arena, Samara
Attendance: 41,970[57]
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Report

2 July 2018 (2018-07-02)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Belgium   3–2   Japan Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
Attendance: 41,466[58]
Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)
Report

3 July 2018 (2018-07-03)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Sweden   1–0    Switzerland Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 64,042[59]
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Report

3 July 2018 (2018-07-03)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Colombia   1–1
(a.e.t.)
  England Otkritie Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 44,190[60]
Referee: Mark Geiger (United States)
Report
  Penalties  
* Falcao   3–4 *   Kane

Quarter-finalsEdit

6 July 2018 (2018-07-06)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Uruguay   0–2   France Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance: 44,190[61]
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
Report

6 July 2018 (2018-07-06)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Brazil   1–2   Belgium Kazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 42,873[62]
Referee: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
Report

7 July 2018 (2018-07-07)
18:00 SAMT (UTC+4)
Sweden   0–2   England Cosmos Arena, Samara
Attendance: 39,991[63]
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Report

7 July 2018 (2018-07-07)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Russia   2–2
(a.e.t.)
  Croatia Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 44,287[64]
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
Report
  Penalties  
* Smolov   3–4 *   Brozović

Semi-finalsEdit

10 July 2018 (2018-07-10)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
France   1–0   Belgium Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 64,286[65]
Referee: Andrés Cunha (Uruguay)
Report

11 July 2018 (2018-07-11)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Croatia   2–1
(a.e.t.)
  England Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 78,011[66]
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
Report

Third place play-offEdit

14 July 2018 (2018-07-14)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Belgium   2–0   England Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 64,406
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
Report

FinalEdit

15 July 2018 (2018-07-15)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
France   4–2   Croatia Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 78,011[67]
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
Mandžukić   19' (o.g.)
Griezmann   38' (pen.)
Pogba   59'
Mbappé   65'
Report Perišić   29'
Mandžukić   69'

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

There have been 169 goals scored in 64 matches, for an average of 2.64 goals per match. Players highlighted in bold are still active in the competition.

Twelve own goals have been scored during the tournament, breaking the record of six set in 1998.[68]

6 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Source: FIFA[69]

DisciplineEdit

A player is automatically suspended for the next match for the following offences:

  • Receiving a red card (red card suspensions may be extended for serious offences)
  • Receiving two yellow cards in two different matches; yellow cards expire after the completion of the quarter-finals (yellow card suspensions are not carried forward to any other future international matches)

The following suspensions were served during the tournament:

Player Offence(s) Suspension(s)
  Carlos Sánchez   in Group H vs Japan (matchday 1; 19 June) Group H vs Poland (matchday 2; 24 June)
  Yussuf Poulsen   in Group C vs Peru (matchday 1; 16 June)
  in Group C vs Australia (matchday 2; 21 June)
Group C vs France (matchday 3; 26 June)
  Jérôme Boateng     in Group F vs Sweden (matchday 2; 23 June) Group F vs South Korea (matchday 3; 27 June)
  Armando Cooper   in Group G vs Belgium (matchday 1; 18 June)
  in Group G vs England (matchday 2; 24 June)
Group G vs Tunisia (matchday 3; 28 June)
  Michael Amir Murillo   in Group G vs Belgium (matchday 1; 18 June)
  in Group G vs England (matchday 2; 24 June)
Group G vs Tunisia (matchday 3; 28 June)
  Igor Smolnikov     in Group A vs Uruguay (matchday 3; 25 June) Round of 16 vs Spain (1 July)
  Sebastian Larsson   in Group F vs Germany (matchday 2; 23 June)
  in Group F vs Mexico (matchday 3; 27 June)
Round of 16 vs Switzerland (3 July)
  Héctor Moreno   in Group F vs Germany (matchday 1; 17 June)
  in Group F vs Sweden (matchday 3; 27 June)
Round of 16 vs Brazil (2 July)
  Stephan Lichtsteiner   in Group E vs Brazil (matchday 1; 17 June)
  in Group E vs Costa Rica (matchday 3; 27 June)
Round of 16 vs Sweden (3 July)
  Fabian Schär   in Group E vs Brazil (matchday 1; 17 June)
  in Group E vs Costa Rica (matchday 3; 27 June)
Round of 16 vs Sweden (3 July)
  Blaise Matuidi   in Group C vs Peru (matchday 2; 21 June)
  in Round of 16 vs Argentina (30 June)
Quarter-finals vs Uruguay (6 July)
  Casemiro   in Group E vs Switzerland (matchday 1; 17 June)
  in Round of 16 vs Mexico (2 July)
Quarter-finals vs Belgium (6 July)
  Mikael Lustig   in Group F vs Mexico (matchday 3; 27 June)
  in Round of 16 vs Switzerland (3 July)
Quarter-finals vs England (7 July)
  Thomas Meunier   in Group G vs Panama (matchday 1; 18 June)
  in Quarter-finals vs Brazil (6 July)
Semi-finals vs France (10 July)

AwardsEdit

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Luka Modrić   Eden Hazard   Antoine Griezmann
Golden Boot Silver Boot Bronze Boot
  Harry Kane   Antoine Griezmann   Romelu Lukaku
6 goals, 0 assists 4 goals, 2 assists 4 goals, 1 assist
Golden Glove
  Thibaut Courtois
Best Young Player
  Kylian Mbappé
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Spain

Prize moneyEdit

Prize money amounts were announced in October 2017.[70]

Position Amount (USD million)
Per team Total
Champions 38 38
Runners-up 28 28
Third place 24 24
Fourth place 22 22
5th–8th place 16 64
9th–16th place 12 96
17th–32nd place 8 128
Total 400

NotesEdit

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