2018 FIFA World Cup Group A

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Group A of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place from 14 to 25 June 2018.[1] It consists of Russia and three other countries to be drawn. The top two teams will advance to the round of 16.[2]

Teams

Draw position Team Confederation Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
October 2017[nb 1] June 2018
A1  Russia UEFA * Hosts 2 December 2010 11th[nb 2] 2014 Fourth place (1966)[nb 3] 65
A2
A3
A4
Notes
  1. ^ The rankings of October 2017 were used for seeding for the final draw.
  2. ^ This is the 4th appearance of Russia at the FIFA World Cup. However, FIFA considers Russia as the successor team of the Soviet Union.
  3. ^ Russia's best result is group stage in 1994, 2002, and 2014. However, FIFA considers Russia as the successor team of the Soviet Union.

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Russia (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2 A2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 A3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 A4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 14 June 2018. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.

In the round of 16:

  • The winners of Group A will advance to play the runners-up of Group B.
  • The runners-up of Group A will advance to play the winners of Group B.

Matches

All times listed are local time.[1]

Russia vs A2

14 June 2018 (2018-06-14)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Russia  Match 1 A2

A3 vs A4

15 June 2018 (2018-06-15)
17:00 YEKT (UTC+5)
A3 Match 2 A4

Russia vs A3

19 June 2018 (2018-06-19)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Russia  Match 17 A3

A4 vs A2

20 June 2018 (2018-06-20)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
A4 Match 18 A2

A4 vs Russia

25 June 2018 (2018-06-25)
18:00 SAMT (UTC+4)
A4 Match 33  Russia

A2 vs A3

25 June 2018 (2018-06-25)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
A2 Match 34 A3

References

  1. ^ a b "FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 - Match Schedule" (PDF). FIFA.com. 
  2. ^ "Regulations – 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia" (PDF). FIFA.com. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Official Documents and Match Documents
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