///Instant Expert: 2018 FIFA World Cup

Instant Expert: 2018 FIFA World Cup

Instant Expert: 2018 FIFA World Cup

It’s that time again — when people across the globe gather in large groups to cheer on their football (soccer) heroes for an entire month.

Yes, it’s 2018 FIFA World Cup. While it may be the most popular game on Earth, that doesn’t mean everyone watching the action from Russia is a soccer expert — and that may include you.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the format of this tournament, which kicks off Today (6/14)

There are eight groups and four teams per group. Teams play each of the other three teams in their group, with the top two teams in each group advancing to the knockout round. From here on in, you either win or go home.

There are eight groups and four teams per group. Teams play each of the other three teams in their group, with the top two teams in each group advancing to the knockout round. From here on in, you either win or go home.

Basically: 32 → 16 → 8 → 4 → 2 →1 world champion.

Teams

United States is not in the World Cup because it failed to qualify for the World Cup.

Italy and China are also out in qualifier

There were 4 teams represents United Kingdom in FIFA qualifier and only England enrolled into FIFA.

Stars on Jersey

The number of starts means number of championships. Brazil has the most champions so far.

Host of Russia

Russia did not participate into qualifiers because the host has the exclusive privilege

Substitute

There are only 3 chances to switch players for the whole game, and can’t switch back

Penalty

Yellow Card = Foul

Red Card = Foul Out

2 Yellow Card = 1 Red Card

2018 FIFA Schedule – Most of games will be breasted in FOX (Eastern Time)

Group Stage

Thursday, June 14

Russia vs. Saudi Arabia – 11 a.m.

 

Friday, June 15

Egypt vs. Uruguay – 8 a.m.

Morocco vs. Iran – 11 a.m.

Portugal vs. Spain – 2 p.m.

 

Saturday, June 16

France vs. Australia – 6 a.m.

Argentina vs. Iceland – 9 a.m.

Peru vs. Denmark – 12 p.m.

Croatia vs. Nigeria – 3 p.m.

 

Sunday, June 17

Costa Rica vs. Serbia – 8 a.m.

Germany vs. Mexico – 11 a.m.

Brazil vs. Switzerland – 2 p.m.

 

Monday, June 18

Sweden vs. South Korea – 8 a.m.

Belgium vs. Panama – 11 a.m.

Tunisia vs. England – 2 p.m.

 

Tuesday, June 19

Colombia vs. Japan – 8 a.m.

Poland vs. Senegal – 11 a.m.

Russia vs. Egypt – 2 p.m.

 

Wednesday, June 20

Portugal vs. Morocco – 8 a.m.

Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia – 11 a.m.

Iran vs. Spain – 2 p.m.

 

Thursday, June 21

Denmark vs. Australia – 8 a.m.

France vs. Peru – 11 a.m.

Argentina vs. Croatia – 2 p.m.

 

Friday, June 22

Brazil vs. Costa Rica – 8 a.m.

Nigeria vs. Iceland – 11 a.m.

Serbia vs. Switzerland – 2 p.m.

 

Saturday, June 23

Belgium vs. Tunisia – 8 a.m.

South Korea vs. Mexico – 11 a.m.

Germany vs. Sweden – 2 p.m.

 

Sunday, June 24

England vs. Panama – 8 a.m.

Japan vs. Senegal – 11 a.m.

Poland vs. Colombia – 2 p.m.

 

Monday, June 25

Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt – 10 a.m.

Uruguay vs. Russia – 10 a.m.

Iran vs. Portugal – 2 p.m.

Spain vs. Morocco – 2 p.m.

 

Tuesday, June 26

Australia vs. Peru – 10 a.m.

Denmark vs. France – 10 a.m.

Nigeria vs. Argentina – 2 p.m.

Iceland vs. Croatia – 2 p.m.

 

Wednesday, June 27

South Korea vs. Germany – 10 a.m.

Mexico vs. Sweden – 10 a.m.

Switzerland vs. Costa Rica – 2 p.m.

Serbia vs. Brazil – 2 p.m.

 

Thursday, June 28

Senegal vs. Colombia – 10 a.m.

Japan vs. Poland – 10 a.m.

England vs. Belgium – 2 p.m.

Panama vs. Tunisia – 2 p.m.

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