World Cup 2018 schedule: All the groups, fixtures, kick-off times and venues for the tournament in Russia - 4 years ago

[b]After the World Cup draw we now know that Russia will bring up the curtain in Moscow when they face Saudi Arabia on Thursday June 14. Portugal vs Spain is one of the most enticing of the early ties, which takes place in Sochi on the second day of the tournament while two of the big favourites, Brazil and Germany, begin their campaigns on the first Sunday against Switzerland and Mexico respectively. England's World Cup will get going in Volgograd on Monday June 18, before games against Panama (Sunday June 24) and Belgium (Thursday June 28). The final will take place in Moscow at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday July 15. Groups World Cup draw 2018: Group-by-group guide as England face Belgium Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan Schedule GROUP STAGE Date Match Venue Kick-off Thursday June 14 Russia v Saudi Arabia (A) Moscow (Luzhniki) 4pm GMT Friday June 15 Egypt v Uruguay (A) Ekaterinburg 1pm Friday June 15 Morocco v Iran (B) St Petersburg 4pm Friday June 15 Portugal v Spain (B) Sochi 7pm Saturday June 16 France v Australia (C) Kazan 11am Saturday June 16 Argentina v Iceland (D) Moscow (Spartak) 2pm Saturday June 16 Peru v Denmark (C) Saransk 5pm Saturday June 16 Croatia v Nigeria (D) Kaliningrad 8pm Sunday June 17 Costa Rica v Serbia (E) Samara 1pm Sunday June 17 Germany v Mexico (F) Moscow (Luzhniki) 4pm Sunday June 17 Brazil v Switzerland (E) Rostov-on-Don 7pm Monday June 18 Sweden v South Korea (F) Nizhny Novgorod 1pm Monday June 18 Belgium v Panama (G) Sochi 4pm Monday June 18 Tunisia v England (G) Volgograd 7pm Tuesday June 19 Poland v Senegal (H) Moscow (Spartak) 1pm Tuesday June 19 Colombia v Japan (H) Saransk 4pm Tuesday June 19 Russia v Egypt (A) St Petersburg 7pm Wednesday June 20 Portugal v Morocco (B) Moscow (Luzhniki) 1pm Wednesday June 20 Uruguay v Saudi Arabia (A) Rostov-on-Don 4pm Wednesday June 20 Iran v Spain (B) Kazan 7pm Thursday June 21 France v Peru (C) Ekaterinburg 1pm Thursday June 21 Denmark v Australia (C) Samara 4pm Thursday June 21 Argentina v Croatia (D) Nizhny Novgorod 7pm Friday June 22 Brazil v Costa Rica (E) St Petersburg 1pm Friday June 22 Nigeria v Iceland (D) Volgograd 4pm Friday June 22 Serbia v Switzerland (E) Kaliningrad 7pm Saturday June 23 Belgium v Tunisia (G) Moscow (Spartak) 1pm Saturday June 23 Germany v Sweden (F) Sochi 4pm Saturday June 23 South Korea v Mexico (F) Rostov-on-Don 7pm Sunday June 24 England v Panama (G) Nizhny Novgorod 1pm Sunday June 24 Japan v Senegal (H) Ekaterinburg 4pm Sunday June 24 Poland v Colombia (H) Kazan 7pm Monday June 25 Uruguay v Russia (A) Samara 3pm Monday June 25 Saudi Arabia v Egypt (A) Volgograd 3pm Monday June 25 Spain v Morocco (B) Kaliningrad 7pm Monday June 25 Iran v Portugal (B) Saransk 7pm Tuesday June 26 Denmark v France (C) Moscow (Luzhniki) 3pm Tuesday June 26 Australia v Peru (C) Sochi 3pm Tuesday June 26 Nigeria v Argentina (D) St Petersburg 7pm Tuesday June 26 Iceland v Croatia (D) Rostov-on-Don 7pm Wednesday June 27 South Korea v Germany (F) Kazan 3pm Wednesday June 27 Mexico v Sweden (F) Ekaterinburg 3pm Wednesday June 27 Serbia v Brazil (E) Moscow (Spartak) 7pm Wednesday June 27 Switzerland v Costa Rica (E) Nizhny Novgorod 7pm Thursday June 28 Japan v Poland (H) Volgograd 3pm Thursday June 28 Senegal v Colombia (H) Samara 3pm Thursday June 28 England v Belgium (G) Kaliningrad 7pm Thursday June 28 Panama v Tunisia (G) Saransk 7pm LAST 16 Saturday June 30 1C v 2D (Match 50) Kazan 3pm Saturday June 30 1A v 2B (Match 49) Sochi 7pm Sunday July 1 1B v 2A (Match 51) Moscow 3pm Sunday July 1 1D v 2C (Match 52) Nizhny Novgorod 7pm Monday July 2 1E v 2F (Match 53) Samara 3pm Monday July 2 1G v 2H (Match 54) Rostov-on-Don 7pm Tuesday July 3 1F v 2E (Match 55) St Petersburg 3pm Tuesday July 3 1H v 2G (Match 56) Moscow (Spartak) 7pm QUARTER-FINALS Friday July 6 Winner 49 v winner 50 (57) Nizhny Novgorod 3pm Friday July 6 Winner 53 v winner 54 (58) Kazan 7pm Saturday July 7 Winner 55 v winner 56 (60) Samara 3pm Saturday July 7 Winner 51 v winner 52 (59) Sochi 7pm SEMI-FINALS Tuesday July 10 Winner 57 v winner 58 St Petersburg 7pm Wednesday July 11 Winner 59 v winner 60 Moscow (Luzhniki) 7pm THIRD-PLACE PLAY-OFF Saturday July 14 Losers of two semi-finals St Petersburg 3pm FINAL Sunday July 15 Winners of two-semi-finals Moscow (Luzhniki) 4pm [/b]

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