The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia June 14- July 15,2018 will be the 21st edition
FIFA World Cup Winners from 1930 to 2014
|2014||Brazil||Germany||Germany beat Argentina 1-0|
|2010||South Africa||Spain||Spain 1-0 Netherlands|
|2006||Germany||Italy||Italy 1-1 (5-3) France|
|2002||Japan / S. Korea||Brazil||Brazil 2-0 Germany|
|1998||France||France||France 3-0 Brazil|
|1994||US||Brazil||Brazil 3-2 Italy|
|1990||Italy||Germany||Germany 1-0 Argentina|
|1986||Mexico||Argentina||Argentina 3-2 Germany|
|1982||Spain||Italy||Italy 3-1 Germany|
|1978||Argentina||Argentina||Argentina 3-1 Holland|
|1974||Germany||Germany||Germany 2-1 Holland|
|1970||Mexico||Brazil||Brazil 4-1 Italy|
|1966||England||England||England 4-2 Germany|
|1962||Chile||Brazil||Brazil 3-1 Czechoslovakia|
|1958||Sweden||Brazil||Brazil 5-2 Sweden|
|1954||Switzerland||Germany||Germany 3-2 Hungary|
|1950||Brazil||Uruguay||Uruguay 2-1 Brazil|
|1938||France||Italy||Italy 4-2 Hungary|
|1934||Italy||Italy||Italy 2-1 Czechoslovakia|
|1930||Uruguay||Uruguay||Uruguay 4-2 Argentina|
This will be the first World Cup held in Europe since the 2006 FIFA WC held in Germany,the first ever to be held in Eastern Europe and the 11th time that it has been held in Europe.
2018 FIFA World Cup tournament will involve 32 national teams, which include 31 teams determined through Qualifying Competitions and the automatically qualified Host Team - Russia
Of the 32 teams, 20 will be making back-to-back appearances following the last tournament in 2014, including defending champions Germany
Iceland and Panama will both be making their first appearances at the 2018 FIFA WC in Russia.
A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities
2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia June 14-July 15,2018 - Match Results
Match 01 Group A Hosts Russia beat Saudi Arabia 5-0
Match 02 Group A Urugua beat Egypt 1-0
Match 03 Group B Iran beat Morocco 1-0
Match 04 Group B Portugal Vs Spain - Match ended in a 3-3 draw
Match 05 Group C France beat Australia 2-1
Match 06 Group D Argentina Vs Iceland - Match ended in a 1-1 draw
Match 07 Group C Denmark beat Peru 1-0
Match 08 Group D Croatia beat Nigeria 2-0
Match 09 Group E Serbia beat Cost Rica 1-0
Match 10 Group F Mexico beat Germany 1-0
Match 11 Group E Switzerland drew with Brazil 1-1
Match 12 Group F Sweden beat South Korea 1-0
Match 13 Group G Belgium beat Panama 3-0
Match 14 Group G England beat Tunisia 2-1
Match 15 Group H Japan beat Colombia 2-1
Match 16 Group H Senegal beat Poland 2-1
Match 17 Group A Russia beat Egypy 3-1
Match 18 Group B Portugal beat Morocco 1-0
Match 19 Group A Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia 1-0
Match 19 Group A Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia 1-0
Uruguay booked its place in the World Cup knock-out stage along with Russia, as Luis Suarez scored the winner on his 100th international appearance in a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia, here on Wednesday.
Russia and Uruguay will face one of the top two from Group B in the last 16 — either Portugal, Spain or Iran.
The 31-year-old Suarez, whose previous two World Cups ended in bans after his infamous 2010 handball against Ghana and bite on Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini four years later, took advantage of a goalkeeping error by Mohammed Al-Owais to put Uruguay ahead midway through the first half.
Oscar Tabarez’s side missed plenty of opportunities to add further goals, but a toothless Saudi outfit never seriously looked like snatching a point.
Uruguay, semifinalists eight years ago in South Africa, has now reached the knock-out stage for the third straight time, while Saudi Arabia will try again in its search for a first World Cup win since 1994 in its final game against Mohamed Salah’s Egypt.
Suarez made a bright start, looking to make amends for his poor performance in the opening 1-0 win against Egypt, firing a left-footed volley from Cristian Rodriguez’s knockdown which was blocked by Ali Al-Bulayhi
The Saudis managed to have plenty of early possession, although without looking overly threatening, only to gift Uruguay a 23rd-minute lead.
Al-Owais — winning only his second cap after replacing Abdullah Al-Muaiouf in goal — completely missed a floated Carlos Sanchez corner and Suarez tapped in his 52nd international goal unmarked at the back post.
That strike was Suarez’s sixth World Cup goal and made him the first Uruguayan to score in three separate finals.
Juan Antonio Pizzi’s Saudi Arabia continued to look far more assured on the ball than it did in the 5-0 drubbing by Russia on the opening day of the tournament, with Hatan Bahbri firing a wild volley over shortly after seeing a long-range effort tipped away by Fernando Muslera.
Uruguay began the second period with greater purpose, and Suarez came close to a second when Al-Owais palmed clear his low free-kick.
The three points and a last-16 spot should have been wrapped up just after the hour mark, but Sanchez headed over when unmarked at the back post from a wonderful Edinson Cavani cross.
The South Americans continued to be wasteful in front of goal, as Martin Caceres sent a header flying off target from the 33-year-old Sanchez’s free-kick.
Paris Saint-Germain striker Cavani came close to emulating Suarez by scoring in a third World Cup, but his low shot was smothered by the onrushing Al-Owais.
Uruguay showed all its know-how and experience, though, as Atletico Madrid defensive pair Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin helped see out the closing moments with ease.