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 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 20 Group B Spain beat Iran 1-0
Match 21 Group C Australia drew with Denmark 1-1
Match 21 Group C Denmark Vs Australia Match ended in a 1-1 draw
Captain Mile Jedinak rode to Australia’s World Cup rescue with a penalty to cancel out Christian Eriksen’s superb opener for Denmark, securing a 1-1 draw on Thursday that ensured Group C would go down to the wire.
Eriksen’s seventh-minute opener was fully deserved by the fast-starting Danes and the quality of his half-volley finish was excellent in a tournament that has produced some wonderful goals.
Jedinak, however, got Australia back into the game with his second penalty in Russia, awarded following the intervention of the VAR, and the draw kept the Socceroos alive in the tournament.
Denmark is on four points and needs at least a draw against France in its final game to guarantee a last-16 spot, while Australia, with one point, must win its last match against Peru to have a chance of progressing.
The opening goal came after Aaron Mooy’s poor clearance was immediately returned into the area. Nicolai Jorgensen controlled and cleverly flicked the ball inside to Eriksen, who ghosted into space and lashed a sweet half-volley on the rise which flew high into the net.
It should have doubled its advantage when Jorgensen flashed a header wide at the near post as Australia looked ragged at the back and toothless up front.
Yet just as in its opening game, Australia was handed a route back into the match from the penalty spot, thanks to the intervention of the Video Assistant Referee.
Referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz had failed to spot that Mathew Leckie’s header had struck the arm of Yussuf Poulsen, but after being alerted to the incident by the VAR, he pointed to the spot.
Danish keeper Kasper Schmeichel had not conceded for 571 minutes, but Jedinak calmly rolled home his penalty in the 38th minute to level the scores.
Having clawed its way back into the game, Australia seemed imbued with a renewed sense of belief, surging forward in numbers whenever it could and roared on by the vast array of green and gold clad fans in the Samara Arena. It could not turn that impetus, however, into clear chances.
After Denmark’s Pione Sisto put a good opportunity wide, Australia gradually got on top, but the nearest it came to a winner was when Leckie’s cross was turned over his own goal by Henrik Dalsgaard and Mooy blasted over from distance.
Second-half substitute Daniel Arzani brought an additional spark to the Australia attack and had a good shot parried by Schmeichel at the death while Leckie tested the Danish keeper with a hooked effort.
- Despite a battling point, Australia have failed to win any of their past five World Cup matches (D1 L4), their joint-longest winless run in the competition.
- Denmark's Yussuf Poulsen is the first player to concede two penalties in a single World Cup since Milan Dudic for Serbia in 2006.
- Australia have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 12 World Cup games, the longest current run in the competition alongside Saudi Arabia.
- Mile Jedinak's penalty for Australia ended a run of nine hours and 31 minutes without conceding at international level for Denmark's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (571 minutes).
- 31% of goals scored by Australia at the World Cup have come from the penalty spot (four out of 13), the highest ratio among any of the teams to have scored at least 10 goals in the competition.
- Australia defender Mark Milligan completed 85 passes in this match - a record for an Australian player in a single game at a World Cup tournament.