When: June 14 - July 15, 2018
In 2018, the 21st FIFA World Cup finals will be held in Russia, which is hosting the tournament for the first time in history.
Russia beat out a joint bid from Portugal and Spain to win the right to host the event, which will be held across 10-12 stadiums – six of which are likely to be new. The opening match of the 2018 World Cup Finals will take place on June 14, 2018, and the final will take place in Moscow on July 15, 2018.
It’s a month-long culmination of years of qualifying, and the top 32 teams on the planet get to square off for four years of bragging rights. Germany will hope to become the first team since Brazil in 1962 to win back-to-back World Cups when they defend the trophy they won on Brazilian soil in 2014. At the sportsbooks we monitor here at Gamblers Palace, Germany is the favorite to retain the title in Moscow.
The World Cup betting action begins with the qualifying matches, which are played in the six FIFA continental zones of Africa, Asia, North and Central America, the Caribbean, South America, Oceania and Europe during the three years before the finals.
World Cup Qualification 2018 works like this: 210 teams attempt to qualify from their qualification groups, with 31 of these sides becoming successful ( as the World Cup host nation, Russia are automatically given a place in the tournament, making the total teams participating a total of 32 ). Every side that finishes at the top of their respective group will qualify for the World Cup.
Current World Cup format involves 32 teams competing for the World Cup Trophy over a period of almost exactly one month. With eight groups of four, the first two weeks World Cup fixtures list is packed with round-robin matches. The top two teams from each group advance to the knockout stage where teams play each other in one-off matches, with extra time and penalty shootouts to decide the winner, if necessary.
The 2018 World Cup will be highlighted by the Luzhniki Stadium, inside the walls of Moscow, which opened in 1956 and hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics.
Luzhniki Stadium is located at the centre of Moscow’s 145-hectare Olympic complex, one of the largest sports complexes in the world. Luzhniki Stadium will be the main venue and the heart of the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament, used for the Opening Match, a semifinal and the Final. The Luzhniki sports complex stretches along the Moscow River and lies opposite the beautiful Vorob’evy Hills Natural Park. The majestic Moscow State University observation area overlooks the stadium.
Since the tournament’s inception in 1930, there have been eight winners of the World Cup. Brazil has won 5 times, Germany and Italy four times apiece, Argentina and Uruguay twice and England, France and Spain once each. Six of the eight have won at least one of their titles while playing as the host nation.
The FIFA World Cup is one of the biggest events in the sporting calendar for sports betting. During qualifiers popular bets are on the outcomes of group games, the winners of each group and which countries will qualify for the 2018 finals.
That event, which takes place between June 14 and July 15, will feature Russia, 2014 World Cup winners Germany and the six reigning champions of world football's confederations: Australia, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal and the winners of the on-going Africa Cup of Nations.
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Bet on the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup held in Moscow, Russia. The very best international teams from around the world will compete for the biggest prize in world football - The World Cup.
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The 2018 FIFA World Cup Final Draw group bracketing for the 32 teams participating for this years FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil. Bet on your team bracket and match-up, and see how teams move from bottom to top or from top to bottom as the game goes on.
Germany were crowned world champions for the fourth time as Mario Gotze's extra-time winner beat Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final.
Gotze demonstrated perfect technique and commendable calm to chest down Andre Schurrle's pass and sweep in a left-foot finish with the prospect of a penalty shootout only seven minutes away.
Argentina, with skipper Lionel Messi looking subdued despite flashes of his talent, could not respond and Germany claimed their first World Cup since they beat the same opponents in Rome 24 years ago.
The success means Joachim Low's side have become the first European team to win the trophy in South America.
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