Thursday 14 June 18:00 Local time Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Sunday 15 July 18:00 Local time Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
When will the 2018 World Cup take place
June 14 - July 15, 2018
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15. A total of 64 soccer matches will be played in 11 venues (in 12 stadiums as Moscow hosts two stadiums) throughout the tournament.
32 national teams have qualified in advance for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.
Kick-off times: At what time do the teams play?
First things first: both the opening match and final will be at 18:00 UTC+3 (Moscow Time).
Time zone in Moscow: UTC +3
All matches except for three will be playing in the Europe/Moscow: UTC+3 time zone.
On December 2 2010, Russia was announced as host of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Zurich. In addition to Spain and Portugal (as joint organizers), the Netherlands and Belgium (also together) England was one of the candidates against which Russia prevailed.