2018 Soccer in Russia

June 14 - July 15, 2018

The draw for the group stage of the 2018 World Cup will take place on Friday, December 1 at the State Kremlin Palace inside the Moscow Kremlin. The State Kremlin Palace was originally built on the orders of Nikita Khrushchev for Communist Party meetings, but since the fall of the Soviet Union it has become a concert hall. The Kremlin as a whole is a fortified complex in Moscow that includes the residence of Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation.

Prior to the draw, all 32 finalists will be arranged into four seeding pots based on their FIFA ranking for October 2017.  Those 32 teams will be then be drawn into eight groups of four, with each group labelled from A to H. Seeding Pots 1 to 4 will be emptied by allocating each of their eight teams to a different group.


If your team is scheduled to play Russia there will be a surcharge.

2018 Soccer in Russia Information

Matches will be played in eleven different host cities:

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