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The 2018 World Cup in Russia kicks off on Thursday and will go for more than a month, ending with the final on July 15.

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  • The 2018 World Cup in Russia kicks off on Thursday and will go for more than a month, ending with the final on July 15.
  • The tournament kicks off on the first day with the opening ceremony and host country, Russia, facing Saudi Arabia.
  • The tournament matches will take place in 11 different Russian cities.
  • You can see the full schedule below, which will be updated throughout the tournament with results.


The 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday with the opening ceremony and the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Below is a look at the entire schedule, through the final, which will take place on July 15. All times are ET.

2018 World Cup schedule