Friday, 20 July 2018

FIFA WC 2018 Live Stream, Schedule, TV Channels, Opening Ceremony

FIFA WC 2018 Live Stream, Schedule, TV Channels, Opening Ceremony - Finally the roller coaster ride of Soccer is going to begin in this June. 21st edition of Largest sports event the FIFA World Cup is going to take place from 14 June to 15 July 2018 in Russia. This world cup 32 teams are going to play 64 matches for 32 days. The FIFA WC 2018 Kick-Off Match will be played between Russia and Saudi Arabia on 14 June 2018 and the Final will take place on 15 July 2018 at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.

2018 FIFA World Cup involves 32 National teams in which 20 teams are playing back-to-back following last World Cup 2014 including the defending champion Germany. Iceland and Panama both teams are making their 1st appearances in FIFA World Cup. All the 64 matches will be played in 12 different venues in Russia.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Stream, Online TV, HD Video -

It's not possible for everyone to watch all the matches on TV. Best thing is, you can Watch 2018 FIFA World Cup Matches Live Stream online. There are different platforms which are providing the live streaming of matches in HD.

How to Watch FIFA 2018 World Cup Online?

FIFA World Cup 2014 break all the live streaming records. In the United States alone, a record-breaking 5.3 million unique viewers tuned in for the round-of-16 match between Belgium and the United States on ESPN and Univision platforms, representing unprecedented traffic for both broadcasters. This time, we are expecting double the numbers from last World Cup.

There are two major TV Broadcasting Channels who have the right to broadcast FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming online. BBC Sports Website(UK) and FOX Sports Go(US) are two websites which are providing the live streaming of FIFA WC 2018 matches. This FIFA WC, Twitter, and Snapchat also tie up with Fox to broadcast FIFA world cup live stream on social media.

During a launch event prior to the elimination, Fox stated that it had planned to place a secondary focus on the Mexican team in its coverage to take advantage of their popularity in the U.S.; the network stated that it still committed to broadcasting a significant amount of coverage for the tournament.

Download FIFA World Cup 2018 Full Fixtures Schedule, PDF -

32 national teams are going to play 64 matches for 32 days in 12 different venues. The Kick-Off match of FIFA WC 2018, Russia Vs Saudi Arabia is going to take place on 14 June 2018 at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow. Following, we have the full fixtures of 2018 FIFA World Cup -

14 JuneMatch 1Russia vs Saudi Arabia18:00 MSKLuzhniki Stadium, Moscow
15 JuneMatch 2Egypt vs Uruguay17:00 YEKTCentral Stadium, Yekaterinburg
15 JuneMatch 3Morocco vs Iran18:00 MSKKrestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
15 JuneMatch 4Portugal vs Spain21:00 MSKFisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
16 JuneMatch 5France vs Australia13:00 MSKKazan Arena, Kazan
16 JuneMatch 6Peru vs Denmark19:00 MSKMordovia Arena, Saransk
16 JuneMatch 7Argentia vs Iceland16:00 MSKOtkrytiye Arena, Moscow
16 JuneMatch 8Croatia vs Nigeria21:00 MSKKaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
17 JuneMatch 9Costa Rica vs Serbia16:00 SAMTCosmos Arena, Samara
17 JuneMatch 10Brazil vs Switzerland21:00 MSKRostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
17 JuneMatch 11Germany vs Mexico18:00 MSKLuzhniki Stadium, Moscow
18 JuneMatch 12Sweden vs South Korea15:00 MSKNizhny Novgorod Stadium
18 JuneMatch 13Belgium vs Panama18:00 MSKFisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
18 JuneMatch 14Tunisia vs England21:00 MSKVolgograd Arena, Volgograd
19 JuneMatch 15Poland vs Senegal15:00 MSKOtkrytiye Arena, Moscow
19 JuneMatch 16Colombia vs Japan18:00 MSKMordovia Arena, Saransk
19 JuneMatch 17Russia vs Egypt21:00 MSKKrestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
20 JuneMatch 18Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia18:00 MSKRostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
20 JuneMatch 19Portugal vs Morocco15:00 MSKLuzhniki Stadium, Moscow
20 JuneMatch 20Iran vs Spain21:00 MSKKazan Arena, Kazan
21 JuneMatch 21France vs Peru17:00 YEKTCentral Stadium, Yekaterinburg
21 JuneMatch 22Denmark vs Australia19:00 SAMTCosmos Arena, Samara
21 JuneMatch 23Argentia vs Croatia21:00 MSKNizhny Novgorod Stadium
22 JuneMatch 24Nigeria vs Iceland18:00 MSKVolgograd Arena, Volgograd
22 JuneMatch 25Brazil vs Costa Rica15:00 MSKKrestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
22 JuneMatch 26Serbia vs Switzerland20:00 KALTKaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
23 JuneMatch 27Germany vs Sweden18:00 MSKFisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
23 JuneMatch 28South Korea vs Mexico21:00 MSKRostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
23 JuneMatch 29Belgium vs Tunisia15:00 MSKOtkrytiye Arena, Moscow
24 June Match 30England vs Panama20:00 KALTNizhny Novgorod Stadium 
24 June  Match 31Japan vs Senegal20:00 YEKTCentral Stadium, Yekaterinburg
24 June  Match 32Poland vs Colombia21:00 MSKKazan Arena, Kazan
25 June Match 33Uruguay vs Russia18:00SAMT Cosmos Arena, Samara 
25 June Match 34Saudi Arabia vs Egypt 17:00 MSK Volgograd Arena, Volgograd 
25 June Match 35Iran vs Portugal 21:00 MSK Mordovia Arena, Saransk 
25 June Match 36 Spain vs Morocco 20:00 KALT Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad 
26 June Match 37 Denmark vs France 17:00 MSK Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow 
26 June Match 38 Australia vs Peru 17:00 MSK Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi 
26 June Match 39 Nigeria vs Argentina 21:00 MSK Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg 
26 June Match 40 Iceland vs Croatia 21:00 MSKRostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don 
27 June Match 41Serbia vs Brazil 21:00 MSK Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow 
27 June Match 42Switzerland vs Costa Rica 21:00 MSK Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
27 June Match 43South Korea vs Germany 17:00 MSK Kazan Arena, Kazan 
27 June Match 44Mexico vs Sweden 19:00 YEKT Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg 
28 June Match 45 England vs Belgium 20:00 KALT Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad 
28 June Match 46 Panama vs Tunisia 21:00 MSK Mordovia Arena, Saransk 
28 June Match 47 Japan vs Poland 17:00 MSK Volgograd Arena, Volgograd 
28 June Match 48 Senegal vs Colombia 18:00SAMT Cosmos Arena, Samara 
Knockout Round of 16    
30 June Match 49 Winner Group A vs Runner-up Group B 17:00 MSK Kazan Arena, Kazan 
30 June Match 50 Winner Group C vs Runner-up Group D 21:00 MSK Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi 
1 July Match 51Winner Group B vs Runner-up Group A 17:00 MSKLuzhniki Stadium, Moscow 
1 July Match 52Winner Group D vs Runner-up Group C 21:00 MSK Nizhny Novgorod Stadium 
2 July Match 53 Winner Group E vs Runner-up Group F 18:00 SAMTCosmos Arena, Samara 
2 July Match 54Winner Group G vs Runner-up Group H 21:00 MSK Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
3 July Match 55Winner Group F vs Runner-up Group E 17:00 MSK Krestovsky Stadium
3 July Match 56Winner Group H vs Runner-up Group G 21:00 MSK Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow 
6 July Match 57Winner Match 49 vs Winner Match 50 17:00 MSK Nizhny Novgorod Stadium 
6 July Match 58Winner Match 53 vs Winner Match 54 21:00 MSK Kazan Arena, Kazan 
7 July Match 59 Winner Match 55 vs Winner Match 56 18:00 SAMTCosmos Arena, Samara 
7 July Match 60 Winner Match 51 vs Winner Match 52 21:00 MSK Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi 
10 July Match 61Winner Match 57 vs Winner Match 58 21:00 MSKKrestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
11 July Match 62Winner Match 59 vs Winner Match 60 21:00 MSK Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
  Third Place Match      
14 JulyMatch 63Loser Match 61 vs Loser Match 6217:00 MSKKrestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
15 July Match 64Winner Match 61 vs Winner Match 62 18:00 MSK Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow 

FIFA World Cup 2018 Venues, Stadium, Locations

There are 64 games has to be played for 32 days. These 64 matches will be played in 12 different stadiums. Following are they - 
  1. Luzhniki Stadium | Capacity: 80,000 seats
  2. Saint Petersburg Stadium | Capacity: 67,000 seats
  3. Fisht Stadium | Capacity: 48,000 seats
  4. Ekaterinburg Arena | Capacity: 45,000 seats
  5. Kazan Arena | Capacity: 45,000 seat
  6. Nizhny Novgorod Stadium | Capacity: 45,000 seats
  7. Rostov Arena | Capacity: 45,000 seats
  8. Samara Arena | Capacity: 45,000 seats 
  9. Mordovia Arena | Capacity: 45,000 seats
  10. Volgograd Stadium | Capacity: 45,000 seats
  11. Spartak Stadium | Capacity: 42,000 seats
  12. Kaliningrad Stadium | Capacity: 35,212 seats

FIFA World Cup 2018 Groups Chart:

All 32 teams are divided into 8 equal groups. The top 2 teams of each group will manage to play in the round of 16. Matches are played on a round-robin basis.

Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay

Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran

Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark

Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria

Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia

Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea

Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

FIFA World Cup 2018 TV Channels Worldwide List:

CountryTV Channels
United KingdomBBC, ITV
AustraliaSBS, Optus Sport (Australia matches on SBS while other matches on SBS's subscription channel Optus)
FranceTF1, beIN Sports (France matches on TF1 while other games on beIN Sports)
GermanyARD, ZDF
India & South AsiaSony Pictures Network (Sony has exclusive rights in south asia and sub continent countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afgahanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives etc)
Other European CountriesEBU (most of the european countries will have live coverage on Free to air local channels, specially the matches involving the nation team of that country)
Middle EastbeIN Sports
CaribbeanDirect TV, Sky
South American CountriesDirect TV, Sky

FIFA World Cup 2018 Broadcaster Rights:

See Also - FIFA World Cup 2018 TV Channels & Broadcaster (Full Channels List)

In The US, Fox Sports for the very 1st time have the rights to broadcast FIFA Men's World Cup. But, due to the elimination of US National team from the FIFA WC 2018 qualifiers, it is a thinking that most US people will not show interest in this world cup. Furthermore, FOX is planning to show a focus on  Mexican team to take the benefit of the Mexican population in the USA.

While in the UK, BBC is having the rights to broadcast FIFA 2018 World Cup Live.