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Brazil became the first country to qualify for this event after their 3-0 win over Paraguay. Uruguay and Argentina could go in front of them if they win everything and Brazil loses everything, but as they will face eachother one of them will fail to qualify directly (#5 will play a play-off).

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Can a moderator make WC instead of Wc in the name of the topic? Every time I post a new topic this happens :mad:

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Iran became the second country to qualify for the 2018 WC. They beated Uzbekistan 2-0 today and will therefore always finish in the top 2 of their group.

It's the fifth time Iran succeded to qualify for the WC.

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Cant believe i will witness a World Cup without Italy in my lifetime. 

Man the first hand ball was so clear and the ref is looking right at it but no balls to call it. 

Edited by Polikastano

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Oz qualified thanks to a 3-1 victory. Some reports say Jedinak 3 goals;  other say 2 goals Jedinak and 1 owngoal Figueroa. 

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No Greece and no "usual suspects" like Italy, USA and The Netherlands. But if you are still interested:  

Draw is on December 1st at the Kremlin. Pots by strength according to the FIFA-ranking, but countries from the same confederation can not be drawn in the same group. This excepts Europe where countries can be drawn in the same group but with a maximum of 2 European countries.

Here are the pots with the FIFA-ranking behind each country: 

Pot 1: Russia (host, 65) , Germany (1), Brazil (2), Portugal (3), Argentina (4), Belgium (5), Poland (6), France (7).

Pot 2: Spain (8), Peru (10), Switzerland (11), England (12), Colombia (13), Mexico (16), Uruguay (17), Croatia (18).

Pot 3: Denmark (19), Iceland (21), Costa Rica (22), Sweden (25), Tunisia (28), Egypt (30), Senegal (32), Iran (34).

Pot 4: Serbia (38), Nigeria (41), Australia (43), Japan (44), Morocco (48), Panama (49), South Korea (62), Saudi Arabia (63).

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Worl Cup draw was held in Moscow today. Here are the groups:

  • Group A: Russia, Uruguay, Egypt, Saudi Arabia

  • Group B: Portugal, Spain, Iran, Morocco

  • Group C: France, Peru, Denmark, Australia

  • Group D: Argentina, Croatia, Iceland, Nigeria

  • Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia

  • Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea

  • Group G: Belgium, England, Tunisia, Panama

  • Group H: Poland, Colombia, Senegal, Japan

Groups B and F seem to be the so called "Groups of Death"

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Here is the schedule:

14 Ιουνίου

Ρωσία – Σαουδική Αραβία (Λουζνίκι, Μόσχα)

15 Ιουνίου

Αίγυπτος – Ουρουγουάη (Σεντράλ, Γιεκατερίνενμπουργκ)
Μαρόκο – Ιράν (Κρεστόβσκι, Αγία Πετρούπολη)
Πορτογαλία – Ισπανία (Φιστ, Σότσι)

16 Ιουνίου

Γαλλία – Αυστραλία (Καζάν Αρένα, Καζάν)
Περού – Δανία (Μορντόβια Αρένα, Σαράνσκ)
Αργεντινή – Ισλανδία (Ατκρίτιε Αρένα, Μόσχα)
Κροατία – Νιγηρία (Καλίνινγκραντ Στέντιουμ, Καλίνινγκραντ)

17 Ιουνίου

Κόστα Ρίκα – Σερβία (Κόσμος Αρένα, Σαμάρα)
Βραζιλία – Ελβετία (Ροστόβ Αρένα, Ροστόβ)
Γερμανία – Μεξικό (Λουζνίκι, Μόσχα)

18 Ιουνίου

Σουηδία – Ν. Κορέα (Νίζνι Νόβγκοροντ Στέιντιουμ, Νίζνι Νόβγκοροντ)
Βέλγιο – Παναμάς (Φιστ, Σότσι)
Τυνησία – Αγγλία (Βολγκογκράντ Αρένα)

19 Ιουνίου

Ρωσία – Αίγυπτος (Κρεστόβσκι, Αγία Πετρούπολη)
Πολωνία – Σενεγάλη (Ακτρίτιε Αρένα, Μόσχα)
Κολομβία – Ιαπωνία (Μορντόβια Αρένα, Σαράνσκ)

20 Ιουνίου

Ουρουγουάη – Σαουδική Αραβία (Ροστόβ Αρένα, Ροστόβ)
Πορτογαλία – Μαρόκο (Λουζνίκι, Μόσχα)
Ιράν – Ισπανία (Καζάν Αρένα, Καζάν)

21 Ιουνίου

Γαλλία – Περού (Σεντράλ, Γιεκατερίνενμπουργκ)
Δανία – Αυστραλία (Κόσμος Αρένα, Σαμάρα)
Αργεντινή – Κροατία (Νίζνι Νόβγκοροντ Στέιντιουμ, Νίζνι Νόβγκοροντ)

22 Ιουνίου

Νιγηρία – Ισλανδία (Βολγκογκράντ Αρένα, Βολγκογκράντ)
Βραζιλία – Κόστα Ρίκα (Κρεστόβσκι, Αγία Πετρούπολη)
Σερβία – Ελβετία (Καλίνινγκραντ Στέιντιουμ, Καλίνινγκραντ)

23 Ιουνίου

Γερμανία – Σουηδία (Φιστ, Σότσι)
Ν. Κορέα – Μεξικό (Ροστόβ Αρένα, Ροστόβ)
Βέλγιο – Τυνησία (Ατκρίτιε Αρένα, Μόσχα)

24 Ιουνίου

Αγγλία – Παναμάς (Νίζνι Νόβγκοροντ Στέιντιουμ, Νίζνι Νόβγκοροντ)
Ιαπωνία – Σενεγάλη (Σεντράλ, Γιεκατερίνενμπουργκ)
Πολωνία – Κολομβία (Καζάν Αρένα, Καζάν)

25 Ιουνίου

Ουρουγουάη – Ρωσία (Κόσμος Αρένα, Σαμάρ)
Σαουδική Αραβία – Αίγυπτος (Βολγκογκράντ Αρένα, Βολγκογκράντ)
Ιράν – Πορτογαλία (Μορντόβια Αρένα, Σαράνσκ)
Ισπανία – Μαρόκο (Καλίνινγκραντ Στέιντιουμ, Καλίνινγκραντ)

26 Ιουνίου

Δανία – Γαλλία (Λουζνίκι, Μόσχα)
Αυστραλία – Περού (Φιστ, Σότσι)
Νιγηρία – Αργεντινή (Κρεστόβσκι, Αγία Πετρούπολη)
Ισλανδία – Κροατία (Ροστόβ Αρένα, Ροστόβ)

27 Ιουνίου

Σερβία – Βραζιλία (Ατκρίτιε Αρένα, Μόσχα)
Ελβετία – Κόστα Ρίκα (Νίζνι Νόβγκοροντ Στέιντιουμ, Νίζνι Νόβγκοροντ)
Ν. Κορέα – Γερμανία (Καζάν Αρένα, Καζάν)
Μεξικό – Σουηδία (Σεντράλ, Γιεκατερίνενμπουργκ)

28 Ιουνίου

Αγγλία – Βέλγιο (Καλίνινγκραντ Στέιντιουμ, Καλίνινγκραντ)
Παναμάς – Τυνησία (Μορντόβια Αρένα, Σαράνσκ)
Ιαπωνία – Πολωνία (Βολγκογκράντ Αρένα, Βολγκογκράντ)
Σενεγάλη – Κολομβία (Κόσμος Αρένα, Σαμάρα)

Νοκ άουτ

Φάση «16»

30 Ιουνίου – 3 Ιουλίου (Σότσι, Καζάν, Σαμάρα, Ροστόβ, Μόσχα, Νίζνι Νόβγκοροντ, Αγία Πετρούπολη)

Προημιτελικά 6-7 Ιουλίου (Νίζνι Νόβγκοροντ, Καζάν, Σότσι, Σαμάρα)
Ημιτελικά 10-11 Ιουλίου (Αγία Πετρούπολη, Μόσχα)
Μικρός τελικός 14 Ιουλίου (Αγία Πετρούπολη)
Τελικός 15 Ιουλίου (Μόσχα)

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