The 2018 World Cup takes place in Russia, but before the finals get underway, there are a number of key dates to keep a mind of in the build up. Qualification finishes for most nations around November whilst the draw for the finals takes place in December. We have highlighted a number of the key dates below.

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The Road To Russia

  • 5th September 2017 - End of OFC qualifying
  • 10th October 2017 - End of AFC, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL
  • October 2017 - Draw for World Cup play-offs (European) 
  • 9th - 11th November 2017 - First leg of play-offs
  • 12th - 14th November 2017 - Second leg of play-offs
  • 1st December 2017 - Draw for World Cup Group Stage
  • 14th June 2018 - World Cup begins in Russia
  • 30th June 2018 - Start of World Cup Round-of-Sixteen
  • 6th and 7th July 2018 - World Cup Quarter Finals
  • 10th and 11th July 2018 - World Cup Semi Finals
  • 15th July 2018 - World Cup Final

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Winners Poll /
Who will win the 2018 World Cup?
Germany
15%
Argentina
11%
Brazil
13%
Spain
5%
France
11%
Belgium
6%
Italy
3%
Netherlands
3%
England
5%
Portugal
7%
Colombia
2%
Other
19%
Total Votes: 736
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