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World Cup schedule, how to watch and other things to know

FOX News

The 2018 World Cup kicks off on June 14, much to the anticipation of 32 teams, more than 700 players and a countless number of fans. In all, 64 matches will be played in 11 different cities throughout Russia. This is the first time the World Cup is being held in Eastern Europe. The world's biggest sports tournament will be broadcast in the U.S. on Fox Sports. From which teams have qualified for the tournament to who is favored to win, here's what you need to know about the 21st World Cup.


World Cup 2018 teams to watch, from Germany to Iceland

FOX News

Thirty-two teams are competing in Russia for the 2018 World Cup, including defending champion Germany. Brazil is favored to win the World Cup, but France came ready to play with a team loaded with talent, and Portugal fans are confident Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will lead them to victory. Iceland, too, has emerged as a 2018 fan favorite as the tiny Nordic nation qualified for the tournament for the first time in its history. From the teams that could win it all to those that barely made the tournament, read on for a look at the teams to watch. Defending World Cup champion Germany is hoping to win back-to-back trophies and become the first team to do so since Brazil in 1962.


World Cup 2018: What you need to know about Russia finals next summer

BBC News

With European World Cup qualifying at an end, we now know 30 of the 32 teams who will compete at next summer's finals in Russia.


World Cup 2018 teams to watch, from Germany to Iceland

FOX News

Thirty-two teams are competing in Russia for the 2018 World Cup, including defending champion Germany. Brazil is favored to win the World Cup, but France came ready to play with a team loaded with talent, and Portugal fans are confident Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will lead them to victory. Iceland, too, has emerged as a 2018 fan favorite as the tiny Nordic nation qualified for the tournament for the first time in its history. From the teams that could win it all to those that barely made the tournament, read on for a look at the teams to watch. Defending World Cup champion Germany is hoping to win back-to-back trophies and become the first team to do so since Brazil in 1962.


World Cup 2018: Who needs what to qualify for Russia next year?

BBC News

England are nearly there but a World Cup place for the other home nations hangs in the balance before the final group qualifying matches. Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland all have the chance to finish second in their group, which may well seal a place in the play-offs for Russia 2018. But coming second and staying in contention are not necessarily the same thing. Meanwhile, the Netherlands and Iceland face a battle to go through, while Argentina are in trouble and Syria are in a play-off to keep their unlikely World Cup dream alive. Here, we analyse the scenarios to establish who needs what from the final two rounds of qualifiers.