FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia: Fixtures, Draw, Tickets, Fan ID & Predictions

FIFA World Cup 2018 Draws

FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia: Fixtures, Draw, Tickets, Fan ID & Predictions – As the days go by, we inch closer to the FIFA World Cup 2018. It is the 21st edition of FIFA World Cup which will take place in Russia next summer (2018). It is been a proven fact that there is no sport or event which drives more television viewers. The FIFA World Cup has also overtaken the Olympics which is considered as the prestigious event in the whole world. So the excitement level is increasing day by day and we are looking forward in anticipation for this extra ordinary event.

When will FIFA World Cup 2018 Start?

The first match of FIFA World Cup 2018 will involve the hosts, Russia and will kick off on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 18:00 local time (16:00 BST). The match will be against the team which will be drawn in the A2 slot. The venue for this opening match will be Luzhniki Stadium The final of the FIFA WC 2018 will be played in Moscow, 15th July 2018. The final will kick off at 18:00 in Moscow.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Draws
FIFA World Cup 2018 Draws

When will the FIFA World Cup 2018 Draw Announced?

The groups for FIFA World Cup 2018 will be drawn on 1st December 2017. The event will take place in the capital city of Moscow State Kremlin Palace inside the Moscow Kremlin.

Which Teams have Qualified for FIFA World Cup 2018?

Here we are sharing the full list of teams who have qualified for FIFA World Cup 2018. We will update the list as new teams make their way into the main tie of FIFA World Cup 2018.

Country Region
Russia UEFA (hosts)
Iran AFC

How can I buy FIFA World Cup 2018 Ticket?

Well, this is one of the biggest questions which every football fan has in their mind. Mainly the question arises in the minds of football fans residing outside Russia, as they need to make the planning right. The FIFA World Cup 2018 Tickets will be available to all in the month of December after the draws are announced. The exact date is not yet known. The tickets for FIFA World Cup 2018 will be available on the official website of FIFA – . Fans will be able to buy individual tickets as well as the complete tour package. The CAT 4 tickets will be available to only Russian residents.

Match Cat 1 Cat 2 Cat 3 Cat 4
Opening match £432 £306 £173 £43
Group matches £165 £130 £83 £17
Round of 16 £193 £145 £90 £30
Quarter-finals £287 £200 £138 £51
Semi-finals £589 £377 £224 £60
Third-place play-off £287 £200 £138 £51
Final £864 £558 £358 £94
FIFA World Cup 2018 Ticket
FIFA World Cup 2018 Ticket

What is Fan ID? Why is it Necessary?

Well before getting straight to the point lets solve the doubt which many football fans have in their mind. Let’s first understand that what is a Fan ID and why is this Fan ID necessary?

What is a Fan ID?

Well, as per Russian legislation, to get a visa-free entrance to Russia, Fan ID is must for every traveller during the 30 days period. Fan ID is a personalised visitor card.

How to get FIFA World Cup 2018 Fan ID? 

You can get your Fan ID by visiting the official website ( If an individual applies online, he/she needs to fill all the following information details.

  • name and the last name, also a middle name if you have one;
  • date of birth;
  • gender;
  • passport information or ID information for people without a citizenship ( a type of the document, its serial number, etc). Keep in mind that the document, which you use to register for the FAN ID, may be different from the document, which you used to buy game tickets;
  • citizenship;
  • mobile phone number;
  • email address;
  • postal address for FAN ID delivery.

After submitting the application, the individual will receive a text message and an email which needs to be confirmed. Once the application is confirmed, your application will be processed within 72 hours.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Favourites (Prediction) – Who Will Win FIFA WC 2018?

Well, clearly after the FIFA Confederations Cup, 2014 World Champions Germany are clear favourites to win the upcoming World Cup. After Germany, its Brazil who look favourites. While Spain, Argentina and France all are tied at third spot in the race of favourites. No matter how much we discuss, it all depends on how the teams perform in those 31 most important days of football.


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