2018 FIFA WORLD CUP
The FIFA World Cup is known as the most prestigious football (soccer) competition and it is been held on every 4 years. First ever tournament was hosted by Uruguay in 1930 and it has been followed by 19 more editions, with twelve years pause during World War II. Find the latest World Cup 2018 football predictions, match previews, betting tips, odds and bonuses across Bettingtips365.com.
FIFA World Cup through the years – History and Facts
The FIFA World Cup develops in the years and has initially started with 13 football national teams. In following years tournament made massive expansion and it has been hosted by various nations, on different continents, becoming the most popular and reputable football event worldwide.
Nowadays the FIFA World Cup format involves thirty-two (32) teams competing for the famous World Cup Trophy over a period of around one month. All teams are spread among eight groups, with four nations in each group, promoting best two of any group to the knockout stage, where teams play each other in one-off games. This means that winner qualifies to the next round and it can be decided after extra-time or even after penalty shootouts if necessary.
Through the years we have observed lot of surprises and you can always find good value on different betting markets, great betting odds and if you follow our World Cup predictions, you can easily make some big wins!
World Cup 2018 Predictions, Previews, Betting Odds and Tips
We had some really exciting and spectacular World Cup back in the years but we must look forward to the upcoming 21st tournament in summer of 2018, when Russia will host the biggest ever football event for the very first time. Twelve different stadiums in 11 cities will welcome top 32 football nations in the world, including host nation Russia, 13 teams from UEFA (Europe), 5 teams from the CAF (Africa), 4 or 5 teams from CONMEBOL (South America), 4 or 5 teams from the AFC (Asia), 3 or 4 teams from CONCACAF (North, Central America and Caribbean) and 0 or 1 team from the OFC (Oceania).
Besides hosts Russia, all other 31 teams must deserve their position at the finals through different qualifiers. This makes the tournament even more wide, covering huge period of time and that’s why we offer our very own section dedicated to the 2018 FIFA World Cup and its different qualification zones.
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World Cup 2018 Fixtures and Schedule
The 2018 FIFA World Cup final draw will be held on 1 December 2017 in Russian capital Moscow. All 32 football nations will be included in four different pots and we will updated all main information and of course, we’ll publish the groups when they’re available.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup begins on 14 June and it will continue until 15 July. Opening match will be preceded by an opening ceremony, which will be followed by the first game – hosts Russia will play against another Group A team at the “Luzhniki Stadium” in Moscow. Same venue which hosted the 2008 UEFA Champions League Final, where Manchester United won against Chelsea in one of the most dramatic penalty shootouts. However, stadium was fully reconstructed and it will also host the FIFA World Cup Final on 15 July 2018.
Group Stage: 14 – 28 June 2018.
1/8 Finals: 30 June – 3 July 2018.
1/4 Finals: 6 July – 7 July 2018.
1/2 Finals: 10 July – 11 July 2018.
3rd place play-off: 14 July 2018.
Final: 15 July 2018.