2018 Russia

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General Points

  • Location and Dates: Russia, 14th June to 15 July 2018. Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (cap: 78,011 will host seven matches); Otkritie Arena, Moscow (44,190) 5; Saint-Petersburg Stadium (Krestovsky Stadium), St. Petersburg (64,468) 7; Central Stadium, Ekaterinburg (33,061) 4; rebuilt for this tournament; Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad (33,973) 4; Kazan Arena, Kazan (42,873) 6; Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod (43,319) 6; Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don (43,472) 5; newly bilt for this tournament; Cosmos Arena, Samara (41,970) 6; newly built for this tournament; Mordovia Arena, Saransk (41,685) 4; newly built for this tournament; Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi (44,287) 6; Volgograd Arena, Volgograd (43,713) 4 matches; rebuilt for tournament.
  • Decided by bent FIFA Exco in Zürich, 2nd December 2010.
  • Entries deadline, th March 2015.
  • Qualifications drawn at Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, St. Petersburg, Russia 25th July 2015.
  • The qualifying format for the FIFA-affiliated UEFA teams was confirmed by the UEFA Executive Committee meeting on 22–23 March 2015 in Vienna. European play-offs drawn on 25 July 2015, at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  • For the first time all 211 FIFA member teams entered preliminary competition. Out of 210 eligible (excl. hosts Russia). 209 teams actually played 868 matches (2,454 goals) - Zimbabwe (suspended 12 March 2015) and Indonesia (suspended 30 May 2015) were disqualified. On 16 October 2015, the Kuwait FA was suspended by FIFA, after playng three of eight scheduled matches.
  • Finals drawn on 1 December 2017, at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow.
  • Almost the same format, with 32 teams in eight groups of four, top two of each group qualify for knockout stage. Gruop qualification decided by (in order): Points, goal difference, number of goals scored, if level outcome of encounter between the two sides, goal difference between teams concerned, number of goals scored in the group between teams concerned, new to 2018 fair play points, i.e. YC -1 point, 2YC -3 points, RC -5 points and finally drawing of lots by FIFA organising committee.
  • Squad numbers 1-23 are shown in [square brackets] and precede the player's names; (s) means "seeded".
  • Yellow card amnesty after the Quarter Final stage.
  • New to this WC is VAR (Video Assistant Referee) a team to support the decision making process on the game in play. VAR has four specific points to interact with during a game; when there is an incident involving i: Goals and offences leading up to a goal, ii: Penalty decisions and offences leading up to a penalty, iii: Direct red cards and iv: Cases of mistaken identity after a refereeing decision. VAR cannot make the final call on a decision as that lies with the ref. This is where the process can get confused for the crowd and TV watchers. At the 2018 WC, VAR will be used when the referee tells the VAR team to review an incident or when the VAR team tells the ref an incident or decision should be reviewed. The ref should signal this by drawing an imaginary box in the air. He can take the opinion of the VAR in his ear or review the footage himself via a momitor at the side of the pitch. The referee can also delay any restart at any time to chat to VAR. The signal for this by the referee is to hold a hand to their ear. There is, rather bafflingly, no time limit for the review process. Any decision given on the field will not be changed unless the video review shows that the decision was a clear and obvious error. Assistant referees have been told not to flag on tight offside calls, this will be done by VAR.The VAR team is based in Moscow's International Broadcast Centre and consists of the VAR and three 'assistant referees'. Already in this world cup VAR has shown it works....only when it doesn't.
    Also new for 2018 apart from the usual allowance of 3 substitutes in 90 minutes of play, if a game goes to extra time in the knockout stages a fourth sub will be allowed.
  • Participating Teams in Qualification order: Russia (66*) (Host Nation); Brazil (2), Iran (36), Japan, Mexico (15), Belgium (3), South Kore (61), Saudi Arabia (67), Germany (1), England (13), Spain (8), Nigeria (47), Costa Rica (25), Poland (10), Egypt (46), Iceland (22), Serbia (35), Portugal (4), France (7), Uruguay (17), Argentina (5), Colombia (16), Panama (55), Senegal (28), Morocco (42), Tunisia (14), Switzerland (6), Croatia (18), Sweden (23), Denmark (12), Australia (40), Peru (11). (*FIFA ranking 17 May 2018)
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First Stage

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Goupr A - RUSSIA*, EGYPT, SAUDI ARABIA, URUGUAY.

Game 1 [M1]: Played Thursday 14 June 2018 (18.00 MSK, or 15:00 BST) Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow. [837]
note: All kick off times are local Moscow MSK official time (UTC+3 minus 3 hours for BST); Kaliningrad KALT (UTC+2 = minus 2 hours for BST); Samara SAMT (UTC+4 = minus 4 hours for BST); Yekaterinburg YEKT (UTC+5 = minus 5 hours for BST).
(78,011) Ref: Néstor Fabián Pitana (ARG); Assistants: Hérnan Maidana (ARG), Juan Pablo Bellati (ARG). VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA).

RUSSIA 5, SAUDI ARABIA 0 (2:0).
1:0 Gazinsky 12, 2:0 Cheryšev 43, 3:0 Dzyuba 71, 4:0 Cheryšev 90+1, 5-0 Golovin 90+4.
Note: Match preceded by opening ceremony.
Ω Denotes FIFA Man of the Match.

RUS (4-2-3-1): [1] Igor Vladimirović Akinfeev (c.); [2] Mário Figueira Fernandes, [3] Ilya Olegović Kutepov, [4] Sergei Nikolayevich Ignashević, [18] Yuri Valentinović Zhirkov; - [8] Yuri Aleksandrović Gazinsky, [11] Roman Sergeyević Zobnin; - [19] Aleksandr Sergeyević Samedov (64 [7] Daler Adyamović Kuzyayev), [9] Alan Yelizbarović Dzagoev (24 [6] Denis Dmitriyević Cheryšev Ω ), [17] Aleksandr Sergeyević Golovin; - [10] Fyodor Mikhaylović Smolov (70 [22] Artem Sergeyević Dzyuba).

KSA (4-1-4-1): [1] Abdullah Ibrahim al-Mayouf; - [6] Mohammed Ibrahim al-Breik, [3] Osama Abdulrzag Hawsawi (c.), [5] Omar Ibrahim Omar Othman Hawsawi, [13] Yasser Gharsan al-Shahrani; - [14] Abdullah Ibrahim Otayf (64 [19] Fahad Mosaed al-Muwallad alhrbi); - [8] Yahya Sulaiman Ali al-Shehri (72 [9] Hattan Sultan Bahebri), [17] Taiseer Jaber al-Jassam, [7] Salman Mohammed al-Faraj, [18] Salem Muhamed Al-Dawsari; - [10] Mohammad Ibrahim Mohammad al-Sahlawi (85 [20] Muhannad Ahmed Abu Radeah Assiri). .

YC: Golovin 88 lost the ball in traffic and tugged back Omar Hawsawi. / al-Jassam 90+3 tripped Golovin, who scored from resulting direct free-kick.

Game 2 [M2]: Played Friday 15 June 2018 (17:00 YEKT), Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg. [838]
(27,015 lowest of 2018 WC) Ref: Björn Kuipers; Assists: Sander van Roekel and Erwin Zeinstra (HOL). VAR: Danny Makkelie (HOL).

EGYPT 0, URUGUAY 1 (0:0).
Giménez 89.

EGY (3-5-2): [.

URU (4-5-1): ).

YC: .

Game 3 [M17]: Played Tuesday 19 June 2018 (21:00 MSK), Krestovsky Stadium, St. Petersburg. [853]
(64,468), Ref: ); Assists: ).

RUSSIA 3, EGYPT 1 (0:0).
1-0 Fathy 47 o.g. 2-0 Cheryšev 59, 3-0 Dzyuba 62, 3-1 Salah 73 (pen).

RUS (4-2-3-1): [1] Igor Akinfeev (c.); - [2] Mário Fernandes, [3] Ilya Kutepov, [4] Sergei Ignashevich, [18] Yuri Zhirkov (86 [13] Fyodor Vasilievich Kudryašov); - [8] Yuri Gazinsky, [11] Roman Zobnin; - [19] Aleksandr Samedov, [17] Aleksandr Golovin, [6] Denis Cheryšev (74 [7] Daler Kuzyayev); - [22] Artem Dzyuba (79 [10] Fyodor Mikhaylović Smolov).

EGY (4-2-3-1): [).

YC: .

Game 4 [M18]: Played Wednesday 20 June 2018 (18:00 MSK), Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don. [854]
(42,678) Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA); Assistant referees: Nicolas Danos and Cyril Gringore (FRA). VAR: Szymon Marciniak (POL).

URUGUAY 1, SAUDI ARABIA 0 (1:0).
Suárez 23.

URU (4-1-4-1): [1).

KSA (4-2-3-1): [.

YC: .
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Game 5 [M33]: Played Monday 25 June 2018 (18:00 SAMT), Cosmos Arena, Samara. [869]
(): Ref: ; Assists: .

URUGUAY 3, RUSSIA 0 (2:0)
1:0 Suárez 10, 2:0 Cheryšev 23 o.g., 3:0 Cavani 90.

URU (4-3-3): [).

RUS (4-3-3): [).

YC: .

Game 6 [M34]: Played Monday 25 June 2018 (17:00 MSK), Volgograd Arena, Volgograd. [870]
(); Ref: Assists:

SAUDI ARABIA 2, EGYPT 1 (1:1)
0:1 Salah 22, al-Faraj 45+ (pen) probably one of the latest goals ever scored in the first half of a WC game 50' 36", al-Dawsari 90+.

KSA (4-1-2-3): [).

EGY (5-3-2): [).

RC: t.
YC: .

GROUP A Pld W D L F A Pts
URUGUAY 3 3 0 0 5 0 9
RUSSIA 3 2 0 1 8 4 6
SAUDI ARABIA 3 1 0 2 2 7 3
EGYPT 3 0 0 3 2 6 0


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Group B - PORTUGAL*, IRAN, MOROCCO, SPAIN.

Game 1 [M3]: Played Friday 15 June 2018 (18:00 MSK), Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg. [839]
(62,548) Ref: ); Assist: ).

MOROCCO 0, IRAN 1 (1:1).
Bouhaddouz 90+5 o.g. .

MAR (4-3-3): [1]

IRN (3-4-1-2): [1] .

YC: ..

Game 2 [M4]: Played Friday 15 June 2018 (21:00 MSK), Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi. [840]
() (); Assist: ).

PORTUGAL 3, SPAIN 3 (2:1)
1:0 Ronaldo 4 (pen), 1:1 Costa 24, 2:1 Ronaldo 44, 2:2 Costa 55, 2:3 Nacho 58, 3:3 Ronaldo 88.

POR (4-1-3-2): [1] ).

ESP (4-2-3-1): [1] l.

YC: .

Game 3 [M19]: Played Wednesday 20 June 2018 (15:00 MSK), Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow. [855]
(78,011) Referee: ); Assistant referees: ).

PORTUGAL 1, MOROCCO 0 (1:0)
Ronaldo 4.

POR (4-2-3-1): [1] ).

MAR (3-4-1-2): [1]
Ω .

not available:.

YC: .

Game 4 [M20]: Played Wednesday 20 June 2018 (21:00 MSK), Kazan Arena, Kazan. [856]
(42,718) Ref: ); Assist: ().

IRAN 0, SPAIN 1 (0:0).
Costa 54 .

IRN (6-3-1): [1] Alireza Beiranvand; - [17] Mehdi Taremi, [23] Ramin Rezaeian, [8] Morteza Pouraliganji, [19] Majid Hosseini, [3] Ehsan Hajsafi (c.), [10] Karim Ansarifard; - [9] Omid Ebrahimi, [6] Saeid Ezatolahi, [11] Vahid Amiri; - [20] Sardar Azmoun. After Spain scored and Iran attacked they formed a 4-3-3. of [23], [8], [19], [3]; - [9], [6], [11]; - [17], [20], [10].

ESP (5-1-3-1): [1]

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YC: .

Game 5 [M35]: Played Monday 25 June 2018 (21:00 MSK), Mordovia Arena, Saransk. [871]
() Referee: ); Assistant referees: ).

IRAN 1, PORTUGAL 1 (0:1).
0:1 Quaresma 45, 1:1 Ansarifard 90+ (pen).

AUS (4-2-3-1): [1] ).

ESP (4-2-3-1): [.

YC: .

Game 6 [M36]: Played Monday 25 June 2018 (20:00 KALT), Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad. [872]
() . Ref: ); Assists:).

SPAIN 2, MOROCCO 2 (1:1)
0:1 Boutaib 14, 1:1 Isco 19, 1:2 En-Nesyri 81, 2:2 Aspas 90+1.

ESP (5-2-1-2): [1] ).

MAR (3-3-2-2): [1] ).

YC: .

GROUP B Pld W D L F A Pts
SPAIN 3 1 2 0 6 5 5
PORTUGAL 3 1 2 0 5 4 5
IRAN 3 1 1 1 2 2 4
MOROCCO 3 0 1 2 2 4 1


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Group C - FRANCE *, AUSTRALIA, DENMARK, PERU.

Game 1 [M5]: Played Saturday 16 June 2018 (13:00 MSK), Kazan Arena, Kazan. [841]
(41,279). Ref: ); Assistant referees: )

FRANCE 2, AUSTRALIA 1 (0:0)
1:0 Griezmann 58 (pen), 1:1 Jedinak 62 (pen), 2:1 Behich 81 o.g.

FRA (4-2-3-1): [1]

AUS (4-1-4-1): [1] ,

YC: .

Game 2 [M6]: Played Saturday 16 June 2018 (19:00 MSK), Mordovia Arena, Saransk. [842]
(40,502) Referee: ); Assistant referees: I).

PERU 0, DENMARK 1 (0:0).
Poulsen 59.

PER (4-2-1-3): [1] .

DEN (4-2-3-1): [1] .

YC: .

Game 3 [M21 FIFA# M22]: Played Thursday 21 June 2018 (16:00 SAMT), Cosmos Arena, Samara. [857]
(40,727) Referee: ); Assistant referees: ).

DENMARK 1, AUSTRALIA 1 (1:1)
1:0 Eriksen 7, 1:1 Jedinak 38 (pen).

COLOMBIA (4-3-3): [1] .

IVORY COAST (4-2-1-3): [1] .

YC: Zokora 55 misses next game, Tiote 90.

Game 4 [M22 FIFA# M21]: Played Thursday 21 June 2018 (20:00 YEKT), Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg. [858]
(32,789) Ref: ); Assistant referees: ).

FRANCE 1, PERU 0 (1:0)
Mbappé 34.

FRA (4-1-4-1): [1] .

PER (4-2-1-3): [1] .

RC: ).
YC: .
Mbappe became France's youngest ever goalscorer at the World Cup, aged 19 years and 183 day.

Game 5 [M37]: Played Tuesday 26 June 2018 (17:00 MSK), Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow. [873]
(78,011) Ref: ); Assistant referees: .

DENMARK 0, FRANCE 0 (0:0).

DEN (4-2-3-1): [1] .

FRA (4-1-3-2): [1] .

YC:

Game 6 [M38]: Played Tuesday 26 June 2018 (17:00 MSK), Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi. [874]
() ); Assistant referees: ).

AUSTRALIA 0, PERU 2 (1:0)
0-1 Carillo 18, 0:2 Guerrero 50.

AUS (4-4-2): [1]

PER (4-2-3-1): [1] .

YC:

Pld W D L F A Pts
FRANCE 3 2 1 0 3 1 7
DENMARK 3 1 2 0 2 1 5
PERU 3 1 0 2 2 2 3
AUSTRALIA 3 0 1 2 2 5 1


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Group D - ARGENTINA *, CROATIA, ICELAND, NIGERIA

Game 1 [M7]: Played Saturday 16 June 2018 (16:00 MSK), Otkritie Arena, Moscow. [843]
(44,190) Referee: ; Assistant referees: ).

ARGENTINA 1, ICELAND 1 (1:1)
1:0 Agüero 19, Finbogason 23.

ARG (4-2-3-1): [1] .

ICE (4-5-1): [1] .

RC: .
YC: .

Game 2 [M8]: Played Saturday 16 June 2018 (21:00 KALT), Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad. [844]
(31,136); Referee: ); Assists: .

CROATIA 2, NIGERIA 0 (1:1)
1:0 Etebo 32 o.g, 2:0 Modrić 71 (pen).

CRO (4-2-3-1): [1] ).

NIG (4-1-4-1): [12]).

Not Available: .
YC: .

Game 3 [M23]: Played Thursday 21 June 2018 (21:00 MSK), Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod. [859]
(43,319) Referee: ; Assistant referees: ).

ARGENTIA 0, CROATIA 3 (0:0)
0-1 Rebić 53, 0:2 Modrić 80, 0:3 Rakitić 90+1.

ARG (4-1-3-2): [1] .

CRO (4-2-3-1): [1] J.

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YC: .

Game 4 [M25 #FIFA# M24]: Played Friday 22 June 2018 (18:00), Volgograd Arena, Volgograd. [861]
(40,904) Referee: Matthew Conger (NZL); Assistant referees: ).

NIGERIA 2, ICELAND 0 (0:0)
1:0 Musa 49, 2:0 Musa 75.

NIG (4-1-4-1): [1] .

ICE (5-4-1): [1] ).

YC: .

Game 5 [M39]: Played Tuesday 26 June 2018 (21:00 MSK), Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg. [875]
(64,468); Ref: ).

NIGERIA 1, ARGENTINA 2 (0:1).
0:1 Messi 14, 1:1 Moses 52 (pen), 1:2 Rojo 86.

NIG (5-3-2): [1] .

ARG (4-4-2): [1] .

RC: .
YC:.

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Game 6 [M40]: Played Tuesday 26 June 2018 (21:00 MSK), Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don. [876]
(43,472); Ref: ); Assists: ).

ICELAND 1, CROATIA 2 (0:0).

0:1 Badelj 53, 1:1 Sigurðsson 76 (pen), 1:2 Perišić 90.

ICE (5-3-2): [1].

CRO (4-2-3-1): [1] .

NOT AVAILABLE.
YC: .

Pld W D L F A Pts
CROATIA 3 3 0 0 7 1 9
ARGENTINA 3 1 1 1 3 5 4
NIGERIA 3 1 0 1 3 4 3
ICELAND 3 0 1 2 2 5 1


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Group E - BRAZIL*, COSTA RICA, SERBIA, SWITZERLAND.

Game 1 [M9 FIFA# M10]: Played Sunday 17 June 2018 (16.00 SAMT), Cosmos Arena, Samara. [845]
(41,432) Ref: ); Assistant referees: ).

COSTA RICA 0, SERBIA 1 (0:0).
0:1Kolarov 56'.

CRC (4-2-3-1): [1] .

SCG (4-4-2): [22] .

YC: .

Game 2 [M10 FIFA# M9]: Played Sunday 17 June 2018 (21:00 MSK), Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don. [846]
(43,109) Ref: ); Assistant referees: ).

BRAZIL 1, SWITZERLAND 1 (1:0).
1:0 Coutinho 20, 1:1 Zuber 50.

BRZ (4-3-3): [1] .

SUI (4-4-2): [18] .

RC: C:.
YC: .

Game 3 [M24 FIFA# M25]: Played Friday 22 June 2018 (15:00 MSK), Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg. [860]
(64,468) Ref: ); Assistant referees: )

BRAZIL 2, COSTA RICA 0 (0:0).
1:0 Coutinho 90+1, 2:0 Neymar 90+7.

BRZ (4-2-3-1): [1]

CRC (4-3-3): [1] .

YC: . .

Game 4 [M26]: Played Friday 22 June 2018 (20:00 KALT), Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad. [862]
() Ref: (); Assistant referees: ).

SERBIA 1, SWITZERLAND 2 (1:0)
1:0 Mitrović 5, 1:1 Xhaka 52, 2:1 Shaqiri 87.

SCG (4-4-2): [18] .

SUI (4-3-3): [22].

YC: .

Game 5 [M41]: Played Wednesday 27 June 2018 (21:00 MSK) Otkritie Arena, Moscow. [877]
(44,190); Ref: ; Assists: ).

SERBIA 0, BRAZIL 2 (0:1).
0:1 Paulinho 36, 0:2 Thiagi Silva 68.

SCG (4-4-2): [18] .

BRZ (4-2-3-1): [1] .

YC: .

Game 6 [M42]: Played Wednesday 27 June 2018 (21:00 MSK), Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod. [878]
(): ); Assists: ).

SWITZERLAND 2, COSTA RICA 2 (1:0).
1:0 Džemaili 31, 1:1 Waston 56, 2:1 Drmić 88, 2:2 Sommer 90+3 o.g.from a Campbell penalty, an off the bar rebound.

SUI (4-1-4-1): [22]

CRC (4-3-3): [1] ).

RC: .
YC: .

Pld W D L F A Pts
BRAZIL 3 2 1 0 5 1 7
SWITZERLAND 3 1 2 0 5 4 5
SERBIA 3 1 0 2 2 4 3
COSTA RICA 3 0 1 2 2 5 1


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Group F - GERMANY *, MEXICO, SOUTH KOREA, SWEDEN.

Game 1 [M11]: Played Sunday 17 June 2018 (18:00 MSK), Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow. [847]
(78,011) Referee: Alireza Faghani (IRN); Assistant referees: ).

GERMANY 0, MEXICO 1 (0:1).
0:1 Lozano 35.

GER (5-3-2): [1] .

MEX (4-2-3-1): [1] .

YC: .

Game 2 [M12]: Played Monday 18 June 2018 (15:00 MSK), Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod. [848]
(42,300) Referee: Joel Antonio Aguilar Chicas (SAL); Assistant referees: ).

SWEDEN 1, SOUTH KOREA 0 (0:0).
Granqvist 65 (pen).

SWE (4-4-1-1): [12]

KOR (4-2-3-1): [1] .

YC: .

Game 3 [M27 FIFA# M28]: Played Saturday 23 June 2018 (18:00 MSK), Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don. [863]
(43,472); Ref: Milorad Mažić (SRB); Assistant referees: ).

SOUTH KOREA 1, MEXICO 2 (1:0).
0-1 Vela 26 (pen), 0-2 Hernández 66, 1-2 Son Heung-min 90+3.

KOR (4-4-2): [23] Cho Hyun-woo; - [2] Lee Yong, [20] Jang Hyun-soo, [19] Kim Young-gwon, [12] Kim Min-woo (84 [14] Hong Chul); - [18] Moon Seon-min (77 [15] Jung Woo-young), [8] Ju Se-jong (64 [10] Lee Seung-woo), [16] Ki Sung-yueng (c.), [17] Lee Jae-sung; - [11] Hwang Hee-chan, [7] Son Heung-min.

MEX (4-2-3-1): [13] Guillermo Ochoa; - [21] Edson Omar Álvarez Velázquez, [3] Carlos Salcedo, [15] Héctor Moreno, [23] Jesús Gallardo; - [16] Héctor Herrera, [18] Andrés Guardado (c. 68 [4] Rafael Márquez vc.); - [7] Miguel Layún, [11] Carlos Vela (77 [10] Giovani dos Santos Ramírez), [22] Hirving Lozano (71 [17] Jesús Manuel Corona Ruíz); - [14] Javier Hernández.

YC: Kim Young-gwon 58, Lee Yong 63, .

Game 4 [M28 FIFA# M27]: Played Saturday 23 June 2018 (21:00 MSK), Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi. [864]
(); Ref: Szymon Marciniak (POL); Assistant referees: Paweł Sokolnicki and Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL). VRA: Paweł Sokolnicki (POL).

GERMANY 2, SWEDEN 1 (0:1).
0:1 Toivonen 32, 1:1 Reus 48, 2:1 Kroos 90+5.

GER (4-2-3-1): [1] Manuel Neuer (c.); - [18] Joshua Kimmich, [16] Antonio Rüdiger, [17] Jérôme Boateng, [3] Jonas Hector (87 [20] Julian Brandt); - [19] Sebastian Rudy (31 [21] İlkay Gündoğan), [8] Toni Kroos; - [11] Marco Reus, [13] Thomas Müller, [7] Julian Draxler (h/t [23] Mario Gómez went RW); - [9] Timo Werner (went LW after h/t).

SWE (4-4-2): [1] Robin Olsen; - [2] Mikael Lustig, [3] Victor Lindelöf, [4] Andreas Granqvist (c.), [6] Ludwig Augustinsson; - [17] Viktor Claesson (74 [21] Jakup Jimmy Durmaz), [7] Sebastian Larsson, [8] Albin Ekdal , [10] Emil Forsberg; - [20] Ola Toivonen (78 [11] John Alberto Guidetti), [9] Marcus Berg (90 [22] Isaac Kiese Thelin).

Hummels not available, neck injury.
RC: Boateng 82, needless late foul on Berg, second yellow and off after VAR review.

YC: Boateng 71, Boateng 82. / Ekdal 52, Larsson 90+7.
There was a Polish conpiracy here - or maybe something more sinister - why a clear penalty by Boateng on striker Marcus Berg after 12' wasn't given in the first place and then not reviewed, as all penalty decisions must be! “I have not watched it but the people on my team who have say this is a clear penalty,” Andersson said. After a very late winner Sweden manager Janne Andersson had this to say “Some of the group leaders of their team celebrated by running in our direction and rubbing it into our faces by making gestures and that really got me annoyed, We fight it out for 95 minutes and then you shake it out and leave so I was very angry. People behaved in ways that you do not do. This is probably the most crushing end to a game I’ve experienced.” also “You should leave your opponents to feel sad. You do not act in the way they did. We reacted very strongly.”

Game 5 [M43]: Played Wednesday 27 June 2018 (17:00 MSK), Kazan Arena, Kazan. [879]
() ; Ref: ; Assists:.

SOUTH KOREA 2, GERMANY 0 (0:0)
1:0 Kim Young-gwan 90+3, 2:0 Son Heung-min 90+6.

KOR (4-1-4-1): [1]

GER (4-3-1-2): [1] .

YC: .

Game 6 [M44]: Played Wednesday 27 June 2018 (19:00 YEKT), Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg. [880]
(); Ref: ; Assists: .

MEXICO 0, SWEDEN 3 (0:0)
1:0 Augustinsson 50, 0:2 Granqvist 62 (pen), 0:3 Álvarez 74 o.g.

MEX (4-4-2): [1] .

SWE (4-4-2): [12]

YC: .

Pld W D L F A Pts
SWEDEN 3 2 0 1 5 2 6
MEXICO 3 2 0 1 3 4 6
SOUTH KOREA 3 1 0 2 3 3 3
GERMANY 3 1 0 2 2 4 3


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Group G - BELGIUM *, ENGLAND, PANAMA, TUNISIA.

Game 1 [M13]: Played Monday 18 June 2018 (18:00 MSK), Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi. [849]
(43,257) Referee: Janny Sikazwe (ZAM); Assistant referees: ).

BELGIUM 3, PANAMA 0 (0:0).
1:0 Mertens 47, 2:0 Lukaku 69, 3:0 Lukaku 75.

BEL (4-1-4-1): [1] .

PAN (4-3-3): [12] ).

RC: Pepe 37.
YC: Pereira 11.

Game 2 [M14]: Played Monday 18 June 2018 (21:00 MSK), Volgograd Arena, Volgograd. [850]
(41,064); Referee: Wilmar Alexander Roldán Pérez (COL); Assistant referees: .

TUNISIA 1, ENGLAND 2 (1:1).
0:1 Kane 11, 1:1 Sassi 35 (pen), 1-2 Kane 90+1. The first penalty ENG have conceded in open play since Batistuta (ARG) scored in 1998 WC.

TUN (4-2-3-1): [12] .

ENG (3-3-2-2): [1] Jordan Pickford; - [2] Kyle Walker, [5] John Stones, [6] Harry Maguire; - [12] Kieran Trippier; [8] Jordan Henderson, [18] Ashley Young; - [20] Dele Alli (80 [21] Ruben Loftus-Cheek), [7] Jesse Lingard (90+3 [4] Eric Dier); - [10] Raheem Sterling (68 [19] Marcus Rashford), [9] Harry Kane (c. Ω) .

YC:
Worst VAR and referee yet, missed two blatant penalties

Game 3 [M29]: Played Saturday 23 June 2018 (15:00 MSK), Otkritie Arena, Moscow. [865]
(44,190) Ref: ).

BELGUIM 5, TUNISIA 2 (3:1)
1:0 E. Hazard 6 (pen), 1:1 Bronn 18, 2:1 Lukaku 16, 3:1 Lukaku 45+3, 4:1 E. Hazard 51, 5:1 Batshuayi 90, 5:2 Khazri 90+3.

BEL (3-4-3): [1] Thibaut Courtois; - [2] Toby Alderweireld, [20] Dedryck Boyata, [5] Jan Vertonghen; - [15] Thomas Meunier, [7] Kevin De Bruyne, [6] Axel Witsel, [11] Yannick Carrasco; - [14] Dries Mertens, [10] Eden Hazard (c. Ω), [9] Romelu Lukaku.

TUN (4-4-1-1): [16]

YC: .

Game 4 [M30]: Played Sunday 24 June 2018 (15:00 MSK), Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod. [866]
(43,319) Referee: ); Assistant referees: ).

ENGLAND 6, PANAMA 1 (5:0).
1:0 Stones 8, 2:0 Kane 22 (pen), 3:0 Lingard 36, 4:0 Stones 40, 5:0 Kane 45 (pen), 6:0 Kane 62, 6:1 Baloy 78.

ENG (3-3-2-2): [1] Jordan Pickford; - [2] Kyle Walker, [5] John Stones, [6] Harry Maguire; - [12] Kieran Trippier (70 [3] Danny Rose); [8] Jordan Henderson, [18] Ashley Young; - [21] Ruben Loftus-Cheek), [7] Jesse Lingard (63 [17] Fabian Delph); - [10] Raheem Sterling, [9] Harry Kane (c. Ω 63 [11] Jamie Vardy).

PAN (4-3-3): [1].

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YC: .

Game 5 [M45]: Played Thursday 28 June 2018 (20:00 KALT), Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad. [881]
(33.973) Referee: R); Assistant referees: ).

ENGLAND 0, BELGIUM 1 (0:0)
Januzaj 51.

ENG (3-3-2-2): [1] Jordan Pickford; - [16] Phil Jones, [5] John Stones (h/t [6] Harry Maguire), [15] Gary Cahill; - [22] Trent Alexander-Arnold (79 [14] Dany Wellbeck), [4] Eric Dier (c.), [3] Danny Rose; - [21] Ruben Loftus-Cheek, [17] Fabian Delph; - [19] Marcus Rashford, [11] Jamie Vardy.

BEL (3-4-3): [1] Thibaut Courtois (c. ); - [23] Leander Dendoncker, [20] Dedryck Boyata, [3] Thomas Vermaelen (74 [4] Vincent Kompany); - [22] Nacer Chadli, [8] Marouane Fellaini, [19] Mousa Dembélé, [16] Thorgan Hazard; - [18] Adnan Januzaj Ω (86 [14] Dries Mertens), [21] Michy Batshuayi, [17] Youri Tielemans.

YC: Tielemans 19, Dendoncker 33.

Game 6 [M46]: Played Thursday 28 June 2018 (21:00 MSK), Mordovia Arena, Saransk. [882]
(37,168) Referee: ); Assistant referees: ).

PANAMA 1, TUNISIA 2 (1:0)
1:0 Meriah 33 o.g. 1:1 F. Ben Youssef 51, 1:2 Khazri 66.

PAN (4-3-3): [22] ).

TUN (4-4-2): [16] ).

YC: .
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Pld W D L F A Pts
BELGIUM 3 3 0 0 9 2 9
ENGLAND 3 2 0 1 8 3 6
TUNISIA 3 1 0 2 5 8 3
PANAMA 3 0 0 3 2 11 0


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Group H - POLAND *, COLOMBIA, JAPAN, SENEGAL.

Game 1 [M15]: Played Tueesday 19 June 2018 (15:00 MSK), Mordovia Arena, Saransk. [851]
(40,842) Referee: Damir Skomina (SLO); Assistant referees: ).

COLOMBIA 1, JAPAN 2 (1:1).
0:1 Kagawa 6 (pen), 1:1 Quintero 39, 1:2 Osako 73.

COL (4-1-4-1): [1] .

JPN (4-2-3-1):: [23]

YC: .

Game 2 [M16]: Played Tuesday 17 June 2018 (19:00), Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá. [852]
(44,190) Referee: Nawaf Abdullah Ghayyath Shukralla (BRN); Assists: .

POLAND 1, SENEGAL 2 (0:1)
0:1 Cionek 37 o.g, 2:0 Niang 60, 1:2 Krychowiak 86.

POL (4-1-4-1): [1] .

SEN (4-4-2): [1]).

YC: .

Game 3 [M31]: Played Sunday 24 June 2018 (20:00 YEKT), Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg. [867]
(42,189) Referee: ); Assistant referees: ).

JAPAN 2, SENEGAL 2 (1:1).
0:1 Mané 11, 1:1 Inui 34, 1:2 Wagué 71, Honda 78.

JPN (4-2-3-1): [23] .

SEN (4-2-3-1): [1]

YC:

Game 4 [M32]: Played Sunday 24 June 2018 (21:00 MSK), Kazan Arena, Kazan. [868]
(42,873) Referee: ); Assistant referees: ).

POLAND 0, COLOMBIA 3 (0:1).
0:1 Mina 40, 0:2 Falcao 70, 0:3 Ju. Cuadrado 78.

POL (4-1-4-1): [1] ).

COL (4-1-4-1): [1] .

YC: .

Game 5 [M47]: Played Thursday 28 June 2018 (17:00 MSK), Volgograd Arena, Volgograd. [883]
() Ref: ).

JAPAN 0, POLAND 1 (0:0).
Bednarek 59.

JPN (4-2-3-1): [1] .

POL (4-3-3): [1] .

RC: .
YC:

Game 6 [M48]: Played Thursday 28 June 2018 (18:00 SAMT), Cosmos Arena, Samara. [884]
() Referee: (TUR); Assistant referees: ).

SENEGAL 0, COLOMBIA 1 (0-0).
Mina 74.

SEN (4-2-3-1): [23] i.

COL (4-2-3-1): [1]

YC: .

Pld W D L F A Pts
COLOMBIA 3 2 0 1 5 2 6
JAPAN 3 1 1 1 4 4 4
SENEGAL 3 1 1 1 4 4 4
POLAND 3 1 0 2 2 5 3
Japan became the first group qualifier on the fair play criteria, Points Japan -4, Senegal -6. Japan recieved 4 YCs Senegal 6.

GROUP STAGE: Total number of goals scored: 122. incl. 18 pens, from 24 awarded, 9 o.gs. Average goals per match: 2.54
Total number of yellow cards: 158 (incl two 2ndYC). Total number of red cards: 3


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Second Round.

[M49 FIFA# M50]: Played Saturday 30 June 2018 (17:00 MSK), Kazan Arena, Kazan. [885]
(42,873); Ref: ; Assists: ).

FRANCE 4, ARGENTINA 3 (1:1)
1:0 Griezmann 13 (pen), 1:1 di María 41, 1:2 Mercado 48, 2:2 Pavard 57, 3:2 Mbappé 64, 4:2 Mbappé 68, 4:3 Agüero 90+3.

BRZ (4-2-3-1): .

CHI (3-4-3): [1] .

YC:

[M50 FIFA# M49]: Played Saturday 30 June 2018 (21:00 MSK), Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi. [886]
(44,287); Ref: ; Assists: .

URUGUAY 2, PORTUGAL 1 (1:0).
1:0 Cavani 7, 1:1 Pepe 55, 2:1 Cavani 62.

(4-2-3-1): [1] ).

(5-3-2): [1] .

YC: .

[M51]: Played Sunday 1 July 2018 (17:00 MSK), Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow. [887]
(78,011); Ref: ; Assists: ).

SPAIN 1, RUSSIA 1 (1:1), (1:1) AET.
Russia won 4-3 on penalties.
1:0 Ignashevic 12 o.g. 1:1 Dzyuba 41 (pen).

(3-4-1-2): [1] .

MEX (5-3-2): [1.

YC:

[M52]: Played Sunday 1 July 2018 (21:00 MSK), Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod. [888]
(40,851) Ref: ; Assists: ).

CROATIA 1, DENMARK 1 (1:1), (1:1) AET.
Croatia won 3-2 on penalties.
0:1 M. Jørgensen 1, 1:1 Mandžukić 4.

(5-3-2): [1] ).

(4-2-3-1): [1] .

RC: .
YC: .

[M53]: Played Monday 2 July 2018 (18:00 SAMT), Cosmos Arena, Samara. [889]
(41,970). Ref: (); Assist: ).

BRAZIL 2, MEXICO 0 (0:0).
1:0 Netmar 51, 2:0 Firmino 88.

(4-3-3): [1].

NGR (4-2-3-1): [1] .

YC: .

[M54]: Played Monday 2 July 2018 (21:00 MSK), Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don. [890]
(41,466); Ref: ; Assists:).

BELGIUM 3, JAPAN 2 (0:0),
0:1 Haraguchi 48, 0:2 Inui 52, 1:2 Vertonghen 69, 2:2 Fellaini 74, 3:2 Chadli 90+4.

(4-2-3-1): [1]

(4-2-3-1): [23] i.

YC: .

[M55]: Played Tuesday 3 July 2018 (17:00 MSK), Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg. [891]
(64,042) Ref: ; Assists: ).

SWEDEN 1, SWITZERLAND 0 (0:0) .
Forsberg 66.

(4-2-3-1): [1] .

(4-2-3-1): [1] ).

YC: .

Watched this match having a beef Lasagne 9 euros and beer surrounded by well behaved yellow shirted Swedes at Plankstek, Los Boliches.

[M56]: Played Tuesday 3 July 2018 (21:00 MSK), Otkritie Arena, Moscow. [892]
(44,190): Ref: (); Assists: ).

COLOMBIA 1, ENGLAND 1 (0:0), (1-1) AET. England won their first ever world cup penalty shoot out 4-3.
0:1 Kane 57 (pen), 1:1 Mina 90+3.
1:0 Falcao, 1:1 Kane, 2:1 Ju. Cuadrado, 2:2 Rashford, 3:2 Muriel, 3:2 Henderson shot is saved by a great dive to his left by Ospina, 3:2 Uribe hits the crossbar high right, Campbell goes bananas.3:3 Trippier blasts it into the left top corner, 3:3 Bacca hits it mid-right and Pickford diving the right way saves with a strong left hand, Campbell goes bananas. 3:4 Dier hits a low shot right and beats Ospina's hand. England have at last won a penalty shoot-out. Campbell goes ape-shit in the Sorrento restaurant, Los Boliches.

COL (4-3-2-1): [1] David Ospina; - [4] Santiago Arias (116 [2] Cristian Zapata), [13] Yerry Mina, [23] Dávinson Sánchez, [17] Johan Mojica; - [5] Wílmar Barrios, [6] Carlos Sánchez (79 [15] Marcus Uribe), [16] Jefferson Lerma (61 [7] Carlos Bacca); - [11] Juan Cuadrado, [20] Juan Fernando Quintero (88 [14] Luis Muriel); - [9] Radamel Falcao (c.).

ENG (3-3-2-2): [1] Jordan Pickford; - [2] Kyle Walker (113 [19] Marcus Rashford, became England's first ever wc fourth sub), [5] John Stones, [6] Harry Maguire; - [12] Kieran Trippier, [8] Jordan Henderson, [18] Ashley Young (102 [3] Danny Rose); - [20] Dele Alli (didn't look fit to me, 81 [4] Eric Dier), [7] Jesse Lingard ; - [10] Raheem Sterling (88 [11] Jamie Vardy), [9] Harry Kane (c. Ω).

YC: Barrios 41 for sneaky head butt on Henderson should have been a RC after VAR review, Arias 52, Sanchez 54, Henderson 56, Falcao 63, Lingard 69, Bacca 64, Ju. Cuadrado 118.


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QUARTER FINALS

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[M57]: Played Friday 6 July 2018 (17:00 MSK), Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod. [893]
(43,319) Ref: Néstor Pitana (ARG), Assists: Hernán Maidana and Juan Pablo Bellati (Argentina); VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA).

URUGUAY 0, FRANCE 2 (0:1).
0:1 Varane 40, 0:2 Griezmann 61.

URU (4-1-3-2): [1] .

FRA (4-2-3-1): [1] ).

YC: .

[M58]: Played Friday 6 July 2018 (21:00 MSK), Kazan Arena, Kazan. [894]
() Ref: Milorad Mažić (SRB), Assists: Milovan Ristić and Dalibor Đurđević (both Serbia). VAR: Paweł Gil (POL).

BRAZIL 1, BELGIUM 2 (0:2)
0:1 Fernandinho 13 o.g.0:2 de Bruyne 31, 1:2 Renato Augusto 76.

BRZ (4-2-3-1): [1] Alisson; - [22] Fagner, [2] Thiago Silva, [3] Miranda (c.), [12] Marcelo; - [15] Paulinho (73 [8] Renato Augusto), [17] Fernandinho; - [19] Willian (h/t [20] Roberto Firmino), [11] Philippe Coutinho, [10] Neymar; - [9] Gabriel Jesus (58 [7] Douglas Costa).

BEL (4-3-1-2): [1] Thibaut Courtois; - [15] Thomas Meunier, [2] Toby Alderweireld, [4] Vincent Kompany, [5] Jan Vertonghen; - [8] Marouane Fellaini, [6] Axel Witsel, [22] Nacer Chadli (83 [3] Thomas Vemaelen); - [7] Kevin De Bruyne Ω; - [9] Romelu Lukaku (87 [17] Youri Tielmans), [10] Eden Hazard (c.).

YC: Alderweireld 47, Meunier 71, Fernandinho 85, Fagner 90 .

[M59 FIFA# M60]: Played Saturday 7 July 2018 (18:00 SAMT), Cosmos Arena, Samara. [895]
(39,991); Ref: Björn Kuipers (HOL), Assists: Sander van Roekel and Erwin Zeinstra (both Netherlands). VAR: Danny Makkelie (HIOL).

SWEDEN 0, ENGLAND 2 (0:1).
0:1 Maguire 30, 0:2 Alli 59.

SWE (4-4-2): [1] Robin Olsen; - [16] Emil Krafth (85 [18] Pontus Jansson), [3] Victor Lindelöf, [4] Andreas Granqvist (c.), [6] Ludwig Augustinsson; - [17] Viktor Claesson, [7] Sebastian Larsson , [8] Albin Ekdal, [10] Emil Forsberg (65 [5] Martin Olsson); - [9] Marcus Berg, [20] Ola Toivonen (65 [11] John Guidetti).

ENG (3-3-2-2): [1] Jordan Pickford Ω; - [2] Kyle Walker, [5] John Stones, [6] Harry Maguire; - [12] Kieran Trippier, [8] Jordan Henderson (85 [4] Eric Dier), [18] Ashley Young; - [20] Dele Alli (77 [17] Fabian Delph), [7] Jesse Lingard; - [10] Raheem Sterling (90+1 [19] Marcus Rashford), [9] Harry Kane (c.).

Not available: ).

YC: Maguire 87, for dissent kicking the ball away after ajudged to have fouled Guidetti, 87 also booked for dissent, S. Larsson 90+4.
Deli Alli became the second youngest to score for England at 22 yr 87 days behind Michael Owen see 1998.

[M60 FIFA# M59]: Played Saturday 7 July 2018 (21:00 MSK), Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi. [896]
(); Ref: Sandro Ricci (BRZ), Assist: Emerson de Carvalho and Marcelo Van Gasse (both Brazil). VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA).

RUSSIA 2, CROATIA 2 (1:1), (2:2) AET Croatia won 4-3 on penalties.
1:0 Cheryšev 31, 1:1 Kramarić 39, 1:2 Vida 101, Fernandes 115.

RUS (3-4-3): [1] ).

CRO (5-2-3): [1] .

Not available: .
YC:


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SEMI FINALS

[M61]: Played Tuesday 10 July 2018 (21:00 MSK), Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg. [897]
(); Ref: .

FRANCE 1, BELGIUM 0 (0:0).
1:0 Umtiti 51.

FRA (4-2-3-1): ).

BEL (4-2-3-1): [1] .

Not available: [15] Meunier suspended, .
YC:

[M62]: Played Wednesday 11 July 2018 (21:00 MSK), Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow. [898]
()

ENGLAND 1, CROATIA 2 (1:0) AET.
1:0 Trippier 5, 1-1 Perišić 68, 1:2 Mandžukić 109.

ENG (3-3-2-2): [1] ).

CRO (4-2-3-1): [1] ).

Not available: .
YC: .


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THIRD PLACE MATCH

[M63]: Played Saturday 14 July 2018 (17:00 MSK), Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg. [899]
(64,406); Referee: Alireza Faghani (IRN); Assists: Reza Sokhandan and Mohammadreza Mansouri (both Iran) VAR: Mark Geiger (USA) .

BELGIUM 2, ENGLAND 0 (1:0)
1:04, 2:0 E. Hazard 82.

BEL (3-4-3): [1] Thibaut Courtois; - [2] Toby Alderweireld, [4] Vincent Kompany, [5] Jan Vertonghen; - [15] Thomas Meunier, [17] Youri Tielemans (78 [19] Mousa Dembélé), [6] Axel Witsel, [22] Nacer Chadli (39 [3] Thomas Vermaelen); - [7] Kevin De Bruyne, [9] Romelu Lukaku (60 [14] Dries Mertens), [10] Eden Hazard (c. Ω).

ENG (3-3-2-2): [1] Jordan Pickford; - [16] Phil Jones, [5] John Stones, [6] Harry Maguire; [12] Kieran Trippier, [4] Eric Dier, [3] Danny Rose (h/t [7] Jesse Lingard); - [21] Ruben Loftus-Cheek (84 [20] Dele Alli), [17] Fabian Delph; - [10] Raheem Sterling (h/t [19] Marcus Rashford), [9] Harry Kane (c. ).

Not available: ).
YC: Witsel 90+3, Stones 52, Maguire 76.


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FINAL

[M64]: Played Sunday 15 July 2018 (18:00 MSK), Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow. [900]
(78,011); Referee: Néstor Pitana (ARG); Assists: Hernán Maidana and Juan Pablo Belatti both ARG. VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA).

FRANCE 4, CROATIA 2 (2:1), AET .
1:0 Mandžukić o.g. 18, 1:1 Perišić 28, 2:1 Griesmann 38 pen, 3:1 Pogba 59, 4:1 Mbappé 65, 4:2 Mandžukić 69.

(4-4-2): [1] Hugo Lloris (c.); - [2] Benjamin Pavard, [4] Raphaël Varane, [5] Samuel Umtiti, [21] Lucas Hernández; - [10] Kylian Mbappé, [6] Paul Pogba, [13] N'Golo Kanté (55' [15] Steven Nzonzi), [14] Blaise Matuidi (73 [12] Corentin Tolisso); - [7] Antoine Griezmann (Ω), [9] Olivier Giroud (81 [18] Nabil Fekir).

CRO (4-1-4-1): [23] Danijel Subašić; - [2] Šime Vrsaljko, [6] Dejan Lovren, [21] Domagoj Vida, [3] Ivan Strinić (81 [20] Marko Pjaca); - [11] Marcelo Brozović; - [18] Ante Rebić {71 [9] Andrej Kramarić), [10] Luka Modrić (c.), [7] Ivan Rakitić, [4] Ivan Perišić; - [17] Mario Mandžukić.

YC: Kanté 27 tripped Perišić, Hernández 41 late on Rebić, Vrsaljko 90+2 late on Griesmann.

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Other Information / Stats

TOP SCORERS

Goals

Player(s)

6

Harry Kane (ENG).

4

Romelu Lukaku (BEL), Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann (FRA), Denis Cheryshev (RUS), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR).

3

Eden Hazard (BEL), Yerry Mina (COL), Mario Mandžukić, Ivan Perišić (CRO), Artem Dzyuba (RUS), Diego Costa (ESP), Edinson Cavani (URU).

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  • Own Goals 12 a new record beating 1998 of six.
  • In total 169 Avg: 2.64 per match. 22 penalties from 29 awarded.
  • goals by substitutes, .
  • Red cards 4; Yellow cards 219 (including 2 second yellows).
  • Of the 736 players at Russia 2018, 186 were at Brazil 2014, 61 were at South Africa 2010, 21 were at Germany 2006 and one player Rafael Márquez MEX played at Korea/Japan 2002. Equaling the record of Antonio Carbajal, Lothar Matthäus and Gianluigi Buffon to have played at five WC Final Tournaments. 53 squad players have previously scored in a WC match.
  • VAR: 17 decisions were changed with the aid of VAR. 9 penalties awarded - after 8 On Field Reviews by the referee; 3 penalties were cancelled after OFR; 2 potential dismissals were changed to YCs; 2 goals were awarded after OFR overturning offside decisions and one case of mistaken identity cleared.
  • 35 referees and 62 assistant referees (including 13 VARs).
  • Total attendance – group matches (1 to 48).
    Average attendance of Group matches:
  • Total attendance – second round (49 to 64).
    Average attendance of Second Round matches:
  • Total attendance 3,031,768 – 2018 matches 1 to 64, 2,857,241 tickets available from Sept 2017:
    Comparison with Brazil: 3,429,856
  • Average attendance 47,371 – 2018 matches 1 to 64
    Comparison with Brazil: 53,592.


COACHES, ASSISTANTS, PLAYERS and RESERVE PLAYERS -

TV COVERAGE: The BBC team: presenters Gary Lineker - the main man, with Gabby Logan, Dan Walker, Mark Chapman and Jason Mohammed. pundits Alan Shearer, Danny Murphy, Phil Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Alex Scott, Martin Keown and Jermain Jenas. Also guestin Didier Drogba, Pablo Zabaleta, Jurgen Klinsmann and Cesc Fabregas. Commentary from Guy Mowbray, Jonathan Pearce, Steve Wilson, Steve Bower and Simon Brotherton, with Vicki Sparks becoming first woman at WC for BBC., assisted by Kevin Kilbane and Mark Lawrenson.
The ITV team: Anchor - Mark Pugatch, with Jacqui Oatley, Gabriel Clarke and Seema Jaswal at pitch side. Gary Neville, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, Ian Wright, Lee Dixon, Slaven Bilic, Martin O'Neill, Aniola Aluko, Patrice Evra and Henrik Larsson. Mark Clattenburg will expain the unexplainable on VAR and so on. Connentary by Clive Tyldesley, Jon Champion, Joe Speight and Sam Matterface assisted by Glenn Hoddle, Ally McCoist and Iain Dowie.

FIFA Stipulated (8 Feb 2018) that a release list from no more than 30 to up to 35 players will be submitted by 14 May and a final list of 23 players to be with FIFA by 4 June 2018.

Note: Betting odds are best pre-World Cup online (Oddschecker 17 May)



ARG: Coach: Jorge Luis Sampaoli Moya (from 20 May 2017 -); Assistant Coach: ) | 14 May - 35 man squad announced. final squad
Goalkeepers: [23] Wilfredo "Willy" Daniel Caballero Lazcano (36 - 3) Chelsea; ENG; [1] Nahuel Ignacio Guzmán Palomeque (32 - 6) UANL MEX; [12] Franco Armani (31 - 0), River Plate.
Defenders: [2] Gabriel Iván Mercado RB (31 - 20 - goals 3) Sevilla ESP; [18] Eduardo "Toto" Antonio Salvio RWB (27 - 9) Benfica POR; [14] Javier Alejandro Mascherano CB (34 - 142-3) Hebei China Fortune CHN; [17] Nicolás Hernán Gonzalo Otamendi CB (29 - 53-4) Manchester City ENG; [6] Federico Julián Fazio, CB (31 - 8-1) Roma ITA; [16] Faustino Marcos Alberto Rojo, CB (27 - 55-2) Manchester United ENG; [3] Nicolás Alejandro Tagliafico, LB (25 - 3) AF Ajax HOL; [8] Marcos Javier Acuña (26 - 9) LWB-LMF Sporting CP POR; [4] Cristian Daniel Ansaldi, (31 - 5) L-RB Torino ITA.
Midfielders: [13] Maximiliano Eduardo Meza AMF (26 - 2) Club Atlético Independiente; [5] Lucas Rodrigo Biglia, DMF (32 - 36-1)AC Milan ITA; [15] Enzo Nicolás Pérez Seguí CMF (32 - 23-1) River Plate;; [7] Éver Maximiliano David Banega, CMF (29 - 62-6) Sevilla ESP; [20] Giovani Lo Celso, CMF (22 - 5) Paris Saint-Germain FRA; [11] Ángel Fabián di María Hernández, RWF-MF (30 - 93-19) Paris Saint-Germain FRA; [22] Cristian Pavón RWF (22 - 5) Boca Juniors.
Forwards: [21] Paulo Bruno Exequiel Dybala, SS (24 - 12) Juventus ITA; [10] Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini, (c. 30 - 124-64) RWA Barcelona ESP; [19] Sergio Leonel Agüero, CF (30 - 85-37) Manchester City ENG; [9] Gonzalo Gererdo Higuaín, CF (30 - 71-31) Juventus ITA;
Preliminary squad - standby: Germán Alejo Pezzella, (26 - 2) CB Fiorentina ITA; José Ramiro Funes Mori, CB (27 - 19-1) Everton ENG; Adrián Ricardo Centurión, LW (25 0) Racing Club; Guido Hernán Pizarro Demestri (28 - 3- ) DMF Sevilla ESP; Leandro Daniel Paredes, D-CMF (23 - 3-1) Zenit Saint Petersburg RUS; Rodrigo Andrés Battaglia, CMF (26 - 0) Sporting CP POR; Pablo Javier Pérez, CMF (32 - 1) Boca Juniors.; Diego Perotti LWF (29 - 5) Roma ITA; Lautaro Javier Martínez, CF (20 - 1) Racing Club;; Mauro Emanuel Icardi, CF (25 - 4) Internazionale ITA.
Based: Bronnitsy Training Centre, 40km south of Moscow. https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CBeQrKWapC
Kit: Adidas.
Betting: 11-1.
Unlucky: [1] Sergio Germán Romero GK (aged 31 caps 94) GK Manchester United; ENG suffered a knee injury training and will need surgery, replaced by Nahuel Guzmán 23 May; [15] Manuel Lanzini (25 - 3-1), AMF West Ham United ENGo on 8 June 2018, Lanzini was ruled out of the World Cup after suffering a ruptured anterior knee ligament injury in training, replaced by Enzo Perez.



AUS: Coach: Lambertus "Bert" van Marwijk HOL (24 Jan 2018- ) Assists: Graham Arnold, GK coach: Tony Franken, Trainer: Alan McCall. Australia had to play a record 22 games to qualify for Russia 2018, losing twice. After four play off games they saw off Honduras in Sydney only to see coach Angelos "Ange" Postecoglou resign two weeks later.
Goalkeepers: [12] Bradley Jones GK (36 - 5) Feyenoord HOL; [18] Daniel 'Danny' Vukovic GK (3 - 13) Genk BEL; [1] Mathew David Ryan GK (26 - 42) Brighton and Hove Albion ENG.
Defenders: [19] Joshua Risdon RB (25 - 8) Western Sydney Wanderers; [20] Trent Lucas Sainsbury CB (26 - 35-3) Grasshoppers SUI; [2] Milos Degenek CB (24 - 18) Yokohama F. Marinos JPN; [6] Matthew John Jurman CB (28 - 4) Suwon Samsung Bluewings KOR; [3] James Gregory Meredith LB (30 - 2) Millwall ENG; [16] Aziz Eraltay Behich LB (27 - 23-2) Bursaspor TUR; .
Midfielders: [15] Michael 'Mile' John Jedinak DMF (c. (33 - 76-18) Aston Villa ENG); [22] Jackson Alexander Irvine DMF (25 - 19-2) Hull City ENG; [8] Massimo Corey Luongo CMF (25 - 36-5) Queens Park Rangers ENG); [5] Mark Daniel Milligan DMF (32 - 71-6) Al Ahli RSA; [23] Tomas Petar Rogic AMF (25 - 37-7) Celtic SCO; [13] Aaron Frank Mooy CMF (27 - 34-5) Huddersfield Town ENG; [21] Dimitrios Petratos AMF (25 - 2) Newcastle Jets; [17] Daniel Arzani RW (19 - 2-1) Melbourne City.
Forwards: [4] Timothy Filiga Cahill CF-AMF (38 - 106-50) Millwall ENG; [7] Matthew Allan Leckie RW (27 - 53-8) Hertha BSC GER; [10] Robbie Thomas Kruse LW (29 - 62-5) VfL Bochum GER; [14] Jamie MacLaren CF (24 -6) SV Darmstadt 98, on loan to Hibernian SCO, was dropped when squad cut to 26;; [9] Tomi Juric CF (26 - 34-8) Luzern SUI; [11] Andrew Nabbout (25 -2) RW Urawa Red Diamonds JPN.
Based: Aq Bars ice hockey club, Kazan. https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CBeQrOWCwA
Standby: Mitchell James Langarak GK (29 -8) Nagoya Grampus JPN; Fran Karačić RB (22 - 0) NK Lokomotiva CRO; Bailey Colin Wright CB ( 25 - 23-1) Bristol City ENG; Aleksandar Šušnjar CB (22 - 1) FK Mladá Boleslav TCH; Alexander Joseph Gersbach LB (21 - 4) RC de Lens FRA; Alex James Troisi AMF (29 - 37-5) Melbourne Victory; Joshua Brillante CMF (25 - 5) Sydney FC; Nikita Vadymovych Rukavytsya RW (b. UKR 30 - 18-1) Maccabi Haifa ISR; Apostolos Giannou CF (28 - 5) AEK Larnaca CYP.
Kit: Nike.
Betting: 750-1.
Unlucky: .



BEL: Coach: Roberto Martínez Montoliu ESP; 3 August 2016 - ); Assists: Graeme Anthony Jones ENG, Thierry Daniel Henry FRA, GK Coach: Erwin Lemmens, Trainer: Mario Innaurato.
Goalkeepers: [1] Thibaut Nicolas Marc Courtois (26 - 55) Chelsea ENG; [12] Simon Luc Hildebert Mignolet, (30 - 21) Liverpool ENG; [13] Koen Casteels, (25 - 0) VfL Wolfsburg GER;
Defenders: [2] Toby Albertine Maurits Alderweireld, CB-RB (29 - 71-3) Tottenham Hotspur ENG; [3] Thomas Vermaelen CB (32 - 64-1), Barcelona ESP; [4] Vincent Jean Mpoy Kompany LCB (32 - 73-4) Manchester City ENG; [5] Jan Bert Lieve Vertonghen RCB-LB (31 - 97-8), Tottenham Hotspur ENG; [15] Thomas Meunier RB (26 - 22-5) Paris Saint-Germain FRA; [20] Anga Dedryck Boyata CB-RB (27 - 4) Celtic SCO.
Midfielders: [6] Axel Laurent Angel Lambert Witsel CMF (29 - 85-9), Tianjin Quanjian CHN; [7] Kevin De Bruyne AMF (26 - 56-13), Manchester City ENG; [8] Marouane Fellaini-Bakkioui, CMF (30 - 78-16), Manchester United ENG; [19] Moussa Sidi Yaya Dembélé CMF (30 - 73-5), Tottenham Hotspur ENG; [17] Youri Tielemans CMF (21 - 7), AS Monaco FRA; [11] Yannick Ferreira Carrasco LW (24 -22-5), Dalian Yifang CHN; [22] Nacer Chadli LW (28 - 43-4), West Bromwich Albion ENG; [23] Leander Dendoncker, DMF (23 - 5), Anderlecht.
Forwards: [18] Adnan Januzai RW (23 -8) Real Sociedad ESP; [9] Romelu Menama Lukaku, CF (25 - 63-30) Manchester United ENG; [10] Eden Michael Hazard LW ( c. 27 - 84-22) Chelsea ENG; [14] Dries Mertens CF (31 - 67-14), Napoli ITA; [16] Thorgan Ganael Francis Hazard LW (25 - 10-1), Borussia Mönchengladbach GER; [21] Michy Batshuayi Atunga CF (24 - 15-6), Borussia Dortmund GER.
Standby: Matz Willy Sels, GK (26 - 0) Anderlecht; Laurent Franco Ciman CB (32 - 19-1), Los Angeles USA;. Jordan Zacharie Lukaku Menama Mokelenge LB (23 - 8) Lazio ITA; Christian Kabasele CB (27 - 2) Watford ENG; Radja Nainggolan CMF (30 - 29-6), AS Roma ITA; Anthony Limbombe Ekango LMF (23 - 1), Club Brugge; Kevin Antonio Joel Gislain Mirallas y Castillo RW (30 - 57-10), Olympiacos - loan from Everton 2018 GRE; Divock Okoth Origi CF (23 - 24-3), VfL Wolfsburg GER; Christian Benteke Liolo CF (27 - 31-11), Crystal Palace ENG.
Based: Moscow Country Club, an international-class suburban hotel and golf club. https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CBeZM0bE8B
Kit: Adidas.
Betting: 12-1.
Unlucky: Roberto Nainggolan. Lucky: Januzai.



BRZ: Coach: Adenor Leonardo Bacchi - Tite, 57, June 2016 - ); Assist: Cléber Xavier, and trainer: Fábio Mahseredjian. | squad early May -
Goalkeepers: [1] Alisson Ramses Becker, inj (25 - 24) AS Roma ITA; [23] Ederson Santana de Moraes (24 - 1) Manchester City ENG; [16] Cássio Ramos GK (31 - 1), Corinthians; .
Defenders: [14] Danilo Luiz da Silva RB (26 - 16) Manchester City ENG; [22] Fagner Conserva Lemos RB (29 - 4) Corinthians; [6] Filipe Luís Kasmirski LB (32 - 31-2) Atlético Madrid ESP; [4] Pedro Tonon Geromel CB (aged 32 - 2) Grêmio ITA; [12] Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior LB (30 - 52-6) Real Madrid ESP; [13] Marcos Aoás Corrêa - Marquinhos CB (24 - 0) Paris Saint-Germain FRA; [3] João Miranda de Souza Filho CB (33 - 45-2) Internazionale ITA; [2] Thiago Emiliano da Silva (Capt) ( 33 - 69-5) Paris Saint-Germain FRA.
Midfielders: [5] Carlos Henrique Casimiro DMF (aged 26 - 22), Real Madrid ESP; [11] Philippe Coutinho Correia LWF (26 - 36-9) Barcelona ESP; [17] Fernando Luiz Roza - Fernandinho DMF (33 - 42-2) Manchester City ENG; [18] Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos - Fred CMF (25 - 7), Shakhtar Donetsk UKR; [15] José Paulo Bezerra Maciel Júnior - Paulinho CMF (29 - 48-12) Barcelona ESP; [8] Renato Soares de Oliveira Augusto CMF (30 - 28-5) Beijing Sinobo Guoan CHN; [19] Willian Borges da Silva RWF (29 - 55-8) Chelsea ENG.
Forwards: [7] Douglas Costa de Sousa LW (27 - 24-3) Juventus ITA; [20] Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira SS (26 - 20-6) Liverpool ENG; [9] Gabriel Fernando de Jesus CF (21 - 15-9) Manchester City ENG; [21] Taison Barcellos Freda LFW (30 - 7-1) Shakhtar Donetsk UKR; [10] Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior LFW (26 - 83-53) Paris Saint-Germain FRA.
Standby: Norberto Murara Neto GK (28 0) Valencia ESP; Rodrigo Caio Coquette Russo CD (24 - 4) São Paulo;
Based: Swissôtel Resort Sochi Camellia, Sochi. https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CBeQv6RW3D
Kit: Nike.
Betting: 23-5.
Unlucky: Daniel Alves da Silva INJ RB (35 - 107-7), Paris Saint-Germain FRA; Alex Sandro Lobo Silva LB (27 - 10) Juventus ITA;



COL: Coach: José Néstor Pékerman Krimen ARG (appt: Feb 2012- ); Assists: Néstor Gabriel Lorenzo, Patricio Alejandro Camps, and Pablo Garabello (all ARG); Tactical coach: Gabriel Wainer; GK coach Eduardo Niño García; Trainer: Eduardo Urtasún. | 35 man squad 14 May -
Goalkeepers: [1] David Ospina Ramírez (29 - 86) Arsenal ENG; [12] Camilo Andrés Vargas Gil (29 - 5) Deportivo Cali; [22] José Fernando Cuadrado Romero (33 1) Once Caldas.
Defenders: [4] Santiago "Santi" Arias Naranjo RB (26 - 41) PSV Eindhoven HOL; [2] Cristián Eduardo Zapata Valencia CB (31 - 55-2) AC Milan ITA; [23] Dávinson Sánchez Mina CB (22 - 9) Tottenham Hotspur ENG; [3] Óscar Fabián Murillo Murillo CB (30 - 13) Pachuca MEX; [17] Johan Andrés Mojica Palacio LB (26 - 4-1) Girona, on loan from Rayo Vallecano de Madrid ESP; [13] Yerry Fernando Mina González CB (23 - 12-3) Barcelona ESP; [18] Farid Alfonso Díaz Rhenals LB (34 - 13) Olimpia PAR.
Midfielders: [5] Wílmar Enrique Barrios Terán DMF (24 - 10) Boca Juniors ARG; [6] Carlos Alberto Sánchez Moreno DMF (32 - 85) Espanyol, ESP on loan from Fiorentina ITA; [16] Jefferson Andrés Lerma Solís DMF (23 - 5) Levante UD ESP; [8] Abel Enrique Aguilar Tapias DMF (33 - 70-7) Deportivo Cali; [10] James David Rodríguez Rubio AMF (vc. 26 - 63-21) Bayern Munich GER; [15] Andrés Mateus Uribe Villa CMF (27 - 8) Club América MEX; [20] Juan Fernando Quintero Paniagua AMF (25 - 15-2) River Plate ARG.
Forwards:; [11] Juan Guillermo Cuadrado Bello RW (30 - 70-7) Juventus ITA; [9] Radamel Falcao García Zárate CF (c. 32 - 73-29) AS Monaco FRA; [19] Miguel Ángel Borja Hernández CF (25 - 7-2) Palmeiras BRZ; [7] Carlos Arturo Bacca Ahumada CF (31 - 45-14) Villarreal ESP; [14] Luis Fernando Muriel Fruto CF (27 - 18-2) Sevilla ESP; [21] José Heriberto Izquierdo Mena LW (25 - 5-1) Brighton & Hove Albion ENG.
35 man squad - Standby: Iván Mauricio Arboleda GK (22 - ) CA Banfield ARG; William José Tesillo Gutiérrez CB (28 - 3) Club León MEX; Bernardo José Espinosa Zúñiga CB (28 - 0) Girona ESP; John Stefan Medina Ramírez RB-CB (26 - 11) Monterrey MEX; Giovanni Andrés Moreno Cardona AMF (31 - 21-3) Shanghai Greenland Shenhua CHN; Yimmi Javier Chará Zamora RW (27 - 7) Atlético Mineiro BRZ from Atlético Junior; Edwin Andrés Cardona Bedoya AMF (25 - 31-5) Boca Juniors ARG; Gustavo Leonardo Cuéllar Gallego CMF (25 - 3) Flamengo BRZ; Duván Esteban Zapata Banguero CF (27 - 5) Sampdoria ITA; Teófilo Antonio Gutiérrez Roncancio SS (33 - 51-15) Atlético Junior.
Based: Déjà Vu hotel. "Kazan" downhill ski resort and sports & health complex. https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CBeZMLcf-D
Kit: Adidas.
Betting: 50-1
Unlucky: Frank Yusty Fabra Palacios LB (27 - 18-1) Boca Juniors ARG; injured; anterior cruciate ligament tear in his left knee during training on 9 June 2018.



CRC: Coach: Óscar Antonio Ramírez Hernández 53 Apt: Aug 2015); Assists: Alejandro Larrea and Luis Antonio Marín Murillo; GK coach: Luis Gabelo Conejo; Trainer: Erick Sánchez. Final squad announced 14 May 2018. Costa Rica are the only Central American team to win a WC finals match.
Goalkeepers: [1] Keylor Antonio Navas Gamboa (vc. 31 - 80) Real Madrid ESP; [18] Patrick Alberto Pemberton Bernard (36 - 39) Alajuelense; [23] Leonel Gerardo Moreira Ledezma (28 - 9) Herediano.
Defenders: [16] Cristian Esteban Gamboa Luna RWB (28 - 67-3) Celtic SCO; [4] Ian Rey Smith Quirós RWB (20 - 3) IFK Norrköping SWE; [19] Kendall Jamaal Waston Manley RCB (30 - 26-3) Vancouver Whitecaps CAN; [2] Johnny Acosta Zamora CB (34 - 68-2) Rionegro Águilas COL; [3] Giancarlo 'Pipo' González Castro CB (30 - 69-2)Bologna ITA; [6] Óscar Esaú Duarte Gaitán CB (29 - 38-2) RCD Espanyol ESP; [15] Francisco Javier Calvo Quesada LCB (25 - 37-4) Minnesota United USA; [8] Bryan Josué Oviedo Jiménez LWB (28 - 43-1) Sunderlad ENG; [22] Rónald Alberto Matarrita Ulate LWB (23 - 23-2) New York City USA.
Midfielders: [20] David Alberto Guzmán Pérez DMF (28 - 42) Portland timbers USA; [17] Yeltsin Ignacio Tejeda Valverde DMF (26 - 50) Lausanne-Sport SUI; [14] Randall Azofeifa Corrales DMF (33- 57-3) Herediano; [11] Johan Alberto Venegas Ulloa ARMF (29 - 46-10) Deportivo Saprissa; [5] Celso Borges Mora CMF (30 - 110-21) Deportivo La Coruña ESP; [10] Bryan Jafet Ruiz González LMF (c. 32 - 109-23) Sporting CP POR; [13] Rodney Wallace Burns LMF (29 - 30-4) New York City USA.
Forwards: [12] Joel Nathaniel Campbell Samuels RW (25 - 76-15) Real Betis ESP; [21] Marcos Danilo Ureña Porras CF (28 - 63-15) Los Angeles FC USA; [7] Christian Bolaños Navarro LW (34 - 80-6) Deportivo Saprissa; [9] Daniel Colindres Solera LW (33 - 12) Deportivo Saprissa.
Standby: Danny Gabriel Carvajal Rodríguez GK (29 - 4) Deportivo Saprissa; Kenner Gutiérrez Cerdas CB (28 - 9) Alajuelense; Wilmer Jesús Azofeifa Valverde CMF (24 - 1) Santos de Guápiles; David Gerardo Ramírez Ruiz LWF (25 - 15-4) Deportivo Saprissa; Yendrick Alberto Ruiz González CF (31 - 8) Herediano, were all in the preliminary squad.
Based: Hilton ExpoForum, Saint Petersburg. Training at Olimpiets Stadium in Pavlovsk. https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CBe6QPb0sC
Kit: New Balance.
Betting: 750-1.
Unlucky: José Andres Salvatierra López RB (28 - 36) Alajuelense withdrew through injury




CRO: Coach: Zlatko Dalić (App: 7 Oct 2017 after sacking Ante Čačić); Assist: Dražen Ladić, Ivica Olić; GK coach: Marjan Mrmić, Trainer: Luka Milanović. Final squad announced 14 May 2018.
Goalkeepers: [23] Danijel Subašić () ; [12] Lovre Kalinić () ; [1] Dominik Livaković () ;
Defenders: [5] Vedran Ćorluka CB () ; [21] Domagoj Vida CB () ; [3] Ivan Strinić LB () ; [6] Dejan Lovren CB () ; [2] Šime Vrsaljko RB () ; [22] Josip Pivarić LB () ; [13] Tin Jedvaj CB () ; [15] Duje Ćaleta-Car CB () ;
Midfielders: [10] Luka Modrić CMF (captain ) ; [7] Ivan Rakitić CMF () [8] Mateo Kovačić CMF () ; [19] Milan Badelj DMF () ; [11] Marcelo Brozović CMF () ; [14] Filip Bradarić DMF ()
Forwards: [17] Mario Mandžukić CF () ; [4] Ivan Perišić LW () ; [16] Nikola Kalinić CF () he was removed from the squad on 17 June for refusing to come on as a substitute v Nigeria; [9] Andrej Kramarić CF () ; [20] Marko Pjaca LW () ; [18] Ante Rebić RW () ;
Ivan Santini ()
32 - Standby: Karlo Letica GK (21-0) Club Brugge BEL; Matej Mitrović CB (24-9 (1) Club Brugge BEL; Borna Barišić LB (25-3) Osijek; Borna Sosa LB (20-0) VfB Stuttgart GER; Zoran Nižić CB (28-2) Hajduk Split; Marko Rog CMF(22-12) Napoli ITA; Mario Pašalić CMF (23-6) Spartak Moscow RUS on loan from Chelsea ENG; Duje Čop CF (28-13 (2) Standard Liège BEL.
Based: Lesnaya Rapsodiya (Woodland Rhapsody) resort complex on the shores of Bolshoye Semaginskoye Lake 60 km away from St. Petersburg. https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CBeZQQvx~C
Kit: Nike.
Betting: 35-1.
Unlucky:3.



DEN: Coach: Åge Fridtjof Hareide 64 - Appt 10 Dec 2015- ); Assistants: Jon Dahl Tomasson; GK Coach: Lars Høgh, Trainer: Ben Rosen. | 30 squad
Goalkeepers: [1] Kasper Peter Schmeichel GK (vc. 31 - 34) Leicester City ENG; [22] Frederik Riis Rønnow GK (25 - 6) Brøndby will join Eintracht Frankfurt GER in July; [16] Jonas Lössl GK (29 - 1) Huddersfield Town ENG.
Defenders: [4] Simon Thorup Kjær CB (c. 29 - 78-3) Sevilla ESP; [13] Mathias Jattah-Njie 'Zanka' Jørgensen CB (28 - 12) Huddersfield Town ENG; [17] Jens Stryger Larsen RB (27 - 13-1) Udinese ITA; [5] Jonas Hjort Knudsen LB (25 - 3) Ipswich Town ENG; [3] Jannik Vestergaard CB (25 - 16-1) Borussia Mönchengladbach GER; [6] Andreas Bødtker Christensen CB (22 - 16-1) Chelsea ENG; [14] Henrik Dalsgaard RB (28 - 11) Brentford ENG.
Midfielders: [7] William Vitved Kvist DMF (33 - 80-2) FC København; [10] Christian Dannemann Eriksen AMF (26 - 78-22) Tottenham Hotspur ENG; [19] Lasse Schöne DMF (32 - 36-3) AFC Ajax HOL; [8] Thomas Joseph Delaney DMF () Werder Bremen, will join Borussia Dortmund 1st July GER; [18] Lukas Lerager CMF (24 - 4) Bordeaux FRA; [2] Michael Krohn-Dehli CMF (35 - 59-6) Deportivo La Coruña ESP;
Forwards: [9] Nicolai Jørgensen CF (27 - 31-8) Feyenoord HOL; [20] Yussuf Yurary Poulsen CF (23 - 28-4) RB Leipzig GER; [21] Andreas Evald Cornelius CF (25 - 18-4) Atalanta BC ITA; [11] Martin Braithwaite Christensen CF (27 - 20-1) Bordeaux, on loan from Middlesbrough FRA; [15] Viktor Gorridsen Fischer LW (24 - 19-3) FC København; [12] Kasper Dolberg Rasmussen CF (20 - 6-1) AFC Ajax HOL; [23] Pione Sisto Ifolo Emirmija LW (23 - 14-1) Celta Vigo ESP.
Preliminary 35 - Standby: Jesper Hansen GK (33 - 0) Midtjylland; Peter Ankersen RB () FC København; Riza Durmisi LB (24 - 23) Real de Betis ESP; Nicolai Møller Boilesen LB (26 - 17-1) FC København; Andreas Bjelland CB (29 - 28) Brentford ENG; Mathias Jensen CMF (22 - 0) Nordsjælland NOR; Mike Lindemann Jensen MF (30 - 6) Rosenborg NOR; Pierre-Emile Kordt Højbjerg (22 - 17-1) Southampton ENG; Daniel Wass RW (29 - 16) Celta Vigo ESP; Robert Skov RW (22 - 0) FC København; Nicklas Bendtner CF (30 - 81-30) Rosenborg NOR; Albin Kenneth Dahrup Zohore (24 -0) Cardiff City ENG.
Based: Beton Brut, Anapa, on the Black Sea coast, in the southwest of the Krasnodar Region. Train at Pontos Stadium, part of Vityazevo sports complex. https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CBeQv8CTDC
Kit Hummel.
Betting: 100-1
Unlucky:



EGY : Coach:.Héctor Raúl Cúper (ARG 2 March 2015 - ) Assist: Mahmoud El-Ghamrawy Osama Nabieh; 1st Assit Coach: José Fantaguzzi (ARG); Team Director: Ehab Lehata, GK coach: Ahmed Nagy, Trainer: Antonio Sarioglou (GRE). | 29 man squad 11 May 2018. Squad numbers were revealed on 2 June.
Goalkeepers: [1] Essam Kamal Tawfiq El-Hadary (c. (45 - 158 ) Al-Taawoun KSA; [16] Sherif Ekramy ِAhmed Ahmed El-Shahat (34 - 22) Al Ahly SC; [23] Mohamed El-Shenawy (29 - 3) Al Ahly SC.
Defenders: [3] Ahmed Eissa Elmohamady Abdel Fattah RB (30 - 78-2) Aston Villa; ENG; [7] Ahmed Fathy RB (vc. 33 - 126-3) Al Ahly SC; [4] Omar Mahmoud Gaber CB (26 - 23) Los Angeles FC USA; [2] Ali Gabr Gabr Mossad CB (29 - 22-1) Zamalek SC on loan to West Bromwich Albion ENG; [20] Saad el-Din Samir CB (29 - 11) Al Ahly SC; [12] Ayman Ashraf CB (27 - 5-1) Al Ahly SC; 15] El-Winsh - Mahmoud Hamdy CB (23 - 1) Zamalek SC; [6] Ahmed Elsayed Ali Elsayed Hegazy CB (27 - 45-1) West Bromwich Albion; ENG; [13] Mohamed Abdel-Shafy LB (32 - 51-1) Al Fateh SC KSA.
Midfielders: [8] Tarek Hamed DMF (29 - 22) Zamalek SC; [17] Mohamed Elneny DMF (25 - 61-5) Arsenal ENG; [19] Abdallah Mahmoud Said Mohamed AMF (32 - 37-6) Al-Ahli SFC KSA; [18] Shikabala - Mahmoud Abdel Razek Fadlallah RW (32 - 30-2) Al Raed KSA; [21] Trézéguet - Mahmoud Ibrahim Hassan LW (23 - 25-2) Kasımpaşa SK TUR; [14] Ramadan Sobhi Ramadan Ahmed LW-AMF (21 - 24-1) Stoke City ENG; [5] Sam Sayed Morsy CMF (26 - 5) Wigan Athletic ENG.
Forwards: [10] Mohamed Salah Ghaly RW (25 - 57-33) Liverpool ENG PFA player of the year 2017-18; [9] Marwan Mohsen Fahmi Tharwat CF (29 - 25-4) Al Ahly SC; Kahraba - Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim LWF (24 - 20-3) Al Ittihad CSA KSA; [22] Amr Medhat Warda LW (24 - 16) Atromitos Athensc FC GRE.
On Standby or were in initial squad: Mohamed Hussein Awad Moussa GK (25 - 3) Ismaily, on loan to Al Wehda, KSA; Amer Mohamed GK (31 - 0) El-Entag El-Harby SC; Karim Ramadan Hafez LB (22 - 6) RC de Lens FRA; Amro Tarek Abdel-Aziz CB (26 - 1) Orlando City USA; Hamada Tolba - Mohamed Maher Taha Tolba LB (36 - 3) EMPPI SC; Mahmoud Abdel Aziz DMF (27 - 2) Zamalek SC; Walid Soliman Said Obaid (33 -23-1) Al Ahly SC; Hossam Mohamed Ashour Sanad Attia (32 - 12) Al Akly SC; Moamen Zakaria Abas AMF (30 - 11) Al Ahly SC on loan to Al Ahli Saaud, KSA; Kouka - Ahmed Hassan Mahgoub CF (25 - 16-5) SC de Braga POR; Amr Gamal CF (26 - 18-3) HJK FIN; Ahmed Gomaa CF (29 - 2) Al Masry.
Based: Grozny, Chechnya train at Akhmat arena. https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CBeZQFFrSB
Kit: Adidas.
Betting: 200-1
Unlucky: Basem Morsy Elkotb Abdalla CF (26 - 10-7) Zamalek, not picked since he went missing after being substituted against Ghana Nov 2016.



ENG: Coach: Gareth Southgate (took over as caretaker 27 Sept 2016 on resignation of Allardyce and has been there since); Assist manager: Steve Holland (2016 - ); GK Coach: Martyn Margetson; Fitness Coach: Chris Neville. | 16 May, Squad numbers confirmed 2 June 2018:
Goalkeepers: [1] Jordan Lee Pickford (24 - 3) Everton; [13] Jack Butland (25 - 8) Stoke City; [23] Nicholas David Pope (26 - 1) Burnley.
Defenders: [2] Kyle Andrew Walker RWB (28 - 35) Manchester City; [22] Trent John Alexander-Arnold RWB (19 - 1) Liverpool; [5] John Stones CB (24 - 26) Manchester City; [15] Gary James Cahill CB (32 - 59-5) Chelsea; [6] Jacob Harry Maguire LCB (25 - 5) Leicester City; [16] Philip Anthony Jones RCB (25 - 25) Manchester United; [12] Kieran John Trippier RWB-CB (27 - 7) Tottenham Hotspur; [18] Ashley Simon Young LWB (32 - 34-7) Manchester United; [3] Daniel Lee Rose LWB (27 - 18) Tottenham Hotspur.
Midfielders: [8] Jordan Brian Henderson DMF (vc. 27 - 39) Liverpool; [4] Eric Jeremy Edward Dier DMF (24 - 26-3) Tottenham Hotspur; [17] Fabian Delph LCMF (28 - 11) Manchester City; [7] Jesse Ellis Lingard AMF (25 - 12-1) Manchester United; [20] Bamidele Jermaine Alli AMF (22 - 25-2) Tottenham Hotspur; [21] Ruben Ira Loftus-Cheek RCMF (22 - 4) Chelsea.
Forwards: [9] Harry Edward Kane CF (c. 24 - 24-13) Tottenham Hotspur; [19] Marcus Rashford CF (20 - 19-3) Manchester United; [11] Jamie Richard Vardy CF (31 - 22-7) Leicester City; [14] Daniel Nii Tackie Mensah Welbeck CF (27 - 38-16) Arsenal; [10] Raheem Shaquille Sterling (b. Kingston, Jamaica) LFW (23 - 38-2) Manchester City.
Based on players' age on the first matchday, England have named their third youngest squad for a World Cup (26 years 18 days) this is behind only the 1958 (25 years 81 days) and 2006 (25 years 286 days) squads. 57 goals between them.
On Standby: [24] Thomas David Heaton (GK 31 - 3) Burnley; James AlanTarkowski (CB 25 -1) Burnley; [26] Jake Cyril L. Livermore (MF 28 - 7) West Bromwich Albion; Lewis John Cook (CMF 21 - 1) AFC Bournemouth; [25] Adam David Lallana AMF 34 - 3) Liverpool.
Based: Forrest Mix Sport & Relax, Leningrad Region, 40km from Saint Petersburg. Training in Zelenogorsk, 3km from Repino. https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CBe6UER28D
Kit: Nike.
Betting: 20-1.
Unlucky: Alex Mark David Oxlade-Chamberlain AMF 24 - 32-6 Liverpool badly injured his knee in ECL semi-final vs AS Roma on 25 April 2018; Jack Andrew Garry Wilshire (CMF 26 - 34-2) Arsenal left out because of his fondness for injuries; Although he was probably not surprised he was left out Joe Hart West Ham United was first choice GK for Englamd since 2010, his last game for England was 14 Nov 2017 vs Brazil, 75th cap; he has been unsettled since he was let go from City by Pep Guardiola. Christopher Llotd Smalling (CB 28 - 31-1) Manchester United had a good season for United but left out by Southgate; Harry Billy Winks (MF 22 - 1) Tottenham Hotspur one for the future.



FRA: Coach: Didier Claude Deschamps, 49, (8 July 2012 - ); Assist: Guy Stéphan, GK Coach: Frank Raviot, Trainer Grégory Dupont. | 13 May -
Goalkeepers: [1] Hugo Lloris (Captain 31-98) Tottenham Hotspur ENG; [16] Steve Mandanda Mpidi (33-27) Marseille; [23] Alphonse Areola (25-0) Paris Saint-Germain.
Defenders: [19] Djibril Sidibé RB (25-17 (1) Marseille [2] Benjamin Pavard CB (22-6) Vfb Stuttgart GER; [3] Presnel Kimpembe CB (22-2) Paris Saint-Germain; [4] Raphaël Xavier Varane CB (42-2) Real Madrid ESP; [5] Samuel Umtiti CB (24-19 (2) Barcelona; [17] Adi Rami CB (32-35 (1) Marseille; [21] Lucas François Bernard Hernández LB (22-5) Atlético Madrid ESP; [22] Benjamin Mendy LB (23-7) Manchester City ENG.
Midfielders: [13] N'Golo Kanté DMF (27-24 (1) Chelsea ENG; [15] Steven N'Kemboanza Mike Nzonzi DMF (29-4) Sevilla ESP; [6] Paul Labile Pogba CMF (25-54 (9) Manchester United ENG; [12] Corentin Tolisso CMF (23-9) Bayern Munich GER; [14] Blaise Matuidi CMF (31-67 (9) Juventus ITA; [18] Nabil Fekir (24-12 (2) Lyon.
Forwards: [20] Florian Tristan Mariano Thauvin RW (25-4) Marseille [11] Ousmane Dembélé RW (21-12 (2) Barcelona ESP; [10] Kylian Mbappé Lottin RW (19-15 (4) Paris Saint-Germain; [7] Antoine Griezmann CF (27-54 (20) Atlético Madrid ESP; [9] Olivier Giroud CF (31-74 (31) Chelsea ENG; [8] Thomas Lemar LW (22-12 (3) Monaco
Standby or in prelim squad: Benoît Costil GK (31-1) Bordeax; Mathieu Debuchy RB (33-27 (2) Saint-Étienne; Lucas Digne LB (25-21) Everton ENG; Laurent Koscielny CB (32-51 (2) Arsenal ENG; Mamadou Sakho CB (28-28 (2) Crystal Palace ENG; Kurt Happy Zouma CB (23-2) Everton ENG; Moussa Sissoko CMF (29-53 (2) Tottenham Hotspur ENG;Anthony Martial CF (22-18 (1) Manchester United ENG; Adrien Rabiot MF (23-6) Paris Saint-Germain; Wissam Ben Yedder CF (28-1) Sevilla ESP;
Based: The Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga, training at Glebovets Stadium nearby. https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CBe6UYUwTD
Kit: Nike.
Betting: 7-1.
Unlucky: Laurent Koscielny CB (32-51 (1) Arsenal ENG was injured achilles vs Atletico Madrid ELSF



GER: Coach: Joachim 'Jogi' Löw, 59 (13 July 2006 - ); Assist Coach: Marcus Sorg, Thomas Schneider; Fitness coaches: Yann-Benjamin Kugel; GK coach: Andreas Köpke;
Goalkeepers: [1] Manuel Neuer (captain 32-76) ; [22] Marc-André ter Stegen (26-20) ; [12] Kevin Trapp (27-3)
Defenders: [18] Joshua Walter Kimmich RB (23-29 (3) ; [17] Jérôme Agyenim Boateng CB (29-71 (1) ; [4] Matthias Ginter CB (24-18) ; [5] Mats Hummels CB (29-64 (5) ; [16] Antonio Rüdiger CB (25-24 (1) ; [15] Niklas Süle CB (22-11) ; [2] Marvin Plattenhardt LB (26-6) ; [3] Jonas Hector LB (28-38 (3) .
Midfielders: [19] Sebastian Rudy DMF (28-25 (1) ; [14] Leon Christophe Goretzka CMF (23-15 (6) ; [21] İlkay Gündoğan CMF (27-26 (4) Manchester City ENG; [6] Sami Khedira CMF (31-75 (7) ; [8] Toni Kroos CMF (28-83 (12) ; [10] Mesut Özil AMF (29-90 (23) Arsenal ENG;
Forwards: [23] Mario Gómez Garcia CF (32-75 (31) ; [13] Thomas Müller RW (28-91 (38) ; [11] Marco Reus RW (29-31 (9) ; [9] Timo Werner CF (22-14 (8) ; [20] Julian Brandt LW (22-16 (1) ; [7] Julian Draxler LW (24-44 (6) .
Standby or in prelim squad: Bernd Leno GK (26-6) ; Jonathan Glao Tah CB (22-3) Beyer Leverkusen; Leroy Aziz Sané AMF (22-12) Manchester City ENG; Nils Petersen CF (29-1) SC Freiburg.
Based: Vatutinki Health Complex, New Moscow. https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CBe6UJrm8C
Kit: Adidas.
Betting: 5-1.
Unlucky: Mario Gotze .



ISL: Coach: Heimir Hallgrímsson (apt. 14 Oct 2011 -); Assist: Helgi Kolviðsson, GK Coahces: Guðmundur Hreiðarsson, Trainer: Sebastian Boxleitner. 26 man squad named. final squad 11 May 2018.
Goalkeepers: [1] Hannes Þór Halldórsson (34-49) Randers DEN; [12] Frederik August Albrecht Schram (32-4) Roskilde; [13] Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson (23-3) Nordsjælland DEN.
Defenders: [2] Birkir Már Sævarsson RB (33-79 (1) Valur; [6] Ragnar Sigurðsson CB (31-77 (3) Rostov RUS; [14] Kári Árnason CB (35-67 (5) Aberdeen SCO; [23] Ari Freyr Skúlason LB (31-56) Lokeren BEL; [5] Sverrir Ingi Ingason CB (24-20 (3) Rostiov RUS; [18] Hörður Björgvin Magnússon LB (25-16 (2) Bristol City ENG; [15] Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson CB (27-10 (1) Levski Sofia BUL; [3] Samúel Kári Friðjónsson DMF (22-4) Vålerenga NOR.
Midfielders: [17] Aron Einar Malmquist Gunnarsson DMF (captain 29-77 (2) Cardiff City ENG; [8] Birkir Bjarnason LW (30-67 (9) Aston Villa ENG; [7] Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson AMF (27-67 (7) Burnley ENG; [20] Emil Hallfreðsson DMF (33-64 (1) Udinese ITA; [10] Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson CMF (28-57 (19) Everton ENG; [19] Rúrik Gíslason RW (30-47 (3) SV Sandhausen GER; [16] Ólafur Ingi Skúlason DMF (35-36 (1) Kardemir Karabükspor TUR; [21] Arnór Ingvi Traustason LMF (25-19 (5) Malmö FF SWE.
Strikers: [11] Alfreð Finnbogason (29-47 (13) FC Augsburg GER;; [22] Jón Daði Böðvarsson CF (26-38 (2) Reading ENG; [9] Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson CF (27-12 (1) Rostov RUS; [4] Albert Guðmundsson RW (20-5 (3) PSV Eindhoven NED.
Standby or in prelim squad: Anton Ari Einarsson GK (23-1) Valur Ögmundur Kristinsson GK (28-15) Excelsior HOL; Diego Johannesson Pando RB (24-3) Oviedo ESP; Haukur Heiðar Hauksson RB (26-7) AIK SWE; Jón Guðni Fjóluson CB (29-13 (1) FK Norrköping SWE, Haukur Páll Sigurdsson DMF (31-) Valur; Vidar Ari Jonsson RB () Braan NOR, Felix Orn Fredriksson LB (19-2) IBV, Hjortur Hermannsson CB (23-7 (1) Brøndby IF DEN; Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson CMF (19-15 (1) Grasshopper SUI; LWF Aron Siguroarson (23-6 (2) Start NOR; Arnor Smarason WF (29-24 (3) Hammarby IF SWE; Theódór Elmar Bjarnason CMF (31-40 (1) Elazığspor; Hilmar Árni Halldórsson CF (26-2) Stjarnan; Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson FWD (27-16 (1) Molde NOR; Aron Elís Þrándarson MF (23-2) Aalesund NOR; Orri Sigurður Ómarsson DF (23-4) Sarpsborg 08 NOR; Árni Vilhjálmsson CF (24-1) Jönköpings Södra IF SWE; Kolbeinn Sigþórsson CF (28-44 (22) Nantes, FRA Galatasaray on loan TUR; Óttar Magnús Karlsson () Molde NOR, on loan to Trelleborgs FF SWE; Andri Rúnar Bjarnason FWD (27-2) Grindavík; Kristjan Flóki Finnbogason (23-4 (1) Start NOR; Kjartan Henry Finnbogason CF (31-11 (2) Horsens DEN; Elias Mar Omarsson (-0) ; Eiður Guðjohnsen CF (39-88 (26) possible call from retirement; Vidar Kjartansson FWD (28-18 (2) Maccabi Tel Aviv ISR.
Based: Nadezhda Resort Complex, Gelendjik a town on the Black Sea coast 230km NW of Sochi. Training at Olimp Stadium. https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CBe6U0sedA
Kit Errea.
Betting: 300-1
Unlucky: .



IRN: Coach: Carlos Manuel Brito Leal Queiroz, 64 (POR 4 Apr 2011 - He has led three national teams to the WC finals; South Africa 2002, Portugal 2010 and now Iran 2014, 2018); Assist: Oceano Andrade da Cruz (POR), Markar Aghajanian and Rodolfo Luís Costa Miguens Correia POR. 30 preliminary squad final 23 named on 2 June.
Goalkeepers: [1] Alireza Beiranvand (25 - 21) Persepolis; [12] Mohammad Rashid Mazaheri (29 - 3) Zob Ahan Isfahan; [22] Amir Abedzadeh (25 - 0) Marítimo POR.
Defenders: [23] Ramin Rezaeian RB (28 - 27-2) KV Oostende BEL; [8] Morteza Pouraliganji CB (26 - 26-2) Al-Sadd QAT; [5] Milad Mohammadi Keshmarzi LB (24 - 18) Akhmat Grozny RUS; [13] Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh CB (27 - 11-1) Padideh; [4] Rouzbeh Cheshmi CB (24 - 7) Esteghlal; [19] Seyed Majid Hosseini CB (21 - 0) Esteghlal; [15] Pejman Montazeri CB (34 - 45-1) Esteghlal; [3] Ehsan Hajsafi LWB (28 - 93-6) Olympiacos Piraeus GRE.
Midfielders:; [7] Masoud Soleimani Shojaei AMF (c. 34 - 73-8) AEK Athens GRE; [18] Alireza Jahanbakhsh RW (24 - 36-4) AZ Alkmaar HOL; [21] Seyed Ashkan Dejagah AMF (vc. 32 - 45-9) Nottingham Forest ENG; [11] Vahid Amiri LW (30 - 33-1) Persepolis; [9] Omid Ebrahimi Zarandini DMF (30 - 29) Esteghlal; [6] Saeid Ezatolahi Afagh CMF (aged 21 - 25-1) Amkar Perm RUS; [2] Mehdi Torabi LW (23 - 16-4) Saipa.
Forwards: [10] Karim Ansarifard CF (28 - 63-16) Olympiacos Piraeus GRE; [16] Reza Ghoochannejhad CF (30 - 42-17) Heerenveen HOL; [14] Saman Ghoddos CF (24 - 7-1) Östersund FK SWE; [20] Sardar Azmoun CF (23 - 32-23) Rubin Kazan RUS; [17] Mehdi Taremi CF (25 - 25-11) Al-Gharafa QAT.
Standby: Seyed Hossein Hosseini GK (25 - 1) Esteghlal; Jalal - Seyyed Jalaleddin Hosseini CB (36 - 114-8) Persepolis; Voria Ghafouri RB (30 - 20) Esteghlal; Steven Mehrdad Beitashour RB (31 - 6) Los Angeles FC USA; Saeid Aghaei LWB (23 - 5) Sepahan; Mohammad Ansari LB (26 - 4) Persepolis; Omid Noorafkan LB (21 - 1) Royal Charleroi SC BEL; Ali Karimi (24 - 9) Sepahan; Soroush Rafiei AMF (28 - 5) Al-Khor QAT; Ahmad Abdollahzadeh DMF (25 - 4) Foolad; Ali Gholizadeh Nojedeh RWF (22 - 2-2) Charleroi BEL; Kaveh Rezaei CF (26 - 9-1) Royal Charleroi SC BEL.
Based: Bakovka Centre, Moscow Region. https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CBe6ULDG9B
Kit: Adidas.
Betting: 750-1.
Unlucky: .



JAP: Coach: Akira Nishino (since April 2018 when Vahid Halilhodžić was sacked); Assist: Makoto Teguramori, Fitness coach: Naoki Hayakawa, GK coach: Yukiya Hamano, Tech. assists: . | 27 man squad released to press 18 May. Squad numbers 31 May.
Goalkeepers: [1] Eiji Kawashima (35-84) Metz FRA; [12] Masaaki Higashiguchi (32-5) Gamba Osaka; [23] Kōsuke Nakamura (23-4) Kashiwa Reysol .
Defenders: [19] Hiroki Sakai RB (28-43) Marseille FRA; [21] Gōtoku Sakai RB (27-41) Hamburger FC GER; [3] Gen Shōji CB (25-11 (1) Kashima Antlers ; [20] Tomoaki Makino CB (32-32 (4) Urawa Red Diamonds; [2] Naomichi Ueda CB (23-4) Kashima Antlers; [22] Maya Yoshida CB (29-82 (10) Southampton ENH; [5] Yūto Nagatomo LB (31-105 (3) Galatasaray TUR.
Midfielders: [17] Makoto Hasebe DMF (captain 34-110 (2) Eintracht Frankfurt GER; [6] Wataru Endo DMF (25-12) Urawa Red Diamonds; [16] Hotaru Yamaguchi DMF (27-42 (2) Cerezo Osaka; [7] Gaku Shibasaki CMF (26-18 (3) Getafe ESP; [10] Shinji Kagawa AMF (29-92 (30) Borussia Dortmund GER; [14] Takashi Inui LW (30-27 (4) Eibar ESP; [18] Ryota Oshima CMF (25-5) Kawasaki Frontale .
Forwards: [4] Keisuke Honda RW (31-) ; [8] Genki Haraguchi LW (27-33 (6) ; [9] Shinji Okazaki CF (32-113 (50) Leicester City ENG; [11] Takashi Usami (26-24 (3) Fortuna Düsseldorf GER; [13] Yoshinori Muto CF (25-24 (2) Mainz 05 GER; [15] Yūya Ōsako SS (28-29 (7) 1.FC Köln GER.
Standby: Shūichi Gonda GK (29-3) Sagan Tosu Tomoya Ugajin LB (30-1) Urawa Red Diamonds; Shintarō Kurumaya LB (26-3) Kawasaki Frontale; Masato Morishige (31-41 (2) FC Tokyo; Kento Misao DMF (22-) Kashima Antlers; Shoya Nakajima MF (23-2 (1) FC Tokyo - on loan to Portimonense, POR; Ryota Morioka MF (27-5) Waasland-Beveren BEL; Toshihiro Aoyama DMF (32-8 (1) Sanfrecce Hiroshima; Yōsuke Ideguchi CMF (21-12 (2) Leeds United ENG; Takuma Asano (23-17 (3) Arsenal - on loan to Vfb Stuttgart ENG; Kenyū Sugimoto (25-6 (1) Cerezo Osaka; Yūya Kubo FWD (24-13 (2) Gent BEL on loan to 1.FC Nürnberg, GER.
Based: FC Rubin training base, Kazan. https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CBe6UXAQKA
Kit Adidas.
Betting: 300-1.
Unlucky: Yasuyuki Konno DMF-CB (INJ 35-93 (4) Gamba Osaka; Yu Kobayashi CF (30-13 (2) Kawasaki Frontale.



KOR: Coach: Shin Tae-yong, 49 (apt June 2017 - ); Assist: José Antonio 'Toni' Grande Cereijo [ESP] and Jeon Kyung-jun. Coaches: Kim Hae-woon (GK) Cha Du-ri (DF) Kim Nam-il (MF), Javier Miñano and Lee Jae-hong (Fitness). | 28 man squad 14 May. Final squad 2 June 2018.
Goalkeepers: [1] Kim Seung-gyu (27-33) Vissel Kobe JAP; [21] Kim Jin-hyeon (30-20) Cerezo Osaka JAP; [23] Cho Hyun-woo (26-6) Daegu FC.
Defenders: [19] Kim Young-gwon CB (28-53-(2) Guangzhou Evergrande CHN; [20] Jang Hyun-soo CB () ; [6] Park Joo-ho LB (31-36) Ulsan Hyundai; [2] Lee Yong RB (31-28) Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors; [22] Go Yo-han RB (30-20) FC Seoul; [12] Kim Min-woo LDMF (28-20 (1) Sangju Sangmu; [14] Hong Chul LB (27-14) Sangju Sangmu; [5] Yun Young-sun CB (29-6) Seongnam FC; [3] Jung Seung-hyun CB (24-6) Sagan Tosu JAP; [4] Oh Ban-suk CB (30-2) Jeju United.
Midfielders: [16] Ki Sung-yueng (captain) DMF (29-102 (10) Swansea City ENG; [13] Koo Ja-cheol (29-68 (19) FC Augsburg GER; [17] Lee Jae-sung (25-35 (6) Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors; [15] Jung Woo-young (28-30 (1) Vissel Kobe JAP; [8] Ju Se-jong (27-11 (1) Asan Mugunghwa; [10] Lee Seung-woo (20-4) Hellas Verona ITA; [18] Moon Seon-min LWF (26-3 (1) Incheon United.
Forwards: [7] Son Heung-min LW (25-67 (21) Tottenham Hotspur ENG; [9] Kim Shin-wook CF (30-50 (10) Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors; [11] Hwang Hee-chan CF (22-14 (2) Red Bull Salzburg AUT.
Standby: Gu Sung-yun GK (24-0) Consadole Sapporo; Kim Jin-su LB (26-34) Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors; Choi Chul-soon RB (31-11) Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors; Kwon Kyung-won CB (26-5 (1) Tianjin Quanjian CHN; Lee Chung-yong MF (29-78 (8) Crystal Palace ENG; Lee Myung-joo CMF (28-17 (1) Asan Mugunghwa; Ji Dong-won WF (27-47 (11) FC Augsburg GER; Suk Hyun-jun CF (27-11 (4) Troyes FRA.
Based: New Peterhof Hotel, Leningrad Region, training at Spartak Stadium in the town of Lomonosov. https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CBe6U2gQHB
Kit: Nike.
Betting: 750-1.
Unlucky: Kwon Chang-hoon AMF (23-16 (4) Dijon FRA; and Lee Keun-ho WF (33-84 (19) Gangwon FCwithdrew through injury 22 May.



MEX: Coach: Juan Carlos Osorio Arbeláez [COL] (apt 14 October 2015 - ); Assists: Luis Pompilio Páez and Humberto Sierra. Coaches: Néstor Marín (GK), Jorge Ríos (fitness). | 28 man preliminary squad 14 May; final 23 announced 4 June
Goalkeepers: [1] José de Jesús Corona Rodríguez (37-52) Cruz Azul; [13] Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magaña (32-94) Standard Liège BEL; [12] Alfredo Talavera Diaz (35-27) Toluca.
Defenders: [15] Héctor Alfredo Moreno Herrera CB (30-92 (3) Real Sociedad ESP; [7] Miguel Arturo Layún Prado RWB (29-64 (6) Sevilla ESP; [2] Hugo Ayala Castro CB (31-43 (1) UANL; [23] Jesús Daniel Gallardo Vasconcelos LWB (23=23) UNAM; [3] Carlos Joel Salcedo Hernández CB (24-21) Eintracht Frankfurt GER; [21] Edson Omar Álvarez Velázquez RB (20-13 (1) América.
Midfielders: [18] José Andrés Guardado Hernández CMF (vc) (31-145 (25) Real Betis ESP; [8] Marco Fabián de la Mora AMF (28-39 (9) Eintracht Frankfurt GER; [16] Héctor Miguel Herrera López DMF (28-66 (5) FC Porto POR; [4] Rafael Márquez Álvarez CB/DMF (captain 39-145 (18) Atlas; [6] Jonathan dos Santos Ramírez CMF (28-32) LA Galaxy USA; [5] Érick Gabriel Gutiérrez Galaviz CMF (22-9) Pachuca
Forwards: [20] Javier Ignacio Aquino Carmona LW (28-53) UANL; [14] Javier Hernández Balcázar - Chicharito CF (30-102 (49) West Ham United ENG; [11] Carlos Alberto Vela Garrido RW (29-68 (18) Los Angeles FC USA; [10] Giovani 'Gio' dos Santos Ramírez SS (29-105 (19) LA Galaxy USA; [19] Oribe Peralta Morones CF (34-67 (26) América; [9] Raúl Alonso Jiménez Rodríguez CF (27-63 (13) Benfica POR; [17] Jesús Manuel Corona Ruíz RWF (25-36 (7) FC Porto POR; [22] Hirving Rodrigo Lozano Bahena LW (22-28 (7) PSV Einhoven NED.
Standby: Rodolfo Cota Robles GK (30-2) Guadalajara on loan from Pachuca; Diego Antonio Reyes Rosales CB (25-55 (1) Espanyol on loan from Porto; Oswaldo Alanís Pantoja CB (29-23 (2) Getafe ESP; Jesús Antonio Molina Granados DMF (30-32) Monterrey; Jürgen Damm Rascón WF (25-10 (1) UANL Jorge Daniel Hernández Govea MF (28-10) Pachuca; Omar Nicolás Govea García MF (22-3) América.
Based: Novogorsk training base, Moscow Region. https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CBeUEGXEtA
Kit: Adidas.
Betting: 125-1.
Unlucky: Néstor Alejandro Araujo Razo (26-27 (3) had to withdraw through injury in May.
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MAR: Coach: Hervé Renard FRA apt: February 2016 - ); Assist Coach: Patrice Beaumelle FRA and Mustapha Hadji; GK Coach: Philippe Sence FRA; Trainers: Grégory Dupont FRA
Goalkeepers: [1] Bono () Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti () Munir ()
Defenders: [25] Oualid El Hajjam RB () ; [2] Achraf Hakimi RB () Medhi Benatia CB Captain () ; Badr Benoun CB () ; Mohammed Nahiri CB () ; [4] Manuel da Costa CB () ; [3] Hamza Mendyl LB () .
Midfielders: Romain Saïss DMF () ; Salaheddine Saidi DMF () ; Sofyan Amrabat CMF () ; Youssef Aït Bennasser CMF () ; Karim El Ahmadi CMF () ; Yassin Ayoub CMF () ; Nabil Dirar RMF () ; Amine Harit AMF () ; Hakim Ziyech AMF () ; Sofiane Boufal AMF () ; Younès Belhanda AMF () ; [26] Zakaria Labyad AMF () [11] Fayçal Fajr AMF () ; [14] Moubarak Boussoufa AMF ()
Forwards: [16] Nordin Amrabat RWF () ; Walid Azarou CF () ; Khalid Boutaïb CF () ; Ayoub El Kaabi CF () ; Yacine Bammou CF () ; Aziz Bouhaddouz CF () ;
Standby: () ()
Kit: Adidas.
Betting: 750-1
Unlucky: .



NGR: Coach: Gernot Rohr GER (), Assist: Daniel Amokachi, Personal Assist: Valerie Hoaundinou, GK coach: Ike Shorunmu. | 30 squad.
Goalkeepers: [1] Ikechukwu Ezenwa () ; Daniel Akpeyi () ; Francis Odinaka Uzoho () ;
Defenders: [] Temitayo Olufisayo Olaoluwa "Ola" Aina RB () ; Brian Oladapo Idowu RB () ; Tyronne Ebuehi RB () [] William Paul Troost-Ekong CB () ;
Leon-Aderemi Balogun CB () ; Kenneth Josiah Omeruo CB () ; Chidozie Awaziem CB () ; Abdullahi Shehu DMF () ; Elderson Uwa Echiéjilé LB () ;
Midfielders: [ (John Michael Nchekwube Obinna) John Obi Mikel (captain) DMF () ; Ogenyi Eddy Onazi DMF () ; John Ogu Ugochukwu CMF () ; Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi DMF () ; Victor Moses RMF () ; Alexander Chuka Iwobi LW () ; Oghenekaro Peter Etebo AMF () ; Joel Chukwuma Obi CMF () ; Mikel Ndubusi Agu DMF ()
Forwards: Odion Jude Ighalo CF () ; Ahmed Musa CF () ; Kelechi Promise Iheanacho CF () ; Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo LW () ;
Standby: () () () () () () Players cut from squad 30 May: Oladele ‘Dele’ Muniru Ajiboye GK () Plateau United; Uche Henry Agbo DMF () Standard Liège BEL ; Stephen Eze CB () Lokomotiv Plovdiv BUL; Junior Lokosa ()
Based:
Kit: Adidas.
Betting: 250-1.
Unlucky: Moses Daddy-Ajala Simon LW (Gent) was out due to injury .



PAN: Coach: Hernán Darío Gómez Jaramillo COL (apt: 15 Feb 2014 - ); ; GK Coach: , Trainer: . | 35 man squad 14 May final 23 announced 30 May 2018 .
Goalkeepers: [12] José de Jesus Calderón Frias GK (32 - 31) Chorrillo; [1] Jaime Manuel Penedo Cano, GK (36 - 131) Dinamo București ROM; [22] Álex Rodríguez (27 - 6) San Francisco.
Defenders: [2] Michael Amir Murillo Bermudez, RB (22 - 22-2) New York Red Bulls USA; [23] Felipe Abdiel Baloy Ramírez CB (c. ) Municipal GUA;
[5] Román Aureliano Torres Morcillo, CB (vc. 32 - 111-10) Seattle Sounders FC USA; [3] Harold Oshkaly Cummings Segura, CB (26 - 52) San Jose Earthquakes USA; [4] Fidel Escobar Mendieta CB (23 - 23-1) New York Red Bulls USA; [13] Adolfo Abdiel Machado, CB (33 - 76-1) Houston DynamoUSA; [15] Erick Javier Davis Grajales, LB (27 - 38) Dunajská Streda SLK; [17] Luis Carlos Ovalle Victoria, LB (29 - 25) CD Olimpia HON.
Midfielders: [21] José Luis Rodríguez RMF () Gent BEL; [6] Gabriel Enrique Gómez Girón, DMF (34 - 144-12) Atlético Bucaramanga COL; [19] Ricardo Guardia Ávila, DMF (32 - 5) Gent BEL; [20] Aníbal Cesis Godoy DMF () San Jose Earthquakes USA; [8] Édgar Joel Bárcenas Herrera, LMF (24 - 29) Tapachula MEX; [11] Armando Enrique Cooper Whitaker CMF (30 - 98-7) Universidad de Chile CHI.
Forwards: [14] Valentín Enrique Pimentel Armuelles RW (27 - 23-1) Plaza Amador; [16] Abdiel Arroyo Molinar, CF (24 - 33-5) Alajuelense CRC;
[10] Ismael Díaz LW () Deportivo Fabril ESP; [7] Blas Antonio Miguel Pérez Ortega, CF (37 - 118-43) Municipal GUA; [18] Luis Carlos "Matador" Tejada Hansell, CF (36 - 105-43) Sport Boys PER; [9] Gabriel Arturo Torres Tejada, CF (29 - 72-14) Huachipato CHI.
Standby: Azmahar Aníbal Ariano Navarro CB (27 - 3) Patriotas COL; Francisco Antonio Palacios Alleyne, RB (27 - 1) San Francisco; Richard Peralta Robledo LB (24 - 7) Alianza FC; Ricardo Enrique Buitrago Medina, MF (33 - 27-3) CC Deportivo Municipal PER; Miguel Elías Camargo Cañizales MF (24 - 19-2) Universidad San Martín PER; Adalberto Carrasquilla MF (19 - 0) Tauro; José del Carmen González Joly, MF (27 - 10) Unión Comercio PER; Cristian Jesús Martínez (21 - 2) Columbus Crew SC USA; Alberto Abdiel Quintero Medina, ARMF (30 - 91-5) Universitario PER; Rolando Manrique Blackburn Ortega (28 - 26-4) C.S.D. Comunicaciones, GUA on loan to Chorrillo;
José Fajardo Nelson (24 - 2) Independiente Chorrera; Roberto Antonio Nurse Anguiano CF (34 - 21-3) Zacatecas MEX;
Based:
Kit: New Balance.
Betting: 2,000-1.
Unlucky: .



PER: Coach: ); Assist: GK Coach: Trainer: . | 5 May -final 23 named
Goalkeepers: [1] Pedro Gallese () ; José Carvallo () ; Carlos Cáceda () ; Leao Butrón ()
Defenders: [ Luis Advíncula RB () ; Aldo Corzo RB () Luis Abram CB () ; Miguel Araujo CB () ; Christian Ramos CB () ; Alberto Rodríguez CB () ; Anderson Santamaría CB () ; Adrián Zela Terry CB () ; Nilson Loyola LB () Miguel Trauco LB () Rodrigo Cuba Piedra RB ()
Midfielders: [ Pedro Aquino DMF () [] Wilder Cartagena DMF () ; Christian Cueva AMF () ; Edison Flores LW () ; Sergio Peña AMF () ; Renato Tapia CMF () ; Yoshimar Yotún CMF () ; Cristian Benavente Bristol AMF ()
Forwards: [ Paolo Hurtado AMF () ; Andy Polo RW () ; André Carrillo RW () ; Raúl Ruidíaz CF () ; Jefferson Farfán RW () ; Paolo Guerrero CF ()
Standby:
Kit: Umbro.
Betting: 350-1
Unlucky:



POL: Coach: ; Assists: ), GK coach: ), | 35 man squad announced 11 May.
Goalkeepers: [1] Bartosz Białkowski GK () Łukasz Fabiański GK () ; Łukasz Skorupski GK () Wojciech Szczęsny GK ()
Defenders: Jan Bednarek () Bartosz Bereszyński () ; Thiago Cionek () ; Kamil Glik () ; Artur Jędrzejczyk () Marcin Kamiński () ; Tomasz Kędziora () ; Michał Pazdan () ; Łukasz Piszczek ()
Midfielders: Jakub Błaszczykowski () ; Paweł Dawidowicz () ; Przemysław Frankowski () Jacek Góralski () ; Kamil Grosicki () ; Damian Kądzior () ; Grzegorz Krychowiak () ; Rafał Kurzawa () ; Karol Linetty () ; Maciej Makuszewski () ; Krzysztof Mączyński () ; Sławomir Peszko () ;
Maciej Rybus () ; Sebastian Szymański () ; Piotr Zieliński () ; Szymon Żurkowski ()
Forwards: [ Dawid Kownacki () ; Robert Lewandowski (captain) () ; Arkadiusz Milik () ; Krzysztof Piątek () ; Łukasz Teodorczyk () ; Kamil Wilczek ()
Based:
Kit: Nike.
Betting: 80-1.
Unlucky:



POR: Coach: Fernando Manuel Fernandes da Costa Santos; Assist: Leonel Pontes da Encarnação, Tech dir: Carlos Godiho, GK coach: Ricardo Peres, Fitness coach: João Aroso. | 35 man squad 14 May. Final squad 19 May, numbers 24 May.
Goalkeepers: [ Rui Patrício () Beto () ; Anthony Lopes ()
Defenders: [ Bruno Alves CB () ; Pepe CB () ; José Fonte CB () ; Cédric Soares RB () ; Raphaël Guerreiro LB () ; Rolando () ; Luís Neto CB () ; Vitorino Antunes () ; Nélson Semedo () ; João Cancelo RB () ; Ricardo Pereira RB () ; Mário Rui LB () ; Rúben Dias CB ()
Midfielders: João Moutinho CMF () ; William Carvalho DMF () ; João Mário AMF () ; André Gomes MF () ; Bernardo Silva RW () ; Adrien Silva CMF () ; Manuel Fernandes CMF () ; Rúben Neves DMF () ; Bruno Fernandes AMF () ; Sérgio Oliveira CMF ()
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo CF (captain) () ; Nani RWF () ; Ricardo Quaresma RWF () ; Eder () ; André Silva CF () ; Gelson Martins RW () ; Gonçalo Guedes LW () ; Rony Lopes RW () ; Paulinho ()
Standby:
Based:
Kit: Nike.
Betting: 28-1,
Unlucky: Right back Sílvio Manuel Azevedo Ferreira Sá Pereira on 10 April 2014 in a Europa League quarterfinal match against AZ Alkmaar, when he fractured both the fibula and tibia on his right leg after missing the ball and kicking teammate centre-back Luisão (BRZ) instead. Olympique Lyonnais R / L-back Hugo Miguel Almeida Costa Lopes also broke his leg and misses out.



RUS: Coach: Stanislav Salamović Ćerćesov (August 2016 - ); Assists: Miroslav Yuryević Romasćenko, GK coach: Gintaras Staučė (LIT). | 28 man squad 11 May -
Goalkeepers: [1] Igor Vladimirović Akinfeev (captain 32 - 106) CSKA Moscow; [20] Vladimir Gabulov (34 - 10) Club Brugge BEL; [12] Andrei Yevgenyević Lunyov (26 - 3) Zenit Saint Petersburg.
Defenders: [2] Mário Figueira Fernandes RB (bn. São Caetano do Sul, Brazil. 27 - 5) CSKA Moscow; [23] Igor Aleksandrović Smolnikov RB (29 - 27) Zenit Saint Petersburg; [4] Sergei Nikolayević Ignashević CB (38 - 122-8) CSKA Moscow; [14] Vladimir Vasilyević Granat CB (31 - 12-1) Rubin Kazan; [5] Andrei Sergeyević Semyonov CB (29 - 6) Akhmat Grozny; [3] Ilya Olegović Kutepov CB (24 - 7) Spartak Moscow; [13] Fyodor Vasiliević Kudryashov LB (31 - 19) Rubin Kazan.
Midfielders: [8] Yuri Aleksandrović Gazinsky DMF (28 - 6) Krasnodar; [18] Yuri Valentinović Zhirkov LMF (34 - 84-2) Zenit Saint Petersburg; [9] Alan Yelizbarović Dzagoev CMF (27 - 57-9) CSKA Moscow; [11] Roman Sergeyević Zobnin CMF (24 - 12) Spartak Moscow; [17] Aleksandr Sergeyević Golovin LMF (22 - 19-2) CSKA Moscow; [7] Daler Adyamović Kuzyayev CMF (25 - 6) Zenit Saint Petersburg; [16] Anton Andreyević Miranchuk CMF (22 - 6) Lokomotiv Moscow; [15] Aleksei Andreyević Miranchuk AMF (22 - 18-4) Lokomotiv Moscow twin brother of Anton; [21] Aleksandr Yuriević Erokhin AMF (28 - 17) Zenit Saint Petersburg.
Forwards: [19] Aleksandr Sergeyević Samedov RW (33 - 48-7) Spartak Moscow; [10] Fyodor Mikhailović Smolov CF (28 - 32-12) Krasnodar; Artem Sergeyević Dzyuba CF (29 - 23-11) Arsenal Tula; [6] Denis Dmitriyević Cheryšev LW (27 - 11) Villarreal ESP.
Standby or in preliminary squad: Soslan Totrazović Dzhanayev GK (31 - 1) Rubin Kazan; Guilherme Alvim Marinato GK (32 - 2) Lokomotiv Moscow; Roman Petrović Neustädter CB (30 - 6) Fenerbahçe TUR; Konstantin Victorović Rausch LB (28 - 5) Dynamo Moscow; Denis Borisović Glushakov DMF (31 - 57-5) Spatak Moscow; Anton Olegović Shvets CMF (25 - 1) Akhmat Grozny; Aleksandr Mikhailović Tashayev LMF (23 -0) Dynamo Moscow; Fyodor Nikolayević Chalov CF (20 - 0) CSKA Moscow; Dmitry Dmitriyević Poloz LW (26 - 15-2) Zenit Saint Petersburg; Anton Konstantinović Zabolotny CF (27 - 5) Zenit Saint Petersburg.
Based:
Kit: Adidas.
Betting: 50-1.
Unlucky: Ruslan Aleksandrovich Kambolov CB (28 - 2) Rubin Kazan injured in training and replaced by Sergei Ignashević on 14 May.



KSA: Coach: Juan Antonio Pizzi Torroja ARG; Assists: , GK coach: , | 30 man squad.
Goalkeepers: [1] Abdullah Ibrahim Al-Mayouf (31-11) Al-Hilal; [21] Yasser Abdullah Al-Mosailem (31-32) Al-Ahli; [22] Mohammed Al-Owais (26-6) Al-Ahli.
Defenders: [6] Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Breik RB (25-5) Al-Hilal; [3] Osama Abdulrzag Hawsawi CB (c. 32-137 (7) Al-Hilal; [23] Motaz Ali Hassan Hawsawi CB (26-17) Al-Ahli; [5] Omar Ibrahim Omar Othman Hawsawi CB (32-42 (3) Al-Nassr; [4] Ali Hadi Al-Bulaihi CB (28-4) Al-Hilal; [13] Yasser Gharsan Al-Shahrani LB (26-37) Al-Hilal; [2] Mansoor Ateeg Al-Harbi LB (30-40 (1) Al-Ahli.
Midfielders: [14] Abdullah Ibrahim Otayf DMF (25-16) Al-Hilal; [11] Abdulmalek Abdullah Al-Khaibri DMF (32-36) Al-Hilal; [15] Abdullah Mohammed Al-Khaibari DMF (21-5) Al-Shabab; [7] Salman Mohammed Al-Faraj CMF (28-43 (3) Al-Hilal; [16] Hussein Ali Al-Mogahwi CMF (30-18 (1) Al-Ahli; [17] Taisir Jaber Al-Jassam CMF (33-132 (19) Al-Ahli; [12] Mohamed Ibrahim Kanu CMF (23-6 (1) Al-Hilal; [9] Hattan Sultan Bahebri AMF (25-5) Al-Shabab.
Forwards: [8] Yahya Sulaiman Ali Al-Shehri RWF (27-57 (8) Leganés ESP; [19] Fahad Mosaed Al-Muwallad Al-Harbi RWF (23-45 (10) Levante ESP; [18] Salem Muhamed Al-Dawsari RWF (26-33 (4) Villarreal ESP; [20] Muhannad Ahmed Abu Radeah Assiri CF (31-18 (4) Al-Ahil; [10] Mohammad Ibrahim Mohammad Al-Sahlawi CF (31-40 (28) Al-Nassr.
Stand by in final 28 ; Assaf Al-Qarni GK (34-11) Al-Ittihad; Saeed Fawaz Al-Mowalad RB (27-13) Al-Ahli; Mohammed Yahya Jahfali CB (27-2)Al-Halal; Nawaf Shaker Al-Abed AMF (28-44 (8) Al-Hilal; Ibrahim Mohammed Ghaleb Jahshan CMF (27-20) Al-Nassr; Mohammed Marzoq Al-Kuwaykibi WF (24-5) Al-Ettifaq;
Based:
Kit: Nike.
Betting: 2,000-1.
Unlucky: Fawaz Al Qarni GK (26-3) Al-Ittihad injured v GRE 15 May 2018.



SEN: Coach: ; Assists: ), GK coach: ), | 30 man squad.
Goalkeepers: [1] Khadim N'Diaye () ; Abdoulaye Diallo () ; Pape Seydou N'Diaye () ; Alfred Gomis () Edouard Mendy ()
Defenders: [] Kara Mbodji () ; Lamine Gassama RB () ; Pape Souaré () ; Kalidou Koulibaly CB () ; Saliou Ciss () ; Papy Djilobodji () ; Moussa Wagué () ; Armand Traoré () ; Adama Mbengue LB () ; Fallou Diagne () ; Youssouf Sabaly () ;
Midfielders: Idrissa Gueye () ; Cheikhou Kouyaté (Captain) DMF () ; Henri Saivet () ; Cheikh N'Doye CMF () ; Salif Sané () ; Alfred N'Diaye DMF () ; Badou Ndiaye () ; Assane Dioussé () ; Krépin Diatta ()
Forwards: [ Sadio Mané LW () ; Moussa Sow () ; Mame Biram Diouf () ; Moussa Konaté () ; Keita Baldé LW () ; Ismaïla Sarr LW () ; Oumar Niasse () ; Diafra Sakho () ; Famara Diédhiou () ; M'Baye Niang () ; Santy Ngom ()
Based:
Kit: Puma.
Betting: 250-1.
Unlucky:



SRB: Coach: ; Assists: ), GK coach: ), | 30 man squad.
Goalkeepers: [1] Vladimir Stojković () ; Predrag Rajković () ; Marko Dmitrović ()
Defenders: Branislav Ivanović () ; Aleksandar Kolarov (captain) () ; Antonio Rukavina () ; Ivan Obradović () ; Matija Nastasić () ; Duško Tošić () ; Nikola Maksimović () ; Dušan Basta () ; Miloš Veljković ()
Midfielders: Dušan Tadić () ; Nemanja Matić (vice-captain) DMF () ; Adem Ljajić () ; Luka Milivojević () ; Filip Kostić () ; Andrija Živković ()
Mijat Gaćinović () ; Marko Grujić () ; Nemanja Maksimović ()
Forwards: [ Aleksandar Mitrović () ; Aleksandar Prijović ()
Based:
Kit: Puma.
Betting: 300-1.
Unlucky:



ESP: Coach: Julen Lopetegui Argote (Apt: 21 July 2016 - ); Assist: , GK coach: , Trainer: | 30 man squad. Final squad 21 May.
Goalkeepers: [1] David de Gea Quintana (27 - 28) Manchester United ENG; [13] Kepa Arrizabalaga Revuelta (23 - 1) Athletic Club Bilbao; [23] José Manuel "Pepe" Reina Páez (35 - 36) Napoli ITA
Defenders: [2] Daniel 'Dani' Carvajal Ramos RB (26 - 15) Real Madrid; [12] Álvaro Odriozola Arzallus RB (22 - 3-1) Real Sociedad; [14] César Azpilicueta Tanc RB-RCB (28 - 22) Chelsea ENG; [15] Sergio Ramos Garcia c. CB (32 - 151-13) Real MAdrid; [4] Nacho - José Ignacio Fernández Iglesias CB (28 - 16) Real Madrid; [3] Gerard Piqué Bernabéu CB (31 - 97-5) Barcelona; [18] Jordi Alba Ramos LB (29 - 61-8) Barcelona; [20] Marco Asensio Willemsen LWB (22 - 11) Real Madrid.
Midfielders: [5] Sergio Busquets Burgos DMF () ; [7] Saúl Ñíguez Esclápez CMF () ; [8] Koke - Jorge Resurrección Merodio CMF () ; [10] Thiago Alcántara do Nascimento CMF () ; [6] Andrés Iniesta Luján CMF () Barcelona; [22] Isco - Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez AMF () ; [21] David Josué Jiménez Silva AMF () Manchester City ENG.
Forwards: [11] Lucas Vázquez Iglesias RW () Real Madrid; [17] Iago Aspas Juncal RW () Celya Vigo; [19] Diego da Silva Costa CF () Atlético Madrid; [9] Rodrigo Moreno Machado CF () Valencia.
Standby: Marcos Alonso LB Chelsea
Based:
Kit: Adidas.
Betting: 7-1.
Unlucky:



SWE: Coach: ; Assists: ), GK coach: ), | 30 man squad.
Goalkeepers: [1] Robin Patrick Olsen () ; [12] Karl-Johan Johnsson () ; [23] Bo Kristoffer Nordfeldt () .
Defenders:[2] Carl Mikael Lustig RB () ; [3] Victor Jörgen Nilsson Lindelöf RCD () ; [4] Andreas Granqvist (CB captain) () ; [6] Hans Carl Ludwig Augustinsson LB () ; Emil Henry Kristoffer Krafth RB () ; [14] Filip Viktor Helander CB () ; [18] Pontus Sven Gustav Jansson CB () ; [5] Martin Tony Waikwa Olsson LB () .
Midfielders: [10] Emil Peter Forsberg WF () ; [17] Viktor Claesson AMF () ; [8] Albin Ekdal CMF () ; [7] Sebastian Bengt Ulf Larsson (vice captain) CMF () ; [21] Jakup Jimmy Durmaz WF () ; [19] Marcus Rohdén CMF () ; [15] Oscar Carl Niclas Hiljemark CMF () ; [13] Gustav Svensson DMF () .
Forwards: [20] Nils Ola Toivonen CF () ; [9] Marcus Berg CF () ; [11] John Alberto Guidetti CF () ; [22] Isaac Kiese Thelin CF () ;
Based:
Kit: Adidas.
Betting: 250-1.
Unlucky:



SUI: Coach: Vladimir Petković, ); Assist: Michel Pont | 30 man squad.
Goalkeepers: [1] Yann Sommer () ; [] Roman Bürki () ; [] Marwin Hitz () ;
Defenders: Stephan Lichtsteiner (Captain) () ; Johan Djourou () ; Ricardo Rodríguez () ; Fabian Schär () ; Michael Lang () ; François Moubandje () ; Manuel Akanji () ; Nico Elvedi () ;
Midfielders: Valon Behrami () ; Gélson Fernandes () ; Blerim Džemaili () ; Granit Xhaka () ; Fabian Frei () ; Steven Zuber () ; Remo Freuler () ;
Forwards: [Haris Seferović () ; Josip Drmić() ; Breel Embolo () ; Mario Gavranović () ; Dimitri Oberlin () ;
Based:
Kit: Puma.
Betting: 200-1.
Unlucky: .



TUN: Coach: ; Assists: ), GK coach: ), | 30 man squad.
Goalkeepers: [1] Aymen Mathlouthi (captain) () ; Moez Ben Cherifia () ; Farouk Ben Mustapha () ; Mouez Hassen () ;
Defenders: Hamdi Nagguez () ; Dylan Bronn () ; Rami Bedoui () ; Yohan Benalouane () ; Syam Ben Youssef () ; Yassine Meriah () ; Bilel Mohsni () ; Khalil Chemmam () ; Oussama Haddadi () ; Ali Maâloul () ;
Midfielders: Ellyes Skhiri () ; Mohamed Amine Ben Amor () ; Ghailene Chaalali () ; Karim Laribi () ; Ferjani Sassi () ; Ahmed Khalil () ; Saîf-Eddine Khaoui () ; Mohamed Larbi () ; Naïm Sliti () ;
Forwards: [Fakhreddine Ben Youssef () ; Anice Badri () ; Bassem Srarfi () ; () ; Ahmed Akaïchi () ; Wahbi Khazri () ; Saber Khalifa () ;
Based:
Kit: Uhlsport.
Betting: 1,000-1.
Unlucky:



URU: Coach: Óscar Wáshington Tabárez Sclavo, at 67y 3m 10d the second oldest coach at WC, Salary: £750,000 (May 2006 - ); Assist: Celso Otero Quintás.
Goalkeepers: [1] Fernando Muslera () ; Martín Silva () ; Martín Campaña () ;
Defenders: [Maxi Pereira () ; Diego Godín (captain) () ; Martín Cáceres () ; José María Giménez () ; Sebastián Coates () ; Gastón Silva () ; Guillermo Varela () ;
Midfielders: [ ] Cristian Rodríguez () ; Nicolás Lodeiro () ; Gastón Ramírez () ; Carlos Sánchez () ; Matías Vecino () ; Giorgian De Arrascaeta () ; Nahitan Nández () ; Rodrigo Bentancur () ; Diego Laxalt () ; Federico Valverde () ; Jonathan Urretaviscaya () ; Lucas Torreira () ;
Forwards: Edinson Cavani () ; Luis Suárez () ; Cristhian Stuani () ; Maxi Gómez () ;
Based: .
Kit: Puma.
Betting: 35-1.
Unlucky:

Australia's Daniel Arzani is the youngest at 19 years, 5 months, and 10 days as of the first day of the tournament Egypt's Essam El-Hadary is the oldest of all players and captain at 45 years. Mexico's Rafael Márquez is the oldest outfield player at 39. The youngest captain is England's Harry Kane at 24 years of age.


Country Players Outside national squad

England 130 107 Includes 22 players from the second tier and one player from the third tier.
France 49 40
Germany 67 52
Italy 58 58
Mexico 22 14
Russia 36 15
S Arabia 30 10
Spain 81 64
Turkey 22 22



FIFA and money

FIFA forecasts it will spend $2 billion on staging the 2014 World Cup Finals. However, according to Forbes business magazine the World Cup in Brazil will generate $4 billion in total revenue for FIFA, or 66% more than the previous tournament in South Africa in 2010. The vast majority of the money will come from the sale of television and marketing rights. The World Cup generates more revenue for its association than any other sports tournament, save the Olympics.
Almost all of the revenue FIFA generates comes from television rights ($1.7 billion) and marketing rights ($1.35 billion) from corporate partners like Adidas, Emirates, Sony, Visa, Hyundai and Coca-Cola. FIFA’s profit for the Brazil World Cup: $2 billion or £1,180,000,000.

Prize money

The greatest expenditure by FIFA is on the payment of prize money. The total prize money pool on offer for the tournament was confirmed by FIFA - Nov 2017 - as £591.668 million (US$791m the exchang rate used at the time of the announcement was £1 to US$1.333 or US$1 to £0.748p) This figure includes payments of £156.332 million (US$209m) to domestic clubs and the remaining $134 (£100.232) million will be insurance fee for clubs who players get injured during world cup, a 40 percent increase from the amount allocated in the 2014 tournament. Before the tournament, each of the 32 entrants will receive £1,122m (US$1.5 million) for preparation costs. Once at the tournament, the prize money of $400m (£299.2) will be distributed as follows:

  • £5.984 (US$8m) million – To each team eliminated at the group stage (16 teams).
  • £8.976 (US$12m) million – To each team eliminated in the second round of 16 (8 teams).
  • £11.068 (US$16m) million – To each team eliminated in the quarter-finals. (4 teams).
  • £16.456 (US$22m) million – Fourth placed team.
  • £17.952 (US$24m) million – Third placed team.
  • £20.944 (US$28m) million – Runner up.
  • £28.424m or US$38 million – for the Winners

YOUNGEST AND OLDEST

2014

Youngest Oldest
Player Daniel Arzani (AUS) 19y 163d Essam El-Hadary (EGY) 45y 161m
Goalkeeper Maty Ryan (AUS) 22y 66d Essam El-Hadary (EGY) 45y 161d
Scorer Kylian Mbappé (FRA) 19y 183d Felipe Baloy (PAN) 37y 120d
Champion Kylian Mbappé (FRA) d (GER) 36y
Finalist Kylian Mbappé (FRA) y d Miroslav Klose (GER) 36y 34d
Captain Koo Ja-Cheol (KOR) 25y 3m 17d Mario Yepes (COL) 38y 150d
Coach Aliou Cissé (SEM) 42y 87d Óscar Tabárez (URU) 71y 104d
Referee Wilmar Roldán (COL) 34y 4m 20d Noumandiez Doué (CIV) 43y 8m 15d

Youngest, Oldest and Average age by Squad.


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