As the world gets ready for the 2018 World Cup, take a look at the stadiums where the players will take the field.
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Sweden vs. South Korea, 8 a.m., FS1
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Iceland vs. Croatia, 2 p.m., FS1
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Portugal vs. Spain, 2 p.m., Fox
Brazil vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m., FS1
Brazil (-400), Switzerland (+600), Serbia (+800), Costa Rica (+1800)
Uruguay (EVEN), Russia (+125), Egypt (+550), Saudi Arabia (+3300)
France (-350), Denmark (+450), Peru (+900), Australia (+1800)
The Americans went 3-3-4 in the CONCACAF and finished second-to-last (between Honduras and Trinidad & Tobago), failing to qualify for theWorld Cupfor the first time in 32 years and robbing 19-year-old phenom Christian Pulisic of a chance to play on the international stage.
Nigeria vs. Iceland, 11 a.m., Fox
Japan vs. Poland, 10 a.m., FS1
Senegal vs. Colombia, 10 a.m., Fox
Serbia vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m., Fox
France vs. Peru, 11 a.m., Fox
Nigeria vs. Argentina, 2 p.m., Fox
England vs. Panama, 8 a.m., FS1
Iran vs. Portugal, 2 p.m., Fox
Tunisia vs. England, 2 p.m., FS1
South Korea vs. Germany, 10 a.m., FS1
Germany vs. Sweden, 2 p.m., Fox
England vs. Belgium, 2 p.m., Fox
Brazil vs. Costa Rica, 8 a.m., FS1
Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt, 10 a.m., FS1
Four-time champion Italy failed to qualify for the first time in 60 years, while the Netherlands will miss its first World Cup since 2002. Chile also didnt make it despite playing Germany in theConfederations Cupfinal in 2017.
Poland vs. Colombia, 2 p.m., Fox
Argentina (-180), Croatia (+225), Nigeria (+1000), Iceland (+1200)
Denmark vs. Australia, 8 a.m., FS1
Morocco vs. Iran, 11 a.m., Fox
Spain vs. Morocco, 2 p.m., FS1
Belgium vs. Tunisia, 8 a.m., Fox
Argentina vs. Croatia, 2 p.m., Fox
Costa Rica vs. Serbia, 8 a.m., Fox
Germany vs. Mexico, 11 a.m., Fox
Portugal vs. Morocco, 8 a.m., FS1
Panama vs. Tunisia, 2 p.m., FS1
Australia vs. Peru, 10 a.m., FS1
Japan vs. Senegal, 11 a.m., Fox
South Korea vs. Mexico, 11 a.m., Fox
Colombia vs. Japan, 8 a.m., FS1
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Thursday, when host nation Russia faces Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, which is also the venue for the July 15 final. The opening game pits the lowest-ranked teams in the tournament with Russia at No. 70 in theFIFAworld rankings and Saudi Arabia at No. 67.
Belgium vs. Panama, 11 a.m., FS1
From the Round of 16 on, two extra periods of 15 minutes are played if a match ends tied in regulation. If still tied, a penalty kick shootout is used to determine the winner.
Mexico vs. Sweden, 10 a.m., Fox
Germany (-310), Mexico (+500), Sweden (+600), South Korea (+2000)
Argentina vs. Iceland, 9 a.m., Fox
France vs. Australia, 6 a.m., FS1
Egypt vs. Uruguay, 8 a.m., Fox Sports 1
Belgium (-125), England (+120), Tunisia (+1600), Panama (+2500)
Russia vs. Egypt, 2 p.m., Fox
Switzerland vs. Costa Rica, 2 p.m., FS1
Serbia vs. Brazil, 2 p.m., Fox
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Spain (-200), Portugal (+185), Morocco (+1600), Iran (+2500)
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Croatia vs. Nigeria, 3 p.m., FS1
Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia, 11 a.m., Fox
Teams listed in order of most likely to least likely to advance to Round of 16
Poland vs. Senegal, 11 a.m., Fox
Once the Round of 16 is determined, the tournament enters its knockout stage, with the winner moving on in the bracket. Round of 16 matchups are determined as follows: Winner of Group A faces runner-up in Group B, winner of Group C faces runner-up in Group D, and so on down the line.Heres a look at the bracketfor a visual representation.
Uruguay vs. Russia, 10 a.m., Fox
Denmark vs. France, 10 a.m., Fox
Colombia (+120), Poland (+175), Senegal (+500), Japan (+700)
The 32 qualifying teams have been divided into eight groups of four, and the tournament features 64 games across four weeks. Each team plays the others in the group and the two teams with the most points advance to the Round of 16. Three points are awarded for a victory, one for a tie and none for a loss. When there is a points tie, the first tiebreaker is goal difference (goals-for minus goals-against) in group matches. It getsa little more complicated after that.
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Russia vs. Saudi Arabia, 11 a.m., Fox
With the 2018 World Cup just days away, take a look at the uniforms youll be seeing on the field from all the teams.
According toVegasInsider, Brazil is the top choice among oddsmakers at 4-1, followed by Germany (5-1), Spain (6-1), France (13-2), Argentina (9-1), Belgium (11-1), England (16-1), Portugal (25-1) and Uruguay (25-1). Panama, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia are tied for the longest odds at 750-1.