The Round of 16 in the knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup came to a close today. This World Cup has been full of surprises. Perennial powerhouses Portugal, Spain and Argentina have all been knocked out. Reigning World Cup champion Germany were knocked out at the group stage. 2018 FIFA World Cup bracket The FIFA World Cup is played in two stages – the group stage and the knockout stage. The knockout stage is the single-elimination portion of the tournament with the remaining 16 teams. Eight teams are seeded on each side of the bracket. Winners advance until only two remain, similar to the NCAA Final Four and other bracket tournaments. In the group stage, each team in a group played one match against the other three teams in their group. Three points were awarded for a win, one for a tie. After all three matches were played, the two teams with the highest point total in each group advanced to the knockout stage, creating the bracket schedule for the World Cup's … [Read more...] about 2018 FIFA World Cup bracket and Round of 16 results
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Group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is in the books. There have been several surprise in what is considered the biggest sporting competition in the worldup. But now, the final 16 teams have been scheduled into brackets for the knockout stage. The World Cup knockout stage begins Saturday with the Round of 16. Two matches will be played each day in the single-elimination phrase. The month-long tournament concludes on July 15. 2018 FIFA World Cup bracket The FIFA World Cup is played in two stages – the group stage and the knockout stage. The knockout stage is the single-elimination portion of the tournament with the remaining 16 teams. Eight teams are seeded on each side of the bracket. Winners advance until only two remain, similar to the NCAA Final Four and other bracket tournaments. In the group stage, each team in a group played one match against the other three teams in their group. Three points were awarded for a win, one for a tie. After all three matches … [Read more...] about 2018 FIFA World Cup: Brackets set for the knockout stage
Following England's biggest ever World Cup win on Saturday, excitement for the tournament has reached fever pitch. Twenty-two years after it's original release, the country has, again, made "Three Lions" the unofficial anthem of the tournament. Having gone into the competition with limited expectations, it's now practically impossible to go a couple of hours without singing, reading, hearing or humming the words "It's Coming Home" . So, while the excitement continues to build in a very gradual, very reserved and overall very typically English kind of way, more and more have started to look into the possibility of heading out there and experiencing the atmosphere of the competition first-hand. With this in mind then, below, we have listed everything you need to know to go over and see for yourself what may turn out to be a tournament for the ages. Tickets You can still apply for tickets through the FIFA website's Last Minute Sales Phase that runs through until July 15. If you can't … [Read more...] about Is it too late to book tickets and flights for the 2018 FIFA World Cup?
By Rob Harris Updated 4:49 pm, Monday, June 18, 2018 VOLGOGRAD, Russia — Twice wrestled to the ground during the match, England captain Harry Kane finally evaded the Tunisian defense just as time was running out. Kane found an open area of space at the far post and used his head to meet Harry Maguire’s flick-on, scoring the winning goal Monday in a 2-1 victory at the World Cup. It was relief for Kane and Gareth Southgate, who leapt into the air in delight as his World Cup debut as a coach got off to a winning start. “The best teams in the world keep that belief in what they’re doing,” Southgate said, “and in the end they break the opposition down.” England shouldn’t have found it so tough in its Group G opener against such opposition. Not after Kane got England off to a perfect start with an 11th-minute tap in. But after Kyle Walker softly conceded a penalty that Ferjani Sassi converted in the 35th, many of the fouls went … [Read more...] about World Cup: England uses Kane’s header in added time to beat Tunisia
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off in Russia on June 14 in Russia. Thirty-two teams from around the world will compete in the month-long tournament that concludes on July 15. The FIFA World Cup, often just called The World Cup, is considered the biggest sporting competition in the world. Like the Olympics, it is held every four years at a different host nation selected by the FIFA Executive Committee. For 2018, Russia is the host nation. Qatar will be the next host nation in 2022, a highly contested choice. Watch the World Cup - Watch Online stream and on TV Dates: June 14 through July 15 TV (English): Fox and Fox Sports 1 TV (Spanish): Telemundo and NBC Universo Online streaming: FoxSports.com, TelemundoDeportes.com, Fubo, iPhone / Android Apps: CBS Sports, Fox Sports, Fox Soccer Match Pass, Telemundo Deportes en Vivo Zabivaka – the 2018 FIFA World Cup mascot Announced two years ago, this year's World Cup mascot is a … [Read more...] about 2018 FIFA World Cup: How to watch every team, every game