Welcome back Football fans, Are you looking for info about the first group of this World Cup? Group A of FIFA World Cup 2018 has four teams each from a different continent or you can say confederation. Before we proceed further, you may like to see complete GMT fixtures of 2018 football world cup. As Russia is the host nation of the competition, they were automatically placed in the first group. The other three teams qualified through qualifiers. Brace yourselves as we are going to show you the complete information of Group A including its teams, schedule fixtures, and predictions.
Group A Teams Of 2018 FIFA World Cup
- Saudi Arabia
Each and every group of the World Cup has four teams each. So in this way, there are total eight groups. The first group consists of host nation Russia, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay, and Egypt. All four teams will play a round-robin game against each rival. Top two teams from this group will qualify for the next round which pre-quarterfinals or the round of 16. Uruguay is the most experienced and successful team in this group.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Group A Matches Fixtures
Russia will kick-off the competition with an opening match against Saudi Arabia on 14th June at the Luzhniki Stadium. On next day, Egypt and Uruguay will play the second game of this group.
|Russia vs Saudi Arabia||14 June 2018||4:00 pm||Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow|
|Egypt vs Uruguay||15 June 2018||1:00 pm||Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg|
|Russia vs Egypt||19 June 2018||7:00 pm||Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg|
|Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia||20 June 2018||4:00 pm||Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don|
|Uruguay vs Russia||25 June 2018||3:00 pm||Cosmos Arena, Samara|
|Saudi Arabia vs Egypt||25 June 2018||3:00 pm||Volgograd Arena, Volgograd|
Predictions Of Group A For 2018 FIFA World Cup
Well, this group is unpredictable as all teams have performed unpredictably in past games. Two times World Champions Uruguay are desperate to win their first World Cup since 1950. So, they are expected to advance to knock out round. But being host nation, Russia is also one of the favorites to qualify for the round of 16. Home support of Russia would be the biggest advantage for the Russian team.
The presence of Egypt makes this group more difficult. A remarkable performance in Africa Cup of Nations last year made them one of the strongest competitors for the round of 16. An interesting combination of the young and experienced squad could make this World Cup more interesting.
Our prediction: Uruguay and Russia into next round.