Find out full information about Group D of FIFA World Cup 2018 with matches schedule, predictions, points table, standings, and everything. Group D is one of the most unpredictable groups in this Football World Cup. One of the two debut teams is in this group and that team in Iceland. Yeah, Iceland will play FIFA World Cup for the first time and their rivals are none other than two times World Champions Argentina. Although Iceland doesn’t have the experience, everyone knows what they can do anything as they did two years ago in France. The group stage of this competition is going to be great and that’s for sure.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Group D Teams
Two teams from same Confederation are in this group. Iceland and Croatia are from same Confederation as they belong to UEFA. Argentina qualified as third place winner in CONMEBOL Round Robin on 10th October 2017. This is Argentina’s 17th appearance in FIFA World Cup. The Vice Champions are placed on 1st place based on FIFA rankings.
Being winners of Group I UEFA Qualifiers, Iceland continued their dominant form since UEFA Euro 2016. They made it to the finals just before Argentina. On 12th November 2017, Croatia qualified for the 21st Football World Cup as winners of UEFA Second Round. We have an African team in this group in the form of Nigeria.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Group D Schedule
Time to know about the matches schedule of this group. Argentina and Iceland will begin the Group D campaign on 16th June 2018 at the Otkrytiye Arena. Top two teams from this group will go to the round of 16. Winner of this Group will face runners-up of Group C, while runners-up will play against winners of Group C in next round.
|Argentina vs Iceland||16 June 2018||2:00 pm||Otkrytiye Arena|
|Croatia vs Nigeria||16 June 2018||8:00 pm||Kaliningrad Stadium|
|Argentina vs Croatia||21 June 2018||7:00 pm||Nizhny Novgorod Stadium|
|Nigeria vs Iceland||22 June 2018||4:00 pm||Volgograd Arena|
|Nigeria vs Argentina||26 June 2018||7:00 pm||Krestovsky Stadium|
|Iceland vs Croatia||26 June 2018||7:00 pm||Rostov Arena|
FIFA World Cup 2018 Group D Predictions
The first game of this group could be the decider of who is going forward in this World Cup. Argentina and Iceland are to face each other and there will be great chances of next round qualification for the winning side. The Vice champions are expected to make it to the pre-quarterfinals or the round 16. However, Iceland is also favorites to do so, but can they repeat the success of Euro 2016?
Presence of Nigeria and Croatia made this group more interesting. Croatia and Nigeria have experience. So, their experience could play a vital role.
Our Prediction: Argentina and Iceland to qualify for next round.