2018 FIFA World Cup bracket

Last Updated Jul 1, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

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.

Sunday’s Results

Spain 1 – 1 Russia

Russia advances on penalty kicks, 4-3

Igor Akinfeev made an incredible kick save on Spain’s final kick to give Russia the win. They advance to the World Cup semifinals. Spain joins powerhouses Argentina and Portugal with an early exit.

Possession

Spain: 74%
Russia: 26%

Shots

Spain: 25 (9 on target)
Russia: 6 (1 on target)

Cards

  • 40′ – Gerard Pique (ESP)
  • 54′ – Ilya Kutepov (RUS)
  • 71′ – Roman Zobnin  (RUS)

Full Spain vs. Russia recap and highlights

2018 FIFA World Cup brackets

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 Round of 16.

Download a printable World Cup bracket

CBS Sports has created a downloadable World Cup bracket for you to follow along every World Cup match. The bracket contains all teams within all eight groups and how they place into the round of 16 in the knockout stage.

Knockout stage – Round of 16 schedule

Saturday, June 30

  • 10 a.m. – Match 50: France 4 – 3 Argentina
  • 2 p.m. – Match 49: Uruguay vs. Portugal

Sunday, July 1

  • 10 a.m. – Match 51: Spain vs. Russia
  • 2 p.m. – Match 52: Croatia vs. Denmark

Monday, July 2

  • 10 a.m. – Match 53: Brazil vs. Mexico
  • 2 p.m. – Match 54: Belgium vs. Japan

Tuesday, July 3

  • 10 a.m. – Match 55: Sweden vs. Switerland
  • 2 p.m. – Match 56: Colombia vs. England

Knockout stage — Quarterfinal schedule

Friday, July 6

  • 10 a.m. – Match 57: (Match 49 winner vs. Match 50 winner)
  • 2 p.m. – Match 58: (Match 53 winner vs. Match 54 winner)

Saturday, July 7

  • 10 a.m. – Match 60: (Match 55 winner vs. Match 56 winner)
  • 2 p.m. – Match 59: (Match 51 winner vs. Match 52 winner)

World Cup semifinals schedule

Tuesday, July 10

  • 2 p.m. – Match 61: (Match 57 winner vs. Match 58 winner)

Wednesday, July 11

  • 2 p.m. – Match 62: (Match 59 winner vs. Match 60 winner)

World Cup third-place match

Saturday, July 14

  • 2 p.m. – Match 61 loser vs. Match 62 loser 

2018 World Cup Final

Sunday, July 15

  • 2 p.m. – Match 61 winner vs. Match 62 winner

2018 World Cup Goal Tracker

Golden Boot Award for top scorers in the World Cup

The Golden Boot is is the name of the award presented to the player who scores the most goals in the World Cup. Last weekend, Harry Kane secured a hat trick and overtook Cristiano Ronaldo for the lead. Ronaldo played last Monday but did not score. Harry Kane takes the field with England in their final group stage match Thursday.

  1. Harry Kane (ENG) – 5 goals
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) – 4 goals
  3. Romelu Lukaku (BEL) – 4 goals
  4. Denis Cheryshev (RUS) – 3 goals
  5. Diego Costa (ESP) – 3 goals

2018 World Cup final standings (group stage)

Here are the final standings from the group stage of the World Cup. Teams are awarded three points for a win and one for a tie. Teams listed in italics have been eliminated.

Group A Standings

  1. Uruguay (3-0-0) 9 points
  2. Russia  (2-0-1) 6 points
  3. Saudi Arabia (1-0-2), 3 points
  4. Egypt (0-0-2) 0 points

Group B Standings

  1. Spain (1-2-0) 5 points (+1 GD, 6 GF)
  2. Portugal (1-2-0 ) 5 points (+1 GD, 5 GF)
  3. Iran (1-1-0), 4 points
  4. Morocco (0-1-2) 1 point

Group C Standings

  1. France (3-0-0) 7 points
  2. Denmark (1-2-0) 5 points
  3. Peru (1-0-2) 3 points
  4. Australia (0-1-2), 1 point

Group D Standings

  1. Croatia (3-0-0) 6 points
  2. Argentina (1-1-1) 4 points
  3. Nigeria (1-0-2) 3 points
  4. Iceland (0-1-2) 1 point

Group E Standings

  1. Brazil (2-1-0) 6 points
  2. Switzerland (1-2-0) 5 points
  3. Serbia (1-0-2) 3 points
  4. Costa Rica (0-1-2) 1 points

Group F Standings

  1. Sweden (2-0-1) 6 points (GD: 3)
  2. Mexico (2-0-0) 6 points (GD: -1)
  3. South Korea (1-0-2) 3 points (GD: 0)
  4. Germany (1-0-2) 3 points (GD: -2)

Group G Standings

  1. Belgium (3-0-0) 9 points
  2. England (2-0-1) 6 points
  3. Tunisia (1-0-2) 3 points
  4. Panama (0-0-3) 0 points

Group H Standings

  1. Colombia (2-0-1) 6 points
  2. Japan (1-1-1) 4 points
  3. Senegal (1-1-1) 4 points
  4. Poland (1-0-2) 3 points

Group stage results – All matches

*All times Eastern

Thursday, June 14

  • Russia 5 – 0 Saudia Arabia

Friday, June 15

  • Egypt 0 – 1 Uruguay
  • Morocco 0 – 1 Iran
  • Portugal 3 – 3 Spain

Saturday, June 16

  • France 2 -1 Australia
  • Argentina 1 -1 Iceland
  • Peru 0 – 1 Denmark
  • Croatia 2 – 0 Nigeria

Sunday, June 17

  • Costa Rica 0 – 1 Serbia
  • Germany 0 – 1 Mexico
  • Brazil 1 – 1 Switzerland

Monday, June 18

  • Sweden 1 – 0 South Korea
  • Belgium 3 – 0 Panama
  • Tunisia 1 – 2 England

Tuesday, June 19

  • Colombia 1 – 2 Japan
  • Poland 1 – 2 Senegal
  • Russia 3 – 1 Egypt

Wednesday, June 20

  • Portugal 1 – 0 Morocco
  • Uruguay 1 – 0 Saudi Arabia
  • Iran 0 – 1 Spain

Thursday, June 21

  • Denmark 1 – 1Australia
  • France 1 – 0 Peru
  • Argentina 0 – 3 Croatia

Friday, June 22

  • Brazil 2 – 0 Costa Rica
  • Nigeria 2 – 0 Iceland
  • Serbia 1 – 2 Switzerland

Saturday, June 23

  • Belgium 5 – 2 Tunisia
  • South Korea 1 -2 Mexico
  • Germany 2 – 1 Sweden

Sunday, June 24

  • England 6 – 1 Panama
  • Japan 2 – 2 Senegal
  • Poland 0 – 3 Colombia

Monday, June 25

  • Uruguay 3 – 0 Russia
  • Saudi Arabia 2 – 1 Egypt
  • Spain 2 – 2 Morocco
  • Iran 1 – 1 Portugal

Tuesday, June 26

  • Australia 0 – 2 Peru
  • Denmark 0 – 0 France
  • Nigeria 1 – 2 Argentina
  • Iceland 1 – 2 Croatia

Wednesday, June 27

  • South Korea 2 – 0 Germany
  • Mexico 0 – 3 Sweden
  • Serbia 0 – 2 Brazil
  • Switzerland 2 – 2 Costa Rica

Thursday, June 28

  • Japan 0 – 1 Poland
  • Senegal 0 – 1 Colombia
  • Panama 1 – 2 Tunisia
  • England 0 – 1 Belgium

Download a printable World Cup bracket

Our friends at CBS Sports have created a downloadable World Cup bracket for following along with all the matches. The bracket contains all teams within all eight groups and how they place into the round of 16 in the knock out stage.

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