FIFA World Cup 2018: Top 5 Interesting Group Stage Matches

By | May 20, 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018 is definitely going to be one the center of attractions of the world throughout its course from June to July. Russia has decked up 12 venues for this special occasion across its 11 cities. The matches in 2018 FIFA world cup are classified into a total of five rounds. The teams will first play group stage matches and two teams from each group will qualify to play in Round 16 and further few teams will go to quarter finals when in four teams will reach the semi-finals of the world cup. Only two will get a chance to play in the Finals of FIFA World cup 2018. There are Top 5 Interesting Group Stage Matches in FIFA World Cup 2018 that you should not miss at any cost.

32 teams are playing in this year’s world cup. These thirty two teams have been divided in eight groups. These groups are Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D, Group E, Group F, Group G and Group H. Each group is different from others. There are clear strong teams which will win in few groups whereas, other groups will see close matches where teams will give each other a tough fight.

Top 5 interesting group stage matches in FIFA world cup 2018

Group stage matches will decide how the whole tournament will progress. Let’s look at top five critical matches that we should look forward to:

#1. Portugal versus Spain

Portugal vs Spain FIFA World Cup 2018 Match Live Streaming, Live Scores, Goals, Match Updates

Group: Group B

Match Date: 15th June

Match Time: 18:00 UTC

Match Venue:   Fisht Stadium, Sochi

These two European countries have really good teams. In fact, both these teams are ranked in the top ten teams of the world. In Group B, apart from Portugal and Spain we have Morocco and Iran. These two other teams are not strong as their counterparts. Hence, it is interesting to see who will win this match in this group. This might shape up the rhythm for the winning team throughout the competition.

 

#2. England versus Belgium

England VS Belgium FIFA World Cup 2018 Match Live Streaming, Live Scores, Goals, Match Updates

Group: Group G

Match Date: 28th June

Match Time: 18:00 UTC

Match Venue:   Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad

 Both the teams have star footballers in their playing lists. It would be interesting to see this team collide on the football field. These two teams are anyways the favorite to win from this group which also has the world cup first timer Panama and Tunisia which is not up to the mark. Especially, look out for players Harry Kane and Kevin De Bruyne.

 

#3. Argentina versus Croatia

Argentina vs Croatia FIFA World Cup 2018 Match Live Streaming, Live Scores, Goals, Match Updates

 

Group: Group D

Match Date: 21st June

Match Time: 18:00 UTC

Match Venue:   Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod

This match is more interesting because of the players in question. Argentina of course possibly has the best footballer of our times, Lionel Messi. Croatia also has some promising names like Modric, Rakitic and Perisic. Watch out for the clash of the titans here.

#4. Poland versus Colombia

Poland vs Colombia FIFA World Cup 2018 Match Live Streaming, Live Scores, Goals, Match Updates

Group: Group H

Match Date: 24th June

Match Time: 18:00 UTC

Match Venue:   Kazan Arena, Kazan

From Robert Lewandowski to James Rodriguez these two teams have some very well-known football players between them. This group itself is interesting with Japan and Senegal also being part of it.  However, Poland is ranked 7th and Croatia is ranked 13th. This will be pretty much open match.

 

#5. Mexico versus Sweden

Mexico vs Sweden FIFA World Cup 2018 Match Live Streaming, Live Scores, Goals, Match Updates

Group: Group F

Match Date: 27th June

Match Time: 14:00 UTC

Match Venue:   Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg

Mexico’s current ranking is 17 and Sweden’ s ranking is 19.Their rankings themselves tell us a lot about how tight this contest is going to be. These two teams have Germany and Korea Republic as a part of their group. One spot will definitely be claimed by the defending champions Germany. Mexico and Sweden need to sweat it out for the second spot.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Top 5 Interesting Group Stage Matches that you should not miss at any cost, these matches are Mexico vs Sweden; 27th June, Poland vs Colombia; 24th June, Argentina vs Croatia; 21st June, England vs Belgium; 28th June and probably the most tough 2018 FIFA World cup match would be Portugal vs Spain; 15th June. Do watch all 2018 FIFA World cup top 5 interesting group stage matches.

Also Read: Top players that may make the most difference in FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia

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