Football in Russia

The 21st edition of World Cup will take place in Russia in the summer of 2018.

The Russia national football team will play their first match at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14, 5 p.m. against Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabia national football team is the only team ranked lower than the hosts. One month of soccer fever gets under way as the competition kicks off in Russia! The final will take place in Moscow at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday July 15. With the Netherlands not having made the cut for the 2018's big trophy tournament, there are still fantastic evenings with a good atmosphere. Reigning champions Germany will meet Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in Group F as they look to defend their Wold Cup crown this summer. They want the 5th star!

17.06.2018 5 p.m. CEST Germany - Mexico
23.06.2018 8 p.m. CEST Germany - Sweden
27.06.2018 4 p.m. CEST South Korea - Germany

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2018 - Football in Russia

Public Viewing in the Netherlands

The Netherlands will not go to the World Cup in Russia after failing to qualify. It's a pity.

However, good mood can and should also come about when the German matches are viewed together. Every second year we - Meet the Germans & German Expats - get numerous questions regarding Public Viewings in the Netherlands during the World Cup or European Championship. The question, which we also read very often, is: "Where can I see the World Cup together with other football fans?".

"Public Viewing" a term used in Germany for the live broadcasting of sporting events, a public screening. This expression became known from the year 2006 during World Cup in Germany. The Dutch say "WK kijken". Due to strict guidelines and laws in the Netherlands, it is very difficult to arrange a real public viewing. It is easier to see the World Cup in a restaurant or bar. So do not be surprised.

Meet the Germans organizes "Public Viewings" for all German national team matches in De Branding, within walking distance of Utrecht Centraal Station. You are not in Utrecht? Then visit our overview and find your public viewing during the World Cup in Russia:

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If you organize a public viewing of World Cup matches (with or without German participation), please register it here for free and without any obligation. Just send us a message.

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