Guide gives a schedule of what matches are being played when (either in local time where the matches are played, or in the time of the viewer), plus the results and statistics and key events updated live during each match, plus a table of the points scored by every team.


FIFA World Cup 2018 Tournament Guide

By Phil Bainbridge

June 14, 2018 - July 15, 2018 - The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia kicks off on June 14. 32 national teams compete in a total of 64 matches at 12 venues.

Guide includes a schedule of what matches are being played when, with live results and statistics for each match as it is played, plus points scored by every team.

The interactive guide opens to show the Latest matches - the most recent or upcoming games. For coming matches the stadium and match day and time are shown. The time can be displayed as in the time zone of the viewer (helpful if you want to tune in to follow a particular match), or the time as at the stadium. Updated scores are displayed automatically throughout each match.

The Schedule shows group stage tables and results of each match in the groups, with an arrow click through to the knockout stages of the tournament. This data is updated automatically after each match. For Last 16 matches and later click on the red button in the middle to expand the view.

For each match on the schedule you can then see the Matchtracker for that match.Matchtrackers can also be selected from the Latest page.

Matchtrackers are available for every match. Before the match the squad and head-to-head statistics are shown. On matchday, team selections and formations are shown, and during the match, the highlights (goals, yellow or red cards, substitutions) are shown on a timeline, updated live, with live statistics.

EDITORS: If you your are licensed to publish this graphic, you can offer your readers a downloadable web app. This puts an app icon onto the mobile device so they can return to see the latest results quickly. This can also be used as a gateway to your editorial coverage of the World Cup.

PUBLISHED: 04/07/2018; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty / Associated Press
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