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Excel spreadsheet with fixtures, standings, predictions for the 2018 World Cup Finals.


Free downloadable Excel spreadsheet with fixtures, standings, predictions for the 2018 World Cup Finals.

Our free downloadable FIFA 2018 World Cup Spreadsheet is written in Microsoft Excel and has no visual basic so you can be sure you have a safe virus free wallchart with which to track you team’s scores and progress in your own time zone.

Free downloadable FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia Wallchart Spreadsheet
Free downloadable FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia Spreadsheet

 


Updates to the free downloadable Excel spreadsheet with fixtures, standings, predictions for the 2018 World Cup Finals due 1st December 2017 with the FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia draw

When the draw takes place on 1st December 2017 our free FIFA 2018 World Cup spreadsheet (.xls and .xlsx) will be updated with all of the correct teams for the group games along with the adjusted match times. You will then be able to see a full, accurate and complete list of all teams and schedule of matches to be played in the FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia finals.

Our History

Soccerwallcharts.com have been providing tournament spreadsheets since 2014 when we produces the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil spreadsheet. Since then we have also published the Rugby World Cup 2015 spreadsheet and the UEFA Euro 2016 Finals spreadsheet.

We pride ourselves in providing a good looking, usable and accurate spreadsheet without the use of any visual basic. In this way you can be sure that there are no chances of any viruses being included.

In 2014 IrishPete67 provided an extremely popular blog commentary and we are hoping that this will continue for the 2018 world cup.  Come back here to see his blog (below) once it is up and running.

Our External Links

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Free 2018 World Cup Spreadsheet

Free downloadable FIFA 2018 World Cup Spreadsheet


Free downloadable FIFA 2018 World Cup Spreadsheet

Our free downloadable FIFA 2018 World Cup Spreadsheet is written in Microsoft Excel and has no visual basic so you can be sure you have a safe virus free wallchart with which to track you team’s scores and progress in your own time zone.

Free downloadable FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia Wallchart Spreadsheet
Free downloadable FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia Spreadsheet

 


Updates to the free downloadable FIFA 2018 World Cup Spreadsheet due 1st December 2017 with the FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia draw

When the draw takes place on 1st December 2017 our free FIFA 2018 World Cup spreadsheet (.xls and .xlsx) will be updated with all of the correct teams for the group games along with the adjusted match times. You will then be able to see a full, accurate and complete list of all teams and schedule of matches to be played in the FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia finals.

Our History

Soccerwallcharts.com have been providing tournament spreadsheets since 2014 when we produces the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil spreadsheet. Since then we have also published the Rugby World Cup 2015 spreadsheet and the UEFA Euro 2016 Finals spreadsheet.

We pride ourselves in providing a good looking, usable and accurate spreadsheet without the use of any visual basic. In this way you can be sure that there are no chances of any viruses being included.

In 2014 IrishPete67 provided an extremely popular blog commentary and we are hoping that this will continue for the 2018 world cup.  Come back here to see his blog (below) once it is up and running.

Our External Links

http://www.soccerspreadsheets.com

World Cup 2018 Russia Wallchart

Free downloadable FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia Wallchart Spreadsheet


Free downloadable FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia Wallchart Spreadsheet

Our free downloadable FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia Wallchart Spreadsheet is written in Microsoft Excel and has no visual basic so you can be sure you have a safe virus free wallchart with which to track you team’s scores and progress in your own time zone.

Free downloadable FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia Wallchart Spreadsheet
Free downloadable FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia Wallchart Spreadsheet

 


Updates to the free downloadable FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia Wallchart Spreadsheet due 1st December 2017 with the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia draw

When the draw takes place on 1st December 2017 our FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia spreadsheet wallchart (.xls and .xlsx) will be updated with all of the correct teams for the group games along with the adjusted match times. You will then be able to see a full, accurate and complete list of all teams and schedule of matches to be played in the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia finals.

Our History

Soccerwallcharts.com have been providing tournament spreadsheet wallcharts since 2014 when we produces the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil spreadsheet. Since then we have also published the Rugby World Cup 2015 wallchart spreadsheet and the UEFA Euro 2016 Finals wallchart spreadsheet.

We pride ourselves in providing a good looking, usable and accurate spreadsheet without the use of any visual basic. In this way you can be sure that there are no chances of any viruses being included.

In 2014 IrishPete67 provided an extremely popular blog commentary and we are hoping that this will continue for the 2018 world cup.  Come back here to see his blog (below) once it is up and running.

Our External Links

http://www.soccerspreadsheets.com

Curtain raisers

Brazil kicks-off World Cup 2014 against Croatia on Thursday, in Sao Paulo.  Traditionally, opening matches are dour affairs with both teams afraid to make mistakes.

In the early days of the World Cup there was no prescribed format, often with more than one game being played at the same time.  In 1934 where the format was a complete knockout system, all games kicked off at the same time in the First Round.  In 1962 four matches kicked the tournament off as the first game in each group provided the opening fixtures.

In 1966 and 1970 the hosts had the honour of opening the competition, but for the next eight tournaments the holders had that right.

Since 2006 it has been the host nation who opens proceedings, rather than the defending Champions.  As the holders still have to qualify for the next tournament there is no guarantee they will even be there to defend their title.

1950 was the first instance of a host nation going on first when Brazil beat Mexico, 4-0 in the Maracana.  82,000 watched the hosts that day in the only game of the whole tournament where the attendance in that stadium was lower than 100,000.

Mexico has competed in opening matches the most with 7 appearances, although they are yet to win one.  They’ve also suffered some of the biggest drubbings, losing 1-4 to France in 1930, 0-4 to Brazil in 1950 and 0-5 to Brazil in 1954.  Of the 7 opening matches Mexico has appeared in, Brazil has been their opponents in 3 of those.  Ironically, two nations have been drawn in Group A for this tournament too.  For Brazil, this will be their sixth appearance in an opening fixture and Scotland’s John Collins is the only man to have scored against them in those matches.

In 1962, the first game in each group kicked-off at the same time representing the opening fixtures, and again Brazil met Mexico.

From 1966 to 1978 there were 4 successive 0-0 draws as many didn’t bother turning onto the tournament until the 2nd day.  But then in 1982, Belgium pulled off a shock by beating defending champions, Argentina including Maradona, Kempes, Passarella, Ardiles and Bertoni.  In fact Argentina fielded 9 of the 11 who won the trophy four years previously.  Bulgaria earned a point against defending champions, Italy in 1986 with a goal an equaliser in the last 5 minutes.

In 2002 the opening game had its biggest shock result as first-timers, Senegal, beat defending champions, France, 1-0.  This set the scene for a World Cup where many of the big nations struggled, with France, Argentina, Portugal not making it past the Group stage.  South Korea even overcame Italy and Spain in the knock-out section.

Cameroon’s win over Argentina in 1990 would’ve run the Senegalese close.  In the San Siro Cameroon scored the only goal of the game just after having a man sent-off.  They hung onto the lead despite finishing the game with only 9 men.

2006 provided us with the highest scoring opening match when Germany beat Costa Rica, 4-2.  There were three goals in the opening 17 minutes, as the Germans lead 2-1.

History would suggest it’s best not to expect too many goals in the opening match as only 4 of the last 12 games have given us more than 1 goal, and there has only been 2 instances from the past 12 matches where more than 2 goals have been scored.

Here is a breakdown of the opening games from past World Cups;

URUGUAY 1930:  Two matches were played simultaneously.  France beat Mexico, 4-1 and USA beat Belgium, 3-0.  Who scored the first goal?  Lucien Laurent of France scored the first ever World Cup goal after 19 minutes.

ITALY 1934: This was a knock-out format with all First Round games being played at the same time.

FRANCE 1938: Germany and Switzerland played out a 1-1 draw.  As this tournament was again on a knock-out format, a replay was staged with Germany winning, 4-2.

BRAZIL 1950: Hosts Brazil beat Mexico, 4-0 in Rio

SWITZERLAND 1954: Two matches kicked-off simultaneously with Brazil beating Mexico, 5-0.  Uruguay beat Czechoslovakia, 2-0.

SWEDEN 1958: Hosts Sweden beat Mexico, 3-0 in Solna.

CHILE 1962: First games in each Group kicked-off at the same time.  Holders Brazil beat Mexico, 2-0.  Hosts Chile beat Switzerland, 3-1.  Uruguay beat Colombia, 2-1 and Argentina beat Bulgaria, 1-0.

ENGLAND 1966: Hosts England opened up with a nervy 0-0 draw with Uruguay at Wembley.

MEXICO 1970: Hosts Mexico also played out a tense 0-0 draw with USSR at the Aztec Stadium, Mexico City.  This is the only World Cup finals match to be played in May.

WEST GERMANY 1974: Holders Brazil drew 0-0 with Yugoslavia in Frankfurt.

ARGENTINA 1978: Another boring 0-0 draw when holders West Germany were held by Poland in Buenos Aires.

SPAIN 1982: Holders Argentina were surprisingly beaten 0-1 by Belgium in Nou Camp, Barcelona.

MEXICO 1986: Holders Italy were held 1-1 by Bulgaria in the Aztec Stadium, Mexico City.

ITALY 1990: Holders Argentina were humbled in San Siro Stadium, Milan, 0-1 by Cameroon.

USA 1994: Holders Germany beat Bolivia, 1-0 thanks to a Jurgen Klinsmann goal at Soldier Field, Chicago.  This was Bolivia’s first ever appearance at a World Cup finals and ended with their star player, Marco Etcheverry getting sent-off just 4 minutes after coming on as a substitute.

FRANCE 1998: Holders Brazil beat Scotland, 2-1 in Stade de France.

JAPAN/SOUTH KOREA 2002: Holders France were stunned when Senegal won 1-0, in Seoul.  This was Senegal’s first ever appearance in the finals

GERMANY 2006: Hosts Germany beat Costa Rica, 4-2 in Munich.  Philipp Lahm scored after 6 minutes, Paulo Wanchope equalised 6 minutes later, but then Miroslav Klose put the Germans back in front after 17 minutes.

SOUTH AFRICA 2010: Hosts South Africa drew 1-1 with Mexico in Johannesburg.  Siphiwe Tshabalala gave the home side the lead, but a goal 11 minutes from time spoiled the celebrations a bit.

It promises to be Braziliant

The 20th World Cup begins next Thursday, 12th June, when Brazil takes on Croatia in Sao Paulo. This is the first time the World Cup has been held in South America since 1978 when Argentina was the host.

64 matches over four and a half weeks, with every game on television and highlights shows to match. This is a far cry from the coverage available to those couch-hibernators from 1978. Back then, some of the matches were so late they weren’t acceptable to a tv schedule which closed down at 11pm. The year before the tournament, England completed a summer tour to South America playing matches against Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. Only the Argentina game was televised and with having to use the host broadcaster, we were forced to watch in black and white, as Argentina didn’t introduce colour television until just before the tournament kicked-off. If the inconvenient times weren’t enough, as viewers we had to contend with commentators seeming to commentate from studios over here, and even those who were actually in the stadiums were so far away from the action they would often get the players’ names wrong. This was typified in the opening match where even Argentinian television incorrectly named the winning goalscorer, as well as pictured the wrong player celebrating.

No such errors are anticipated this time, 26 years later in what has to be effectively termed, South America’s World Cup. Colombia had submitted a bid but withdrew to allow Brazil to host the tournament. South American fans and players have been looking forward to this tournament since 2007, and intend to make it a home success. The whole of the continent is behind it, and with FIFA’s rotation policy resulting in this being their only opportunity as hosts for many years to come, they decided Brazil was the best venue to accommodate one of the biggest sporting occasions in the world, and so the six South American nations should not be underestimated. Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Uruguay will all be hoping to go further than just the group stage.

The other critical factor should be the heat. In the build-up to the draw, many European teams were hoping to avoid groups where Northern cities were the venues. Manaus, Fortaleza, Natal and Recife are all going to be blisteringly hot, especially at mid-day. Portugal take on USA in Manaus and Italy meet Costa Rica in Recife and then Uruguay in Natal and Germany meet USA in Recife, all with 1pm kick-offs. This could put European teams at a distinct disadvantage. Italy seem to have the toughest draw with all their games in the North. Their decision to keep their base camp in Rio state therefore seems all the more baffling.

Merely travelling around a country as vast as Brazil could also present an obstacle for many teams, as well as supporters. With the tournament reportedly costing the Brazilian government $14bn, there was no way they could get the public to accept such an expense if many of them just couldn’t get to see the games. Therefore new stadiums have been built in cities with no major domestic football clubs, and all teams have to fly all over the place. Whether this will be enough to appease the locals remains to be seen, as many have forecast a repeat of the protests which dogged the Confederations Cup last year. If this is the case then the world’s media will be waiting to capture it, as this could be the last World Cup for a while which is held in a country which has some semblance of concern for the views of its citizens.

Spain, the holders, has picked a squad which includes 16 players from the 2010 tournament, a record for the World Cup. They are overwhelming favourites along with the hosts, although the two could meet in the Second Round. Brazil is still the only country to have won a World Cup outside their own continent, winning in Sweden in 1958 and Japan in 2002. If Spain manages to replicate this it could provide the ultimate irony for the host nation.

In 1950 the whole nation’s hopes rested on them winning the World Cup for the first time. The final match of the tournament was against Uruguay, which has long been recognised as ‘the Final’, and Brazilians everywhere were expecting a win. Uruguay had won the first World Cup, something which had bothered Brazil ever since. The public and press were all expecting it to be a formality, carnivals had been arranged and a packed Maracana Stadium (with an estimated attendance of 210,000) watched believing this was Brazil’s time. When Uruguay shocked the world by coming from behind to win 2-1, it triggered mass hysteria. Fans were distraught, the press refused to accept defeat and Brazil changed their colours forever to yellow shirts, believing playing in blue had been bad luck.

As a country, Brazil struggled to get over the defeat. It has been etched in their psyche ever since. This was why their first win in 1958 was such a success. There are likely to be many references to 1950 during the next few weeks, and any time Brazil are under pressure on the pitch, minds will go back to the Maracanazo, is it became known. For Brazil finally getting the chance to host the competition again is payback indeed. For a European nation to win it could well be too much for the hosts.

Brazil has long been considered the spiritual home of world football, with excitement building for a tremendous tournament, it promises to be a World Cup to remember.