2018 World Cup: live player updates, game scores and schedule

Russia will host 32 soccer teams representing their respective countries for the 2018 World Cup, which begins June 14 and ends on July 15 with the finals in Moscow.

Notable players competing include Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Neymar of Brazil.

A young fan thought he’d missed the chance to meet his hero as Portugal departed for the World Cup.

Cristiano stepped off the bus and made sure his dream came true. pic.twitter.com/r3qERFy8Vz

— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 11, 2018

Other players to watch include Luis Suarez of Uruguay, Mohamed Salah of Egypt and England’s Harry Kane.

  • Iran’s Masoud Shojaei, second left, trains with his teammates during a training session of Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Iran’s Masoud Shojaei, second left, trains with his teammates during a training session of Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Iran’s national football team Head coach Carlos Queiroz speaks his players during a training session of Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Iran’s national football team Head coach Carlos Queiroz speaks his players during a training session of Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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  • Germany national soccer team leave the plane upon their landing at the Vnukovo international airport, outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    Germany national soccer team leave the plane upon their landing at the Vnukovo international airport, outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

  • In this June 12, 2018 photo, Peruvian fans Jose Jimenez, second left, his childhood friend Jorge Oxa, left, Oxa’s father Rolando Ubillus, center, and two friends pose for a photo at the Moscow Airport, Russia, while waiting for a connecting flight to Saransk, where Peru will play Denmark on June 16, on its inaugural World Cup game.

    In this June 12, 2018 photo, Peruvian fans Jose Jimenez, second left, his childhood friend Jorge Oxa, left, Oxa’s father Rolando Ubillus, center, and two friends pose for a photo at the Moscow Airport, Russia, while waiting for a connecting flight to Saransk, where Peru will play Denmark on June 16, on its inaugural World Cup game.

  • A woman sings karaoke in a public park in the rain, a day prior to the start of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Ramenskoye, outskirt Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The red banner on top reads in Portuguese: “Welcome!” as the Portuguese national soccer team’s base camp is located nearby. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    A woman sings karaoke in a public park in the rain, a day prior to the start of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Ramenskoye, outskirt Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The red banner on top reads in Portuguese: “Welcome!” as the Portuguese national soccer team’s base camp is located nearby. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

  • A youngster fixes fake rifles in a shooting gallery of a fairground stall, a day prior to the start of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Ramenskoye, on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    A youngster fixes fake rifles in a shooting gallery of a fairground stall, a day prior to the start of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Ramenskoye, on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

  • A woman sings karaoke in a public park in the rain, 2 days prior to the start of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Ramenskoye, outskirt Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The red banner on top reads in Portuguese: “Welcome!” as the Portuguese national soccer team’s base camp is located nearby. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    A woman sings karaoke in a public park in the rain, 2 days prior to the start of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Ramenskoye, outskirt Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The red banner on top reads in Portuguese: “Welcome!” as the Portuguese national soccer team’s base camp is located nearby. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

  • Russian artist Azamat washes his hands with rain water as he works on clay sculptures two days prior to the start of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Ramenskoye, on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    Russian artist Azamat washes his hands with rain water as he works on clay sculptures two days prior to the start of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Ramenskoye, on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

  • England national soccer team disembark the plane as they arrive at the Pulkovo international airport in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 to compete in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo)

    England national soccer team disembark the plane as they arrive at the Pulkovo international airport in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 to compete in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo)

  • England’s national soccer team coach Gareth Southgate, foreground, disembarks the plane at the Pulkovo international airport in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 after arriving with his team to compete in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo)

    England’s national soccer team coach Gareth Southgate, foreground, disembarks the plane at the Pulkovo international airport in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 after arriving with his team to compete in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo)

  • England’s national soccer team coach Gareth Southgate, disembarks the plane at the Pulkovo international airport in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 after arriving with his team to compete in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo)

    England’s national soccer team coach Gareth Southgate, disembarks the plane at the Pulkovo international airport in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 after arriving with his team to compete in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo)

  • England national soccer team players sit on a bus after arriving at the Pulkovo international airport in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 to compete in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo)

    England national soccer team players sit on a bus after arriving at the Pulkovo international airport in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 to compete in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo)

  • France’s Antoine Griezmann gestures during a press conference at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Istra, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

    France’s Antoine Griezmann gestures during a press conference at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Istra, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

  • France’s Antoine Griezmann smiles as he answers to journalists during a press conference at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Istra, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

    France’s Antoine Griezmann smiles as he answers to journalists during a press conference at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Istra, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

  • France’s Antoine Griezmann / Steven Nzonzi answers to journalists during a press conference at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Istra, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

    France’s Antoine Griezmann / Steven Nzonzi answers to journalists during a press conference at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Istra, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

  • France’s Antoine Griezmann dribbles the ball during a training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Glebovets, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

    France’s Antoine Griezmann dribbles the ball during a training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Glebovets, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

  • France’s Antoine Griezmann controls the ball ahead Benjamin Pavard during a training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Glebovets, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

    France’s Antoine Griezmann controls the ball ahead Benjamin Pavard during a training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Glebovets, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

  • France’s Ousmane Dembele challenges for the ball with Olivier Giroud during a training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Glebovets, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

    France’s Ousmane Dembele challenges for the ball with Olivier Giroud during a training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Glebovets, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

  • France’s Ngolo Kante and Blaise Matuidi applause their supporters at the end of a training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Glebovets, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

    France’s Ngolo Kante and Blaise Matuidi applause their supporters at the end of a training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Glebovets, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

  • France’s Nabil Fekir challenges for the ball with Paul Pogba during a training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Glebovets, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

    France’s Nabil Fekir challenges for the ball with Paul Pogba during a training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Glebovets, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

  • France’s Antoine Griezmann and Blaise Matuidi smile during a training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Glebovets, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

    France’s Antoine Griezmann and Blaise Matuidi smile during a training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Glebovets, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

  • France’s Kylian Mbappe grimaces after being injured during a training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Glebovets, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

    France’s Kylian Mbappe grimaces after being injured during a training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Glebovets, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

  • German national soccer team head coach Joachim Loew, center, disembarks the plane as the German national soccer team arrive at the Vnukovo international airport, outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday when the hosts Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    German national soccer team head coach Joachim Loew, center, disembarks the plane as the German national soccer team arrive at the Vnukovo international airport, outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday when the hosts Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

  • Colombian singer Maluma, center, waves at Mexico’s national soccer team, at the end of a training session of Mexico for the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Colombian singer Maluma, center, waves at Mexico’s national soccer team, at the end of a training session of Mexico for the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

  • Mexico’s Hector Herrera, left, embrace his teammate Andres Guardado, during a training session of Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Mexico’s Hector Herrera, left, embrace his teammate Andres Guardado, during a training session of Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

  • Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio walk on the soccer field, during a training session of Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio walk on the soccer field, during a training session of Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

  • Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, catches a ball during a training session of Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, catches a ball during a training session of Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

  • Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio gives instructions to Diego Reyes during a training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio gives instructions to Diego Reyes during a training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

  • Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio gesture during a training session of Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio gesture during a training session of Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

  • A fan of Mexico wears a traditional Mexican hat during a training session of Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    A fan of Mexico wears a traditional Mexican hat during a training session of Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

  • FIFA’s Director of Refereeing Massimo Busacca gestures during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    FIFA’s Director of Refereeing Massimo Busacca gestures during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

  • Chairman of the FIFA Referees Committee Pierluigi Collina gestures during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Chairman of the FIFA Referees Committee Pierluigi Collina gestures during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

  • Referee Bjorn Kuipers of the Netherlands attends a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Referee Bjorn Kuipers of the Netherlands attends a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

  • South Korea’s national soccer team players arrive at the team hotel for the 2018 soccer World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    South Korea’s national soccer team players arrive at the team hotel for the 2018 soccer World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

  • South Korea’s head coach Shin Tae-yong arrives at the team hotel for the 2018 soccer World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    South Korea’s head coach Shin Tae-yong arrives at the team hotel for the 2018 soccer World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

  • A bus carrying South Korea’s national soccer team, is escorted by police upon arrival at the team hotel for the 2018 soccer World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    A bus carrying South Korea’s national soccer team, is escorted by police upon arrival at the team hotel for the 2018 soccer World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

  • South Korea’s national soccer team players Go Yo-han, front left, Lee Yong, center, and Jung Woo-young arrive at the team hotel for the 2018 soccer World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    South Korea’s national soccer team players Go Yo-han, front left, Lee Yong, center, and Jung Woo-young arrive at the team hotel for the 2018 soccer World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

  • South Korean soccer fans hold signs as they wait for South Korea’s national soccer team’s arrival at the team hotel for the 2018 soccer World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    South Korean soccer fans hold signs as they wait for South Korea’s national soccer team’s arrival at the team hotel for the 2018 soccer World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

  • Two employees from the team hotel, carry soccer ball-shaped balloons before South Korea’s national soccer team’s arrival at the team hotel for the 2018 soccer World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Two employees from the team hotel, carry soccer ball-shaped balloons before South Korea’s national soccer team’s arrival at the team hotel for the 2018 soccer World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

  • South Korean soccer fans hold soccer ball-shaped balloons upon South Korea’s national soccer team’s arrival at the team hotel for the 2018 soccer World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    South Korean soccer fans hold soccer ball-shaped balloons upon South Korea’s national soccer team’s arrival at the team hotel for the 2018 soccer World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

  • The England soccer team arrives by bus at their hotel Repino near St Petersburg, Russia, ahead of the start of the 2018 soccer World Cup, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    The England soccer team arrives by bus at their hotel Repino near St Petersburg, Russia, ahead of the start of the 2018 soccer World Cup, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • A policeman wait next to a young boy for the arrival of the England soccer team by bus outside their hotel Repino near St Petersburg, Russia ahead of the start of the 2018 soccer World Cup Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    A policeman wait next to a young boy for the arrival of the England soccer team by bus outside their hotel Repino near St Petersburg, Russia ahead of the start of the 2018 soccer World Cup Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • The setting sun is reflected in church towers reflect in central Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The World Cup 2018 starts on Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    The setting sun is reflected in church towers reflect in central Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The World Cup 2018 starts on Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

  • A fan of Mexico wears a traditional Mexican hat during a training session of Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    A fan of Mexico wears a traditional Mexican hat during a training session of Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

  • A Mexico fan wearing a tradition Mexican hat, cheers as his team, the Mexico national soccer team, boards a bus after training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    A Mexico fan wearing a tradition Mexican hat, cheers as his team, the Mexico national soccer team, boards a bus after training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

  • A Mexico fan wearing a tradition Mexican hat, cheers as his team, the Mexico national soccer team, boards a bus after training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    A Mexico fan wearing a tradition Mexican hat, cheers as his team, the Mexico national soccer team, boards a bus after training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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Team Preview:

    • Group A – Egypt, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay
    • Group B –  Iran, Morocco, Portugal, Spain
    • Group C (coming soon)
    • Group D (coming soon)
    • Group E (coming soon)
    • Group F (coming soon)
    • Group G (coming soon)
    • Group H (coming soon)
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