Are there any public data sets for the World Cup in Russia 2018?

Didn't find anything for download on the official FIFA site (besides a single-page PDF booklet for the match schedule).

Ideally the data set includes groups, teams, players, squads, matches, stadiums and so on and is in an open plain text format such as CSV (comma-separated values), JSON (javascript objects), SQL (structured query language), etc.

Any insight appreciated.

Disclosure: I'm the project lead of the football.db project collecting open public domain football data e.g.

so no need to highlight this little humble dataset about Russia 2018 ;-) (that incl. the teams, groups and match schedule) but is missing a lot (e.g. players, trainers, stadiums, etc. and once the events starts it's missing goal getters, goals, penalties, yellow cards, red cards, and on and on).

Again it's the world's biggest (sport) event - 1 000 000 000+ people watching live and there must be some more open data out there in this world. Help us find some datasets. Any insight appreciated.

Kickoff! Matchday 7! Any updates? Any open datasets?

No data yet, but this repo will store game results and some other info

To use the data in your app, you can use this link

Which will be updated

and also has some structured data about stadiums

  "name": "Luzhniki Stadium",
  "city": "Moscow",
  "lat": 55.715765,
  "lng": 37.5515217,
  "image": ""
  • Fantastic. Thanks for highlighting. Keep it up. Cheers. – Gerald Bauer May 22 at 20:31

Guides / collections for open football data include:

Any others?

(Update June/21st)

My humble self has started a (static / pre-built) JSON HTTP API (micro) web service, see

Two other new (and old) JSON HTTP APIs include:

Any others?

Kaggle hosts a dataset that has the participating teams and their previous results against the teams in the group.

The dataset contains all the participating teams, the match schedule with orders of the matches, the previous matches between all teams with records of wins/losses/draws, the previous goals between all teams, the previous titles, semifinals, finals of all participating teams.

(Update June/21st) Note: No updates since the start of / kick off the World Cup e.g. missing match results, goals, and so on.

  • Great catch. Not to be picky. Looks a little too simplistic. Match info includes no date, no city, no stadium. Not sure how you will add the goals, penalties, etc.. Thanks for sharing / highlighting. It's a start. – Gerald Bauer Apr 28 at 15:43

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