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?


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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": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e6/Luzhniki_Stadium%2C_Moscow.jpg"

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 https://github.com/openfootball/world-cup.json.

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

Any others?


You may use our World Cup 2018 dataset which contains more than 38 million tweets from almost 8 million unique Twitter users. The dataset was constructed during the World Cup 2018. Since we have stored the data in a MongoDB instance, the exported data is available as a MongoDB dump. You can easily import the exported data into a MongoDB instance. In order to download the dataset, please follow the instructions available in the provided link above.


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. Commented Apr 28, 2018 at 15:43

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