2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
14 June to 15 July 2018
This will be the first World Cup held in Europe since the 2006 tournament in Germany, and the first ever to be held in Eastern Europe. All of the stadium venues are in European Russia, to keep travel time manageable.
The final tournament will involve 32 national teams, which include 31 teams determined through qualifying competitions and the automatically qualified host team. Of the 32 teams, 20 will be making back-to-back appearances following the last tournament in 2014, including defending champions Germany, while Iceland and Panama will both be making their first appearances at a FIFA World Cup. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities. The final will take place on 15 July at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
The winners of the World Cup will qualify for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup.
2018 FIFA World Cup: Host Country
Russia: Won with 13 Votes
Portugal / Spain: 7 Votes
Belgium / Netherlands: 2 Votes
2018 FIFA World Cup: Groups
2018 FIFA World Cup: Match Schedule
2018 FIFA World Cup Match Schedule [PDF File -364 KB]
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