Host Country: Russia
The 21st World Cup involves 32 teams who will play a total of 64 matches. These will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities across Russia.
Date of the Finals: 14th June - 15th July
Number of Venues: 12 (11 Host Cities)
After two and a half years in the international wilderness, the Dortmund striker was recalled to the Spain team and scored three times in two games. FIFA.com takes a closer look at his rich vein of form.
Three months after France lifted the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and a great sense of achievement took over the Russian people following such a successful event, key members of the Local Organising Committee’s operational staff gathered with FIFA in Zurich to debrief on the tournament. Joining the 30 participants from Moscow and eager to assimilate the main lessons learnt by the previous hosts, were another 26 experts from Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and the Local Organising Committee.
Former Uruguay international Gustavo Matosas has been named to lead Costa Rica ahead of their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualifying campaign.
The 2017 FIFA Predictor champion Geoff Guttmann tells FIFA.com about the trip he won to the Russia 2018 semi-final between France and Belgium with his wife.
The FIFA Football Conference, staged in London on Sunday, brought together the coaches of almost 200 member associations to discuss the principal trends that emerged from Russia 2018. At the end of the event, some of the key participants shared their experiences.
Won most by: Brazil - 5 times winners
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