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)
The FIFA World Cup has always had a strong influence on many aspects of society in Host Nations, and Russia is no exception. With just over four months remaining until the start of the tournament, the venue hosting the Opening Match and Final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has received a final certificate of pass from international green standard BREEAM.
Almost 12 years on from scoring the last of his world finals goals, former Saudi Arabia forward Sami Al Jaber spoke with FIFA.com about his World Cup memories and what Russia 2018 means to the country's players.
In the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we go right back to the start with a shot of Jules Rimet arriving for the tournament's first edition in Uruguay.
The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour™ by Coca-Cola made a special and historic stop on its global journey today as it touched down for the first time in Papua New Guinea.
New Australia coach Bert van Marwijk says the Socceroos are good enough to progress into the knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
4,905,169 2018 FIFA World Cup™ tickets had been requested by fans from all over the world before the random selection draw sales period concluded on 31 January.
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic speaks to FIFA.com about how he revived the team's FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, the importance of Luka Modric and the enduring importance of France 1998 to his country's people.
Dani Alves is hoping to make 2018 one of his most memorable years to date. The charismatic defender spoke to FIFA.com about his UEFA Champions League dreams with PSG, his team-mate Neymar, and more besides.
On his 40th birthday, FIFA.com celebrates the winner of the inaugural The Best FIFA Goalkeeper award and a FIFA World Cup™ winner with Italy, Gianluigi Buffon.
On 27-28 February, the Team Workshop for competing nations at the 2018 FIFA World Cup is being organised in Sochi. FIFA.com has all the details.
Won most by: Brazil - 5 times winners
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