FIFA World Cup Russia 2018: Everything You Need to Know
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup and it going to take place from 14 June to 15 July 2018. After 2006 world cup this will be the first World Cup held in Europe. Total of 32 teams is going to play against each other. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities of Russia and the final will be played on 15 July at the Luzhniki Stadium in Capital of Russia.
Here are the details you need to know about FIFA World Cup Russia.
Total of 32 qualified Nations is going to participate in the tournament and going to play 64 matches against each other in the group stage. Dwar for the group stage was held on 1 December 2017 at Moscow and all the teams are divided into 8 groups. Teams are divided into 4 posts based on their FIFA rankings before group stage.
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
|Russia (65) (hosts)||Spain (8)||Denmark (19)||Serbia (38)|
|Germany (1)||Peru (10)||Iceland (21)||Nigeria (41)|
|Brazil (2)||Switzerland (11)||Costa Rica (22)||Australia (43)|
|Portugal (3)||England (12)||Sweden (25)||Japan (44)|
|Argentina (4)||Colombia (13)||Tunisia (28)||Morocco (48)|
|Belgium (5)||Mexico (16)||Egypt (30)||Panama (49)|
|Poland (6)||Uruguay (17)||Senegal (32)||South Korea (62)|
|France (7)||Croatia (18)||Iran (34)||Saudi Arabia (63)|
|GROUP A||GROUP B||GROUP C||GROUP D|
|GROUP E||GROUP F||GROUP G||GROUP H|
Russia proposed a total of 16 stadiums from the 13 cities (Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, and Yekaterinburg). Out of the 16, 13 stadiums are totally new and 3 are renovated. All the Venus are listed below.
Luzhniki Stadium- Capacity: 81,00
Otkritie Arena- Capacity: 45,360
Krestovsky Stadium-Capacity: 68,134
Fisht Olympic Stadium-Capacity: 47,659
Cosmos Arena-Capacity: 44,918
Kazan Arena-Capacity: 45,379
Rostov Arena-Capacity: 45,000
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium-Capacity: 44,899
Mordovia Arena-Capacity: 44,442
Central Stadium-Capacity: 35,696
Kaliningrad Stadium-Capacity: 35,212
How to Watch:
FIFA WC 2018 will be streaming all over the world across many TV channels and also online
2 beIN Sports
3 Sony Six
5 Kwesé Sports
11 Telemundo Deportes
12 YouTube TV
14 SportsMax Digicel
The 2018 World Cup’s mascot is Zabivakaa, a wolf. In Russian Zabivakaa ‘the one who scores’. The name Zabivakaa was selected with a vote over 1 million with a large 53% from the total.
Official Match Ball
The official match ball of the 2018 World Cup is Telstar. It was introduced on 9 November 2017 and named and design after 1970 FIFA WC ball from Adidas.