FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 : Eerything You Need to Know

FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 : Eerything You Need to Know

FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 : Eerything You Need to Know

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.

Teams

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.

Team Pots

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 Satge

GROUP A   GROUP B   GROUP C   GROUP D
Russia Portugal France Argentina
Saudi Arabia Spain Australia Iceland
Egypt Morocco Peru Croatia
Uruguay Iran Denmark Nigeria
GROUP E   GROUP F   GROUP G   GROUP H
Brazil Germany Belgium Poland
Switzerland Mexico Panama Senegal
Costa Rica Sweden Tunisia Colombia
Serbia Korea Republic England Japan

 

Venues:

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.

City-Moscow
Luzhniki Stadium- Capacity: 81,00

Otkritie Arena- Capacity: 45,360

City-Saint Petersburg

Krestovsky Stadium-Capacity: 68,134

City-Sochi

Fisht Olympic Stadium-Capacity: 47,659

City-Samara

Cosmos Arena-Capacity: 44,918

City-Kazan

Kazan Arena-Capacity: 45,379

City-Rostov-on-Don

Rostov Arena-Capacity: 45,000

City-Volgograd

Volgograd Arena-Capacity:45,568

City-Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium-Capacity: 44,899

City-Saransk

Mordovia Arena-Capacity: 44,442

City-Yekaterinburg

Central Stadium-Capacity: 35,696

City-Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad Stadium-Capacity: 35,212

FIFA WC 2018
Luzhniki Stadium: FIFA WC 2018 Final Match Venue

 

How to Watch:

FIFA WC 2018 will be streaming all over the world across many TV channels and also online

1 Fox
2 beIN Sports
3 Sony Six
4 ITV
5 Kwesé Sports
6 SuperSport
7 SBS
8 NBC
9 DirecTV
10 ESPN
11 Telemundo Deportes
12 YouTube TV
13 NTV
14 SportsMax Digicel

Official Mascot

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.

wolf
Tournament mascot, wolf Zabivaka

 

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.

 


 

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