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[215], Thirty-three footballers who were alleged to be part of the Russian steroid programme are listed in the McLaren Report. During a launch event prior to the elimination, Fox stated that it had planned to place a secondary focus on the Mexican team in its coverage to take advantage of their popularity among Hispanic and Latino Americans. Construction of the proposed Podolsk stadium in the Moscow region was cancelled by the regional government. Of the 32, 20 had also appeared in the 2014 event, while both Iceland and Panama made their first appearances at the World Cup. Thibaut Courtois won the Golden Glove awarded to the goalkeeper with the most clean sheets. Teams in each group played one another in a round-robin, with the top two teams advancing to the knockout stage. In Yekaterinburg, where four matches were hosted, hosting costs increased to over ₽7.4 billion, exceeding the ₽5.6 billion rubles originally allocated from the state and regional budget. Twelve stadiums in eleven Russian cities were built or renovated for the FIFA World Cup. [60] Systems were in place for communicating VAR-related information to broadcasters and visuals on stadiums' large screens were used for the fans in attendance. However, it should be noted that they surprised the football world in their debut game when star forward Emmanuel Sanon scored to give Haiti a lead over Italy, at the same time ending Dino Zoff’s still standing record run of 1142 minutes without conceding a goal in international matches.

A public vote was used to select the mascot from three finalists—a cat, a tiger, and a wolf. [231][232][233], FIFA, through several companies, sold the broadcasting rights for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to various local broadcasters. The stadium is located on the left bank of the, Saint Petersburg: Saint Petersburg Stadium (new). It was based on the name and design of the first Adidas World Cup ball from 1970. On 12 July 2018, FIFA stated that it had "engaged counsel to take legal action in Saudi Arabia and is working alongside other sports rights owners that have also been affected to protect its interests. Thank Soccer, and Trump", "The World Cup in Kaliningrad: Potemkin Village or real change? ", "Michael Garcia: FIFA investigator resigns in World Cup report row", "Fifa in crisis: FBI extends investigation to Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 World Cup bids", "FBI investigating Fifa's awarding of 2018 and 2022 World Cups – report", "Russia and Qatar may lose World Cups if evidence of bribery is found", "Prince William and David Cameron caught up in Fifa corruption scandal", "Video: David Cameron and Prince William implicated in FIFA corruption probe", "Zimbabwe expelled from the preliminary competition of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia", "Indonesia excluded from 2018 World Cup qualifiers", "Kosovo & Gibraltar become eligible for 2018 World Cup Qualifying", "2022 FIFA World Cup to be played in November/December", "Current allocation of FIFA World Cup confederation slots maintained", "FIFA World Cup Preliminary Draw: 1 week to go", "Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup extends its responsibilities to cover 2018 and 2022", "Konstantinovsky Palace to stage Preliminary Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup", "Ethics: Executive Committee unanimously supports recommendation to publish report on 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup bidding process", "How Iceland (population: 330,000) qualified for the World Cup", "In first, 4 Arab countries qualify for FIFA World Cup Finals", "FIFA World Cup 2018: Notable teams that failed to qualify", "Final Draw to take place in State Kremlin Palace", "OC for FIFA Competitions approves procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup", "2018 FIFA World Cup™ - News - The Final Draw: How it works -", "Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions: Updates on the FIFA World Cup and women's tournaments", "Regulations – 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia", "Rest periods for the players on the provisional list for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia", "2018 FIFA World Cup – Statistical Kit – Referees", "World Cup 2018 List of video match officials", "World Cup 2018: Referee Fahad Al Mirdasi 'banned over match-fixing attempt in Saudi Arabia, "FIFA statement on the situation of the Saudi Arabian referee Fahad AL MIRDASI", "Updated: List of FIFA match officials for the 2018 FIFA World Cup", "Betraying the Game: African officials filmed taking cash", "FIFA Council decides on key steps for the future of international competitions", "VAR: Video assistant referees set to be used at 2018 World Cup in Russia", "How will VAR work at the World Cup and how much is riding on it?
Three of the 16 stadiums would be renovated, and 13 would be newly constructed. Sadly no Caribbean team has gotten close to raising the World Cup trophy in celebration, but we can only hope and dream. In addition, matches involving Japan were excluded from the broadcasts, due to strained relations and campaigns against the country. [1] Initially, nine countries placed bids for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but Mexico later withdrew from the proceedings,[2] and Indonesia's bid was rejected by FIFA in February 2010 after the Indonesian government failed to submit a letter to support the bid. Germany, the defending champions, were eliminated in the group stage.

Costs continued to mount as preparations were underway. If only he knew", "Match report – Group A – Russia v Saudi Arabia", "Match report – Group A – Egypt v Uruguay", "Match report – Group A – Russia v Egypt", "Match report – Group A – Uruguay v Saudi Arabia", "Match report – Group A – Uruguay v Russia", "Match report – Group A – Saudi Arabia v Egypt", "Match report – Group B – Morocco v IR Iran", "Match report – Group B – Portugal v Spain", "Match report – Group B – Portugal v Morocco", "Match report – Group B – IR Iran v Spain", "Match report – Group B – IR Iran v Portugal", "Match report – Group B – Spain v Morocco", "Match report – Group C – France v Australia", "Match report – Group C – Peru v Denmark", "Match report – Group C – Denmark v Australia", "Match report – Group C – Denmark v France", "Match report – Group C – Australia v Peru", "Match report – Group D – Argentina v Iceland", "Match report – Group D – Croatia v Nigeria", "Match report – Group D – Argentina v Croatia", "Match report – Group D – Nigeria v Iceland", "Match report – Group D – Nigeria v Argentina", "Match report – Group D – Iceland v Croatia", "Match report – Group E – Costa Rica v Serbia", "Match report – Group E – Brazil v Switzerland", "Match report – Group E – Brazil v Costa Rica", "Match report – Group E – Serbia v Switzerland", "Match report – Group E – Serbia v Brazil", "Match report – Group E – Switzerland v Costa Rica", "Match report – Group F – Germany v Mexico", "Match report – Group F – Sweden v Korea Republic", "Match report – Group F – Korea Republic v Mexico", "Match report – Group F – Germany v Sweden", "Match report – Group F – Korea Republic v Germany", "Match report – Group F – Mexico v Sweden", "Match report – Group G – Belgium v Panama", "Match report – Group G – Tunisia v England", "Match report – Group G – Belgium v Tunisia", "Match report – Group G – England v Panama", "Match report – Group G – England v Belgium", "Match report – Group G – Panama v Tunisia", "Match report – Group H – Colombia v Japan", "Match report – Group H – Poland v Senegal", "Match report – Group H – Japan v Senegal", "Match report – Group H – Poland v Colombia", "Match report – Group H – Japan v Poland", "Match report – Group H – Senegal v Colombia", "Match report – Round of 16 – France v Argentina", "Match report – Round of 16 – Uruguay v Portugal", "Match report – Round of 16 – Spain v Russia", "Match report – Round of 16 – Croatia v Denmark", "Match report – Round of 16 – Brazil v Mexico", "Match report – Round of 16 – Belgium v Japan", "Match report – Round of 16 – Sweden v Switzerland", "Match report – Round of 16 – Colombia v England", "Match report – Quarter-final – Uruguay v France", "Match report – Quarter-final – Brazil v Belgium", "Match report – Quarter-final – Sweden v England", "Match report – Quarter-final – Russia v Croatia", "Match report – Semi-final – France v Belgium", "Match report – Semi-final – Croatia v England", "Match report – Play-off for third place – Belgium v England", "Match report – Final – France v Croatia", "Mandzukic makes World Cup history with own goal against France in Russia 2018 final", "World Cup by the numbers - 169 goals, 29 penalties, 10 late winners, 4 red cards", "VAR effect results in cleanest World Cup since 1986 after no red cards are issued in opening 11 games", "Pavard's stunner voted Hyundai Goal of the Tournament", "Fan Dream Team and prize winners revealed! The council approved further discussions with Qatar to produce a proposal for consideration in June when FIFA’s congress meet in Paris ahead of the Women’s World Cup. Ahead of the meeting, the European Club Association (ECA) wrote to FIFA saying none of its teams would participate in 2021. [42], Notable teams that failed to qualify included: four-time champions Italy (for the first time since 1958), who were knocked out in a qualification play-off by quarter-finalists Sweden; and the Netherlands, who were three-time runners-up and had finished in third place in 2014, and had qualified for the last three World Cups. The expansion included a World Cup tournament mode with all teams and stadiums from the event, official television presentation elements, and World Cup-related content for the Ultimate Team mode. Because of their neutrality in the situation, Kuwait and Oman are indicated to be the current possible options to host games in 2022, but their stadium infrastructure is only briefly assessed in a FIFA report. [61] On 15 June 2018, Diego Costa's goal against Portugal became the first World Cup goal based on a VAR decision;[62] the first penalty as a result of a VAR decision was awarded to France in their match against Australia on 16 June and resulted in a goal by Antoine Griezmann.

[230], However, the tournament was called a distraction from the international isolation and economic difficulties Russia has been facing. [5] Russia won the right to be the 2018 host in the second round of voting. [6], The choice of Russia as host was controversial. Although the report was never published, FIFA released a 42-page summary of its findings as determined by German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert. [100] The biggest item of federal spending was the aviation infrastructure costing ₽117.8 billion. [63] A record number of penalties were awarded in the tournament, a phenomenon partially attributed to VAR. [122], All times listed below are local time. But expanding the competition has advantages, most notably that it could raise an extra $400m, Gallacher said. [119][120], At the start of the ceremony, Russian president Vladimir Putin gave a speech, welcoming the countries of the world to Russia and calling football a uniting force.

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