The Central Stadium of Yekaterinburg has been renovated for the fifa World Cup. The stadium in Saransk was scheduled to be commissioned in 2012 in time for the opening of the all-Russian Spartakiad, but the plan was revised. In accordance with the fifa requirements, during the 2018 World Cup it is called Spartak Stadium instead of its usual name Otkritie Arena. 51 Venues Further information: 2018 fifa World Cup venues Russia proposed the following host cities: Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, and Yekaterinburg. "fifa 2018" redirects here. The first piles were driven into the ground in September 2015.
99 Russia was placed in position A1 in the group stage and played in the opening match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 14 June against Saudi Arabia, the two lowest-ranked teams of the tournament at the time of the final draw. On 9 February 2018, fifa announced the base camps for each participating team. For other competitions of that name, see 2018 World Cup (disambiguation). Stadiums Exterior of Otkrytie Arena in Moscow A total of twelve stadiums in eleven Russian cities were built and renovated for the fifa World Cup. The construction of the stadium commenced in 2007. The number of cities was further reduced to 11 and number of stadiums to 12 as Krasnodar and Yaroslavl were dropped from the final list.
Saint Petersburg: Saint Petersburg Stadium. 40 41 Assistant referee Marwa Range of Kenya also withdrew after the BBC released an investigation conducted by a Ghanaian journalist which implicated Marwa in a bribery scandal. 102 103 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. Afterwards, it was renovated in preparation for the 2017 fifa Confederations Cup and 2018 World Cup. Three of the 16 stadiums would be renovated, and 13 would be newly constructed." 55 In October 2011, Russia decreased the number of stadiums from 16. Ten European teams and four South American teams progressed to the knockout stage, together with Japan and Mexico. Pot 1 contained the hosts Russia (who were automatically assigned to position A1) and the best seven teams, pot 2 contained the next best eight teams, and so on for pots 3 and. He also said, "We are not going to be in a situation, as is the case of one, two or even three stadiums in South Africa, where it is a problem of what you do with these stadiums". 30 Draw Main article: 2018 fifa World Cup seeding Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro in Moscow at the 2018 World Cup draw The draw was held on 1 December 2017 at 18:00 MSK at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. 43 44 VAR operations for all games are operating from a single headquarters in Moscow, which receives live video of the games and are in radio contact with the on-field referees....
92 They received training at 15 Volunteer Centres of the Local Organising Committee based in 15 universities, and in Volunteer Centres in the host cities. Schedule Launching of a 1,000 days countdown in Moscow The full schedule was announced by fifa on (without kick-off times, which were confirmed later). Squads Main article: 2018 fifa World Cup squads Initially, each team had to name a preliminary squad of 30 players but, in February 2018, this was increased. On the new stadium hosted its first match. 99 Tiebreakers The ranking of teams in the group stage was determined as follows: 35 106 Points obtained in all group matches; Goal difference in all group matches; Number of goals scored in all group matches; Points obtained. The Portugal/Spain bid came second, and that from Belgium/Netherlands third. 15:00 MSK ( UTC3 ) 18:00 MSK ( UTC3 ) 20:00 yekt ( UTC5 ) 21:00 MSK ( UTC3 ) 17:00 MSK ( UTC3 ) 18:00 samt ( UTC4 ) Knockout stage Russia. 104 Pop singer Robbie Williams then sang two of his songs solo before he and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina performed a duet. The stadium hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
18:00 MSK ( UTC3 ) 17:00 yekt ( UTC5 ) 21:00 MSK ( UTC3 ) 18:00 MSK ( UTC3 ) 18:00 samt ( UTC4 ) 17:00 MSK ( UTC3 ) Group B The. 56 The final choice of host cities was announced on 29 September 2012. 93 Transport Free public transport services were offered for ticketholders during the World Cup, including additional trains linking between host cities, as well as services such as bus service within them. Costs continued to balloon as preparations were underway. 84 The biggest item of federal spending was the aviation infrastructure (117.8 billion rubles).
Only one match, France v Denmark, was goalless. For the first time, the fair play criteria came into use, when Japan qualified over Senegal due to having received fewer yellow cards. 48 A record number of penalties were awarded in the tournament, with this phenomenon being partially attributed to VAR. The last facility commissioned was a waste treatment station in Volgograd. 17 Zimbabwe and Indonesia were later disqualified before playing their first matches, 18 19 while Gibraltar and Kosovo, who joined fifa on fter the qualifying draw but before European qualifying had begun, also entered the competition. "2018 World Cup" redirects here. Contents Host selection Main article: Russia 2018 fifa World Cup bid Russian bid personnel celebrate the awarding of the 2018 World Cup to Russia on 2 December 2010. The stadium construction was completed on 22 December 2017. Nizhny Novgorod: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.
Preference, especially in the key areas, was given to those with knowledge of foreign languages and volunteering experience, but not necessarily to Russian nationals. 63 The stadium has hosted games of the 2017 fifa Confederations Cup and will serve as a venue for uefa Euro 2020. In Yekaterinburg, where four matches are hosted, hosting costs increased to over.4 billion rubles, over-running the.6 billion rubles originally allocated from the state and regional budget. The 100- ruble commemorative banknote celebrates the 2018 fifa World Cup. 46 On, Diego Costa 's goal against Portugal became the first World Cup goal based on a VAR decision; 47 the first penalty as a result of a VAR decision was awarded to France in their match against.