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2018 FIFA World Cup
Кубок мира ФИФА 2018
Tournament details
Host country  Russia
Dates 8 June – 8 July
Teams 32 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 16 (in 13 host cities)

The 2018 FIFA World Cup was the 21st FIFA World Cup, which is a football tournament that took place in Russia. It was the first tournament taking place in Russia (as well as in Eastern Europe), and in two continents, Europe and Asia.

The defending champions were Germany. France won the tournament after defeating Croatia with a score of 4–2.[1] This was France's 2nd World Cup title. France qualified for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup.


2018 FIFA bidding (majority 12 votes)
Bidders Votes
Round 1 Round 2
 Russia 9 13
 Portugal /  Spain 7 7
 Belgium /  Netherlands 4 2
 England 2 Eliminated


Russia automatically qualifies, but the other qualification process has not been announced yet. All teams are allowed to join when ever they want.

Team Method of
Date of
 Russia* Host 2 Dec 2010


  • "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - Matches - France - Croatia -". FIFA. Retrieved 15 July 2018.