This will be the main World Cup held in Europe since the 2006 competition in Germany; everything except one of the stadium scenes are in European Russia, west of the Ural Mountains to keep travel time sensible.
The last competition will include 32 national groups, which incorporate 31 groups decided through qualifying rivalries and the naturally qualified host group. Of the 32 groups, 20 will show up following the last competition in 2014, including protecting champions Germany, while Iceland and Panama will both show up at a FIFA World Cup. An aggregate of 64 matches will be played in 12 settings situated in 11 urban areas. The last will occur on 15 July at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
The offering methodology to have the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups started in January 2009, and national affiliations had until 2 February 2009 to enlist their interest. Initially, nine nations set offers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, yet Mexico later pulled back from proceedings, and Indonesia's offered was dismissed by FIFA in February 2010 after the Indonesian government neglected to present a letter to help the offer.
The twenty-two-part FIFA Executive Committee met in Zürich on 2 December 2010 to vote to choose the hosts of both tournaments.Russia won the privilege to be the 2018 host in the second round of voting.
Each team must first name a preliminary squad of 30 players. From the preliminary squad, the team must name a final squad of 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline. Players in the final squad may be replaced due to serious injury up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team's first match, where the replacement players do not need to be in the preliminary squad.
Russia proposed the accompanying host urban areas: Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, and Yekaterinburg.All the urban areas are in or simply outside European Russia to decrease travel time for the groups in the enormous nation. The offer assessment report expressed that The Russian offer proposes 13 have urban communities and 16 stadiums, in this manner surpassing FIFA's base prerequisite. Three of the 16 stadiums would be revamped, and 13 would be recently developed.
Similarly, as with the 2014 Winter Olympics, the decision of Russia as a host has been tested. Disputable issues have incorporated the level of bigotry in Russian football, and oppression LGBT individuals in more extensive Russian society.Russia's contribution in the continuous clash in Ukraine has additionally made requires the competition be moved, especially following the addition of Crimea. FIFA President Sepp Blatter stated: "The World Cup has been given and voted to Russia and we are going ahead with our work".