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. Archived from the original on McCormick, Joseph Patrick. Archived from the original on Retrieved "Russia united for 2018 fifa World Cup Host Cities announcement". 186 Spectators were nonetheless required to register for a "Fan-ID a special photo identification pass. England, which was bidding to host its second tournament, was eliminated in the first round. "Aussie soccer fan's World Cup dream crushed by new Russian visa rejection". 177 Dream Team As was the case during the 20 editions, fifa did not release an official All-Star Team, but instead invited users of m to elect their Fan Dream Team.
191 192 Official song Main article: Live It Up (Nicky hermes verteilzentrum mannheim öffnungszeiten Jam song) The official song of the tournament was "Live It Up with vocals from Will Smith, Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi, released on Its music video was released on 193 Controversies Main article: List. Archived (PDF) from the original on Retrieved "Match report Round of 16 Brazil v Mexico" (PDF). 176 The poll closed on 23 July. 203 204 In 2014, fifa President Sepp Blatter stated that "the World Cup has been given and voted to Russia and we are going forward with our work". Retrieved "Match report Group H Japan v Poland" (PDF). "2018 World Cup" redirects here. 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. 104 Dancers dressed in the flags of the 32 competing teams appeared carrying a sign with the name of each nation. At an estimated cost of over.2 billion, it was the most expensive World Cup. 84 The biggest item of federal spending was the aviation infrastructure (117.8 billion rubles).