The 2018 World Cup will be held in Russia - it will be the 21st World Cup. Other contenders for host country were England and joint bidders Spain/Portugal and Netherlands/Belgium.
- The tournament will be held 14 June – 15 July, 2018
- The finals will involve 32 national teams.
- The Official Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is a wolf called Abivaka, the name means "the one who scores" in Russian.
- Russia, as hosts, will qualify automatically for the tournament.
- The final is planned to take place in Moscow at the Luzhniki Stadium
- This will be the first World Cup ever held in Eastern Europe