* Tournament Details :
Host Country : Russia
Dates : 14 June - 15 July 2018 (32 Days)
Teams : 32 Teams (5 or 6 confederations)
Venues : 12 (in 11 host cities)
* The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup , a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018, after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010. This will be the first World Cup held in Europe since 2006.
* The final tournament will involve 32 national teams , which include 31 teams determined through qualifying competition and the automatically qualified host team . A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities. The final is expected to take place in Moscow at the Luzhniki stadium.
* The winners will qualify for the 2021 FIFA Confederation Cup.
* Host Selection :
The voting results are as follow :
2018 FIFA bidding (majority 12 votes)
Round 1 Round 2
RUSSIA 9 13
PORTUGAL / SPAIN 7 7
BELGIUM/NETHERLAND 4 2
ENGLAND 2 ELIMINATED