Thursday, October 19, 2017

World cup 2018 qualified teams

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification 



The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification process is a series of tournaments organised by the six FIFA confederations to decide 31 of the 32 teams which will play in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with Russia qualifying automatically as hosts. All 210 remaining FIFA member associations were eligible to enter the qualifying process, and for the first time in World Cup history, all eligible national teams registered for the preliminary competition, but Zimbabwe and Indonesia were disqualified before playing their first matches. BhutanSouth SudanGibraltar and Kosovo made their FIFA World Cup qualification debuts.
While the main qualifying draw took place at the Konstantinovsky Palace in StrelnaSaint Petersburg, on 25 July 2015, a number of qualification matches were played before that. The first began in DiliTimor Leste, on 12 March 2015 as part of the AFC's qualification,  with East Timorese player Chiquito do Carmo scoring the first goal of qualification. Matches were also played in CONCACAF prior to the main draw.

TeamMethod of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Consecutive
finals
appearances
Previous best
performance
 RussiaHost2 December 201011th120142Fourth place (1966)2
 BrazilCONMEBOL Round Robin winners28 March 201721st201421Winners (19581962197019942002)
 IranAFC Third Round Group A winners12 June 20175th20142Group stage (1978199820062014)
 JapanAFC Third Round Group B winners31 August 20176th20146Round of 16 (20022010)
 MexicoCONCACAF Fifth Round winners1 September 201716th20147Quarter-finals (19701986)
 BelgiumUEFA Group H winners3 September 201713th20142Fourth place (1986)
 South KoreaAFC Third Round Group A runners-up5 September 201710th20149Fourth place (2002)
 Saudi ArabiaAFC Third Round Group B runners-up5 September 20175th20061Round of 16 (1994)
 GermanyUEFA Group C winners5 October 201719th3201417Winners (1954197419902014)
 EnglandUEFA Group F winners5 October 201715th20146Winners (1966)
 SpainUEFA Group G winners6 October 201715th201411Winners (2010)
 NigeriaCAF Third Round Group B winners7 October 20176th20143Round of 16 (199419982014)
 Costa RicaCONCACAF Fifth Round runners-up7 October 20175th20142Quarter-finals (2014)
 PolandUEFA Group E winners8 October 20178th20061Third place (19741982)
 EgyptCAF Third Round Group E winners8 October 20173rd19901First round (19341990)
 IcelandUEFA Group I winners9 October 20171st1
 SerbiaUEFA Group D winners9 October 201712th420101Fourth place (19301962)5
 PortugalUEFA Group B winners10 October 20177th20145Third place (1966)
 FranceUEFA Group A winners10 October 201715th20146Winners (1998)
 UruguayCONMEBOL Round Robin runners-up10 October 201713th20143Winners (19301950)
 ArgentinaCONMEBOL Round Robin third place10 October 201717th201412Winners (19781986)
 ColombiaCONMEBOL Round Robin fourth place10 October 20176th20142Quarter-finals (2014)
 PanamaCONCACAF Fifth Round third place10 October 20171st1





Notes
  • 1: This is the 4th appearance of Russia at the FIFA World Cup; however, FIFA considers Russia as the successor team of the Soviet Union who themselves qualified on 7 occasions.
  • 2: Russia's best result is group stage in 19942002 and 2014; however, FIFA considers Russia as the successor team of the Soviet Union who achieved this result.
  • 3: Germany between 1951 and 1990 is often referred to as "West Germany", as a separate East German state and team existed then.
  • 4: This is the 2nd appearance of Serbia at the FIFA World Cup. However, FIFA considers Serbia as the successor team of the Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro national teams, who between them qualified on 10 occasions.
  • 5: No official third place match took place in 1930 and no official third place was awarded at the time; both United States and Yugoslavia lost in the semi-finals. However, FIFA lists the teams as third and fourth respectively.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Russia 2018 official logo


Russia 2018 official logo


The official emblem of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has been unveiled, with the logo projected onto the iconic Bolshoi Theater building in the heart of the country's capital, Moscow

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, an international men's football tournament, that is scheduled to take place in 2018 in Russia. This will be the first World Cup held in the former Soviet Union.

The finals tournament will involve 32 national teams, including that of the host nation, assuming the current format of the finals is maintained

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

FIFA World Cup 2018

                                                               FIFA World Cup 2018

FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup

"2018 World Cup" redirects here. For other competitions of that name, see 2018 World Cup (disambiguation).

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, an international men's football tournament, that is scheduled to take place in 2018 in Russia.
The finals tournament will involve 32 national teams, including that of the host nation, assuming the current format of the finals is maintained. This will be the first World Cup held in the former Soviet Union











Venues
Russia has proposed the following host cities: Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, and Yekaterinburg. All the cities are in or just outside European Russia to reduce travel time for the teams in the huge country. The bid evaluation report stated: "The Russian bid proposes 13 host cities and 16 stadiums, thus exceeding FIFA's minimum requirement. Three of the 16 stadiums would be renovated, and 13 would be newly constructed."
In October 2011 Russia decreased the number of stadiums from 16 to 14. Construction of the proposed Podolsk stadium in the Moscow region was cancelled by the regional government, and Spartak Stadium is competing with Dynamo Stadium which will have been constructed first.
The final choice of host cities was announced on 29 September 2012. The number of cities was further reduced to 11 and number of stadiums to 12 as Krasnodar and Yaroslavl were dropped from the final list













Russia 2018 interim logo
Tournament details
Host country Russia
Dates 8 June – 8 July 2018 (32 days)
Teams 32 (expected) (from 5 or 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 12 (in 11 host cities)
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The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, an international men's football tournament, that is scheduled to take place in 2018 in Russia.

The finals tournament will involve 32 national teams, including that of the host nation, assuming the current format of the finals is maintained. This will be the first World Cup held in the former Soviet Union
















Russian visa policy

The general visa policy of Russia will not apply to the World Cup participants and fans who will be able to visit Russia without a visa right before and during the competition regardless of their citizenship