official mascot for the tournament was unveiled, and selected through a design competition among university students. "12 very different opinions on VAR rothys promo code 2019 at the World Cup to help you make your mind up". Ten European teams and four South American teams progressed to the knockout stage, together with Japan and Mexico. Archived from the original on Retrieved "Match schedules for fifa Confederations Cup 20 fifa World Cup unveiled".
Archived from the original on Retrieved "Ekaterinburg Arena". This came in the wake of growing boycotts of the tournament among the Football Federation of Ukraine and sports minister Ihor Zhdanov. "Russia on track for World Cup 2018, say fifa inspectors". France won the match 42 to claim their second World Cup title, marking the fourth consecutive title won by a European team. Volgograd, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg and Saransk all hosted four matches, but did not host any knockout stage games. Squads Main article: 2018 fifa World Cup squads Initially, each team had to name a preliminary squad of 30 players but, in February 2018, this was increased. 43 44 VAR operations for all games are operating from a single headquarters in Moscow, which receives live video of the games and are in radio contact with the on-field referees.