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. One of the stadium venues are in European Russia, west of the Ural Mountains to keep travel time manageable.
The final tournament will involve 32 national teams, which include 31 teams determined through qualifying competitions and the automatically qualified host team.
The countries classified with their teams are: Australia, Iran,Japan,Saudi Arabia,South Korea,Egypt,Morocco,Nigeria, Senegal,Tunisia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama,Argentina,Brazil,Colombia,Peru,Uruguay,Belgium,Croatia,Denmark,England, France,Germany,Iceland,Poland,Portugal,Russia,Serbia,Spain,Sweden and Switzerland. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities.
The final will take place on 15 July at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.