2 December,2010 Russia,for the first time in it history,was granted the right to host the FIFA World Cup. the finals of the tournament will be held from June 14 to July 15,2018.
32 teams will take part in competition. Russia and 13 national teams would represent European zone(Russia was automatically qualified for the championship as the host country),five national teams from African zone, and ten from Asia and South America, and three from North American zone. Another two tournament tickets will be decided in playoffs.