FIFA President, Sepp Blater, announced it on 2 December 2010 in Zurich FIFA headquarters that Russia was awarded to host 2018 World Cup and Qatar was awarded to host 2022 World Cup. Russia will be the host for 2018 World Cup from 14 June 2018 to 15 July 2018.
32 Football Teams of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia :
Tunisia, Senegal, Nigeria, Morocco and Egypt
Australia, Korea Republic, Iran, Japan and Saudi Arabia
Germany, Belgium, France, Portugal, Sweden, Croatia, Russia, Switzerland, Denmark, Iceland, Serbia, England, Poland and Spain
» North, Central America and Caribbean
Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama
» South America
Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay
There is no country from Oceania to compete since New Zealand was beaten by Peru (0-2). Unfortunately, many top-list teams such as Italy, Netherlands and Chile are also have to stop their step to Russia 2018.
The opening match will be played by Russia as the hosting country and it will take place in Moscow, Luzhniki Stadium. If you want to know about how to attend matches of 2018 World Cup, you can visit fifa.com/tickets for more information.