The 2018 World Cup in Russia (English: 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russian: Чемпиона́т ми́ра по футбо́лу 2018) is the 21st World Cup. The competition will be held in 12 of the 11 cities in Russia from June 14th to July 15th, 2018.
This is the first time that the World Cup has been held in Russia. It is also the first time that the World Cup has been held in Eastern Europe. At the same time, after the 2006 World Cup in Germany, the World Cup is once again held in Europe. A total of 32 teams from the World Cup in Russia participate in the competition; apart from the host Russia’s automatic qualification, the other 31 teams will be eligible to participate in the qualifier. During the World Cup, 64 championships will be held in Russia. On July 13, 2014, Russian President Putin and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff handed over the World Cup.