The FIFA World Cup will be hosted by Russia in 2018. Thirty-two national teams will participate in a total of 64 matches played in 12 venues located in 11 cities. The final will take place on July 15 in Moscow at Luzhniki Stadium.
World football’s governing body FIFA says the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ruling to suspend Russia from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics will not affect the country’s preparations for the 2018 World Cup.
The mounting rumors of threats to foreign fans in Russia are grossly exaggerated, Jose Mourinho told RT, citing his own experience with the hosts of 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Manchester United coach also made predictions for teams including Russia.
Legendary Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel was second to none in keeping the ball out of the net during his playing days between the sticks. However, the Great Dane struggled to keep the cold out during the 2018 World Cup draw.