Are you ready for the next World Cup?
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, after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010. This will be the first World Cup ever held in Eastern Europe, and the first held in Europe since 2006, all bar 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. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities. The final will take place on 15 July in Moscow at the Luzhniki Stadium.
The winners will qualify for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup.
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Are you looking for World Cup tickets?
All Tickets for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ will be exclusively available for the purchase by the members of the general public on www.fifa.com/tickets and, during the Last Minute Sales Phase, in the FIFA Venue Ticketing Centres in Russia.
The price tags may come with some sticker shock, even for those who laid down a big chunk of their savings on a World Cup adventure in Brazil two years ago. The least expensive ticket for foreign fans costs US$105 (that's for a group-stage match), an increase of some 16 percent over the price of the same level at Brazil 2014. Meanwhile, the priciest “category one” ticket for the World Cup final runs a cool $1,100.
There is a substantial exception. For the third straight World Cup, local fans will have access to at least 350,000 steeply-discounted “category four” tickets, which are priced in Russian rubles at prices equivalent to $20 and up.
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