A total of 64 matches were played in 12 venues across 11 cities.The 2018 final took place on 15 July at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, between France and Croatia.Bastian Dankert (Germany)Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)Paweł Gil (Poland)Massimiliano Irrati (Italy)Tiago Martins (Portugal)Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)Daniele Orsato (Italy)Paolo Valeri (Italy)Felix Zwayer (Germany) Shortly after the International Football Association Board's decision to incorporate video assistant referees (VARs) into the Laws of the Game, on 16 March 2018, the FIFA Council took the much-anticipated step of approving the use of VAR for the first time in a FIFA World Cup tournament.are very close to the Europe-Asia border, to reduce travel time for the teams in the huge country.From the preliminary squad, the team had to name a final squad of 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by 4 June.
The 2014 Garcia Report, an internal investigation led by Michael J.
This was different from previous draws, when only pot 1 was based on FIFA rankings while the remaining pots were based on geographical considerations.
However, teams from the same confederation still were not drawn against each other for the group stage, except that two UEFA teams could be in each group.
along with his two assistant referees, compatriots Mohammed Al-Abakry and Abdulah Al-Shalwai.
A new referee was not appointed, but two assistant referees, Hasan Al Mahri of the United Arab Emirates and Hiroshi Yamauchi of Japan, were added to the list.