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Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Абдухамидулло Расулов; born January 10, 1976), is an Uzbek professional football assistant referee.
Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (born 14 October 1987) is a Qatari football referee who has been a full international referee for FIFA since 2013.
Adidas AG (stylized as ɑdidɑs since 1949) is a multinational corporation, founded and headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing and accessories.
The Adidas Telstar 18 is the official match ball of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which is being held in the Russian Federation.
Aida Emilevna Garifullina (Аида Эмилевна Гарифуллина) (born 30 September 1987) is a Russian operatic soprano of Tatar origin.
Alfa Bank JSC, the corporate treasury of the Alfa Group, is one of the largest private commercial banks in Russia.
The Algerian Football Federation (الإتحادية الجزائرية لكرة القدم, Fédération algérienne de football) is the governing body of football in Algeria.
Alireza Faghani (عليرضا فغانى, born 21 March 1978) is an Iranian international football referee who has been officiating in the Persian Gulf Pro League for several seasons and has been on the FIFA list since 2008.
Alrosa (АЛРОСА) is a Russian group of diamond mining companies that has the leading role in the world diamond mining by volume.
Anapa (Ана́па) is a town in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the northern coast of the Black Sea near the Sea of Azov.
Andrés Ismael Cunha Soca (born 8 September 1976) is an international football referee from Montevideo, Uruguay.
The Angolan Football Federation (Federação Angolana de Futebol, FAF) is the governing body of football in Angola.
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (abbreviated as AB InBev) is a Belgian-Brazilian transnational beverage and brewing company with global headquarters in Leuven, Belgium.
The Crimean peninsula was annexed from Ukraine by the Russian Federation in February–March 2014.
Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities.
Antoine Griezmann (born 21 March 1991) is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Atlético Madrid and the French national team.
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (born 12 March 1977) is a Spanish international referee who refereed at the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
The Arab world (العالم العربي; formally: Arab homeland, الوطن العربي), also known as the Arab nation (الأمة العربية) or the Arab states, currently consists of the 22 Arab countries of the Arab League.
The Argentina national football team (Selección de fútbol de Argentina) represents Argentina in football and is controlled by the Argentine Football Association (AFA), the governing body for football in Argentina.
The Argentine Football Association (Asociación del Fútbol Argentino) is the governing body of football in Argentina.
Armando Tommy Enrique Cooper Whitaker (born 26 November 1987) is a Panamanian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Chilean Primera División club Universidad de Chile.
Artur Manuel Soares Dias (born 14 July 1979) is a Portuguese football referee.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of association football in Asia and Australia.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
The Australian national soccer team represents Australia in international men's soccer.
The Bahrain Football Association (الاتحاد البحريني لكرة القدم) is the governing body of football in Bahrain, and controls the Bahrain national football team.
Bakary Papa Gassama (born 10 February 1979) is a Gambian football referee.
Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (30 December 1980 - Addis Ababa) is an Ethiopian football referee.
Bastian Dankert (born 9 June 1980) is a German football referee who is based in Rostock.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
BBC Sport is a department of the BBC North division providing national sports coverage for BBC Television, radio and online.
The Belgian national football team has officially represented Belgium in association football since their maiden match in 1904.
Björn Kuipers (born 28 March 1973) is a Dutch football referee.
Blaise Matuidi (born 9 April 1987) is a French professional footballer who plays for Juventus and the France national team as a central midfielder.
The Bolivian Football Federation (Federación Boliviana de Fútbol, or FBF) is the governing body of football in Bolivia.
The Bolshoi Theatre (p) is a historic theatre in Moscow, Russia, originally designed by architect Joseph Bové, which holds ballet and opera performances.
Bor (Бор) is a town in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia, located on the left (northern) bank of the Volga River, across from Nizhny Novgorod.
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 19 June 1964), best known as Boris Johnson, is a British politician, popular historian and journalist serving as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since 2016 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015.
The Brazil national football team (Seleção Brasileira de Futebol) represents Brazil in international men's association football.
The Brazilian Football Confederation (Confederação Brasileira de Futebol or CBF) is the governing body of football in Brazil.
Bronnitsy (Бро́нницы) is a town in Moscow Oblast, Russia, located southeast of central Moscow and west of the Bronnitsy station on the Moscow–Ryazan railroad.
The Cameroon national football team, nicknamed in French Les Lions Indomptables (The Indomitable Lions or Untameable Lions), is the national team of Cameroon.
The Canadian Soccer Association (Canada Soccer) (Association canadienne de soccer) is the governing body of soccer in Canada.
Carlos Alberto Sánchez Moreno (born 6 February 1986) is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Italian club Fiorentina.
César Arturo Ramos Palazuelos (born December 5, 1983) is a Mexican professional football referee.
Cüneyt Çakır (born 23 November 1976) is a Turkish UEFA Elite association football referee.
Central Stadium (Центральный стадион, Tsentralnyi Stadion) was a multi-purpose stadium in Volgograd, Russia, that was a home to FC Rotor Volgograd.
The Central Stadium of Yekaterinburg, also known as Ekaterinburg Arena, is a multi-purpose stadium in the city of Yekaterinburg in Russia.
The Chechen Republic (tɕɪˈtɕɛnskəjə rʲɪˈspublʲɪkə; Нохчийн Республика, Noxçiyn Respublika), commonly referred to as Chechnya (p; Нохчийчоь, Noxçiyçö), is a federal subject (a republic) of Russia.
The Chile national football team (Selección de fútbol de Chile) represents Chile in major international football competitions and is controlled by the Federación de Fútbol de Chile which was established in 1895.
Chung Mong-joon or Chung Mong Joon (정몽준, born October 17, 1951) is a South Korean businessman and politician.
Clément Turpin (born 16 May 1982) is a French football referee.
The Colombian Football Federation (in Federación Colombiana de Fútbol) is the governing body of football in Colombia.
The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF,; typeset for branding purposes since 2018 as Concacaf) is the continental governing body for association football (soccer) in North America, which includes Central America and the Caribbean region.
The Confederation of African Football or CAF (Confédération Africaine de Football) is the administrative and controlling body for African association football.
The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL,; Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol; Confederação Sul-Americana de Futebol or CSF) is the continental governing body of association football in South America (apart from Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana) and it is one of FIFA's six continental confederations.
Copa América (America Cup), known until 1975 as the South American Football Championship (Campeonato Sudamericano de Fútbol in Spanish and Campeonato Sul-americano de Futebol (Portugal) ou Copa Sul-Americana de Futebol (Brazil) in Portuguese), is an international men's football tournament contested between national teams from CONMEBOL.
Corruption is a form of dishonesty undertaken by a person entrusted with a position of authority, often to acquire personal benefit.
Cosmos Arena («Космос Арена») is a football stadium in Samara, Russia.
The Costa Rica national football team (Selección de fútbol de Costa Rica) is administered by the Costa Rican Football Federation (FEDEFUTBOL), the governing body for football in Costa Rica.
The Costa Rican Football Federation (Federación Costarricense de Fútbol), commonly known as FEDEFUTBOL or FEDEFUT, is the official association football governing body in Costa Rica and is in charge of the Costa Rican national team.
Damir Skomina (born 5 August 1976) is a UEFA Elite category football referee from Slovenia.
Daniele Orsato (born 23 November 1975 in Montecchio Maggiore) is an Italian football referee.
Danny Makkelie (born 28 January 1983) is a Dutch international referee who took charge of the final of the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship Makkelie became a FIFA referee in 2011.
David Alan Bernstein CBE (born 22 May 1943) is a British business executive who is the chairman of the British Red Cross, member of the advisory board at Cogress Ltd and was the former chairman of French Connection.
David William Donald Cameron (born 9 October 1966) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2016.
Diego da Silva Costa (born 7 October 1988) is a Brazilian and Spanish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and the Spanish national team.
Dili (Portuguese/Tetum: Díli, Indonesian: Kota Dili), also known as “City of Peace”, is the capital, largest city, chief port, and commercial centre of Timor-Leste (East Timor).
Domenico Scala (born 1965 in Basel, Switzerland) is a Swiss-Italian manager in the biopharmaceutical industry, and the former chairman of the FIFA Audit & Compliance Committee.
Doping in Russian sports has a systemic nature.
Eastern Europe is the eastern part of the European continent.
The Egyptian Football Association (EFA; الإتحاد المصري لكرة القدم) is the governing body of football in Egypt.
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is an American video game company headquartered in Redwood City, California.
England 2018 was the Football Association's unsuccessful bid for the right to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The England national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football in England.
Enrique Patricio Cáceres Villafañe (born 20 March 1974) is an international football referee from Paraguay.
Era Istrefi (born 4 July 1994) is a Kosovar singer and songwriter.
The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) (Amharic: የኢትዮጵያ እግር ኳስ ፌዴሬሽን) is the governing body of football in Ethiopia.
European Russia is the western part of Russia that is a part of Eastern Europe.
An expansion pack, expansion set, supplement, or simply expansion is an addition to an existing role-playing game, tabletop game, video game or collectible card game.
Fabian Lukas Schär (born 20 December 1991) is a Swiss footballer who plays as a centre back for Deportivo La Coruña.
Fahad Al-Mirdasi (born 16 August 1985) is a Saudi Arabian football referee who served as a full international for FIFA from 2011 to 2018, when he was banned for life for match-fixing.
FC Rubin Kazan (Футбо́льный клуб Руби́н Каза́нь, Futbolny klub Rubin Kazan) is a Russian association football club based in the city of Kazan.
FC Spartak Moscow (Футбольный клуб «Спартак» Москва) is a Russian professional football club from Moscow.
The Federal budget of Russia (Федеральный бюджет России) is the leading element of the Budget system of Russia.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), formerly the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency.
Felix Brych (born 3 August 1975) is a German football referee who is based in Munich.
Felix Zwayer (born 19 May 1981) is a German football referee who is based in Berlin.
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA; French for "International Federation of Association Football") is an association which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, futsal, and beach soccer.
FIFA 18 is a football simulation video game in the ''FIFA'' series of video games, developed and published by Electronic Arts and was released worldwide on 29 September 2017 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
The FIFA Council (formerly the FIFA Executive Committee) is an institution of FIFA (the governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer).
The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body.
Sixteen countries have been FIFA World Cup hosts in the competition's twenty tournaments since the inaugural World Cup in 1930.
Each FIFA World Cup since 1966 has its own mascot.
The FIFA World Ranking is a ranking system for men's national teams in association football, currently led by Germany.
Fisht Olympic Stadium (r) is an outdoor stadium in Sochi, Russia.
The Football Association of Serbia (Фудбалски савез Србије (ФСС) / Fudbalski savez Srbije (FSS)) is the governing body of football in Serbia, based in Belgrade.
The Football Association of Slovenia (Nogometna zveza Slovenije or NZS) is the governing body of football in Slovenia.
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) is the governing body of football in Zambia.
The Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (F.F.I.R.I.) (فدراسیون فوتبال ایران) is the governing body for football in Iran.
The Football Federation of Burundi (Fédération de football du Burundi, FFB) is the governing body of football in Burundi.
The Football Federation of Chile (Federación de Fútbol de Chile or FFCh) is the governing body of football in Chile.
The Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) (Федерація Футболу України) is the governing body of football in Ukraine.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), commonly called the Foreign Office, is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom.
Fox Sports is the programming division of the Fox Broadcasting Company, owned by 21st Century Fox, that is responsible for sports broadcasts on the network, and its dedicated regional and national sports cable channels.
The France national football team (Équipe de France de football) represents France in international football and is controlled by the French Football Federation, also known as FFF, or in Fédération française de football.
The French Football Federation (FFF) (Fédération Française de Football) is the governing body of football in France.
The Gambia Football Federation (GFF), formerly known as the Gambia Football Association, is the governing body of football in Gambia.
The Garcia Report was an investigation produced by Michael J. Garcia into allegations of corruption in world association football.
Public Joint Stock Company Gazprom (Публи́чное акционе́рное о́бщество «Газпром», Publichnoe Aktsionernoe Obshchestvo Gazprom, abbreviated PAO Gazprom, ПАО «Газпром») is a large Russian company founded in 1989, which carries on the business of extraction, production, transport, and sale of natural gas.
Gehad Zaglol Grisha (جهاد زغلول جريشة) (born 29 February 1976) is an Egyptian football referee.
Gelendzhik (Геленджи́к) is a resort town in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Gelendzhik Bay of the Black Sea, between Novorossiysk (to the northwest) and Tuapse (to the southeast).
The German Football Association (Deutscher Fußball-Bund; DFB) is the governing body of football in Germany.
The Germany national football team (deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft or Die Mannschaft) is the men's football team that has represented Germany in international competition since 1908.
Gery Anthony Vargas Carreño (born 12 March 1981) is a Bolivian football referee.
The Ghana national football team represents Ghana in international association football and has done so since the 1950s.
Gianluca Rocchi (born 25 August 1973) is an Italian association football referee.
Giovanni Vincenzo "Gianni" Infantino (born 23 March 1970) is a Swiss–Italian football administrator and the current president of FIFA.
The Gibraltar national football team represents Gibraltar in football competitions and is controlled by the Gibraltar Football Association.
The Government of Russia exercises executive power in the Russian Federation.
Gregory Dyke (born 20 May 1947) is a British media executive, football administrator, journalist and broadcaster.
Grozny (p; Соьлжа-ГӀала) is the capital city of the Chechen Republic, Russia.
Hans-Joachim Eckert (born 1948 in Plochingen) is a German jurist.
Harry Edward Kane (born 28 July 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for club Tottenham Hotspur and captains the England national team.
Héctor Alfredo Moreno Herrera (born 17 January 1988) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Sociedad and the Mexico national team as a central defender.
Hisense Co., Ltd. is a Chinese multinational major appliance and electronics manufacturer headquartered in Qingdao, Shandong province, China.
Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans (Estadounidenses hispanos) are people in the United States who are descendants of people from countries of Latin America and Spain.
The Hyundai Motor Company (modernity) is a South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.
The Iceland men's national football team represents Iceland in international football.
Igor Aleksandrovich Smolnikov (Игорь Александрович Смольников; born 8 August 1988) is a Russian footballer who plays for Zenit as a right-back.
Ihor Oleksandrovych Zhdanov (Ігор Олександрович Жданов; 29 December 1967 in Vinnytsia /(website has automatic Google Translate option), LIGA) is a Ukrainian politician who is the current Minister of Youth and Sports in the Yatsenyuk Government.
The Indonesia national football team (Tim Nasional Sepak Bola Indonesia) is an association football team that represents Indonesia.
The International Football Association Board (IFAB) is the body that determines the Laws of the Game of association football.
The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit.
Istra (И́стра) is a town and the administrative center of Istrinsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia, located on the Istra River, west of Moscow, on the Moscow–Riga railway.
The Italian Football Federation (Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio; FIGC), also known as Federcalcio, is the governing body of football in Italy and is a founding member of UEFA and a member of FIFA.
The Italy national football team (Nazionale di calcio dell'Italia) represents Italy in association football and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), the governing body for football in Italy.
The Ivory Coast national football team (Équipe de Côte d'Ivoire de football), nicknamed Les Éléphants (The Elephants), represents Ivory Coast in international football and is controlled by the Fédération Ivoirienne de Football (FIF).
Jair Marrufo (born June 7, 1977) is an American soccer referee.
Janny Sikazwe (born 26 May 1979) is a Zambian international football referee.
The is the governing body responsible for the administration of football in Japan.
The represents Japan in association football and is operated by the Japan Football Association (JFA), the governing body for football in Japan.
Jérôme Agyenim Boateng (born 3 September 1988) is a German professional footballer who plays as a defender for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.
Joe Fletcher (born September 10, 1976) is a Canadian soccer referee from Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Joel Antonio Aguilar Chicas (born July 2, 1975) is a Salvadoran football referee.
John Francis Pitti Hernández (born 2 August 1978) is a Panamanian professional football referee.
Julio Alberto González Bascuñán (born 11 June 1978) is a Chilean football referee.
Kaliningrad (p; former German name: Königsberg; Yiddish: קעניגסבערג, Kenigsberg; r; Old Prussian: Twangste, Kunnegsgarbs, Knigsberg; Polish: Królewiec) is a city in the administrative centre of Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea.
Kaliningrad Oblast (Калинингра́дская о́бласть, Kaliningradskaya oblast), often referred to as the Kaliningrad Region in English, or simply Kaliningrad, is a federal subject of the Russian Federation that is located on the coast of the Baltic Sea.
Kaliningrad Stadium (Стадион Калининград, Stadion Kaliningrad), also called Arena Baltika, is a football stadium on Oktyabrsky Island, Kaliningrad, Russia, which will host four games of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Kaluga (p) is a city and the administrative center of Kaluga Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River southwest of Moscow.
Kaluga Oblast (Калу́жская о́бласть, Kaluzhskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast).
Kazan (p; Казан) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.
Kazan Arena («Казань Арена»; Казан Арена) is a stadium in Kazan, Russia.
Kazan International Airport (Международный аэропорт Казань, Казан Халыкара Аэропорты; IATA: KZN, ICAO: UWKD) is an airport located in Russia, around 25 km southeast of Kazan.
Khimki (p) is a city in Moscow Oblast, Russia, 30 kilometres northwest of central Moscow.
Khrabrovo Airport (Russian Аэропорт Храброво) is the airport of Kaliningrad, located north of the city near the village of Khrabrovo.
Kia Motor Corporation (stylized as KIΛ), headquartered in Seoul, is South Korea's second-largest automobile manufacturer, following the Hyundai Motor Company, with sales of over 3.3 million vehicles in 2015.
Koltsovo International Airport (Аэропорт Кольцово) is the international airport serving Yekaterinburg, Russia, located 16 km (10 mi) southeast of the city.
The Kosovo national football team (Përfaqësuesja e futbollit të Kosovës, translit) represents Kosovo in international men's football.
Krasnodar (p) is a city and the administrative center of Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Kuban River, approximately northeast of the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk.
Krasnodar Krai (p) is a federal subject of Russia (a krai), located in the North Caucasus region in Southern Russia and administratively a part of the Southern Federal District.
Krasnogorsky District (Красного́рский райо́н) is an administrativeLaw #11/2013-OZ and municipalLaw #70/2005-OZ district (raion), one of the thirty-six in Moscow Oblast, Russia.
Krestovsky Stadium (стадион «Крестовский»), officially Saint Petersburg Stadium, also called Zenit Arena, is a retractable roof stadium in the western portion of Krestovsky Island in Saint Petersburg, Russia, which serves as home for FC Zenit Saint Petersburg.
Kurumoch International Airport (Международный аэропорт «Курумоч») is the international airport of Samara, Russia, located 35 km (22 mi) north of the city.
Leningrad Oblast (lʲɪnʲɪnˈgratskəjə ˈobləsʲtʲ) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast).
LGBT, or GLBT, is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.
This is a list of countries and dependent territories by population.
This is a list of the men's national association football teams in the world.
Luzhniki Stadium (p) is the national stadium of Russia, located in its capital city, Moscow.
Malang Diedhiou (born 30 April 1973) is an international football referee from Senegal.
Mark Geiger (born August 25, 1974) is an American soccer referee who officiates at domestic level in Major League Soccer (MLS) and who has been on the FIFA International Referees List since 2008.
Aden Marwa Range (born 31 January 1977) is a football referee from Kenya.
Massimiliano Irrati (born 27 June 1979) is an Italian football referee.
Matthew Conger (born 11 October 1978) is a New Zealand football referee from Palmerston North.
Mauricio Espinosa Rodríguez (born 6 May 1972) FIFA, 2010.
Mauro Vigliano (born 5 August 1975) is an Argentine professional football referee.
McDonald's is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States.
The McLaren Report (Доклад Макларена) is the name given to an independent report released in two parts by professor Richard McLaren into allegations and evidence of state-sponsored doping in Russia.
Mehdi Abid Charef (born 14 December 1980 in Constantine) is an Algerian association football referee.
China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited is a manufacturing and distribution company of dairy products and ice cream in the People's Republic of China.
The Mexican Football Federation (Femexfut or FMF) is the governing body of association football in Mexico.
The Mexico national football team represents Mexico in international football and is governed by the Mexican Football Federation.
Michael Amir Murillo Bermudez (born 11 February 1996) is a Panamanian footballer who currently plays as a right back for Major League Soccer club New York Red Bulls and the Panama national team.
Michael John Garcia (born October 8, 1961) is an American lawyer, judge and former government official.
Milorad Mažić (Милорад Мажић,; born 23 March 1973) is a Serbian international association football referee.
The Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation (until 2018 was the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications) (Министерство цифрового развития, связи и массовых коммуникаций Российской Федерации), also known as MinComSvyaz Rossii (Минкомсвязь России), is the governmental agency in Russia established in May 2008 that is responsible for telecommunications, media and the post.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (MFA Russia; Министерство иностранных дел Российской Федерации, МИД РФ) is the central government institution charged with leading the foreign policy and foreign relations of Russia.
Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (born 2 December 1978) is an Emirati football referee who has been a full international referee for FIFA since 2010.
The Mongolia national football team (Монголын хөлбөмбөгийн үндэсний шигшээ баг) represents the Republic of Mongolia in international football under the Mongolian Football Federation.
Mordovia Arena («Мордовия Арена») is a football stadium in Saransk, Mordovia, Russia built for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Moscow (a) is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits and 17.1 million within the urban area.
Moscow Oblast (p), or Podmoskovye (p, literally "around/near Moscow"), is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast).
Moscow Time (Моско́вское вре́мя) is the time zone for the city of Moscow, Russia, and most of western Russia, including Saint Petersburg.
Myachkovo Airport (Аэропорт Мячково) is an airport in Moscow Oblast, Russia located 31 km southeast of Moscow.
Nawaf Abdullah Ghayyath Shukralla (نواف شكر الله) (born 13 October 1976) is a Bahraini football referee who has been a full international referee for FIFA.
Nazi Germany is the common English name for the period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when Germany was under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler through the Nazi Party (NSDAP).
Néstor Fabián Pitana (born 17 June 1975) is an Argentine football referee and former actor, who refereed at 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2015 Copa América.
The Netherlands national football team (Het Nederlands Elftal) represents the Netherlands in international football.
The New Caledonian Football Federation (Fédération Calédonienne de Football) is the governing body of football in New Caledonia.
New Zealand Football is the governing body for the sport of association football in New Zealand.
The New Zealand national football team represents New Zealand in international association football.
Nick Rivera Caminero (born March 17, 1981), known by the stage name Nicky Jam, is an American singer and songwriter.
Nizhny Novgorod (p), colloquially shortened to Nizhny, is a city in Russia and the administrative center (capital) of Volga Federal District and Nizhny Novgorod Oblast.
Nizhny Novgorod Oblast (Нижегоро́дская о́бласть, Nizhegorodskaya oblast), also known as Nizhegorod Oblast, is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast).
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium (стадион «Нижний Новгород») is a football stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
Norbert Hauata (born 8 June 1979) is a football referee from French Polynesia.
The Nordic countries or the Nordics are a geographical and cultural region in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic, where they are most commonly known as Norden (literally "the North").
The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is one of the six continental confederations of international association football, consisting of New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, and other Pacific Island countries.
Otkritie Arena (p) is a multi-purpose stadium in Moscow, Russia.
Overtime or extra time is an additional period of play specified under the rules of a sport to bring a game to a decision and avoid declaring the match a tie or draw where the scores are the same.
The Panama national football team (Selección de fútbol de Panamá) is governed by the governing body for football in Panama, Panamanian Football Federation, which is a member of CONCACAF and the regional UNCAF.
The Panamanian Football Federation (Federación Panameña de Fútbol), known as FEPAFUT, is the official governing body of football in Panama and is in charge of the Panama national football team.
Paolo Valeri (born 16 May 1978) is an Italian football referee, appointed by FIFA as an international referee from 1 January 2011.
The Paraguayan Football Association (Asociación Paraguaya de Futbol or APF) is the governing body of football in Paraguay.
Paweł Gil (born 28 June 1976 in Lublin) is a Polish football referee.
A penalty shoot-out (officially kicks from the penalty mark) is a method of determining which team advances or is awarded the championship of an association football match that cannot end in a draw but where the score is tied after the regulation playing time as well as extra time (if used) have expired.
The Peru national football team has represented Peru in international football since 1927.
Platov International Airport (Международный аэропорт Платов) is an airport close to the stanitsa of Grushevskaya, Aksaysky District, Rostov Oblast, Russia near the city of Novocherkassk northeast of Rostov-on-Don.
Podolsk (p) is an industrial city, center of Podolsk Urban Okrug, Moscow Oblast, Russia, located on the Pakhra River (a tributary of the Moskva River).
The Poland national football team (Reprezentacja Polski w piłce nożnej) represents Poland in association football and is controlled by the Polish Football Association, the governing body for football in Poland.
The Polish Football Association (Polski Związek Piłki Nożnej; PZPN) is the governing body of football in Poland.
The Portuguese Football Federation (Federação Portuguesa de Futebol; FPF) is the governing body of football in Portugal.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (William Arthur Philip Louis; born 21 June 1982) is a member of the British royal family.
Public transport (also known as public transportation, public transit, or mass transit) is transport of passengers by group travel systems available for use by the general public, typically managed on a schedule, operated on established routes, and that charge a posted fee for each trip.
Pulkovo Airport (p) is an international airport serving Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Qatar Airways Company Q.C.S.C. (القطرية, Al Qatariyah), operating as Qatar Airways, is the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar.
The Qatar Football Association (الاتحاد القطري لكرة القدم) is the governing body of football in Qatar.
The Russian railways are ranked second longest globally, behind the railways of the United States.
Ramenskoye (Ра́менское) is a town and the administrative center of Ramensky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia, located southeast of Moscow.
Ravshan Sayfiddinovich Irmatov (Ravshan Sayfiddinovich Ermatov, Равшан Сайфиддинович Эрматов; born August 9, 1977) is a Uzbek professional football referee.
Repino (Ре́пино) is an area of Saint Petersburg, Russia, and a station of the Saint Petersburg-Vyborg railroad.
Ricardo Montero (born 6 March 1986) is a Costa Rican football referee.
Robert Peter Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer, songwriter and actor.
Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima (born 18 September 1976), commonly known as Ronaldo, is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who played as a striker.
Roshchino (Ро́щино; Raivola), Raivola before 1948, is an urban locality (an urban-type settlement) in Vyborgsky District of Leningrad Oblast, Russia, and a station on the Saint Petersburg-Vyborg railroad.
Rostelecom (ОАО «Ростелеком») is Russia's leading long-distance telephony provider.
Rostov Arena («Ростов Арена») is an association football stadium in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
Rostov-on-Don (p) is a port city and the administrative center of Rostov Oblast and the Southern Federal District of Russia.
A round-robin tournament (or all-play-all tournament) is a competition in which each contestant meets all other contestants in turn.
The Royal Dutch Football Association (Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond,, or KNVB) is the governing body of football in Netherlands.
The Royal Moroccan Football Federation, (in الجامعة الملكية المغربية لكرة القدم) or (in Fédération royale marocaine de football), is the governing body of football in Morocco.
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (Real Federación Española de Fútbol) is the governing body of football in Spain.
Russia (rɐˈsʲijə), officially the Russian Federation (p), is a country in Eurasia. At, Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with over 144 million people as of December 2017, excluding Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. The East Slavs emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus arose in the 9th century. In 988 it adopted Orthodox Christianity from the Byzantine Empire, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Rus' ultimately disintegrated into a number of smaller states; most of the Rus' lands were overrun by the Mongol invasion and became tributaries of the nomadic Golden Horde in the 13th century. The Grand Duchy of Moscow gradually reunified the surrounding Russian principalities, achieved independence from the Golden Horde. By the 18th century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation, and exploration to become the Russian Empire, which was the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland on the west to Alaska on the east. Following the Russian Revolution, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the largest and leading constituent of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the world's first constitutionally socialist state. The Soviet Union played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II, and emerged as a recognized superpower and rival to the United States during the Cold War. The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century, including the world's first human-made satellite and the launching of the first humans in space. By the end of 1990, the Soviet Union had the world's second largest economy, largest standing military in the world and the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, twelve independent republics emerged from the USSR: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Baltic states regained independence: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania; the Russian SFSR reconstituted itself as the Russian Federation and is recognized as the continuing legal personality and a successor of the Soviet Union. It is governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. The Russian economy ranks as the twelfth largest by nominal GDP and sixth largest by purchasing power parity in 2015. Russia's extensive mineral and energy resources are the largest such reserves in the world, making it one of the leading producers of oil and natural gas globally. The country is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Russia is a great power as well as a regional power and has been characterised as a potential superpower. It is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and an active global partner of ASEAN, as well as a member of the G20, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the Council of Europe, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as being the leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and one of the five members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), along with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
The Russia national football team (национа́льная сбо́рная Росси́и по футбо́лу, natsionálnaya sbórnaya Rossii po futbólu) represents Russia in association football and is controlled by the Russian Football Union (Российский Футбольный Союз, Rossiyskiy Futboľnyy Soyuz), the governing body for football in Russia.
The Russian Football Union (Российский Футбольный Союз, Rossiyskiy Futbolnyy Soyuz, or RFS) is the official governing body of the sport of football in the Russian Federation.
JSC Russian Railways (JSC RZhD; ОАО «Российские железные дороги» (ОАО «РЖД») tr. OAO Rossiyskie zheleznye dorogi (OAO RZhD)) is a Russian fully state-owned vertically integrated company, both managing infrastructure and operating freight and passenger train services.
is an international football referee from Japan.
Saint Petersburg (p) is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with 5 million inhabitants in 2012, part of the Saint Petersburg agglomeration with a population of 6.2 million (2015).
The Salvadoran Football Federation (Federación Salvadoreña de Fútbol or FESFUT) is the official governing football organization in El Salvador and is in charge of the El Salvador national football team, and El Salvador national beach soccer team The federation is also in charge of the three tiers of domestic club competition, including the top-flight Primera División de Fútbol Profesional.
Samara (p), known from 1935 to 1991 as Kuybyshev (Ќуйбышев), is the sixth largest city in Russia and the administrative center of Samara Oblast.
Samara Oblast (p) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast).
Sandro Meira Ricci (born 19 November 1974) is a Brazilian football referee.
Saransk (p; Саранош; Саран ош) is the capital city of the Republic of Mordovia, Russia, as well as its financial and economic centre.
Saransk Airport is an international airport in Mordovia, Russia located 7 km southeast of Saransk.
The Saudi Arabia national football team (المنتخب العربي السعودي لكرة القدم) represents Saudi Arabia in international football.
Bengt Ulf Sebastian Larsson (born 6 June 1985) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for AIK and the Sweden national team.
The Senegalese Football Federation (Fédération Sénégalaise de Football) (FSF) is the governing body of football in Senegal.
Joseph "Sepp" Blatter (born 10 March 1936) is a Swiss football administrator who was the eighth president of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) from 1998 to 2015.
Sergei Gennadyevich Karasev (Сергей Геннадьевич Карасёв; born 12 June 1979) is a Russian international referee.
Sergei Viktorovich Skripal (p, born 23 June 1951) is a former Russian military intelligence officer who acted as a double agent for the UK's intelligence services during the 1990s and early 2000s.
Sochi (a) is a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Black Sea coast near the border between Georgia/Abkhazia and Russia.
Sochi International Airport (Международный Аэропорт Сочи) is an airport located in Adler District of the resort city of Sochi, on the coast of the Black Sea in the federal subject of Krasnodar Krai, Russia.
The South African Football Association or SAFA is the national administrative governing body that controls the sport of football in the Republic of South Africa (RSA) and is a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The Korea Republic national football team (대한민국 축구 국가대표팀) represents South Korea in international association football and is organised by the Korea Football Association.
The Spain national football team (Selección de fútbol de España) represents Spain in men's International association football and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain.
The State Kremlin Palace (Государственный Кремлёвский Дворец), formerly and unofficially still better known as the Kremlin Palace of Congresses (Кремлёвский Дворец съездов), is a large modern building inside the Moscow Kremlin.
Stavropol Krai (p) is a federal subject (a krai) of Russia.
Stephan Lichtsteiner (born 16 January 1984) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays for English club Arsenal and the Switzerland national team.
Strelna (p) is a municipal settlement in Petrodvortsovy District of the federal city of Saint Petersburg, Russia, located about halfway between Saint Petersburg proper and Petergof, and overlooking the shore of the Gulf of Finland.
The Sudan Football Association (S.F.A.) (الإتحاد السوداني لكرة القدم) is the governing body of football in Sudan.
Svetlogorsk, prior to 1947 known by its German name Rauschen (Ruszowice; Raušiai)), is a coastal resort town and the administrative center of Svetlogorsky District of Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, located on the coast of the Baltic Sea on the Sambia Peninsula, northwest of Kaliningrad, the administrative center of the oblast. Population.
The Sweden national football team (svenska fotbollslandslaget) represents Sweden in association football and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association, the governing body for football in Sweden.
The Switzerland national football team is the national football team of Switzerland.
Szymon Marciniak (born 7 January 1981) is an international football referee from Poland.
The Tahitian Football Federation (Fédération Tahitienne de Football) is the governing body of football in French Polynesia.
The Republic of Tatarstan (p; Татарстан Республикасы), or simply Tatarstan, is a federal subject (a republic) of the Russian Federation, located in the Volga Federal District.
Telemundo Deportes is the programming division of the NBC Sports Group, owned by the NBCUniversal Television Group division of NBCUniversal, that is responsible for the production of sports events and magazine programs that air on NBCUniversal's Spanish language television networks Telemundo and Universo. Originating as the former's sports division Deportes Telemundo from 1999 to 2015, it broadcasts an array of sports events, including the association football matches from various international football leagues and the Olympic Games, among others.
The Coca-Cola Company is an American corporation, and manufacturer, retailer, and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups.
The Economist is an English-language weekly magazine-format newspaper owned by the Economist Group and edited at offices in London.
The Football Association (FA) is the governing body of association football in England, the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man.
The Times of Israel is an Israeli-based online newspaper launched in 2012.
Theresa Mary May (Brasier; born 1 October 1956) is a British politician serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2016.
Tiago Bruno Lopes Martins (born 29 May 1980) is a Portuguese football referee.
There are eleven time zones in Russia, which currently observe times ranging from UTC+02:00 to UTC+12:00.
The Timor-Leste national football team is the national team of East Timor (Timor-Leste) and is controlled by the Federação de Futebol de Timor-Leste.
Tolyatti (p), also known in English as Togliatti, is a city in Samara Oblast, Russia.
The Tonga Football Association is the governing body of football in Tonga.
The Tunisia national football team (منتخب تونس لكرة القدم), nicknamed Les Aigles de Carthage (The Eagles of Carthage or The Carthage Eagles), is the national team of Tunisia and is controlled by the Tunisian Football Federation.
The Tunisian Football Federation (الجامعة التونسية لكرة القدم, Fédération Tunisienne de Football, FTF) is the governing body of football in Tunisia.
The Turkish Football Federation (TFF), also called the Turkish Football Association (Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu), is the governing body of association football in Turkey.
National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC) (Національна суспільна телерадіокомпанія України, Natsionalna Suspilna Teleradiokompaniya Ukrayiny) is the national public broadcaster in Ukraine.
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA; Union des Associations Européennes de Football; Vereinigung Europäischer Fußballverbände) is the administrative body for association football in Europe, although several member states are primarily or entirely located in Asia.
The 2020 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2020 or simply Euro 2020, is scheduled to be the 16th UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Europe organised by UEFA.
The United Arab Emirates Football Association (الاتحاد الاماراتي لكرة القدم) is the governing body of football in the United Arab Emirates.
The United States men's national soccer team is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation and competes in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football.
The United States Soccer Federation (USSF), commonly referred to as U.S. Soccer, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the official governing body of the sport of soccer in the United States.
The Uruguay national football team represents Uruguay in international association football and is controlled by the Uruguayan Football Association, the governing body for football in Uruguay.
The Uruguayan Football Association (Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol — AUF) is the governing body of football in Uruguay.
UTC+03:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +03.
The Uzbekistan Football Association (Oʻzbekiston futbol assotsiatsiyasi, Футбольная ассоциация Узбекистана) is the governing body of football in Uzbekistan, controlling the Uzbekistan national team.
Verkhneuslonsky District (Верхнеусло́нский райо́н; Yuğarı Oslan rayonı) is an administrativeConstitution of the Republic of Tatarstan and municipalLaw #19-ZRT district (raion), one of the forty-three in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.
The video assistant referee (VAR) is a football assistant referee who reviews decisions made by the head referee with the use of video footage and a headset for communication.
Visa Inc. (also known as Visa, stylized as VISA) is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Foster City, California, United States.
The visa policy of Russia deals with the requirements which a foreign national wishing to enter the Russian Federation must meet to obtain a visa, which is a permit to travel to, enter and remain in the country.
Vitaly Leontiyevich Mutko (Виталий Леонтьевич Мутко; born 8 December 1958) is a Russian politician who served as Deputy Prime Minister of Russia from October 2016.
Vivo Communication Technology Co is a Chinese technology company owned by BBK Electronics that makes smartphones, smartphone accessories, software, and online services.
The Voice of Russia (r), commonly abbreviated VOR, was the Russian government's international radio broadcasting service from 1993 until 2014, when it was reorganised as Radio Sputnik.
Volgograd (p), formerly Tsaritsyn, 1589–1925, and Stalingrad, 1925–1961, is an important industrial city and the administrative centre of Volgograd Oblast, Russia, on the western bank of the Volga River.
The Volgograd Arena («Волгоград Арена») is a football stadium in Volgograd, Russia.
Volgograd International Airport (Международный Аэропорт Волгоград) is an airport located 15 km northwest of the city of Volgograd in Russia.
Voronezh (p) is a city and the administrative center of Voronezh Oblast, Russia, straddling the Voronezh River and located from where it flows into the Don.
Voronezh Oblast (Воро́нежская о́бласть, Voronezhskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast).
VTB Arena is a planned multi-purpose stadium in Moscow, Russia.
Wanda Group, or Dalian Wanda, is a Chinese multinational conglomerate based in Beijing.
The War in Donbass is an armed conflict in the Donbass region of Ukraine.
Willard Carroll Smith Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, producer, rapper, comedian, and songwriter.
Wilmar Alexander Roldán Pérez (born 24 January 1980 in Remedios, Antioquia) is a Colombian football referee.
Wilton Pereira Sampaio (born December 25, 1981 in Teresina de Goiás, Goiás, Brazil) is a Brazilian football referee.
World War II fatalities of the Soviet Union from all related causes numbered more than 20,000,000, both civilian and military, although the exact figures are disputed.
Yaroslavl (p) is a city and the administrative center of Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, located northeast of Moscow.
Yekaterinburg (p), alternatively romanized Ekaterinburg, is the fourth-largest city in Russia and the administrative centre of Sverdlovsk Oblast, located on the Iset River east of the Ural Mountains, in the middle of the Eurasian continent, at the boundary between Asia and Europe.
Yessentuki (Ессентуки́) is a city in Stavropol Krai, Russia, located at the base of the Caucasus Mountains.
Yussuf Yurary Poulsen (born 15 June 1994) is a Danish professional footballer who plays for German club RB Leipzig as a striker or winger.
Zürich or Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich.
The Zimbabwe national football team is the national team of Zimbabwe and is controlled by the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA), formerly known as the Football Association of Rhodesia.
The 1936 Summer Olympics (German: Olympische Sommerspiele 1936), officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in 1936 in Berlin, Nazi Germany.
The 1938 FIFA World Cup was the third staging of the World Cup, and was held in France from 4 to 19 June 1938.
The 1970 FIFA World Cup was the ninth FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship for men's national teams.
The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July 1982.
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial world championship for men's national football teams organized by FIFA.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup was the 20th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial world championship for men's national football teams organized by FIFA.
The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially called the XXII Olympic Winter Games (Les XXIIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver) (r) and commonly known as Sochi 2014, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held from 7 to 23 February 2014 in Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia, with opening rounds in certain events held on the eve of the opening ceremony, 6 February 2014.
The 2016 OFC Nations Cup was the 10th edition of the OFC Nations Cup, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Oceania organised by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC).
The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, known as the Total Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon 2017 (also referred to as AFCON 2017 or CAN 2017), was the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial international men's football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the 14th edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the biennial international men's football championship of the North, Central American and Caribbean region organized by CONCACAF, and 24th CONCACAF regional championship overall.
The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup was the 10th FIFA Confederations Cup, a quadrennial international men's football tournament organised by FIFA.
The bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups was the process by which the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) selected locations for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Final is an upcoming football match to determine the winner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification process was a series of tournaments organised by the six FIFA confederations to decide 31 of the 32 teams which will play in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with Russia qualifying automatically as hosts.
The Asian section of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification acted as qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, held in Russia, for national teams which are members of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
The African section of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification acted as qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, to be held in Russia, for national teams which are members of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The North, Central American and Caribbean section of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification acted as qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, to be held in Russia, for national teams which are members of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).
The South American section of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification acted as qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia, for national teams which are members of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL).
The Oceanian section of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification acted as qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, to be held in Russia, for national teams which are members of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC).
The European section of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification acted as qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which is being held in Russia, for national teams which are members of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).
The 2018 UEFA Champions League Final was the final match of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, the 63rd season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 26th season since it was renamed from the European Cup to the UEFA Champions League.
The 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup is scheduled to be the 11th edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup, a quadrennial international men's football tournament organized by FIFA.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international men's football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA.
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