The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ 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
9th most visited country in the world and the 7th most visited in Europe
Russia is the land of diversity and discovery. Experience its rich cultures, dynamic people and unique landscapes when Russia welcomes the world to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.
A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 Host Cities.The Final Match is expected to take place in Moscow at the Luzhniki Stadium.
This will be the first FIFA World Cup™ held in Europe since 2006.
The Official Mascot for the tournament, a wolf named "Zabivaka" ("the one who scores in Russian), was unveiled on 21 October 2016.