The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, fifa coins 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 held in the area of the former Soviet Union and the first to be held in Europe since 2006.
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 is expected to take place in Moscow at the Luzhniki Stadium. FIFA has approved the list of Venue Specific Training Sites (VSTSs) for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ submitted by the Russia 2018 Local Organizing Committee (LOC). The list includes 36 VSTSs in 11 Host Cities – three for each one of the 12 FIFA World Cup stadiums.
The VSTSs will be available for training sessions of the national teams participating in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 ahead of matches at the associated stadiums. The VSTSs must meet a number of requirements in order to provide adequate conditions for the teams. In particular, they must have a high-quality natural grass pitch compliant with international standards, a press centre for a minimum of 100 people, equipped dressing rooms and stands with a minimum capacity for 500 people that can potentially be used by media and also spectators, should an open-to-public training session be held there.
It is still to be decided which will be the two main VSTSs and the back-up one associated to each stadium. fifa points account All 36 VSTSs were included in the Russia 2018 infrastructure program. Ten of them are newly built, while the remaining 26 are being renovated. Training sites to be used during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 must be commissioned by 1 May 2017, while the deadline for facilities to be used for the FIFA World Cup is 1 May 2018. Hosting the FIFA World Cup is a unique opportunity to give a significant boost to the volunteer movement in Russia.
The volunteers will be a uniting force at the competition and much depends on them, including the impressions that fans and players at the World Cup take away from our country and this wonderful event. We now have to prepare tens of thousands of volunteers, who can become the calling card of this huge foot balling festival. Ambassadors for the Volunteer Program of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ have been handed the key task of promoting and popularizing the competition’s volunteer values among the students of Russian universities.
The role has been entrusted to the heads of the universities that will act as bases for selecting and training the volunteers, who will be the driving forces of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, Vitaly Mutko, said: “Hosting the FIFA World Cup is a unique opportunity to give a significant boost to the volunteer movement in Russia. The volunteers will be a uniting force at the competition and much depends on them, including the impressions that fans and players at the World Cup take away from our country and this wonderful event.