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The venue for the 2018 World Cup finals draw has been announced

February 12, 2017

The 2018 edition of the World Cup is scheduled to kick-off on June 14 of the upcoming year and it has recently been announced that Kremlin will be the location where the World Cup finals draw is going to take place.

“The final draw for the 2018 World Cup has been scheduled for December 1, and we have offered the Kremlin as the venue for this event. This proposal suited the FIFA and we are already in preparations for the Draw’’ The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Mefvedev and The President of the Rusian Football Union VitalyMutko confirmed.

Russia is getting ready for the 2018 World Cup as they will be serving as the hosts and FIFA is scheduled to visit the host nation on February 27 as well as March 2 in order to evaluate and check up on 4 Russian cities and stadium conditions that is going to be used for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

The 4 cities that will be serving as hosts for a few matches of the 2017 Confederations Cup are: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi. This tournament is scheduled to begin on June 17 and conclude on July 2.

FIFA has recently approved having an expansion from 16 teams to 48 national sides but this will begin starting from 2026. This idea of getting more national teams competing in the World Cup was originally proposed by SeppBlatter but the former president of FIFA had proposed to increase it to only 40 teams however, it failed to attract support and now the recently selected president Gianni Infantino opted to turn in into 46 teams instead which received backing and approval.