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2018 FIFA World Cup
Tue, 2018-Jun-12 02:52 UTC
Length - 2:08


Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.

With 186,388 views on Monday, 11 June 2018 our article of the day is 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup 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, after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010.

This will be the first World Cup held in Europe since the 2006 tournament in Germany, the first ever to be held in Eastern Europe and the eleventh time that it has been held in Europe. All of the stadium venues are in European Russia to keep travel time manageable.

The final tournament will involve 32 national teams, which include 31 teams determined through qualifying competitions and the automatically qualified host team. Of the 32 teams, 20 will be making back-to-back appearances following the last tournament in 2014, including defending champions Germany, while Iceland and Panama will both be making their first appearances at a FIFA World Cup. Denmark and Serbia will return after missing the 2014 tournament. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities. The final will take place on 15 July at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

The winners of the World Cup will qualify for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 02:52 UTC on Tuesday, 12 June 2018.

For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_FIFA_World_Cup.

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