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The last FIFA world cup (Men’s) was the 21st FIFA World Cup which was played in Russia in 2018. It is an international football tournament contested by the men’s national teams of the member associations of FIFA once every four years.

It took place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. This was the first World Cup held in Eastern Europe, and the eleventh time that it had been held in Europe. At an estimated cost of over $14.2 billion, it was the most expensive World Cup. It was also the first World Cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.

The finals involved 32 teams, of which 31 came through qualifying competitions, while the host nation qualified automatically. Of the 32 teams, 20 had also appeared in the previous tournament in 2014, while both Iceland and Panama made their first appearances at a FIFA World Cup. A total of 64 matches were played in 12 venues across 11 cities.

The 2018 final took place on 15 July at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, between France and Croatia. France won the match 4–2 to claim their second World Cup title, marking the fourth consecutive title won by a European team.

Last FIFA world cup

Men’s 2018 FIFA World Cup – Everything You Need to Know

The 2018 FIFA WC was the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men’s national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It was scheduled in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018, after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010.

This was the first World Cup held in Eastern Europe, and the 9th time that it has been held in Europe. At an estimated cost of over $14.2 billion, it was the most expensive World Cup ever.

As of March 2017, there were 64 confirmed participants. Qualifying matches for all 32 places at the finals began in September 2016 and concluded in November 2017. A total of 35 nations qualified for the World Cup, including first-time appearances for Iceland and Panama.

Additionally, Russia qualified automatically as hosts; a total of 64 teams will play in the tournament. Of these, 45 are returning participants from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The final tournament would involve 32 national teams, which included 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 their participation at the 2014 tournament, including defending champions Germany, while both Iceland and Panama had made their first appearances at a FIFA World Cup.

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 2018 World Cup qualified for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup.

2018 Last FIFA World Cup Host Selection Process

On 2 December 2010, Russia and Qatar were selected as the locations for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups respectively. The bidding procedure to host both tournaments began in January 2009, and national associations had until 2 February 2009 to register their interest in hosting events.

Initially nine countries placed bids for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but Mexico later withdrew from proceedings, and Indonesia’s bid was rejected by FIFA in February 2010 after the Indonesian government failed to submit a letter to support the bid.

During the bidding process, the three remaining non-UEFA nations (Australia, Japan, and the United States) gradually withdrew from the 2018 bids, leaving only European countries.

On 2 December 2010, Russia was selected as the host nation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in preference to fellow UEFA members Spain and Belgium. The Portugal/Spain bid came second, and that from Belgium/Netherlands third. England’s bid to host its second tournament fell at the first hurdle.

As such, there were eventually four bids for the 2018 FIFA World Cup,  two of which were joint bids: England, Russia, Netherlands/Belgium, and Portugal/Spain. The twenty-two-member FIFA Executive Committee convened in Zürich on 2 December 2010 to vote to select the hosts of both tournaments.[21] Russia won the right to be the 2018 host in the second round of voting. The Portugal/Spain bid came second, and that from Belgium/Netherlands third. England’s bid to host its second tournament fell at the first hurdle.

It was announced that the winning bid announced on 6 December 2010. However, due to controversies surrounding FIFA, President Sepp Blatter announced on 4 December 2010 that a new vote would take place between Spain and Russia because they both received seven votes in the first round of voting.

The Netherlands/Belgium bid came third, and England fourth. On 11 June 2011 Blatter announced that Qatar would host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, while admitting that awarding it to them was “a mistake”.

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