Retrieved "Match report Group C France v Australia" (PDF). 194 Host selection The choice of Russia as host has been challenged. 43 Video assistant referees VAR in use in during the Group D match between Nigeria and Iceland, at Volgograd.Archived from the original on Retrieved Ornstein, David (17 November 2014). For the first time since 1982, no African team progressed to the second round. Archived from the original on McCormick, Joseph Patrick. It was the first World Cup to be held. Players in the final squad may be replaced for serious injury up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team's first match and such replacements do not need to have been named in the preliminary squad. Archived from the original on Retrieved "Qatar 2022 will be held in November and December". 37 Officiating Main article: 2018 fifa World Cup officials On, fifa released the list of 36 referees and 63 assistant referees selected to oversee matches. Archived from the original on Retrieved McNulty, Phil. 210 211 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and former British Prime Minister David Cameron attended a meeting with fifa vice-president Chung Mong-joon in which a vote-trading deal for the right to host the 2018 World Cup in England was discussed. Fédération Internationale de Football Association.