On, beIN pulled its channels from Du and Etisalat, but with service to the latter restored later that day. Archived from the original on "Updated: List of fifa match officials for the 2018 fifa World Cup" (PDF). Be Like NoOne. Archived (PDF) from the original on Retrieved "Match report Round of 16 Brazil v Mexico" (PDF). Archived from the original on Retrieved "Gianni Infantino: World Cup 2018 the best ever". Archived from the original on Retrieved ustin, Jack. Costs continued to balloon as preparations were underway. Retrieved "Match report Group B Spain v Morocco" (PDF). Archived from the original on Retrieved Carroll, Oliver. 220 221 Critical reception Russia received widespread praise as World Cup hosts. Retrieved "Match report Group B IR Iran v Spain" (PDF). Archived from the original on 17 November 2014. 78 Argentina: Bronnitsy, Moscow Oblast Australia: Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan Belgium: Krasnogorsky, Moscow Oblast Brazil: Sochi, Krasnodar Krai Colombia: Verkhneuslonsky, Republic of Tatarstan Costa Rica: Saint Petersburg Croatia: Roshchino, Leningrad Oblast 79 Denmark: Anapa, Krasnodar Krai Egypt: Grozny, Chechen Republic England: Repino, Saint Petersburg. "Russia and Qatar may lose World Cups if evidence of bribery is found". Archived from the original on Retrieved b "World Cup 2018: Ronaldo and Robbie Williams star in opening ceremony". 5 6, the finals involved 32 teams, of which 31 came through qualifying competitions, while the host nation qualified automatically. 178 179 fifa also published an alternate team of the tournament based on player performances evaluated through statistical data. 43 Video assistant referees VAR in use in during the Group D match between Nigeria and Iceland, at Volgograd. Retrieved "Match report Final France v Croatia" (PDF). 103 104 Former Brazilian World wo kann ich mit paysafe bezahlen Cup-winning striker Ronaldo walked out with a child wearing a Russia 2018 shirt. Retrieved "Match report Group B IR Iran v Portugal" (PDF). 21 Places in the tournament were allocated to continental confederations, with the allocation unchanged from the 2014 World Cup. "Russia 2018: Major challenges for next World Cup hosts". Archived from the original on Retrieved "Qatar 2022 will be held in November and December". "Russia to host next fifa World Cup". "fifa 18 gets free World Cup mode in May". For other competitions of that name, see 2018 World Cup (disambiguation). At an estimated cost of over.2 billion, it was the most expensive World Cup.