"World Cup 20ecision day live!". Saransk Airport received a new navigation system; the city also got two new hotels, Mercure Saransk Centre (Accor Hotels) and Four Points by Sheraton Saransk (Starwood Hotels) as well as few other smaller accommodation facilities. Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that the logo was inspired by "Russia's rich artistic tradition and its history of bold achievement and innovation and fifa President Sepp Blatter stated that it reflected the "heart and soul" of the country. The stadium was commissioned on 65 Yekaterinburg: Ekaterinburg Arena.
100 Russia was placed in position A1 in the group stage and played in the opening match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 14 June against Saudi Arabia, the two lowest-ranked teams of the tournament at the time of the final draw. 16 17 Teams Qualification Main article: 2018 fifa World Cup qualification For the first time in the history of the fifa World Cup, all eligible nations the 209 fifa member associations minus automatically qualified hosts Russia applied to enter the qualifying process.
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