yal, Rajeev (3 December 2010). Archived (PDF) from the original on Retrieved "Match report Group G Tunisia v England" (PDF). 235 Broadcast rights to the tournament in the Middle East were hampered by an ongoing diplomatic crisis in Qatar, which saw Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties with Qatar the home country of fifa's Middle East and Africa rightsholder. "Gazprom agrees Fifa sponsorship deal". Retrieved "Sepp Blatter: Russia will host 2018 World Cup despite Crimea". Retrieved "beIN Sports pulls TV channels from du customers in the UAE".
244 245 Sponsorship See also Notes France will qualify for this tournament as World Cup winners if it takes place. "Soccer: No tropical paradise? A lot of preconceived ideas have been changed because people have seen the true nature of Russia." 225 Infantino has proclaimed Russia 2018 to be "the best World Cup ever as 98 of the stadiums were sold out, there were three billion viewers.
Archived (PDF) from the original on Retrieved "Match report Group G England v Belgium" (PDF). Archived from the original on Retrieved Millerchip, Oliver (16 September 2013). 57 Reconstruction of the Yekaterinburg Central Stadium in January 2017 In October 2014, on their first official visit to Russia, fifa's inspection committee and its head Chris Unger visited St Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan and both Moscow venues. Archived from the original on Retrieved "Road to Russia with new milestone". 31 32 The 32 teams were drawn into 8 groups of 4, by selecting one team from each of the 4 ranked pots. The Golden Boot (top scorer Golden Ball (best overall player) and Golden Glove (best goalkeeper) awards were all sponsored by Adidas. The stadium construction was completed on 22 December 2017. "Croatia defender Pivaric says he has 'excellent' 1st impression of training base". "Campaigns demand fifa bans Russia from hosting 2018 World Cup due to anti-gay law". "Indonesia excluded from 2018 World Cup qualifiers". Sochi, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod and Samara all hosted six matches, including one quarter-final match each, while the Otkrytiye Stadium in Moscow and Rostov-on-Don hosted five matches, including one round-of-16 match each.