The 2018 World Cup in Russia is the 21 st FIFA World Cup.
The tournament was held in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. It was the first time the World Cup was held in Russia and the first time the World Cup was held in Eastern Europe. In addition to the host country, Russia, 31 teams are eligible through qualifying events organized by FIFA of all continents.
In the early hours of July 16, 2018, France defeated Croatia 4-2 to win the 2018 Russian World Cup.