The 2018 FIFA World Cup of football is to be hosted by Russia from June 14 to July 15. Thirty-two teams are to take part in the 21st edition of the world's biggest international football tournament.
Russia was granted the right to host the 2018 World Cup after a vote by the FIFA Executive Commitee in late 2010, the same meeing at which the 2022 World Cup was awarded to Qatar.
Over 40,000 in Kaiserslautern, 20,000 in Braunschweig, 15,000 in Cottbus, plus impressive non-league support. Big attendances show that German football is about so much more than "Die Mannschaft" and the World Cup.