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Qualification:

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32 teams qualify for the competition:

- Russia as hosts;

- 13 UEFA teams from 2018 Russia WC Qualification Europe;

- 5 CAF teams from 2018 Russia WC Qualification Africa;

- 4 CONMEBOL teams from 2018 Russia WC Qualification South America;

- 4 AFC teams from 2018 Russial WC Qualification Asia;

- 3 CONCACAF teams from 2018 Russia WC Qualification CONCACAF;

- 2 CONMEBOL/AFC/CONCACAF/OFC teams from 2018 Russia WC Qualification Intercontinental Play-offs.





Group stage:

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Format:

All matches from the Group stage and Knockout stage take place in Russia.

32 teams are drawn into 8 groups of 4 teams (Groups A-H).

Each team plays the others from its own group once - for a total of 3 games each, over 3 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored; 4. points in head-to-head matches; 5. goal difference in hth matches; 6. goals scored in hth matches; 7. fair play ranking; 8. draw.



Qualification for the Knockout stage:

1-2 place of each group: qualify for the Knockout stage.





Knockout stage:

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Format:

16 teams from Group stage contest the winner in a knockout format.



8th Finals:

Teams are paired according to their Group stage standings:

1st in Group A vs 2nd in Group B (match 1);

1st in Group B vs 2nd in Group A (match 2);

1st in Group C vs 2nd in Group D (match 3);

1st in Group D vs 2nd in Group C (match 4);

1st in Group E vs 2nd in Group F (match 5);

1st in Group F vs 2nd in Group E (match 6);

1st in Group G vs 2nd in Group H (match 7);

1st in Group H vs 2nd in Group G (match 8).

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.



Quarter-finals:

Teams are paired as follows:

winner match 1 vs winner match 3 (match A);

winner match 2 vs winner match 4 (match B);

winner match 5 vs winner match 7 (match C);

winner match 6 vs winner match 8 (match D).

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.



Semi-finals:

Teams are paired as follows:

winner match A vs winner match C;

winner match B vs winner match D.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.



3rd Place:

The two Semi-finals losers meet each other to contest 3-4 place.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.



Final:

The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming 2018 Russia World Cup winner.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.



Qualification for FIFA competitions:

winner: qualifies for 2021 Confederations Cup


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