Both Iceland and Panama qualified for the first time, with the former becoming the smallest country in terms of population to reach the World Cup.
Other teams returning after absences of at least three tournaments include: Egypt, returning to the finals after their last appearance in 1990; Morocco, who last competed in 1998; Peru, returning after 1982; and Senegal, competing for the second time after reaching the quarter-finals in 2002.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup was the 21st FIFA World Cup, an international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA once every four years.
It took place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018.
Garcia, was withheld from public release by Hans-Joachim Eckert, FIFA's head of adjudication on ethical matters.
Eckert instead released a shorter revised summary, and his (and therefore FIFA's) reluctance to publish the full report caused Garcia to resign in protest.
From the preliminary squad, the team had to name a final squad of 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by 4 June.
Players in the final squad may be replaced for serious injury up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team's first match and such replacements do not need to have been named in the preliminary squad.
However, teams from the same confederation still were not drawn against each other for the group stage, except that two UEFA teams could be in each group.
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On commence à courir pour différentes raisons: réaliser un rêve, améliorer sa condition physique, participer à une course, essayer quelque chose de nouveau, accompagner un ami, se fixer un défi un peu fou ou encore pour bien d’autres raisons… Peu import votre motif, votre vitesse ou votre endurance, très rapidement vous expérimentez les bienfaits physiques, émotionnels et mentaux liés à la pratique de la course à pied (La Run Attitude).
France won the match 4–2 to claim their second World Cup title, marking the fourth consecutive title won by a European team.
During the bidding process, the three remaining non-UEFA nations (Australia, Japan, and the United States) gradually withdrew from the 2018 bids, and the UEFA nations were thus ruled out of the 2022 bid.
Because of the controversy, the FA refused to accept Eckert's absolving of Russia from blame, with Greg Dyke calling for a re-examination of the affair and David Bernstein calling for a boycott of the World Cup.