48 A record number of penalties were awarded in the tournament, with this phenomenon being partially attributed to VAR.
60 Of the twelve venues used, the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and the Saint Petersburg Stadium the two largest stadiums in Russia were used most, both hosting seven matches.
46 On, Diego Costa 's goal against Portugal became the first World Cup goal based on a VAR decision; 47 the first penalty as a result of a VAR decision was awarded to France in their match against Australia on 16 June and resulted.
The opening was rescheduled to 2017.49 Overall, the new technology has been both praised and criticised by commentators.Saransk Airport received a new navigation system; the city also got two new hotels, Mercure Saransk Centre (Accor Hotels) and Four Points by Sheraton Saransk (Starwood Hotels) as well as few other smaller accommodation facilities.89 Renovation and upgrade of radio-engineering tools for flight operation was completed in the airports of Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Volgograd, Samara, Yekaterinburg, Kazan and Sochi.Construction of the proposed Podolsk stadium in the Moscow region was cancelled by the regional government, and also in the capital, Otkrytiye Arena was competing with Dynamo Stadium over which would be constructed first."fifa 2018" redirects here.In accordance with the fifa requirements, during the 2018 World Cup it is called Spartak Stadium instead of its usual name Otkritie Arena.The bid evaluation report stated: "The Russian bid proposes 13 host cities and 16 stadiums, thus exceeding fifa's minimum requirement.9 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.
Garcia, was withheld from public release by Hans-Joachim Eckert, fifa's head of adjudication on ethical matters.
51 Venues Further information: 2018 fifa World Cup venues Russia proposed the following host cities: Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, and Yekaterinburg.Costs continued to balloon as preparations were underway.The stadium construction was completed on 22 December 2017.Nizhny Novgorod: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.The project was completed in December 2017.The renovation project was completed in December 2017.The arena's stands have a capacity of 35,000 spectators.