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208 209 In an interview published on, Domenico Scala, the head of fifa's Audit And Compliance Committee, stated that "should there be evidence that the awards to Qatar and Russia came only because of bought votes, then the awards could be cancelled".
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32 33 The 32 teams were drawn into 8 groups of 4, by selecting one team from each of the 4 ranked pots.
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46 Systems are in place for communicating VAR-related information to broadcasters and visuals on stadiums' large screens are used for the fans in attendance.Although the report was never published, fifa released a 42-page summary of its findings as determined by German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert.Of the 32 teams, 20 had also appeared in the previous tournament in 2014, while both, iceland and, panama made their first appearances at a fifa World Cup.Archived from the original on Retrieved "Combined bidding confirmed".22 23 The first qualification game, between Timor-Leste and Mongolia, began in Dili on part of the AFC's qualification, 24 and the main qualifying draw took place at the Konstantinovsky calzedonia echange magasin Palace in Strelna, Saint Petersburg, on Of the 32 nations qualified to play at the.At the close of the World Cup Russia was widely praised for its success in hosting the tournament, with Steve Rosenberg of the BBC deeming it "a resounding public relations success" for Putin, adding, "The stunning new stadiums, free train travel to venues and the."With usmnt eliminated from World Cup, Fox must refocus coverage plan".Archived from the original on Retrieved "Is Russia the real winner of World Cup 2018?".The Times of Israel.Retrieved "Match report Group F Korea Republic v Germany" (PDF).