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2018 FIFA World Cup
Чемпионат мира по футболу FIFA 2018
Chempionat mira po futbolu FIFA 2018
France with the World Cup trophy.
Tournament details
Host country Russia
Dates 14 June – 15 July
Teams 32 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 12 (in 11 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  France (2nd title)
Runner-up  Croatia
Third place  Belgium
Fourth place  England
Tournament statistics
Matches played 64
Goals scored 169 (2.64 per match)
Attendance 78,011 (1,219 per match)
Top scorer(s) England Harry Kane (6 goals)
Best player Luka Modrić
Best young player Kylian Mbappé
Best goalkeeper Belgium Thibaut Courtois
Fair play award  Spain
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The 2018 FIFA World Cup was the 21st FIFA World Cup, which is a men's football tournament that takes place every four years and is organized by FIFA. The tournament took place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018, after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010. This was the first World Cup taking place in Eastern Europe.

The defending champions were Germany. France won the tournament after defeating Croatia 4–2. This was France's 2nd World Cup title. France qualified for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup.

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