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182 Mascot Main article: Zabivaka Tournament mascot, wolf Zabivaka The official mascot for the tournament was unveiled, and selected through a design competition among university students.
219 The British Foreign Office and MPs had repeatedly warned English football fans and "people of Asian or Afro-Caribbean descent" travelling to Russia of "racist or homophobic intimidation, hooligan violence and anti-British hostility".Archived from the original on Retrieved "Kazan Arena".Retrieved "Etisalat announces geschenke valentinstag frau fifa World Cup 2018 package".172 International Football Association Board technical director David Elleray stated a belief that this was due to the introduction of VAR, since players would know that they would not be able to get away with anything under the new system.Archived from the original on "Final Draw to take place in State Kremlin Palace".Archived from the original on Retrieved "Russia 2018: World Cup mascot Zabivaka the wolf unveiled in Moscow".Archived from the original on Retrieved "Volgograd Arena".Archived from the original on "fifa statement on the situation of the Saudi Arabian referee Fahad AL mirdasi".Retrieved 13 November 2017.56 Sepp Blatter stated in July 2014 that, given the concerns over the completion of venues in Russia, the number of venues for the tournament may be reduced from 12.37 On, fifa released the list of 13 video assistant referees, who solely acted in this capacity in the tournament.Archived (PDF) from the original on Retrieved "Match gutschein s oliver online report Semi-final France v Belgium" (PDF).
Archived from the original on Retrieved "fifa Confederations Cup Testing 4K; Might Lead to World Cup 'Ultra HD' Broadcast".38 Referee Fahad Al-Mirdasi of Saudi Arabia was removed in over a match-fixing attempt, 39 along with his two assistant referees, compatriots Mohammed Al-Abakry and Abdulah Al-Shalwai.Archived from the original on Retrieved "Match report Group A Russia v Saudi Arabia" (PDF).Archived from the original on Retrieved "VAR effect results in cleanest World Cup since 1986 after no red cards are issued in opening 11 games"."Prince William and David Cameron caught up in Fifa corruption scandal".Retrieved "Match report Group H Japan v Poland" (PDF).Retrieved "Match report Group F Sweden v Korea Republic" (PDF).Stadiums Exterior of Otkrytie Arena in Moscow Twelve stadiums in eleven Russian cities were built and renovated for the fifa World Cup.No problem for Germany, says midfielder Kroos".Retrieved "Match report Group H Poland v Senegal" (PDF).
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