Moscow welcomes World Cup 2018 trophy

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Swiss FIFA President Gianni Infantino, in an interview with the website today, expressed his great optimism and enthusiasm about the closeness of the Russia-2018 World Cup.

He called it a good helper to the referees, saying they were entitled to assistance if an opportunity for it existed while the introduction of VAR would definitely add fairness to the game.

Putin mentioned former playmaker Diego Maradona, who captained Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986 whilst scooping the award for the tournament's best player.

With 9 days to the kick off of the World cup, Iran made record Tuesday as the first participating country to arrive Russian Federation. They will kick off their campaign against the South American side on June 15, before facing Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia respectively.

But for many Americans, soccer is still behind football, baseball, basketball, and hockey.

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"The Iranian team will enjoy rubbing shoulders with the best teams in the world and will form part of this fantastic World Cup family".

Germany's win was the first time a European nation won the World Cup in the Americas.

Who will England play in the World Cup 2018?

The three-time Asian Cup victor easily qualified for their second successive World Cup, going unbeaten in 10 matches in their Asian group.

The first knockout, or round of 16, match will begin on 30th June, with the winners of Group A facing the runners-up in Group B, and will end on 3rd July when the winners of Group H face the runners-up of Group G. They failed to make it out of the group stage as hosts of the eight-team Confederations Cup last summer, beating football minnows New Zealand 2-0 in the opening game and losing to Portugal and Mexico.

England will take on Costa Rica in their final friendly match before the tournament starts tomorrow, June 7 at 8pm.

In the USA, fans will be able to watch all games live in markets where YouTube TV is available, with the additional option of using the YouTube TV cloud DVR feature to record matches.