Ahead of the climax of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil there was a ceremonial hand-over inside the Maracana stadium with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
FIFA and adidas have formally announced an extension of their long-term partnership agreement granting adidas the Official Partner, Supplier and Licensee rights for the FIFA World Cup and all FIFA events until 2030.
The third session of the Board that brings together the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC) and representatives of FIFA took place in Kazan on 29 October.
The Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup has decided that its responsibilities will be extended to also cover decisions related to the preparations for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.
FIFA is pleased to announce the appointment of Byrom plc. as its official accommodation agency for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia following an open public tender process conducted by FIFA.
On 29 September 2012, it was revealed that 11 Host Cities and twelve stadiums have been selected to host the 64 matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.