coverage to take advantage of their popularity among US viewers (factoring Hispanic and Latino Americans ). Archived from the original on Retrieved Belam, Martin. "Russia 2018: Major challenges for next World Cup hosts". At an estimated cost of over.2 billion as of June 2018, 3 it is the most expensive World Cup in history, surpassing the cost of the 2014 fifa World Cup in Brazil.
29 Note: Numbers in parentheses indicate positions in the fifa World Rankings at the time of the tournament. 178 179 fifa also published an alternate team of the tournament based on player performances evaluated through statistical data. Archived from the original on Morrin, Siobhan. Archived from the original on Retrieved "Russia united for 2018 fifa World Cup Host Cities announcement". The award was sponsored by Hyundai. Eckert's summary cleared Russia and Qatar of any wrongdoing, but was denounced by critics as a whitewash. Archived from the original on Retrieved Calder, Simon. 52 Most cities are in European Russia, while Sochi 53 and Yekaterinburg 54 are very close to the Europe-Asia border, to reduce travel time for the teams in the huge country. Absence at World Cup".