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Construction of the nutten in lohbrügge proposed Podolsk stadium in the Moscow region was cancelled by the regional government, and also in the capital, Otkrytiye Arena was competing with Dynamo Stadium over which would be constructed first."You Can Hate Putin But Love the World Cup"."World Cup 2018 stadiums: A guide to the venues of this summer's tournament".The number of cities was further reduced to 11 and number of stadiums to 12 as Krasnodar and Yaroslavl were dropped from the final list.Archived from the original on "Fifa urged to rethink staging 2018 World Cup in Russia"."Campaigns demand fifa bans Russia from hosting 2018 World Cup due to anti-gay law".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".In accordance with the fifa requirements, during the 2018 World Cup it is called Spartak Stadium instead of its usual name Otkritie Arena.183 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.
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178 179 fifa also published an alternate team of the tournament based on player performances evaluated through statistical data.
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that the logo was inspired by "Russia's rich artistic tradition and its history of bold achievement and innovation and fifa President Sepp Blatter stated that it reflected the "heart and soul" of the country.Teams in each group played one another in a round-robin basis, with the top two teams of each group advancing to the knockout stage.Afterwards, it was renovated in preparation for the 2017 fifa Confederations Cup and 2018 World Cup.The winner, with 53 of approximately 1 million votes, was Zabivakaan anthropomorphic wolf dressed in the colours of the Russian national team.Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over the matter.215 Russia responded to the comments from the UK Parliament claiming that "the west are trying to deny Russia the World Cup".
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