The country selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.
Asia (Group Winners A and B): Iran, Japan turned out as Group A and B winners. In the days that followed, Mexico sealed top spot in the Central/North American region, then Belgium became the first European nation other than the hosts to qualify.
Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Portugal, Serbia and Spainheld path of Russian Federation as a group leader in European qualifiers.
In Africa, Nigeria and Egypt secured top spot of their qualifying groups with a game to spare. Over two million ticket requests have been submitted from around the globe for matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the world's governing football body said in its statement on Friday.
In the Last Minute Sales Phase from April 18, 2018, up until the final match day of the competition, the remaining tickets will be available for purchase on a first-come first-served basis.
A similarly close race concluded in Central/North America.
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She also signaled Britain would pay what it owes to settle financial commitments it has made to the bloc, but without naming a figure.
Three more African teams will qualify during the final group fixtures in November.
Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, South Africa, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Tunisia and Dr Congo are vying for those places.
Europe's eight play-off contenders are Sweden, Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Denmark, Italy, Greece and Croatia.
The draw will take place next week.
The fifth-placed side on the South American qualification table, Peru, will face New Zealand in an intercontinental playoff in November. Meanwhile, Honduras (Jorge Luis Pinto) face Australia (Ange Postecoglou) in the play-offs.
If Peru manages to get the necessary points to clinch a spot in the World Cup, there might need to be another public holiday on Wednesday, as the nation celebrates an achievement 36 years in the making.