"Prince William and David Cameron caught up in Fifa corruption scandal". 231 Broadcast rights to the tournament in the Middle East were hampered by an ongoing diplomatic crisis in Qatar over alleged support of extremist groups. For other competitions ofthat name, see 2018 World Cup (disambiguation). Nizhny Novgorod: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Group A Pre-match ceremony prior to the opening game, Russia v Saudi Arabia Main article: 2018 fifa World Cup Group A Source: fifa Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers (H) Host. Archived from the original on Retrieved "Is Russia the real winner of World Cup 2018?". Archived from the original on Retrieved "Ronaldo penalty sets new World Cup record". Retrieved "Match report Group C Denmark v Australia" (PDF). The stadium was built for the 2013 Summer Universiade. Only one match, France v Denmark, was goalless.