Proceed on your guided city tour of Bergen — the second largest port city of Norway. One of the most beautiful way to see Copenhagen is to sail on Nyhavn Canal boat ride.
If a match went into extra time, each team was allowed to make a fourth substitution, the first time this had been allowed in a FIFA World Cup tournament. Twelve own goals were scored during the tournament, doubling the record of six set in In total, only four players were sent off in the entire tournament, the fewest since A player is automatically suspended for the next match for the following offences: The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.
The award was sponsored by Hyundai. FIFA also published an alternate team of the tournament based on player performances evaluated through statistical data. Prize money amounts were announced in October The tournament logo was unveiled on 28 October by cosmonauts at the International Space Station and then projected onto Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre during an evening television programme.
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.
The official mascot for the tournament was unveiled 21 October , and selected through a design competition among university students. A public vote was used to select from three finalists—a cat, a tiger, and a wolf. The first phase of ticket sales started on 14 September , The general visa policy of Russia did not apply to participants and spectators, who were able to visit Russia without a visa right before and during the competition regardless of their citizenship.
A Fan-ID was required to enter the country visa-free, while a ticket, Fan-ID and a valid passport were required to enter stadiums for matches. Fan-IDs also granted World Cup attendees free access to public transport services, including buses, and train service between host cities. Fan-ID was administered by the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media , who could revoke these accreditations at any time to "ensure the defence capability or security of the state or public order".
The official match ball of the World Cup group stage was " Telstar 18 ", based on the name and design of the first Adidas World Cup ball from It was introduced on 9 November After the group stage, "Telstar Mechta" was used for the knockout stage. The word mechta Russian: The difference between Telstar 18 and Mechta is the red details on the design. Its music video was released on 8 June Thirty-three footballers who are alleged to be part of the steroid program are listed in the McLaren Report.
The choice of Russia as host has been challenged. Controversial issues have included the level of racism in Russian football,    and discrimination against LGBT people in wider Russian society. Allegations of corruption in the bidding processes for the and World Cups caused threats from England's FA to boycott the tournament. Garcia , a US attorney, to investigate and produce a report on the corruption allegations. Eckert's summary cleared Russia and Qatar of any wrongdoing, but was denounced by critics as a whitewash.
On 3 June , the FBI confirmed that the federal authorities were investigating the bidding and awarding processes for the and World Cups. In response to the March poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal , British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that no British ministers or members of the royal family would attend the World Cup, and issued a warning to any travelling England fans. The British Foreign Office and MPs had repeatedly warned English football fans and "people of Asian or Afro-Caribbean descent" travelling to Russia of "racist or homophobic intimidation, hooligan violence and anti-British hostility".
At the close of the World Cup Russia was widely praised for its success in hosting the tournament, with Steve Rosenberg of the BBC deeming it "a resounding public relations success" for Putin, adding, "The stunning new stadiums, free train travel to venues and the absence of crowd violence has impressed visiting supporters. Russia has come across as friendly and hospitable: All the foreign fans I have spoken to are pleasantly surprised. FIFA President Gianni Infantino stated, "Everyone discovered a beautiful country, a welcoming country, that is keen to show the world that everything that has been said before might not be true.
A lot of preconceived ideas have been changed because people have seen the true nature of Russia. The elimination of the US national team in qualifying led to concerns that US interest and viewership of this World Cup would be reduced especially among "casual" viewers interested in the US team , especially noting how much Fox paid for the rights, and that US games at the World Cup peaked at During a launch event prior to the elimination, Fox stated that it had planned to place a secondary focus on the Mexican team in its coverage to take advantage of their popularity among US viewers factoring Hispanic and Latino Americans.
Fox stated that it was still committed to broadcasting a significant amount of coverage for the tournament. In February , Ukrainian rightsholder UA: PBC stated that it would not broadcast the World Cup.
This came in the wake of growing boycotts of the tournament among the Football Federation of Ukraine and sports minister Ihor Zhdanov.
Broadcast rights to the tournament in the Middle East were hampered by an ongoing diplomatic crisis in Qatar over alleged support of extremist groups.
Qatar is the home country of the region's rightsholder, beIN Sports. On 2 June , beIN pulled its channels from Du and Etisalat , but with service to the latter restored later that day. Etisalat subsequently announced that it would air the World Cup in the UAE, and continue to offer beIN normally and without interruptions.
On 12 July , FIFA stated that it "has engaged counsel to take legal action in Saudi Arabia and is working alongside other sports rights owners that have also been affected to protect its interests.
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Matthew Conger New Zealand. César Arturo Ramos Mexico. Joel Aguilar El Salvador. Jair Marrufo United States. Helsinki is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green parks, a compact city, its rhythm is laid back yet at the same time refreshingly active. See the unique Rock Church, which was built out of solid rock and capped with a copper dome.
Later in the afternoon, proceed to the pier to board the overnight Silja cruise to Stockholm. Stay in Seaview Cabins on the Cruise. Day 7 Enjoy guided city tour of Stockholm with a visit to the maritime museum — Vasa Museum. Enjoy a fascinating ride in the gondola up to SkyView of Stockholm.
The cruise disembark at the Stockholm pier to meet the local guide to proceed on guided tour of the city of Stockholm often referred to as the Venice of the North.
Visit Fjällgatan to see the magnificent view of the Swedish capital. See the Old Town with its fascinating narrow cobble-stoned alleys, the Royal palace, the Cathedral, and the City Hall where the festivities of the annual Nobel Prize award takes place. Today we drive to Oslo — the Viking capital where fjords and mountains meet. Enroute, visit the town of Karlstad, situated between the cities of Stockholm and Oslo. Lake Vanern provides visitors with an opportunity to completely soak in its splendid beauty.
On arrival into Oslo, check in and relax in the comforts of your hotel. Get introduced to the city of Oslo with local guide. Visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park, home to over stone, bronze and cast-iron figural sculptures made by the Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland.
Visit to the top of the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, a large ski jumping hill and get a breath-taking view of Oslo fjords. Proceed for a guided tour of Viking Ship Museum. Proceed for Bergen for one of the highlight of your trip — Norway in Nutshell.
This is a combination of spectacular train rides, impressive trips by boat and scenic bus ride. Board your scenic train from Geilo to Myrdal, where you change to the Flam railway line, a masterpiece of engineering set in wild and wonderful scenery to travel to Flam.
Cherish the beautiful huge mountains and thundering waterfalls as the train glides through tunnels and open stretches on its way down to wild Flam valley. Wander around the idyllic countryside, before embarking on an enchanting boat ride through the spectacular fjords. Be amazed with the splendid scenery as the boat takes you from Aurlands fjord into the Naeroy fjord, one of the narrowest fjord in Europe, surrounded by mighty mountains of upto meters.
Arrive at scenic Gudvangen, board your coach as you travel through the impressive Norwegian landscape to Bergen. Pass charming villages before arriving into Bergen. Proceed on your guided city tour of Bergen — the second largest port city of Norway. Proceed to Bergen airport to take a flight to the fairytale city Copenhagen. Today proceed on a guided city tour of Copenhagen. It is full of historical buildings and ancient streets.
You will see the Little Mermaid — symbol of Copenhagen and the Gefion fountain. The Royal residence Amalienborg Palace consisting of four identical facades, Christiansborg Castle the home of the Danish Parliament, and many more sights.
Visit Carlsberg Brewery to get an authentic brewery experience with a lot of history and beer. Copenhagen is an old harbour and maritime city, one of the most beautiful and enjoyable ways to see it is from a boat sailing down its charming canals on Nyhavn Canal Cruise. Later in the afternoon proceed to the Tivoli Gardens a famous amusement park in Copenhagen and a must for all visitors to the city. Check out and depart for the Airport for the flight home.
However, any passenger above the age of 60 years and those passengers who wish to extend their stay will be required to pay additional charges. In the event the group size is less than 30 passengers you will be given an option of travelling on another departure date. You must be logged in to post a comment. Spend 02 nights in Moscow. Get familiarized with the city of Moscow on your guided city tour.
Admire the architecturally beautiful stations on Metro tour of Moscow. Enjoy the world famous Russian Circus. Understand the culture of Russia on Russian Folklore show.
Experience Kremlin on a guided tour. Enjoy ride on a Hi-speed train to St. Spend 02 nights in St. Visit the magnificent Amber room at Catherine Palace in Pushkin. Enjoy a guided city tour of St. Enjoy a scenic river cruise on Neva River in St. Take a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum. Spend 01 night in Helsinki. Get familiarized with the city on your guided city tour of Helsinki. Explore the cultural history of Finland on your visit to the National Museum of Finland.
Spend 01 night in Stockholm. Enjoy a guided tour of the city of Stockholm. Visit Vasa museum — a maritime museum in Stockholm.