It was introduced on 9 November 2017.
Of the 32 teams, 20 had also appeared in the previous tournament in 2014, while both, iceland and, panama made their first appearances at a fifa World Cup.
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193 On principales alimentos para ganar masa muscular 22 December 2017, it was reported that fifa fired a doctor who had been investigating doping in Russian football.
46 On, Diego Costa 's goal against Portugal became the first World Cup goal based on a VAR decision; 47 the first penalty as a result of a VAR decision was awarded to France in their match against Australia on 16 June and resulted.