190 191 Official song Main article: Live It Up (Nicky Jam song) The official song of the tournament was "Live It Up with vocals from Will Smith, Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi, released on Its music video was released on 192 Controversies Main article: List. 3, it was also the first World Cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system. Only one match, France v Denmark, was goalless. Retrieved "Match report Group C France v Peru" (PDF). However, teams from the same confederation still were not drawn against each other for the group stage, except that two uefa teams could be in each group. Volgograd, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg and Saransk all hosted four matches, but did not host any knockout stage games. The last facility commissioned was a waste treatment station in Volgograd. "Organising Committee for fifa Competitions: Updates on the fifa World Cup and women's tournaments". In February 2018 Ukrainian rightsholder UA:PBC stated that it would not broadcast the World Cup. Archived from the original on Retrieved "Ronaldo penalty sets new World Cup record". "Croatia defender Pivaric says he has 'excellent' 1st impression of training base". Retrieved "Match report Group B Portugal v Morocco" (PDF). 15 16 Teams Qualification Main article: 2018 fifa World Cup qualification For the first time in the history of the fifa World Cup, all eligible nations the 209 fifa member associations minus automatically qualified hosts Russia applied to enter the qualifying process. Retrieved "Match report Group A Uruguay v Saudi Arabia" (PDF). "Ukrainian public broadcaster decides not to show World Cup matches".