Thirty-two nations will battle to become world champions in the first World Cup held in Russia from June 14 to July 15.
Follow The Straits Times' online coverage leading up to and during football's showpiece tournament at str.sg/wc2018
On this microsite, you can catch the latest news, analyses and web specials from our squad of writers including:
• David Lee, ST's man on the ground in Russia
• Assistant sports editor Rohit Brijnath
• Columnist Rob Hughes, who has covered 11 World Cups
• Richard Jolly, whose football coverage extends from ESPN to The Guardian