As well as the relative strength of both teams involved, less importance will be given to friendly games when determining the rankings, while more will be given to the major tournaments.
Back in 2010, Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Federation Internationale de Football Association president of the time Sepp Blatter after Russia was announced as the host for the 2018 World Cup.
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) said this year's opening ceremony will have a "slightly different format", focusing on "musical acts and will take place much closer to kick-off".
The final preparations are being made in Russian Federation as the World Cup countdown reaches just four days.
Smith will be performing the World Cup's anthem alongside Kosovan singer Era Istrefi and Nicky Jam. In the 1990s, Williams was a part of the pop group "Take That".
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While we haven't heard specifics on gameplay, Starfield looks set to follow in the same vein, albeit in a more galactic setting. For those of us who are fans of tabletop games, the arrival of RPGs to voice assistants opens some interesting possibilities.
"We see very limited economic impact at the national level given the limited duration of the World Cup and the very large size of the country's economy", Moody's analysts said in a report last May, adding that the expected boost to tourism "will likely be short-lived".
At the end of its technical meeting ahead of the World Cup finals which gets underway this week in Russia, FIFA announced that changes will be made to the way that the world rankings of worldwide teams are calculated, switching to a method that add or subtracts points from a country's total rather than averaging them over a multi-year period.
Over the past ten months, FIFA Legends, 2018 FIFA World Cup ambassadors and prominent figures around the world have provided valuable support with the organisation of the tour.
As well as the banning orders, police will be deployed at major United Kingdom ports during the World Cup to stop known troublemakers from travelling to Russian Federation.