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Turkey, who did not qualify for the World Cup finals, almost added a second goal in the 79th minute when Malli's shot floated just over the crossbar.

Germany holds the current title, winning the final game in 2014.

The world governing body says officials will follow a "three-step" process - to stop, suspend or abandon games.

Teams are split into eight groups for the first stage, with each team playing every other team in the group.

'I have many dreams for all the games and I am looking forward to the start of the matches, to see how the fans celebrate and to see the most attractive spectacle in the world, ' he said.

The Iranians are still looking to progress to the knockout rounds for the first time and have won just one match, against the United States, in France in 1998.

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"I'm bitterly disappointed", Russian coach Valery Nepomnyashchy, who guided Cameroon into the 1990 World Cup last-eight round and now coaches Baltika Kaliningrad in the Russian second tier, said afterwards.

"Besides educational measures. we have systems in place to react to and sanction discriminatory acts as well as measures to ensure a discrimination-free environment at the FIFA World Cup", she said in a FIFA statement on Thursday.

The Socceroos will meet France, Peru and Denmark in Group C at the World Cup starting next week, providing Bert van Marwijk's troops with a hard assignment of progressing to the knock-out round of 16.

Belgium, Portugal and Argentina complete the top five while the only change in the top 10 sees Poland up two places to eighth in a straight swap with Spain. Even though Team USA won't be represented at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, there is still plenty to get excited about.

However, there are always going to be some mad moments in the World Cup, so anything that could possible happen could do I suppose!

Putin mentioned former playmaker Diego Maradona, who captained Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986 whilst scooping the award for the tournament's best player.

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