Out of the 1,57,000 only 20,500 will be selected for the 2017 Confederations Cup (5500 volunteers) and World Cup (15000 volunteers) in 2018.
History of applicants’ registered for FIFA World Cups
Year Number of applicants
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil 1,50,000
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 1,57,000
The registration process has already ended on December 30, 2016. Now the process of selection and training will began.
The 2018 World Cup as well as the 2017 Confederations Cup Volunteer Recruitment campaign was launched at a solemn ceremony in Moscow on June 1 by Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino.