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.
Neymar and co. are backed to lift the trophy for a record-extending sixth time by 43 percent of users on the day before the tournament kicks off in Moscow on June 14.
Renggli said the Swiss has not yet decided when he would make his trip to Russian Federation or what game he would attend, but that he would definitely not attend the opening ceremony or inaugural match between Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia on Thursday.
Read on for a look at what to know ahead of the opening ceremony.
Another date to remember is June 28, when England take on Belgium in their final Group G encounter.
Holders Germany, Brazil and Spain are among the favourites to lift the World Cup come July 15.
Find out more about the world's largest football competition fixture and schedules here. US President Donald Trump and leaders of other states will be welcome guests at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday.
Fox Sports has the exclusive broadcasting rights to this year's World Cup, meaning you can catch the matches on Fox, Fox Sports 1, FoxSports.com and via the Fox Sports GO app.
However, any positive impact on the Russian economy from the World Cup is likely to be short-lived, according to credit rating agency Moody's, which analyzes the event's influence every four years.
Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News.