Football World Cup 2018
Set to take place between June 14 and July 15, 2018, the events of FIFA World Cup Russia will span across 12 stadiums in 11 different Russian cities. While the Confederations Cup put to test four of the completed venues, five are still a work in progress, so a significant amount of work is to be done in the next couple of months. Here’s what to expect from the main football event of 2018.
In the summer of 2018, eyes of football-lovers all over the world will be on Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Rostov-on-Don, Volgograd and Nizhny Novgorod. Of the 12 stadiums, that will host the 2018 World Cup, arenas in Rostov, Volgograd and Samara along with the stadiums in Nizhny Novgorod and Kaliningrad are still under construction, but they will be ready for test matches in April, 2018.
Kazan Arena, Krestovsky Stadium in St.Petersburg, Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi and Moscow’s Otkrytie Arena (aka Spartak Stadium) have already played host to the 2017 Confederations Cup and proved to be ready for the 2018 World Cup.
The 81,000-capacity Luzhniki stadium, the second one in Russia’s capital, is to hold the opening and final matches. All in all, Moscow is to host 12 tournament’s games with at least 16 different teams participating.