FIFA World Cup 2018

The next football World Cup will be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. This great sport event will attract a huge amount of football fans, professionals and tourists from different countries to Russia.

FIFA World Cup 2018 will be held in 11 cities in Russia on 12 stadiums. The cities that will host the World Cup matches are located in different regions of Russia. Cities and stadiums are located at a great distance from each other. For example: The distance between the cities of Kaliningrad and Yekaterinburg is about 2,900 kilometers, the distance between the cities of St. Petersburg and Sochi is about 2300 kilometers.

Facts about the FIFA World Cup 2018

  • The Football World Cup will be held in Russia for the first time.
  • The Football World Cup will be held in Eastern Europe for the first time
  • The World Cup will be held for the first time in two parts of the world - Europe and Asia.
  • 32 teams will take part in the final tournament of the World Cup in 2018.
  • The official FIFA World Cup mascot for the 2018 tournament, a wolf named Zabivaka (“the one who scores” in Russian).

Countries that will participate in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Europe: Russia, England, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Iceland, Spain, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, France, Croatia, Switzerland, Sweden.
America South: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay.
America (North and Central): Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama.
Asia and Oceania: Australia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Japan.
Africa: Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia.

The list of cities that will host World Cup matches in 2018:

  • Moscow.
  • Kaliningrad.
  • St. Petersburg.
  • Volgograd.
  • Kazan.
  • Nizhny Novgorod.
  • Samara.
  • Saransk.
  • Rostov-on-Don.
  • Sochi.
  • Yekaterinburg.

The opening and the final matches of the World Cup will be held in Moscow at the “Luzhniki” stadium. One of the semi-final matches will be held in St. Petersburg and one in Moscow.

Information about stadiums

  • Moscow. "Luzhniki" Stadium. The capacity is 81,000 people. The nearest metro stations are Sportivnaya and Vorobyovy Gory.
  • Moscow. "Otkrytiye Arena" Stadium (stadium "Spartak"). The stadium capacity is up to 46 thousand people. Address: Moscow, Volokolamskoe highway, 67. The nearest metro station is Spartak.
  • St. Petersburg. Krestovsky Stadium (Saint Petersburg Stadium). Capacity: 70,000 people. The stadium is located in the western part of the Krestovsky Island in St. Petersburg.
  • Kazan. "Kazan-Arena" Stadium. The capacity is 45379 people.
  • Ekaterinburg. "Ekaterinburg Arena" Stadium (Central stadium). The stadium capacity is up to 35000 people. The nearest metro station is "Ploschad 1905 goda".
  • Rostov-on-Don. "Rostov Arena" Stadium. Capacity is up to 45000 people.
  • Kaliningrad. "Kaliningrad" stadium. Capacity is up to 35000 people.
  • Nizhny Novgorod. "Nizhny Novgorod" stadium. Capacity is up to 45000 people.
  • Volgograd. "Volgograd Arena" Stadium. The capacity is 45015 people.
  • Saransk. "Saransk Arena"Stadium.
  • Samara. "Samara Arena" Stadium.

The plans for the championship may by changed.

Days and cities of the World Cup matches

Group stage.

June 14: Moscow (Luzhniki).
June 15: Ekaterinburg, St. Petersburg, Sochi.
June 16: Moscow, Saransk, Kazan, Kaliningrad.
June 17: Moscow, Samara, Rostov-on-Don.
June 18: Nizhny Novgorod, Sochi, Volgograd.
June 19: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Saransk.
June 20: Moscow, Rostov-on-Don, Kazan.
June 21: Ekaterinburg, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod.
June 22: Volgograd, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad.
June 23: Moscow, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi.
June 24. Nizhny Novgorod, Ekaterinburg, Kazan.
June 25: Volgograd, Samara, Saransk, Kaliningrad.
June 26: Moscow, Sochi, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don.
June 27: Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Yekaterinburg.
June 28: Kaliningrad, Saransk, Samara, Volgograd.

Knockout stage.

1/8 finals.

June 30, 2018: Sochi, Kazan.
July 1, 2018: Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod.
July 2, 2018: Samara, Rostov-on-Don.
July 3, 2018: Moscow (Spartak stadium), St. Petersburg.

1/4 finals.

July 6, 2018: Nizhny Novgorod.
July 6, 2018: Kazan.
July 7, 2018: Sochi.
July 7, 2018: Samara.

1/2 finals.

July 10, 2018: St. Petersburg.
July 11, 2018: Moscow.

Match for third place.
July 14, 2018: St. Petersburg.

Final of the FIFA World Cup 2018.
July 15, 2018 Moscow, the Luzhniki stadium.

The days of the matches of the World Championship in the cities of Russia.

  • Moscow: June 14 (Luzhniki), June 16 (Spartak stadium), June 17 (Luzhniki), June 19 (Spartak stadium), June 20 (Luzhniki), June 23 (Spartak stadium), June 26 (Luzhniki), June 27, July 1 (Luzhniki), July 3, (Spartak stadium), July 11 (Luzhniki), July 15 (Luzhniki stadium).
  • St. Petersburg: June 15, June 19, June 22, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 14.
  • Kazan: June 16, June 20, June 24, June 27, June 30, July 6.
  • Samara: June 17, June 21, June 25, June 28, July 2, July 7.
  • Sochi: June 15, June 18, June 23, June 26, June 30, July 7.
  • Kazan: June 16, June 20, June 27, July 6.
  • Nizhny Novgorod: June 18, June 21, June 24, June 27, July 1, July 6.
  • Rostov-on-Don: June 17, June 20, June 23, June 26, July 2.
  • Kaliningrad: June 16, June 22, June 25, June 28.
  • Saransk: June 16, June 19, June 25, June 28.
  • Volgograd: June 18, June 22, June 25, June 28.
  • Ekaterinburg: June 15, June 21, June 24, June 27.

More information:
Hotels booking in all cities of the championship.
Plane tickets (search and purchase of airplane tickets).
St. Petersburg.

Sale of tickets for the World Cup began September 14, 2017

September 14, 2017 will begin selling tickets for the FIFA World Cup 2018 on the official website of the championship.
Tickets will be sold in several stages:
The first period of the sales will last from September 14 to October 12, 2017 and from November 16 to 28.
The second stage of sales will begin after the draw of the FIFA 2018 World Cup, which will be held on December 1, 2017.

(Hotel reservations are already taking place on the days of the competition. Do not be late.)

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