The 21st World Cup will be played in Russia from 14 june 2018 to 15 July 2018. 32 teams including the host Russia will participate in the tournament to grap the trophy. From Group matches till final, total 64 matches will be played at 12 different stadiums. These stadiums are located in 11 different cities of Russia. Let’s check all the FIFA World Cup 2018 stadiums and some facts & figures about them.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Stadiums:
1: Luzhniki Stadium
Opened on: 31st July, 1956
It is one of the home grounds of the Russian football team. It is the biggest ground in the Eastern Europe and is not only used for football matches but also some other sports and events time to time. This stadium will host 7 matches in 2018 FIFA World Cup which includes the opening match, a Semi-final and the Final match.
2: Krestovsky Stadium
Location: Saint Petersburg
Opened on: 2017
It is a newly constructed Football stadium and is considered as one of the most expensive stadiums in the history at a cost of 1.1 Billion USD. This stadium will host 7 matches during the FIFA World Cup which includes a Semi-final and the Third Place Match.
3: Fisht Olympic Stadium
Opened in: 2013
This beautiful stadium was constructed for Sochi 14, the Winter Olympics 2014 that were played in 2014. This stadium also hosted 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. 6 matches will be played at this ground during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Fisht Stadium will host 6 matches in the Football World Cup and one of them will be a Quarter-final.
4: Volgograd Arena
Status: Under Construction
This stadium is currently under construction. A total 4 Group matches of2018 FIFA World Cup will be played at this ground.
5: Kazan Arena
Opened in: July 2013
This beautiful ground is home ground of Rubin Kazan Football Club. Kazan Arena has hosted many championships and events. In 2018 FIFA World Cup, this stadium will host total 6 matches.
6: Otkrytiye Arena
Opened on: 5 September, 2014
It is a multi-purpose stadium and is the second one in Moscow to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches. It is a home ground of Spartak Moscow Football Club. This ground will host 5 matches of the World Cup and will be called as Spartak Stadium during the World Cup.
7: Rostov Arena
This under-construction stadium will host 5 matches of the 2018 World Cup. It was planned to be completed in 2017 but not yet completed.
8: Cosmos Arena
Cosmos Arena or Samara Arena will host 6 matches of the 2018 World Cup and one of these matches will be a Quarter-final.
9: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Location: Nizhny Novgorod
This stadium is among those which are still under-construction and supposed to be completed soon. This stadium will host 6 matches of the World cup that also includes a Quarter-final match.
10: Mordovia Arena
Status: Completed in 2017
Mordovia Arena has recently completed and will host 4 Group matches in 2018 football World Cup.
11: Ekaterinbrg Arena (Central Stadium)
Built in: 1957
Central Stadium is one of the oldest stadiums in Russia that will host the matches of 2018 FIFA World Cup. It has hosted a lot of events and tournaments. In upcoming football world cup, this stadium will host 4 group matches.
12: Kaliningrad Stadium
This stadium is the one that is closest to the European Union. This beautiful stadium will host 4 Group matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
So, how many of you are planning to visit Russia to support your team in FIFA World Cup 2018?