World Cup 2018 in Russia

World Cup in Russia - overview

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, the final part of which will be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. Russia for the first time in its history will become the host country of the world football championship. In addition, for the first time it will be held in Eastern Europe.

Also for the first time the mundial will take place in the territory of two parts of the world - Europe and Asia. The championship is scheduled for 12 stadiums in 11 cities of Russia. For the first time in the history of the FIFA World Cups, the video assistant referee will be used. 32 teams will take part in the final tournament of the World Cup in 2018.

World Cup in Russia - logo and mascot

In the logo of the 2018 World Cup you can see the silhouette of the FIFA World Cup. Exploration of space, iconography and love of football are the three components of the logo.

The official mascot of the World Cup in Russia is the wolf named Zabivaka meaning “the one who scores a goal”.

World Cup in Russia - cities and stadiums

The cities of Russia that will host the World Cup 2018 matches:

  • Moscow - Luzhniki Stadium (81,000) and Otkrytiye Arena also known as Spartak Stadium (45,360),
  • St. Petersburg - Saint Petersburg Stadium also known as Krestovsky Stadium (68,000),
  • Kaliningrad - Kaliningrad Stadium (35,015),
  • Volgograd - Volgograd Arena (45,015),
  • Kazan - Kazan Arena (45,379),
  • Nizhny Novgorod - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium (44,899),
  • Samara - Samara Arena also known as Cosmos Arena (44,918),
  • Saransk - Mordovia Arena (45,015),
  • Rostov-on-Don - Rostov Arena (45,000),
  • Sochi - Fisht Olympic Stadium (47,659),
  • Yekaterinburg - Yekaterinburg Arena (35,000).

The opening match and the final will be held at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. One of the semifinal matches will be played in St. Petersburg, the other one - in Moscow.

FIFA World Cup 2018

Logotype of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia

Logotype of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia

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World Cup 2018 Mascot Zabivaka

World Cup 2018 Mascot Zabivaka

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Host Cities of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia

Host Cities of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia

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