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  • Samara
    Last update: 00:48 31.12.2017
    00:48 31.12.2017

    Samara

    Welcome to Samara, the capital of the Russian space industry and one of the host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup!

  • Ekaterinburg
    Last update: 00:39 31.12.2017
    00:39 31.12.2017

    Yekaterinburg

    Welcome to Yekaterinburg, the Ural's treasure trove and a host city of the 2018 FIFA World Cup!

  • Volgograd
    Last update: 00:22 31.12.2017
    00:22 31.12.2017

    Volgograd

    Welcome to the heroic city of Volgograd, one of the hosts of the FIFA World Cup 2018!

  • Rostov-on-Don
    Last update: 00:19 31.12.2017
    00:19 31.12.2017

    Rostov-on-Don

    Welcome to Rostov-on-Don, Russia's southern capital and a host city of the 2018 FIFA World Cup!

  • Saransk
    Last update: 00:14 31.12.2017
    00:14 31.12.2017

    Saransk

    Welcome to Saransk, the capital of the Republic of Mordovia and the smallest host city of the 2018 FIFA World Cup!

  • Nizhny Novgorod
    Last update: 00:07 31.12.2017
    00:07 31.12.2017

    Nizhny Novgorod

    Welcome to Nizhny Novgorod, the capital of the Volga Region, with its mystical past and sports-oriented future, and host city of the 2018 FIFA World Cup!

  • Kaliningrad
    Last update: 00:03 31.12.2017
    00:03 31.12.2017

    Kaliningrad

    Kaliningrad is Russia's amber treasure trove and the most western region of the country. Now it is preparing to host the FIFA World Cup. Group stage matches will take place here in 2018.

  • Kazan
    Last update: 16:33 30.12.2017
    16:33 30.12.2017

    Kazan

    Welcome to Kazan, host of 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup matches and host city of the 2018 FIFA World Cup!

  • Sochi
    Last update: 16:30 30.12.2017
    16:30 30.12.2017

    Sochi

    Welcome to Sochi, the crown jewel of southern Russia, one of the host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup!

  • St. Petersburg
    Last update: 15:47 30.12.2017
    15:47 30.12.2017

    Saint Petersburg

    Welcome to St. Petersburg, the "northern capital" of Russia and a host city of the 2018 FIFA World Cup!

  • Moscow
    Last update: 15:26 30.12.2017
    15:26 30.12.2017

    Moscow

    Welcome to Moscow, the Russian capital and a host city of the 2018 FIFA World Cup!

  • Saransk
    Last update: 22:25 29.12.2017
    22:25 29.12.2017

    Mordovia Arena

    Group stage games will be played at the all-new Mordovia Arena, whose seating capacity is second only to the Luzhniki and St. Petersburg Stadiums.

  • Sochi
    Last update: 22:18 29.12.2017
    22:18 29.12.2017

    Fisht Stadium

    In Sochi the games will be played at Fisht Stadium, named after a mountain popular among tourists. In summer 2017, the stadium hosted a number of Confederations Cup games.

  • Ekaterinburg
    Last update: 22:12 29.12.2017
    22:12 29.12.2017

    Ekaterinburg Arena

    Ekaterinburg Arena will host group stage games of the 2018 World Cup. Additional seats will be added to accommodate more fans.

  • Volgograd
    Last update: 14:21 29.12.2017
    14:21 29.12.2017

    Volgograd Arena

    Volgograd Arena was built for the 2018 World Cup at the site of the Tsentralny Stadium erected more than 50 years ago.

  • Nizhny Novgorod
    Last update: 14:18 29.12.2017
    14:18 29.12.2017

    Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

    Nizhny Novgorod Stadium was built for the 2018 World Cup. It will host group stage games and the Round of 16 games.

  • Kaliningrad
    Last update: 14:14 29.12.2017
    14:14 29.12.2017

    Kaliningrad Stadium

    Kaliningrad Stadium, also known as Baltika Arena, was built for the 2018 World Cup. Group stage games will be played here.

  • Rostov-on-Don
    Last update: 13:52 29.12.2017
    13:52 29.12.2017

    Rostov Arena

    Built expressly for the 2018 World Cup, the Rostov Arena will host group stage games and Round of 16 games.

  • Samara
    Last update: 13:49 29.12.2017
    13:49 29.12.2017

    Samara Arena

    Samara Arena is one of the new stadiums to open right before the 2018 World Cup kicks off. It will host group stage games and also the quarterfinals and semifinals.

  • Kazan
    Last update: 13:43 29.12.2017
    13:43 29.12.2017

    Kazan Arena

    Kazan Arena hosted the 2013 Universiade and 2017 Confederations Cup games. In summer 2018, it will be hosting World Cup matches, including a quarterfinal one.