• Best Strikers in History of World Cup Championships
    Last update: 09:22 17.05.2018
    09:22 17.05.2018

    Best Strikers in the History of the Football World Cup

    A great many talented strikers have participated in these tournaments, but only seven of them have managed to score more than 10 goals during the World Championship.

  • Yekaterinburg in facts and figures
    Last update: 22:29 16.05.2018
    22:29 16.05.2018

    2018 FIFA World Cup Host Cities: Yekaterinburg in Facts and Figures

    Russia's first-ever FIFA World Cup will take place from June 14 to July 15 in 11 cities. Yekaterinburg will host four matches: teams from Egypt and Uruguay will play at Ekaterinburg Arena staium on June 15, France and Pero on June 21, Japan and Senegal on June 24, Mexico and Sweden on June 27.

  • Graffiti devoted to the FIFA World Cup — 2018
    Last update: 16:30 11.05.2018
    16:30 11.05.2018

    Captain America, Iron Man, Wonder Woman Appear on Buildings in Moscow Ahead of 2018 World Cup (PHOTOS)

    Themed graffiti dedicated to the World Cup 2018 can be seen on the facades of two houses in the center of Moscow.

  • Holland's Johan Cruyff takes on two Uruguay defenders in the 1974 World Cup
    Last update: 18:40 24.04.2018
    18:40 24.04.2018

    Who Are The Five Greatest Footballers Ever to Have Graced the World Cup?

    Some of the greatest players in the world never played in a World Cup because – like Manchester United legends George Best and Ryan Giggs or Real Madrid's Gareth Bale – their national teams never qualified. But Sputnik looks at five players who lit up the World Cup.

  • Krasnodar's Odil Akhmedov at the news conference ahead of the UEFA Europa League's round of 32 match between Sparta Prague and Krasnodar. (File)
    Last update: 19:18 20.04.2018
    19:18 20.04.2018

    No Racism in Russia, FIFA 2018 Set to Be Great Tournament – Shanghai SIPG Player (VIDEO)

    In the run-up to the FIFA 2018 World Cup, which Russia is due to historically host from June 14 to July 15 in 11 cities, Sputnik has spoken to footballer Odil Akhmedov, currently a midfielder for the Chinese club Shanghai SIPG, who previously played for the Anzhi and Krasnodar football clubs.

  • Zabivaka's Ancestors: The Evolution of World Cup Mascots
    Last update: 12:14 05.04.2018
    12:14 05.04.2018

    Zabivaka's Ancestors: The Evolution of World Cup Mascots

    FIFA World Cup championships have presented different mascots: most of them embody animals which embody the character of the host country, but there are also symbolic persons and even inanimate objects.

  • (File) Torpedo's Vadim Steklov, Zenit's Axel Witsel, and Torpedo's Dalibor Stevanovic during the Russian Football Premier League's Round 19 match between Torpedo Moscow and Zenit St. Petersburg
    Last update: 17:45 04.04.2018
    17:45 04.04.2018

    'For Belgium and This Generation FIFA 2018 Will Be the Most Important World Cup' - Witsel

    While preparations for the upcoming 2018 World Cup are in full swing in Russia, Axel Witsel, a central midfielder for China’s Tianjin Quanjian football club and the Belgium National team, has shared his most enthusiastic remarks about the much-anticipated event in an interview with Sputnik.

  • 2018 FIFA World Cup official logo
    Last update: 15:31 10.03.2018
    15:31 10.03.2018

    Jason Derulo Releases 2018 FIFA World Cup Anthem

    The US pop star follows in the footsteps of Shakira and Ricky Martin, unveiling a track entitled "Colors" to be used as the official song of the tournament in Russia this summer.

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

    Samara City Guide

    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 City Guide

    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 City Guide

    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 City Guide

    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 City Guide

    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 City Guide

    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 City Guide

    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 City Guide

    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 City Guide

    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 City Guide

    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 City Guide

    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.