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FIFA World Cup 2018 stadiums: The pitch is all set for footballing giants

Author: Heena Sharma
by Heena Sharma
Posted: May 24, 2018
world cup 2018 FIFA World Cup, the 21st edition of the tournament, is taking place in Russia, which was awarded the hosting rights in December 2010

Sports News: The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st version of the mega tournament, a quadrennial international football contest played by the men's national teams of the member nations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018, after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010. This will be the first World Cup held in Europe since the 2006 tournament in Germany and the first ever to be held in Eastern Europe. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities and the final will take place on 15 July at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Here is a list of the 12 stadiums that are going to host the mega event.

Central stadium is located in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The stadium has a capacity of accommodating 35,000 people. Out of the 12 stadiums of Russia involved in the FIFA World Cup, this is the only stadium situated in Asian Russia while all others are situated in European Russia.

Fisht Olympic stadium is an open-air football stadium located in Sochi, Russia. The stadium is named after Mount Fisht and has a capacity of accommodating 40,000 people. The stadium was constructed for the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. It originally had an enclosed structure.

Situated in Oktyabrsky Island in Kaliningrad, Russia, the stadium has a two-tier structure equipped with ultramodern security system. It is located only 45 kilometers from the border of Poland which makes it the closest stadium of all others to the European Union and the Schengen area.

Located in Kazan, Russia, the stadium has a capacity of around 45,000. The stadium has the largest outside screen in Europe. The design of the stadium is in accordance with the local culture and place. The stadium hosted 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

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