FIFA World Cup 2018: 5 Russian Cities Complete Preparations

November 1, 2017 3 min to read

For the first time in history the Fifa World Cup will take place in what could be described at the middle of both Europe and Asia.

The Fifa World 2018 will be the first of its kind, bringing the world of football together like never before.

In total there will 11 Russian cities that will proudly host the best football teams and best players around the world.

Although some of the stadiums already existed in Russia there are a few which only came to be when Russia was nominated as the home for the Fifa World Cup 2018.

In this article we will discuss the Fifa World Cup 2018 stadiums and the 5 Russian cities as they complete preparations for the summer ahead.

Here is a helpful infographic of the Fifa World Cup 2018 Russian Stadiums.


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Fifa World Cup 2018 Schedule

The world cup is the Olympics of football.

Just like the Olympics the Fifa World Cup takes place every four years and has been done so since its inception in 1930.

Football fans and even those who are not regular supporters tune in to support their country.

An uncontrollable sense of pride washes you away and as you see your country’s flag across the screen.

The host country leaves no stone unturned as we expect only the finest football teams to play on the finest football stadiums the country has to offer.

This is the time to shine and for 2018 Russia will be in the spotlight from June 14th to July 15th, 2018.

The stadiums play quite an important role for the upcoming Fifa World Cup 2018.

Five out of the eleven confirmed stadiums are already in use and established stadiums within Russia.

There are 6 new areas for the 2018 World Cup in Russia:

  • Samara
  • Mordovia Arena
  • Rostov Arena
  • Volgograd Arena
  • Nizhny Novgorod
  • Kaliningrad.

Whilst some of the already existing stadiums are receiving an upgrade to meet the Fofa World Cup standards.

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Stadium Updates

Five of the Russian Cities complete preparations for the Fifa World Cup 2018.

According to the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko:

We are currently at the final stage of preparation. The majority of programs in the regions are at the final stage of completion.

We have got very tight deadlines, we have to complete all the work by April 1.

From April 1 to mid-May the organizing committee must visit all the facilities [and assess them] from the point of view of creating temporary infrastructure and security. It means that all the facilities must be handed over to the FIFA organizing committee in mid-May,” Mutko said

He continued by saying that,

Speaking about the training grounds, I stress one more time, we have completed the construction work, seeded the lawns, and it is extremely important for us that they are handed over in time.

We should take into account that our colleagues from the international football teams are visiting the training grounds and, of course, when they see large-scale construction work, they are troubled,” Mutko said.

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Final Thoughts

The games will take place in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg and Sochi.

Although the Fifa World Cup 2018 is a little under a year away, it is never too early to get familiar with the qualifying teams and information that is already at the tip of your fingers. or

You can even get ahead of the game and place a bet here>> or check 10 Betting Bonuses For World Cup 2018.

Football fever is in the air, it’s time to kick-start your journey too!

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Maria Camilleri

Maria has over 10 years of experience in sports which developed into a keen interest in betting on sports online and also finding sports with profitable betting markets to keep things interesting. She is the chief editor at Alpha Sports Betting keeping punters up to date with daily news and sports events around the globe.


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