World Cup 2018 – Russia Stadiums

By Football Tripper

Last Updated: August 14, 2015

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Sepp Blatter and Vladamir Putin

Overview

  • Winner: Putin/Blatter
  • Runner Up: Western Europe
  • Stadiums: 12
  • Teams: 32
  • Date: 14th June - 15th July 2018

The 2018 World cup is set to be hosted by Russia from the 8th June to 8th July after Fifa selected the country ahead of bids from England, Netherlands/Belgium and Spain/Portugal.

There is some suggestions that the World Cup could be expanded to 40 teams from 32 for Russia 2018 with each group receiving an extra participant although the hosts are currently preparing for a tournament following the existing 32 team format.

Although the venue for the final is yet to be confirmed it looks like Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium will host the biggest game of the tournament based on the fact that it is the largest stadium as part of the bid with an 81,000 capacity.

Despite calls for the tournament to be stripped from Russia following controversial levels of racism in Russian Football and tense geopolitical issues such as the annexation of Crimea, Sepp Blatter insists that Russia proceed as hosts of the tournament.

Venues

Location Stadium Capacity
Moscow Luzhniki Stadium 81,000
Moscow Otkrytie Arena 42,000
Saint Petersburg Zenit Arena 69,501
Kazan Kazan Arena 45,105
Samara Samara Stadium 44,918
Saransk Yubileyniy Stadium 45,015
Rostov-on-Don Levberdon Arena 43,702
Sochi Fisht Olympic Stadium 47,659
Yekaterinburg Central Stadium 44,130
Volgograd Central Stadium 45,015
Nizhny Novgorod Strelka Stadium 44,899
Kaliningrad Arena Baltika 45,015

By Football Tripper

Last Updated: August 14, 2015

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