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Russia - Host the twenty-first World Cup, in 2018.

Russia 2018 Host Cities

The 2018 World Cup Finals will be played out in twelve stadiums across eleven cities around Russia, from Ekaterinburg in the east to Kaliningrad in the west.

2018 World Cup Finals in Russia

Map of Russia

Kick-off times are Central European Time (CET).

Russia 2018 - Daily Schedule.

Ekaterinburg - Ekaterinburg Arena

Located on the geographical border of Europe and Asia, Ekaterinburg is the most easterly of the Russia 2018 host cities.

Situated at the foot of the Ural mountains, Ekaterinburg is also the city where members of the Russian royal family were executed following the October 1917 revolution.

Friday, June 15

Group A
Travel to Egypt Egypt v Uruguay Travel to Uruguay (14.00)

Thursday, June 21

Group C
Travel to France France v Peru Travel to Peru (14.00)

Sunday, June 24

Group H
Travel to Japan Japan v Senegal Travel to Senegal (17.00)

Wednesday, June 27

Group F
Travel to Mexico Mexico v Sweden Travel to Sweden (16.00)

Kaliningrad - Kaliningrad Stadium

Kaliningrad is the most westerly of the Russia 2018 host cities.

Located on the Baltic coast, Kaliningrad remains an important Russian seaport.

Saturday, June 16

Group D
Travel to Croatia Croatia v Nigeria Travel to Nigeria (21.00)

Friday, June 22

Group E
Travel to Serbia Serbia v Switzerland Travel to Switzerland (20.00)

Monday, June 25

Group B
Travel to Spain Spain v Morocco Travel to Morocco (20.00)

Thursday, June 28

Group G
Travel to England England v Belgium Travel to Belgium (20.00)

Kazan - Kazan Arena

Kazan is the capital of the republic of Tatarstan.

One of Russia's oldest cities, Kazan celebrated its millennium in 2005.

Saturday, June 16

Group C
Travel to France France v Australia Travel to Australia (12.00)

Wednesday, June 20

Group B
Travel to Iran Iran v Spain Travel to Spain (20.00)

Sunday, June 24

Group H
Travel to Poland Poland v Colombia Travel to Colombia (20.00)

Wednesday, June 27

Group F
Travel to South Korea South Korea v Germany Travel to Germany (16.00)

Saturday, June 30

Second Round - Match 50
1C v 2D (16.00)

Friday, July 6

Quarter-Finals - Match 58
Winner match 53 v Winner match 54 (20.00) 

Moscow - Luzhniki Stadium

With a capacity of 81,000 Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium is the main venue for the 2018 World Cup Finals.

The Luzkhniki Stadium will stage the opening and closing matches of the 2018 World Cup Finals tournament.

Thursday, June 14

Group A
Travel to Russia Russia v Saudi Arabia Travel to Saudi Arabia (17.00)

Sunday, June 17

Group F
Travel to Germany Germany v Mexico Travel to Mexico (17.00)

Wednesday, June 20

Group B
Travel to Portugal Portugal v Morocco Travel to Morocco (14.00)

Tuesday, June 26

Group C
Travel to Denmark Denmark v France Travel to France (16.00)

Sunday, July 1

Second Round - Match 51
1B v 2A (16.00)

Wednesday, July 11

Semi-Finals - Match 62
Winner match 59 v Winner match 60 (20.00)

Sunday, July 15

2018 World Cup Final
Winner match 61 v Winner match 62 (17.00)

Moscow - Spartak Stadium

The home of Spartak Moscow stages four group games and one Second Round match.

Saturday, June 16

Group D
Travel to Argentina Argentina v Iceland Travel to Iceland (15.00)

Tuesday, June 19

Group H
Travel to Poland Poland v Senegal Travel to Senegal (14.00)

Saturday, June 23

Group G
Travel to Belgium Belgium v Tunisia Travel to Tunisia (14.00)

Wednesday, June 27

Group E
Travel to Serbia Serbia v Brazil Travel to Brazil (20.00)

Tuesday, July 3

Second Round - Match 56
1H v 2G (20.00)

Nizhny Novgorod - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

Overlooking the Volga River, Nizhny Novgorod has been an important commercial centre since the 19th century.

Monday, June 18

Group F
Travel to Sweden Sweden v South Korea Travel to South Korea (14.00)

Thursday, June 21

Group D
Travel to Argentina Argentina v Croatia Travel to Croatia (20.00)

Sunday, June 24

Group G
Travel to England England v Panama Travel to Panama (14.00)

Wednesday, June 27

Group E
Travel to Switzerland Switzerland v Costa Rica Travel to Costa Rica (20.00)

Sunday, July 1

Second Round - Match 52
1D v 2C (20.00)

Friday, July 6

Quarter-Finals - Match 57
Winner match 49 v Winner match 50 (16.00)

Rostov-on-Don - Rostov Arena

Situated on the banks of the River Don, Rostov is famous for its Cossack culture.

Less than thirty kilometres away is the village of Starocherkasskaya. The former capital of the Don Cossacks is now a museum city and popular tourist attraction.

Sunday, June 17

Group E
Travel to Brazil Brazil v Switzerland Travel to Switzerland (20.00)

Wednesday, June 20

Group A
Travel to Uruguay Uruguay v Saudi Arabia Travel to Saudi Arabia (17.00)

Saturday, June 23

Group F
Travel to South Korea South Korea v Mexico Travel to Mexico (20.00)

Tuesday, June 26

Group D
Travel to Iceland Iceland v Croatia Travel to Croatia (20.00)

Monday, July 2

Second Round - Match 54
1G v 2H (20.00)

Saint Petersburg - Saint Petersburg Stadium

Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, Russia’s former imperial capital is a sight to behold.

Visitors to Saint Petersburg will be impressed by the classical architecture and the great collections of art in the magnificent Hermitage Museum. No wonder UNESCO have proclaimed Saint Petersburg a World Heritage site.

Friday, June 15

Group B
Travel to Morocco Morocco v Iran Travel to Iran (17.00)

Tuesday, June 19

Group A
Travel to Russia Russia v Egypt Travel to Egypt (20.00)

Friday, June 22

Group E
Travel to Brazil Brazil v Costa Rica Travel to Costa Rica (14.00)

Tuesday, June 26

Group D
Travel to Nigeria Nigeria v Argentina Travel to Argentina (20.00)

Tuesday, July 3

Second Round - Match 55
1F v 2E (16.00)

Tuesday, July 10

Semi-Finals - Match 61
Winner match 57 v Winner match 58 (20.00)

Saturday, July 14

Third-Place Play-off
Loser match 61 v Loser match 62 (16.00)

Samara - Samara Arena

Samara hosts four group games, one Second Round match and a quarter-final.

Samara is a great place to enjoy Europe's largest river; the Volga. Or you could visit Stalin's bunker, located 37 metres under ground.

Sunday, June 17

Group E
Travel to Costa Rica Costa Rica v Serbia Travel to Serbia (14.00)

Thursday, June 21

Group C
Travel to Denmark Denmark v Australia Travel to Australia (17.00)

Monday, June 25

Group A
Travel to Uruguay Uruguay v Russia Travel to Russia (16.00)

Thursday, June 28

Group H
Travel to Senegal Senegal v Colombia Travel to Colombia (16.00)

Monday, July 2

Second Round - Match 53
1E v 2F (16.00)

Saturday, July 7

Quarter-Finals - Match 60
Winner match 55 v Winner match 56 (16.00)

Saransk - Mordovia Arena

The capital of the Republic of Mordovia, Saransk is located in Central Russia; midway between Moscow and Kazan.

Said to be the region where Finno-Ugric speakers (Hungarians, Finns and Estonians) originated, the unique languages and cultures of these ethnic groups are celebrated with frequent ethnographic and folklore festivals.

Saturday, June 16

Group C
Travel to Peru Peru v Denmark Travel to Denmark (18.00)

Tuesday, June 19

Group H
Travel to Colombia Colombia v Japan Travel to Japan (17.00)

Monday, June 25

Group B
Travel to Iran Iran v Portugal Travel to Portugal (20.00)

Thursday, June 28

Group G
Travel to Panama Panama v Tunisia Travel to Tunisia (20.00)

Sochi - Fisht Stadium

The Black Sea resort hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics and will become the training venue of the Russian national team after the 2018 World Cup finals.

Commonly referred to as the 'Russian Riviera', Sochi has become one of Russia's most popular tourist destinations.

Friday, June 15

Group B
Travel to Portugal Portugal v Spain Travel to Spain (20.00)

Monday, June 18

Group G
Travel to Belgium Belgium v Panama Travel to Panama (17.00)

Saturday, June 23

Group F
Travel to Germany Germany v Sweden Travel to Sweden (17.00)

Tuesday, June 26

Group C
Travel to Australia Australia v Peru Travel to Peru (16.00)

Saturday, June 30

Second Round - Match 49
1A v 2B (20.00)

Saturday, July 7

Quarter-Finals - Match 59
Winner match 51 v Winner match 52 (20.00)

Volgograd - Volgograd Arena

As Stalingrad, this city staged some of World War Two's heaviest battles.

The Volga river valleys help erase those memories from the minds of today's eco-tourists who come for bird-watching around the region's many lakes.

Monday, June 18

Group G
Travel to Tunisia Tunisia v England Travel to England (20.00)

Friday, June 22

Group D
Travel to Nigeria Nigeria v Iceland Travel to Iceland (17.00)

Monday, June 25

Group A
Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia v Egypt Travel to Egypt (16.00)

Thursday, June 28

Group H
Travel to Japan Japan v Poland Travel to Poland (16.00)

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