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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; 26 hours by traing from Moscow.

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, 15th June

Group A
Travel to Egypt Egypt vs Uruguay Travel to Uruguay (0:1)

Thursday, 21st June

Group C
Travel to France France vs Peru Travel to Peru (1:0)

Sunday, 24th June

Group H
Travel to Japan Japan vs Senegal Travel to Senegal (2:2)

Wednesday, 27th June

Group F
Travel to Mexico Mexico vs Sweden Travel to Sweden (0:3)

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, 16th June

Group D
Travel to Croatia Croatia vs Nigeria Travel to Nigeria (2:0)

Friday, 22nd June

Group E
Travel to Serbia Serbia vs Switzerland Travel to Switzerland (1:2)

Monday, 25th June

Group B
Travel to Spain Spain vs Morocco Travel to Morocco (2:2)

Thursday, 28th June

Group G
Travel to England England vs Belgium Travel to Belgium (0:1)

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, 16th June

Group C
Travel to France France vs Australia Travel to Australia (2:1)

Wednesday, 20th June

Group B
Travel to Iran Iran vs Spain Travel to Spain (0:1)

Sunday, 24th June

Group H
Travel to Poland Poland vs Colombia Travel to Colombia (0:3)

Wednesday, 27th June

Group F
Travel to South Korea South Korea vs Germany Travel to Germany (2:0)
Son Heung-Min

Saturday, 30th June

Second Round
Travel to France France vs Argentina Travel to Argentina (4:3)

Friday, 6th July

Quarter-final
Travel to Brazil Brazil vs Belgium Travel to Belgium (1:2)

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, 14th June

Group A
Travel to Russia Russia vs Saudi Arabia Travel to Saudi Arabia (5:0)

Sunday, 17th June

Group F
Travel to Germany Germany vs Mexico Travel to Mexico (0:1)

Wednesday, 20th June

Group B
Travel to Portugal Portugal vs Morocco Travel to Morocco (1:0)

Tuesday, 26th June

Group C
Travel to Denmark Denmark vs France Travel to France (0:0)

Sunday, 1st July

Second Round
Travel to Spain Spain vs Russia Travel to Russia (1:1aet 3:4pens)

Wednesday, 11th July

Semi-final
Travel to Croatia Croatia vs England Travel to England (2:1aet)

Sunday, 15th July

2018 World Cup Final
Travel to France France vs Croatia Travel to Croatia (4:2)

Moscow - Spartak Stadium

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

Saturday, 16th June

Group D
Travel to Argentina Argentina vs Iceland Travel to Iceland (1:1)

Tuesday, 19th June

Group H
Travel to Poland Poland vs Senegal Travel to Senegal (1:2)
Mbaye Niang

Saturday, 23rd June

Group G
Travel to Belgium Belgium vs Tunisia Travel to Tunisia (5:2)

Wednesday, 27th June

Group E
Travel to Serbia Serbia vs Brazil Travel to Brazil (0:2)

Tuesday, 3rd July

Second Round
Travel to Colombia Colombia vs England Travel to England (1:1aet 3:4pens)

Nizhny Novgorod - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

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

Monday, 18th June

Group F
Travel to Sweden Sweden vs South Korea Travel to South Korea (1:0)

Thursday, 21st June

Group D
Travel to Argentina Argentina vs Croatia Travel to Croatia (0:3)

Sunday, 24th June

Group G
Travel to England England vs Panama Travel to Panama (6:1)

Wednesday, 27th June

Group E
Travel to Switzerland Switzerland vs Costa Rica Travel to Costa Rica (2:2)

Sunday, 1st July

Second Round
Travel to Croatia Croatia vs Denmark Travel to Denmark (1:1aet 3:2pens)

Friday, 6th July

Quarter-final
Travel to Uruguay Uruguay vs France Travel to France (0:2)

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, 17th June

Group E
Travel to Brazil Brazil vs Switzerland Travel to Switzerland (1:1)

Wednesday, 20th June

Group A
Travel to Uruguay Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia Travel to Saudi Arabia (1:0)

Saturday, 23rd June

Group F
Travel to South Korea South Korea vs Mexico Travel to Mexico (1:2)

Tuesday, 26th June

Group D
Travel to Iceland Iceland vs Croatia Travel to Croatia (1:2)

Monday, 2nd July

Second Round
Travel to Belgium Belgium vs Japan Travel to Japan (3:2)

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, 15th June

Group B
Travel to Morocco Morocco vs Iran Travel to Iran (0:1)

Tuesday, 19th June

Group A
Travel to Russia Russia vs Egypt Travel to Egypt (3:1)

Friday, 22nd June

Group E
Travel to Brazil Brazil vs Costa Rica Travel to Costa Rica (2:0)

Tuesday, 26th June

Group D
Travel to Nigeria Nigeria vs Argentina Travel to Argentina (1:2)

Tuesday, 3rd July

Second Round
Travel to Sweden Sweden vs Switzerland Travel to Switzerland (1:0)

Tuesday, 10th July

Semi-final
Travel to France France vs Belgium Travel to Belgium (1:0)

Saturday, 14th July

Third-Place Play-off
Travel to Belgium Belgium vs England Travel to England  (2:0)

Samara - Samara Arena

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, 17th June

Group E
Travel to Costa Rica Costa Rica vs Serbia Travel to Serbia (0:1)

Thursday, 21st June

Group C
Travel to Denmark Denmark vs Australia Travel to Australia (1:1)

Monday, 25th June

Group A
Travel to Uruguay Uruguay vs Russia Travel to Russia (3:0)

Thursday, 28th June

Group H
Travel to Senegal Senegal vs Colombia Travel to Colombia (0:1)

Monday, 2nd July

Second Round
Travel to Brazil Brazil vs Mexico Travel to Mexico (2:0)

Saturday, 7th July

Quarter-final
Travel to Sweden Sweden vs England Travel to England (0:2)

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, 16th June

Group C
Travel to Peru Peru vs Denmark Travel to Denmark (0:1)

Tuesday, 19th June

Group H
Travel to Colombia Colombia vs Japan Travel to Japan (1:2)

Monday, 25th June

Group B
Travel to Iran Iran vs Portugal Travel to Portugal (1:1)

Thursday, 28th June

Group G
Travel to Panama Panama vs Tunisia Travel to Tunisia (1:2)

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, 15th June

Group B
Travel to Portugal Portugal v Spain Travel to Spain (3:3)

Monday, 18th June

Group G
Travel to Belgium Belgium vs Panama Travel to Panama (3:0)

Saturday, 23rd June

Group F
Travel to Germany Germany vs Sweden Travel to Sweden (2:1)

Tuesday, 26th June

Group C
Travel to Australia Australia vs Peru Travel to Peru (0:2)

Saturday, 30th June

Second Round
Travel to Uruguay Uruguay vs Portugal Travel to Portugal (2:1)

Saturday, 7th July

Quarter-final
Travel to Russia Russia vs Croatia Travel to Croatia (2:2aet 3:4pens)

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, 18th June

Group G
Travel to Tunisia Tunisia vs England Travel to England (1:2)

Friday, 22nd June

Group D
Travel to Nigeria Nigeria vs Iceland Travel to Iceland (2:0)

Monday, 25th June

Group A
Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia vs Egypt Travel to Egypt (2:1)

Thursday, 28th June

Group H
Travel to Japan Japan vs Poland Travel to Poland (0:1)

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