Russia 2018: The World Cup Stadium Guide

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Russia 2018: The World Cup Stadium Guide

With the World Cup just around the corner, we thought we’d take a look at all of the stadiums which will be in use in Russia this summer. Below is a brief round-up of all 12 stadiums that will be used at this years competition, with all the information you could possibly ask for regarding the impressive venues!
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Luzhniki Stadium – Moscow

Luzhniki Football Stadium

Opened: 1956

Capacity: 80,000 

Matches it will host:

14th June 2018 18:00 – Russia vs Saudi Arabia – Group A
17th June 2018 18:00 – Germany vs Mexico – Group F
20th June 2018 15:00 – Portugal vs Morocco – Group B
26th June 2018 17:00 – Denmark vs France – Group C
1st July 2018 17:00 – Round of 16
11th July 2018 21:00 –  Semi Final
15th July 2018 18:00 – Final


Kazan Arena – Kazan

Kazan Arena Football Stadium

Opened: 2013

Capacity: 45,000

Matches it will host:

16th June 2018 13:00 – France vs Australia – Group C
20th June 2018 21:00 – Iran vs Spain – Group B
24th June 2018 21:00 – Poland vs Colombia – Group H
27th June 2018 17:00 – Korea Republic vs Germany – Group F
30th June 2018 17:00 – Round of 16
6th July 2018 21:00 – Quarter Final


St Petersburg Stadium (Krestovsky Stadium) – St Petersburg

Krestovsky Football Stadium

Opened: 2017

Capacity: 67,000

Matches it will host:

15th June 2018 17:00 – Morocco vs Iran – Group B
19th June 2018 21:00 – Russia vs Egypt – Group A
22th June 2018 15:00 – Brazil vs Costa Rica – Group E
26th June 2018 21:00 – Nigeria vs Argentina – Group D
3rd July 2018 17:00 – Round of 16
10th July 2018 21:00 – Semi Final
14th July 2018 17:00 – Third Place Final


Spartak Stadium – Moscow

Spartak Football Stadium

Opened: 2014

Capacity: 42,000

Matches it will host:

16th June 2018 16:00 – Argentina vs Iceland – Group D
19th June 2018 15:00 – Poland vs Senegal – Group H
23rd June 2018 15:00 – Belgium vs Tunisia – Group B
26th June 2018 17:00 – Serbia vs Brazil – Group C
3rd July 2018 21:00 – Round of 16


Fisht Stadium – Sochi

Fisht Football Stadium in Sochi

Opened: 2013

Capacity: 48,000

Matches it will host:

15th June 2018 21:00 – Portugal vs Spain – Group B
18th June 2018 18:00 – Belgium vs Panama – Group G
23rd June 2018 18:00 – Germany vs Sweden – Group F
26th June 2018 17:00 – Australia vs Peru – Group C
30th June 2018 21:00 – Round of 16
7th July 2018 21:00 – Quarter Final


Ekaterinburg Arena – Ekaterinburg

Ekaterinburg Football Arena

Opening: 2018

Capacity: 45,000

Matches it will host:

15th June 2018 17:00 – Egypt vs Uruguay – Group A
21st June 2018 17:00 – France vs Peru – Group C
24th June 2018 20:00 – Japan vs Senegal – Group H
27th June 2018 19:00 – Mexico vs Sweden – Group F


Nizhny Novgorod Stadium –  Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Football Stadium

Opening: 2018

 Capacity: 45,000

Matches it will host:

18th June 2018 15:00 – Sweden vs Korea Republic – Group F
21st June 2018 21:00 – Argentina vs Croatia – Group D
24th June 2018 15:00 – England vs Panama – Group G
27th June 2018 21:00 – Switzerland vs Costa Rica – Group E
1st July 2018 21:00 – Round of 16
6th July 2018 17:00 – Quarter Final


Rostov Arena – Rostov-on-Don

Rostov Football Arena

Opening: 2018

Capacity: 45,000

Matches it will host:

17th June 2018 21:00 – Brazil vs Switzerland – Group E
20th June 2018 18:00 – Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia – Group A
23rd June 2018 21:00 – Korea Republic vs Mexico – Group F
26th June 2018 21:00 – Iceland vs Croatia – Group D
2nd July 2018 21:00  – Round of 16


Samara Arena – Samara

Opening: 2018

Capacity: 45,000

Matches it will host:

17th June 2018 16:00 – Costa Rica vs Serbia – Group E
21st June 2018 19:00 – Denmark vs Australia – Group C
25th June 2018 18:00 – Uruguay vs Russia – Group A
28th June 2018 18:00 – Senegal vs Colombia – Group H
2nd July 2018 18:00 – Round of 16
7th July 2018 18:00 – Quarter Final


Mordovia Arena – Saransk

Mordovia Football Arena in Saransk

Opening: 2018

Capacity: 45,000

Matches it will host:

16th June 2018 19:00 – Peru vs Denmark – Group C
19th June 2018 18:00 – Colombia vs Japan – Group H
25th June 2018 21:00 – Iran vs Portugal – Group B
28th June 2018 21:00 – Panama vs Tunisia – Group G


Volgograd Stadium – Volgograd

Volgograd Football Stadium

Opening: 2018

Capacity: 45,000

Matches it will host:

18th June 2018 21:00 – Tunisia vs England – Group G
22nd June 2018 18:00 – Nigeria vs Iceland – Group D
25th June 2018 17:00 – Saudi Arabia vs Egypt – Group A
28th June 2018 17:00 – Japan vs Poland – Group H


Kaliningrad Stadium – Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad Football Stadium

Photo credit: @worldcupnws

Opening: 2018

Capacity: 35,212

Matches it will host:

16th June 2018 21:00 – Croatia vs Nigeria – Group D
22nd June 2018 20:00 – Serbia vs Switzerland – Group E
25th June 2018 20:00 – Spain vs Morocco – Group B
28th June 2018 20:00 – England vs Belgium – Group G

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