All 12 Russia’s 2018 World Cup stadiums are ready to host football’s biggest event.
Russia 2018 Stadiums Ready For Big Events
The draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia has taken place and the 32 competing nations now know their opponents in the group stage of the tournament.
All 12 Russian stadiums are ready for the tournament’s 64 matches next year.
Five arenas are already in working order. The Spartak Stadium in Moscow, the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, the Kazan Arena and the Saint Petersburg Stadium all hosted matches at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in June and July of this year.
Also, Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium – the main venue for the 2018 World Cup and where the Opening Match and Final will be held – recently reopened following major reconstruction for a friendly between Russia and Argentina.
Preparations have entered their final stages at the tournament's seven other stadiums, and soon they too will be ready to welcome supporters from all over the world, the FIFA reported on their website.
The first match of the World Cup at the Kaliningrad Stadium is on 16 June between Croatia and Nigeria – currently, the venue is 90 percent complete.