2018 FIFA World Cup: Russia

The 2018 FIFA World Cup final tournament will be played in Russia from 14 June–15 July 2018.

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia logo
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Russia will stage the FIFA World Cup final tournament from 14 June–15 July 2018 with the hosts joined by 13 other UEFA members and 18 teams from other continents. Qualifying for the finals runs until late 2017, when the draw will be held.

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Continental allocations
Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
Europe: 13
North, Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5
Hosts: 1 (Russia)

Stadion Luzhniki
The Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow©Getty Images

Host cities
Moscow (Luzhniki Stadium): 4 group games including opening match, 1 round of 16 game, 1 semi-final, final
Moscow (Otkrytie Arena): 4 group games, 1 round of 16 game
Ekaterinburg: 4 group games
Kaliningrad: 4 group games
Kazan: 4 group games, 1 round of 16 game, 1 quarter-final
Nizhny Novgorod: 4 group games, 1 round of 16 game, 1 quarter-final
Rostov-on-Don: 4 group games, 1 round of 16 game
Saint Petersburg : 4 group games, 1 round of 16 game, 1 semi-final, third-place play-off
Samara: 4 group games, 1 round of 16 game, 1 quarter-final
Saransk: 4 group games
Sochi: 4 group games, 1 round of 16 game, 1 quarter-final
Volgograi: 4 group games

More information can be found on FIFA's official website.