The World Cup in Russia will be held from June 14 to July 15 with the participation of 32 teams in 11 venues. 64 games will be played in 12 stadiums.
In addition to the capital Moscow, there are other very important cities in Russia such as St. Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi that hosted the Winter Olympics in 2014 and others such as Yekaterinburg and Kaliningrad, some of which will be participating in this year’s World Cup.
This will be the city where the first match Peru vs Denmark will take place, it is a modern city located in the center of Russia 650 kilometers from Moscow. Saransk is also known for its cultural festivals that seek to disseminate the customs of the Mordovians and preserve their national identity.
The construction of this stadium for the World Cup 2018 began in 2010 and will have a capacity for 44,000 spectators. After the World Cup, it will be remodeled to reduce its capacity to 25,000 spectators and space will be used to install indoor areas for volleyball, basketball, tennis and other sports.
This is where the second match of Peru vs France will take place. Ekaterinburg is an important industrial center east of the Ural mountains where it was founded in 1723 by Peter the Great, the first Russian emperor. Also, Ekaterinburg was marked by history with the murder of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II in 1918.
It opened its doors in 1953 it is also one of the oldest clubs of FC Ural in the country. It has had many renovations the last being for the Russia World Cup 2018 that is still underway and will expand its capacity to 35,000 spectators. Four matches will take place in this arena.
The third match of Peru vs Australia will be held in Sochi. Founded in 1896 it is considered one of the most important tourist destinations in Europe because of its beautiful beaches by the Black Sea, mineral lagoons with therapeutic properties, as well as its vegetation and tea plantations. It also houses the territory of the Western Caucasus considered a World Heritage Site.
The Fisht Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium built for the 2014 Winter Olympics. It was one of the venues for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and has been remodeled for the 2018 World Cup.
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