The Football World Cup 2018 will be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15. Our country for the first time became the host country of the world championship, in addition, it will be held for the first time in Eastern Europe. 32 countries of the world will take part in the world championship.
Competitions on football will be held at 12 stadiums in 11 cities of the Russian Federation: Moscow, Sochi, Volgograd, Kazan, Saransk, St. Petersburg, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad. The main stadium of the FIFA World Cup 2018 is Luzhniki, where the opening match and the final of the tournament will take place.
On the eve of the Championship, fans' homes will be opened on the basis of Russian centers of science and culture, where everyone can get professional advice about the Championship games, keep track of upcoming football meetings online, exchange impressions with their friends and feel the traditional hospitality of Russia.
Russia for the first time in the history of the FIFA World Cup has developed Fan ID - an individual passport of the fan. Fan ID will be received by all the fans who are going to attend the World Cup matches. To guests of the Russian Federation Fan ID will serve as a full-fledged replacement for the visa for the duration of the competition, and will also be useful when booking tickets for matches, when traveling on special trains.
During the year, Rossotrudnichestvo representative offices will host events dedicated to the World Cup.