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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

2018 FIFA World Cup (21st FIFA World Cup) held in Russia on 14 June to 15 July 2018. Russia was awarded the hosting rights on 2nd December 2010. 32 national teams were participated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Logo

The theme of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, logo wass based on magic meets the dream. The shape of the logo was adapted from the universally recognized FIFA World Cup Trophy. Red and Blue colors in the representing the national flag of Russia.

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – Logo

Russia is a land of magic, and having the enchanting legacy of warm hospitality. Hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup has been a long held dream for millions of Russians. Shining stars on the top portion of the logo, conveys the world’s love and dream of football. Logo creatively express the celebrations of the event and dreams of the world together.

2018 FIFA World Cup Mascot – Zabivaka

Zabivaka the white wolf is selected as the official mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia. The mascot of 2018 FIFA World Cup was unveiled on 21 October 2016. Costume colors of the Zabivaka is adaptes from the colors of Russian Flag. The designer of the 2018 FIFA World Cup mascot Zabivaka is Ekaterina Bocharova, and the mascot was finally selected by Internet voting.

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2018 FIFA World Cup Mascot Zabivaka

World Cup 2018 – Mascot – Zambivaka – Video

 

2018 FIFA World Cup Official Match Ball – Adidas Telstar

The black and white named, Adidas Telstar 18 is the official match ball of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia. The match ball Telstar 18 is designed by the FIFA Partner company, Adidas. Adidas is the match ball supplier of FIFA World Cup since 1970.

The design of the match ball is based on the concept of the first Adidas’s World Cup match ball. The word Telstar represents the communication satellite, and the ball have a resemblance to the Telstar satellite.

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2018 FIFA World Cup Official Match Ball Adidas Telstar

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – Official Song

FIFA has released their Official World Cup 2018 song, titled ‘Live It Up’, ahead of the tournament kick off in Russia June 2018. ‘Live It Up’ has been produced by DJ and songwriter Diplo and features Nicky Jam, Will Smith, and Kosovar singer Era Istrefi.

FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA – OFFICIAL VIDEO SONG

2018-FIFA Official Song

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – Photos of Stadium and Location map

A total of 64 matches were played in 12 venues located in 11 cities of Russia. Luzhniki in Moscow was the tournament’s flagship stadium. The final were taken place at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 15 July.

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Luzhniki Stadium – Moscow

LUZHINIKI STADIUM
Opening and Final Matches Stadium of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
Location: Moscow
Capacity: 81,000
Status: Largest Stadium

Matches
14 June 2018 18:00 – Russia Vs Saudi Arabia (5-0) – Group A 
17 June 2018 18:00 – Germany Vs Mexico (0-1) – Group F
20 June 2018 15:00 – Portugal Vs Morocco (1-0) – Group B
26 June 2018 17:00 – Denmark Vs France (0-0)– Group C
1 July 2018 17:00 – Spain vs Russia 1(3) – 1(4) – Round of 16

11 July 2018 21:00 – Croatia Vs England – SEMI FINAL (2-1)
15 July 2018 18:00 – France Vs Craotia – FINAL (4-2)

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Krestovsky Stadium – Saint Petersburg

KRESTOVSKY STADIUM
Location: Saint Petersburg
Capacity: 68,134

Matches
15 June 2018 17:00 – Morocco vs Iran (0-1) – Group B
19 June 2018 21:00 – Russia vs Egypt (3-1) – Group A
22 June 2018 15:00 – Brazil vs Costa Rica (2-1) – Group E
26 June 2018 21:00 – Nigeria vs Argentina (1-2) – Group D
3 July 2018 17:00 – Sweden vs Switzerland (1-0) – Round of 16
10 July 2018 21:00 – France vs Belgium – SEMI FINAL (1-0)
14 July 2018 17:00 – Belgium vs England – THIRD PLACE (2-0)

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Fisht Stadium – Sochi

FISHT STADIUM
Location: Sochi
Capacity: 47,659

Matches
15 June 2018 21:00 – Portugal vs Spain (3-3) – Group B
18 June 2018 18:00 – Belgium vs Panama (3-0) – Group G
23 June 2018 18:00 – Germany vs Sweden (2-1) – Group F
26 June 2018 17:00 – Australia vs Peru (0-2) – Group C
30 June 2018 21:00 – Uruguay vs Portugal (2-1) – Round of 16
7 July 2018 21:00 – W51 vs W52 – QUARTER FINAL

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Ekaterinburg Arena – Ekaterinburg

EKATERINBURG ARENA
Location: Ekaterinburg
Capacity: 35,696

Matches
15 June 2018 17:00 – Egypt vs Uruguay (0-1) – Group A
21 June 2018 17:00 – France vs Peru (1-0) – Group C
24 June 2018 20:00 – Japan vs Senegal (2-2) – Group H
27 June 2018 19:00 – Mexico vs Sweden (0-3) – Group F

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Kazan Arena – Kazan

KAZAN ARENA
Location: Kazan
Capacity: 45,379

Matches
16 June 2018 13:00 – France vs Australia (2-1) – Group C
20 June 2018 21:00 – Iran vs Spain (0-1) – Group B
24 June 2018 21:00 – Poland vs Colombia (0-3) – Group H
27 June 2018 17:00 – Korea Republic vs Germany (2-0) – Group F
30 June 2018 17:00 – France vs Argentina (4-3) – Round of 16
6 July 2018 21:00 – W53 vs W54 – QUARTER FINAL

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Nizhny Novgorod Stadium – Nizhny Novgorod

NIZHNY NOVGORD STADIUM
Location: Nizhny Novgorod
Capacity: 44,899

Matches
18 June 2018 15:00 – Sweden vs Korea Republic (1-0)– Group F
21 June 2018 21:00 – Argentina vs Croatia (0-3) – Group D
24 June 2018 15:00 – England vs Panama (6-1) – Group G
27 June 2018 21:00 – Switzerland vs Costa Rica (2-2) – Group E
1 July 2018 21:00 – Croatia vs Denmark 1(3) – 1(2) – Round of 16
6 July 2018 17:00 – Uruguay vs France (0-2) – QUARTER FINAL

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Rostov Arena – Rostov-On-Don

ROSTOV ARENA
Location: Rostov-On-Don
Capacity: 45,000

Matches
17 June 2018 21:00 – Brazil vs Switzerland (1-1) – Group E
20 June 2018 18:00 – Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia (1-0) – Group A
23 June 2018 21:00 – Korea Republic vs Mexico (1-2) – Group F
26 June 2018 21:00 – Iceland vs Croatia (1-2) – Group D
2 July 2018 21:00 – Belgium vs Japan (3-2) – Round of 16

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Samara Arena – Samara

SAMARA ARENA
Location: Samara
Capacity: 44,918

Matches
17 June 2018 16:00 – Costa Rica vs Serbia (0-1) – Group E
21 June 2018 19:00 – Denmark vs Australia (1-1) – Group C
25 June 2018 18:00 – Uruguay vs Russia (3-0) – Group A
28 June 2018 18:00 – Senegal vs Colombia (0-1) – Group H
2 July 2018 18:00 – Brazil vs Mexico (2-0) – Round of 16
7 July 2018 18:00 – Sweden vs England (0-2) – QUARTER FINAL

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Mordovia Arena – Saransk

MORDOVIA ARENA
Location: Saransk
Capacity: 44,442

Matches
16 June 2018 19:00 – Peru vs Denmark (0-1) – Group C
19 June 2018 18:00 – Colombia vs Japan (1-2) – Group H
25 June 2018 21:00 – Iran vs Portugal (1-1) – Group B
28 June 2018 21:00 – Panama vs Tunisia (1-2) – Group G

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Volgograd Arena – Volgograd

VOLGOGRAD STADIUM
Location: Volgograd
Capacity: 45,568

Matches
18 June 2018 21:00 – Tunisia vs England (1-2) – Group G
22 June 2018 18:00 – Nigeria vs Iceland (2-0) – Group D
25 June 2018 17:00 – Saudi Arabia vs Egypt (2-1) – Group A
28 June 2018 17:00 – Japan vs Poland (0-1) – Group H

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Spartak Stadium – Moscow

SPARTAK STADIUM
Location: Moscow
Capacity: 45,360

Matches
16 June 2018 16:00 – Argentina vs Iceland (1-1) – Group D
19 June 2018 15:00 – Poland vs Senegal (1-2) – Group H
23 June 2018 15:00 – Belgium vs Tunisia (5-2) – Group G
26 June 2018 17:00 – Serbia vs Brazil (0-2) – Group E
3 July 2018 21:00 – Columbia vs England 1-(3) – 1(4) – Round of 16

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Kaliningrad Stadium – Kaliningrad

KALININGRAD STADIUM
Location: Kaliningrad
Capacity: 35,212
Status: Smallest Stadium

Matches
6 June 2018 21:00 – Croatia vs Nigeria (2-0) – Group D
22 June 2018 20:00 – Serbia vs Switzerland (1-2) – Group E
25 June 2018 20:00 – Spain vs Morocco (2-2) – Group B
28 June 2018 20:00 – England vs Belgium (0-1)– Group G

(Image courtesy : Russia 2018 bid committee)

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