The FIFA World Cup will be hosted by Russia in 2018. Thirty-two national teams will participate in a total of 64 matches played in 12 venues located in 11 cities. The final will take place on July 15 in Moscow at Luzhniki Stadium.
Almost 1 million applications for tickets have been submitted for FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia tickets since the first phase of sales opened on Thursday, according to FIFA ticketing department head Falk Eller.
The idea that Russia is interested in spying on the English soccer team during next year’s World Cup seems preposterous. Not just because of the poor sportsmanship such a move would involve but also given England is a contender only in their own minds.
Reigning World Champions Germany will play South American Champions Chile in the final of the 2017 Confederations Cup in St Petersburg on Sunday. The tournament has been a highly enjoyable prelude to next year’s World Cup in Russia, both on and off the pitch.