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.
President Vladimir Putin has praised the initiative by Russia’s biggest airline, Aeroflot, to provide Russian football fans with one-way tickets which will cost just five rubles ($0,09) during next year’s FIFA World Cup.
World football’s governing body FIFA says the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ruling to suspend Russia from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics will not affect the country’s preparations for the 2018 World Cup.