FIFA World Football Cup 2018

The 2018 World Cup will be held in Russia from 14 June to 15 July. It is the first time that our country, as well as a country in Eastern Europe, is hosting a world football championship. Teams from 32 countries from all over the world will take part in the championship.

World Cup games will be held at 12 stadiums in 11 cities in Russia: Moscow, Sochi, Volgograd, Kazan, Saransk, St Petersburg, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg and Kaliningrad. The main stadium of the FIFA World Cup 2018 is the "Luzhniki" Stadium in Moscow, which will host the opening match and the final of the championship.

From now on and during the World Cup, all Russian Cultural Centers around the world will be hosting fan clubs where everyone can get professional advice on championship games, watch live broadcasts of the games, share experiences with friends and to get acquainted with traditional Russian hospitality.

Russia, for the first time in the history of World Cups, has developed a Fan ID - the fan's personal passport. All fans who will visit the World Cup will have to secure their own Fan ID. All foreign nationals visiting the Russian Federation to watch matches will be able to use the Fan ID as a full visa during the WC period and will use them to book tickets for the matches and to travel with the special trains of the Cup.

The Rossotrudnichestvo Agency provides a unique opportunity to secure the Fan ID at its offices abroad (Russian Cultural Center). More information about Fan ID can be found on the Internet at