FIFA World Cup: 64 matches, 11 cities, 12 venues

The FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, starting from June 14 to July 15 will be held across 11 cities and 12 venues

Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow with 80,000 capacity will host the opening match, three first round group matches, a round of 16 match, one semi-final and the final. Redevelopment works were completed in the summer of 2017, and the first football match at the reopened stadium, a friendly between Russia and Argentina, was played on November 11, 2017. (AFP Photo)
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Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg, with 68,000 capacity will host four first round group matches, a quarterfinal, a semifinal, and the match for third place. The renovation work of the stadium was completed in April 2017, however overall costs soared past $1 billion, which made it one of the most expensive stadiums ever built. The first official match at Saint Petersburg Stadium was played on 22 April 2017 when Zenit hosted Ural for a league match (2-0). (Getty Images)
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The Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, with 48,000 capacity will host four first round group games, one round of 16 match, and one quarterfinal. After the Winter Olympics, the stadium lacked a purpose, but once selected to be one of the venues for 2018 World Cup - the closed roof was opened up, and additional seats too were added. Finally, the works were completed in late 2016. (Getty Images)
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The Ekaterinburg Arena in Ekaterinburg, with 45,000 capacity will host four first round group games of the World Cup. The stadium initially failed to meet FIFA stands, casting doubts about remaining one of the venues. But the works started in 2015 and was ready at the end of 2017. (Getty Images)
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Kazan Arena in Kazan, with a capacity of 45,000 seats will host four first round group games, one round of 16 games, and one quarterfinal. (AP Photo)
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Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, with a capacity of 45,000 will host group games, round of 16 games, and a quarterfinal. (AP Photo)
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Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, with a capacity of 45,000 will host group and round of 16 games. After ground preparations work, it officially opened on 15 April 2018 with a league match between Rostov and Khabarovsk. (AP Photo)
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During the World Cup, the Samara or better known as Cosmos Arena is scheduled to host four first round group matches, one round of 16 match, and one quarterfinal. The capacity of the stadium is 45,000. (AP Photo)
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The Mordovia Arena in Saransk, will host four first round group matches. It is also referred to as Saransk Stadium in context of the World Cup. The capacity is 45,000 seats.
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The Volgograd Arena is located on the banks of the Volga river and with a capacity of 45,000, it will host four first round group games. (AP Photo)
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Spartak Stadium or Otkritie Arena in Moscow, with 42,000 seating capacity will be hosting group and round of 16 games. (AFP Photo)
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Kaliningrad Stadium, also known as the Arena Baltika, is a newly opened stadium in the city of Kaliningrad, with a capacity of 35,212. During the World Cup, Kaliningrad Stadium is scheduled to host four first round group matches.
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