In December 2010, representatives of the FIFA organization named the country in which the 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place. It was Russia. I will share trusted information regarding this important event in the world of football.
Cities and stadiums
Members of the football commission held a mass of closed meetings, within which cities and stadiums for matches were determined. The list of these cities and stadiums is already publicly available. See if your hometown is in it.
- Moscow - Luzhniki and Spartak;
- St. Petersburg - Zenit Arena;
- Kazan - "Kazan Arena";
- Sochi - "Fisht";
- Volgograd - "Victory";
- Samara - Cosmos Arena;
- Saransk - "Mordovia Arena";
- Nizhny Novgorod - the stadium of the same name;
- Ekaterinburg - "Central";
- Kaliningrad - the same arena.
The FIFA Commission allows international-class football matches only at stadiums that meet stringent requirements. Therefore, before the start of the championship, some football arenas are put in proper condition, while others are being rebuilt.
Stage match dates
Every football fan knows that the main part of the championship consists of four stages, during which a series of matches is held. Where and when will these events take place?
- June 30 - Kazan and Sochi;
- July 1 - Nizhny Novgorod and Moscow;
- July 2 - Rostov on Don and Samara;
- July 3 - Moscow and St. Petersburg.
- July 6 - Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan;
- July 7 - Sochi;
- July 7 - Samara.
- July 10 - Petersburg;
- July 11 - Moscow.
- July 14 - Petersburg;
- July 15 - Moscow.
The schedule of matches is quite tight, but if you wish, you can catch all the most important events and become an eyewitness to the most amazing moments.
Fan passport - what is needed, how to get it?
Fan passport - Russian innovation, which has no analogues. For the first time, this system was used during the Olympics in Sochi, where it showed itself well. The organizers of the upcoming championship decided to use the innovation after a preliminary improvement.
Fan passport is mandatory for both Russians and foreigners. The main task of the innovation system is to provide fans with safety and comfort. Additionally, this electronic document will provide the owner with several benefits:
- Free travel in the railway transport plying between the cities hosting the championship;
- Free travel on special and public transport;
- Visa-free entry to the territory of Russia for foreign fans.
You can apply for a fan passport in two ways: at the Issue Center and via the website www.fan-id.ru. The procedure for processing the document is as simple as possible.
- Buy a ticket for the upcoming game. To do this, visit the official FIFA website or visit the sales center in one of the participating cities.
- Apply now. To do this, visit the resource fan-id.ru, select a language and fill out the form, indicating the ticket number, F. I. O., gender, date of birth, passport data and citizenship. Upload a photo. If you want to get a certificate in the issuing center, look at the office, grabbing your passport and ticket.
- Leave contact information and wait for the result. The application will be reviewed within 3 days. After receiving the relevant notice, look at the issuing center with a passport and pick up the ID. If there is not enough free time, order delivery of the passport by mail.
Be extremely careful when filling out the form. Specify only valid information. If you make a mistake or incorrectly specify a passport series, you will receive a refusal. Even a photo that does not match the parameters can cause frustration.
How much are the tickets
Professional sport brings an incredible profit to the organizers, and this is a fact. It is not surprising, because the fans, despite the cost of tickets, are not able to miss the next sporting spectacle. I think the upcoming football championship will not be an exception. Ticket prices are already known, and you cannot call them democratic.
Fortunately, the event will not hit so hard on the wallet of Russian citizens, because, being the masters of the championship, they can buy a pass to the stadium at a reduced price. By the way, tickets are divided into four categories.
- The first is the central stands.
- The second is the edges of the central stands and places behind the gates.
- The third - some places behind the stands.
- Fourth - tickets for the Russians.
Now about the prices. The minimum ticket price is 1280 rubles. Further more expensive. Entrance to the stadium for the opening match with the participation of the Russian national team will cost 3200 rubles. For watching the final match, sitting in a budget place, you will have to pay a little more than 7,000 rubles.
As for foreign fans, getting another portion of emotions and impressions will cost them much more. The minimum cost of a budget ticket is 105 US dollars. Well, those who will not regret 1100 dollars will be able to get to the final match.
What we have? The picture of the World Cup in 2018 impresses with the price scale of the organizers and clearly demonstrates the lack of financial modesty. I hope that the entertainment of a football event will compensate for everything.