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Russia 2018 Venues

Russia Venues

The 12 host cities for the 2018 World Cup were announced on 29 September 2012: Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, and Yekaterinburg.

Each host venue will stage four group games featuring eight different teams. No team will play in the same stadium twice in the group stage. Furthermore, each venue will welcome two 'seeded teams' in the group stage, ie the highest ranked teams in the current FIFA World Ranking at the time.

According to current FIFA practice, no more than one city may use two stadiums, and the number of host cities is limited between eight and ten.

World Cup Soccer Betting Tips:

For people wanting to bet, an interesting statistic about the FIFA World Cup is the fact that over its long history, there have only been seven different winners. Over the seventeen tournaments, Brazil has won 5, Italy & Germany 3, Argentina & Uruguay 2 and England & France 1.

Six of the tournaments were won by the host country. However, alongthe way there have also been some extraordinary upsets. This includes the USA's defeat of England in 1950, North Korea's defeat of Italy in 1966 and Cameroon's win over Argentina in 1990.

World Cup Description FIFA:

The World Cup or simply World Cup, is the most important competition in international football (soccer), and the world's most representative team sport event. Organised by Federation Internationale de Football Association(FIFA), the sport's governing body, the World Cup is contested by men's national football teams which are FIFA members. Soccer is played on every continent and the FIFA soccer World Cup is the most viewed sporting event in the world. In 2002 (staged in Korea/Japan) a cumulative in home audience of 28.8 billion viewers watched the tournament.

Check our World Cup 2018 Match Schedule for all the match days and city and stadium venues.