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Moscow – Luzhniki Stadium hosts the opening match and the second semi-final on July 11 and the final on July 15.
Luzhniki Stadium accommodates 80,000 spectators. During the 1950s and 1960s, it was called the Lenin Central Stadium and held up to 100,000 supporters. , up to 100,000 supporters would attend the Soviet Union’s matches. The Moskva River flows right alongside the stadium and the 180-hectare Luzhniki Olympic Complex. FIFA
Saint Petersburg – Krestovsky Stadium hosts the first semi-final on July 10 and the third place play-off on July 14.
Krestovsky Stadium accommodates 67,000 spectators. During the World Cup, the venue will be able to seat up to 67,000 spectators. The new stadium was built on the site of the old Kirov Stadium on Krestovsky Island, which has a statue of the former city mayor facing the stadium entrance. The old arena was one of the largest football stadiums in the Soviet Union and could hold up to 110,000 spectators. The newly-built Novokrestovsky Metro Station was built to service the venue. Last year, a bridge was also built to connect the island to the south bank of the Primorsky district. After the World Cup, Zenit will move in permanently.
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Base camps will be used by the 32 national squads to stay and train before and during the World Cup tournament:
Argentina: Bronnitsy, Moscow Oblast
Australia: Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan
Belgium: Krasnogorsky, Moscow Oblast
Brazil: Sochi, Krasnodar Krai
Colombia: Verkhneuslonsky, Republic of Tatarstan
Costa Rica: Saint Petersburg
Croatia: Vyborgsky, Leningrad Oblast
Denmark: Anapa, Krasnodar Krai
Egypt: Grozny, Chechen Republic
England: Saint Petersburg
France: Istra, Moscow Oblast
Iceland: Gelendzhik, Krasnodar Krai
Iran: Bakovka, Moscow Oblast
Japan: Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan
Mexico: Khimki, Moscow Oblast
Morocco: Voronezh, Voronezh Oblast
Nigeria: Yessentuki, Stavropol Krai
Panama: Saransk, Republic of Mordovia
Poland: Sochi, Krasnodar Krai
Portugal: Ramenskoye, Moscow Oblast
Russia: Khimki, Moscow Oblast
Saudi Arabia: Saint Petersburg
Senegal: Kaluga, Kaluga Oblast
Serbia: Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad Oblast
South Korea: Saint Petersburg
Spain: Krasnodar, Krasnodar Krai
Switzerland: Togliatti, Samara Oblast
Sweden: Gelendzhik, Krasnodar Krai
Tunisia: Pervomayskoye, Moscow Oblast
Uruguay: Bor, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast