News - The results of the final draw are determined
News - The results of the final draw are determined

The results of the final draw are determined

Monday, 4 December 2017, 21:12

Eight teams from four different parts of the World will have their matches in Ekaterinburg during 2018 FIFA World Cup.

FIFA World Cup opens in the Urals capital on 15 June with a game between Egypt and Uruguay. France and Peru meet each other at “Ekaterinburg Arena” on 21 June. Senegal and Japan have a match on 24 June. Moreover, the final match in Ekaterinburg between Mexica and Sweden takes place on 27 June

The final draw of 2018 FIFA World Cup was held on 1 December in Moscow. Russia President Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino participated at the event.

"The love of football in our country is long-running, strong and nationwide. The names of our football players, such as Lev Yashin, Nikita Simonyan, Rinat Dasayev and dozens of talented, outstanding athletes have been written into the history of world football forever. We will do everything we can to make it a spectacular sports festival. I invite everyone to Russia! Good luck, and see you in 2018! " ­ said Vladimir Putin.

“Hello and welcome all of you to this final draw ceremony of the FIFA World Cup Russia-2018! I want to say thank you to Russia, President Putin, the Russian Government, to the local organising committee, to all the volunteers in Russia and to all the Russian people who have worked extremely hard in the last years to bring us where we are and to bring us one stage further to the final tournament. Thank you, Russia! I’m sure that the experience in all the 11 cities will be absolutely amazing for everyone who is coming here next summer.” – said Gianni Infantino.

The Russian national team will open the World Cup with a match with Saudi Arabia. Opponents of Stanislav Cherchesov's team in Group A will also be the national teams of Uruguay and Egypt.

The remaining groups are formed as follows:

Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran.

Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark.

Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria.

Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia.

Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea.

Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England.

Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan.

The FIFA World Cup will be held from June 14 to July 15, 2018 in 11 cities of Russia.


On the Fan Fest Venue, the Mexicans Mastered the intellectual game of Russians!
On the Fan Fest Venue, the Mexicans Mastered the intellectual game of Russians!
In comparison to the Mexican-Swedish invasion, which happened on Thursday June 27th, the Fan Fest became a place for a calm and friendly communication between football fans from all over the world. Everyone without any exception felt contented, the activities and competitions of the Fan Fest became as international as thinkable. 
Friday, 29 June 2018, 11:23

Tears, joy, Zabivaka and "Avariya"
Tears, joy, Zabivaka and "Avariya"
July 27th at the Fan Fest venue in Ekaterinburg was hot in a literal and figurative sense. Firstly, the temperature of the air warmed up to 28 degrees Celsius at the opening of the gate, and secondly, a rich entertainment program was expected and the last match of the 2018 World Cup in the city was broadcasted. The steady and hot weather did not scare the fans of football and the whole day the site was visited by approximately 24 000 fans.
Thursday, 28 June 2018, 11:43

Ekaterinburg will say goodbye to foreign fans for the songs "Disco Accident"
Ekaterinburg will say goodbye to foreign fans for the songs "Disco Accident"
June 27th, at 17:00, the FIFA Fan Fest venue will once again open its gates for several thousands of peoples. The entertainment program will brighten up time in anticipation of today’s matches. The main event of the day, the football confrontation Mexico - Sweden, will start at 19:00. 
Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 16:30

Expected sold-out at the Fan Fest
Expected sold-out at the Fan Fest
June 25th, at 16:40 even before the opening of the fan zone, a three-thousand and three-color group of supporters gathered near the gate. Dudki and flags, kokoshniki and hats in national colors - the fans prepared for the last game of the group stage for the Russian team.
Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 11:37