FIFA World Cup 2018 : The spectacular stadiums that will welcome fans in Russia

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Kazan Arena

 

City: Kazan

Capacity: 45,000

Kazan is the main city of the Republic or Tatarstan, and prides itself on being Russia’s “sporting capital.” Kazan Arena stands on a bend in the Kazanka River, and is home to local Russian Premier League team Rubin Kazan. The venue opened in 2013 and hosted events at the Summer Universiade of that year. It has also previously been converted to host international swimming events.

The stadium façade boasts the largest outdoor screen in Europe. It hosted matches at last year’s Confederations Cup, and will hold six games this summer, including a quarter-final. 

Games: France v Australia, June 16; Iran v Spain, June 20; Poland v Colombia, June 24; South Korea v Germany, June 27; Round of 16, June 30; Quarter-final, July 6.

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