World Cup 2018

For Sochi, the excitement doesn’t end with 2014. After a few year hiatus, Russia’s resort city will be back on the world stage as it hosts the 2018 World Cup. And when a city in the biggest country hosts the largest event of the world’s most popular sport, there is no limit to the amount of excitement to be had. Matches will take place in the still new, and hardly used, Fisht Olympic Stadium in front of nearly 48,000 of the luckiest football fans in the world. Don’t miss your chance to be one of the 48,000. Come to Sochi in the summer of 2018 for the football, stay for everything else the city has to offer and come back many times after you have fallen in love with paradise on the Black Sea.

Latest news about the World Cup 2018:

What to see and do in Moscow The Russian capital, which is hosting 12 matches at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ including the Opening Game and Final, is a true example of a city that never sleeps.
Iraq’s Abdulzahra keeping the faith Iraq captain Alaa Abdulzahra caught up with FIFA.com ahead of two crucial Russia 2018 qualifying matches and he expressed his belief that the Lions of Mesopotamia can bounce back against Australia and Saudi Arabia.
Lineker’s life-changing treble Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to a fateful Gary Lineker hat-trick against Poland in Mexico 1986.
Puyol to visit Saint Petersburg Stadium and meet volunteers in Moscow FIFA World Cup™ winner Carles Puyol will visit Russia next week to get a feel for the excitement as preparations for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 get into full swing.
Impact and legacy of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: facts and figures Organising a FIFA World Cup in a sustainable manner is a major challenge. The scale of the event inevitably has an impact on the Host Country. Facts and figures on the impact and legacy of 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia can be found here.