In less than four months, the 21st FIFA World Cup will kick off at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. In the opening game, Russia will take on Saudi Arabia on the 14th June.
The Russians are working around the clock to ensure that everything is in place for kick-off. Most of the stadiums are in the final phases of completion, and others that were used during last summer’s Confederations Cup have already been completed.
The nation expects all 12 stadiums to be ready in time for June. The Russian government has set a deadline of 1 April for the completion of construction.
Apart from the football excitement, fans and visitors will also explore Russian and European cultural heritage, taste authentic street food and spent time with family and friends by visiting museums or historic sites.
To eradicate irregularities, the Russians have had to shut down more than 800 websites that are offering World Cup tickets illegally.
Source: FIFA website