As such, there were eventually four bids for the 2018 fifa World Cup, two of which were joint bids: England, Russia, Netherlands/Belgium, and Portugal/Spain. 52 Venues Further information: 2018 fifa World Cup venues Russia proposed the following host cities: KaliningradKazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, and Yekaterinburg. 91 Volunteers Volunteer flag bearers on the field prior to Belgium 's (flag depicted) group stage match against Tunisia Volunteer applications to the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee opened on The 2018 fifa World Cup Russia Volunteer Program received about 177,000 applications, 92 and engaged. Moscow Saint Petersburg Sochi Luzhniki Stadium Otkritie Arena (Spartak Stadium) Krestovsky Stadium (Saint Petersburg Stadium) Fisht Olympic Stadium (Fisht Stadium) Capacity: 78,011 66 Capacity: 44,190 67 Capacity: 64,468 68 Capacity: 44,287 69 Volgograd Rostov-on-Don Volgograd Arena Rostov Arena Capacity: 43,713 70 Capacity: 43,472 71 Nizhny. At an estimated cost of over.2 billion as of June 2018, 4 it is the most expensive World Cup in history, surpassing the cost of the 2014 fifa World Cup in Brazil. 100 Russia was placed in position A1 in the group stage and played in the opening match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 14 June against Saudi Arabia, the two lowest-ranked teams of the tournament at the time of the final draw. Luzhniki Stadium in, moscow, between, france and, croatia. They were satisfied with the progress. Deplasmana giden kasmpaa taraftar otobüsü gibi. 34 This was different from previous draws, when only pot 1 was based on fifa rankings while the remaining pots were based on geographical considerations. The main arena of Volgograd was built on the demolished Central Stadium site, at the foot of the Mamayev Kurgan memorial complex.