An interior view shows the Nizhniy Novgorod stadium under construction which will host matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer An interior view shows the Nizhniy Novgorod stadium under construction which will host matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

Novgorod stadium ready to host the World Cup

Tue, Apr. 17, 2018
CAIRO - 17 April 2018: The Novgorod stadium, Russia, witnessed its first test in a match between FC Olimpyets and the second team of FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, in preparation for the 2018 World Cup.

Nearly 15,000 fans attended the match and among them was Deputy Prime Minister and former president of the world cup organizing committee, Vitaly Mutko.

“It’s a great stadium; the city has been waiting for it for a long time. Excellent seats and great establishments,” Mutko stated about the stadium.

He added “I can’t believe that England, Argentina and Croatia will play here soon.”
The Nizhny Novgorod World Cup preparation program is considered to be one of the biggest programs during the World Cup.

About 60 establishments have been constructed to welcome the city’s visitors in the World Cup, with a total funding of ₽67 billion which is about $1 billion.

The stadium will host six World Cup matches. Four in the group stages, one in the round of 16 and one in the quarter finals. The matches are as follows:
Group stages
Sweden vs. Korea Republic
Argentina vs. Croatia
England vs. Panama
Switzerland vs. Costa Rica




The stadium is due to host another official match but this time it will be from the Russian Premier League between FC Arsenal Tula and FC Anzhi Makhachkala. The game will be on April 28 and it will be the final test for the stadium.
 
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