The 2018 FIFA World Cup is the 21st FIFA World Cup and is undoubtedly the biggest sporting event on earth. Currently being hosted in Russia from the 14th of June with the final match being on July 15th, 2018. The competition is being held between 32 national teams in 12 venues in 11 cities. The Russian Federation has spent an estimated cost of over 14.2 billion dollars, making it the most expensive World Cup ever.
A total of 64 matches will be played in this beautiful country with the tournament providing a rare opportunity for football fans, from all over the world, while enjoying the heart racing games of this mega event.
The good news: Match tourists don’t require a visa:
The only thing you need is the confirmation of the match tickets. Once you have confirmation email you can apply for personal spectator card, also known as the FAN ID.
This card will allow you to apply for entry into the country 10 days before the start of the first match and stay there until the 10 days after the last match on July 15. You can enjoy free public transport on match days and free special trains rotating between the 11 host cities of the world cup.
Where to get tickets?
Here’s your last-minute opportunity to buy the tickets. The duration is from April 18th to the July 15th which is also the day of the World Cup Final.
- You will need a valid passport
- Match Ticket or a confirmation email or document giving the right to receive a ticket.
This is an amazing opportunity for the tourists to explore the beautiful country of Russia. From the capital city of Moscow to the city of Yekaterinburg, known for the golden-domed Church on the Blood. Situated in the East of the Ural Mountains. Saint Petersburg, the other host city acknowledged as the cultural center also offers numerous tourist spots to help you make the most out of your stay.