Starting from14th June 2018 down to 15th July, it is only proper we prep you up on every and any information you need before you buy that ticket and hop on that plane to go see the biggest football game in the world.
Statistics show that people planning to go for the once in four years tournament attend one of these three matches, opening game; their country’s games and the finale game.
The FAN ID
This is an identification document required by the Russian authorities. All ticket holders need to hold a FAN ID together with a valid match ticket in order to enter the stadiums hosting matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Fans can apply for a FAN ID after obtaining a ticket or receiving a ticket confirmation for a ticket to a 2018 FIFA World Cup™ match. Get Details and more information about the application and issuance of the FAN ID click here
VISA-FREE ENTRY AND TRANSPORT BENEFITS
The FAN ID provides visa-free entry to Russia for foreign citizens that have purchased 2018 FIFA World Cup match tickets. Such fans will be able to enter and remain in the country during the period that starts ten (10) days before the first match and ends ten (10) days after the last match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Please note, that a FAN ID will be also required to leave Russia once it had been used for visa-free entry purposes.
The FAN ID entitles holders to ground transfer during the game. Trains and public transport in the host cities upon presentation of a FAN ID card and a 2018 FIFA World Cup match ticket. For more information and the conditions for using free transport, click here
The ticket design contain security features such as a barcode, a hologram next to the stadium sector map, and the name of the ticketholder.
We made a list of facts about the world cup Russia and a few from time past.
DID YOU KNOW
- The World Cup in 2018 will mark the first time Russia has ever hosted this event.
- The distance between the easternmost host city (Ekaterinburg) and the westernmost host city (Kaliningrad) at the 2018 World Cup is over 1500 miles. For comparison, that’s about the same distance as Moscow to London, England.
- 2 billion People (almost half of the world’s population) tuned in to watch the 2014 World Cup.
- The World Cup has been played 20 times, Brazil holds the most titles with five. Italy and Germany are close behind with four each.
- It is rumoredthat India withdrew from the 1950 tournament as they were not allowed to play barefoot.
- One of the venues for the 2018 World Cup, Fisht Stadium in Sochi, is the same stadium that hosted the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2014 Winter Games.
- The first World Cupwas played in 1930. Uruguay was both the tournament host and winner that year.
- The average attendance per game at the 2014 World Cupwas over 53,000 fans!
- The highest scoring game in World Cup history was in 1954, when Austria defeated Switzerland 7-5.
- Of all countries that have appeared in the World Cup, Indonesiahas played the least number of matches – just one in 1938.
- While 32 teams will qualify for the 2018 tournament, the number will jump to 48 in 2026.
- The World Cup winning country is rumored to see a baby boom 9 months after the World Cup. In fact, Hyundai even created a commercial based on this fact.
- The prize money for the winner is $38 million dollars for the
The tournament will involve 32 national teams, which include 31 teams determined through qualifying competitions and the automatically qualified host team. Of the 32 teams, 20 will be making back-to-back appearances following the last tournament in 2014, including defending champions Germany, while Iceland and Panama will both be making their first appearances at a FIFA World Cup. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities. The final will take place on 15 July at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
OPENING AND FINAL GAMES
Opening game at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 14 June with Russia against Saudi Arabia, The Luzhniki Stadium will also host the second semi-final on 11 July and the final on 15 July. The Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg will host the first semi-final on 10 July and the third place play-off on 14 July. Nigeria will be playing at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod on 22 June Nigeria vs. Iceland (march 24) and at Volgograd Arena, Volgograd on 26 June 2018 Nigeria vs. Argentina (march 39)
Sources : Wikipedia & tripsroad.com