Review: FIFA 18’s World Cup stadiums

FIFA 18’s World Cup mode is here and with it comes new features, including the real-life stadiums. All twelve of the stadiums participating in the real tournament are replicated in their entirety in the game. The new World Cup mode provide’s fans with a truly authentic and official experience, as the stadiums have features added that include: sights and sounds, dressings, team banners and high-resolution crowds. The game also gives you the chance to pick which stadium you’d like to play in during the “Kick-Off mode,” as well as the teams.

Below is the list of all 12 stadiums that will host both the real-life and video game World Cup, as well as additional information about the stadiums.

Luzhniki Stadium

  • Opening: 1956
  • City: Moscow
  • Team: Russian National Team
  • Capacity: 80,000
  • Matches

14 June 2018 18:00 – Russia vs Saudi Arabia – Group A
17 June 2018 18:00 – Germany vs Mexico – Group F
20 June 2018 15:00 – Portugal vs Morocco – Group B
26 June 2018 17:00 – Denmark vs France – Group C
1 July 2018 17:00 – 1B vs 2A – Round of 16
11 July 2018 21:00 – W59 vs W60 – Semi Final
15 July 2018 18:00 – W61 vs W62 – Final

 

Saint Petersberg Stadium

  • Opening: 2017
  • City: Saint Petersburg
  • Team: Zenit Saint Petersburg
  • Capacity: 67,000
  • Matches:

15 June 2018 17:00 – Morocco vs Iran – Group B
19 June 2018 21:00 – Russia vs Egypt – Group A
22 June 2018 15:00 – Brazil vs Costa Rica – Group E
26 June 2018 21:00 – Nigeria vs Argentina – Group D
3 July 2018 17:00 – 1F vs 2E – Round of 16
10 July 2018 21:00 – W57 vs W58 – Semi Final
14 July 2018 17:00 – L61 vs L62 – Third Place

 

Fisht Stadium

  • Opening: 2013
  • City: Sochi
  • Team: Built for 2014 Winter Olympics
  • Capacity: 48,000
  • Matches:

15 June 2018 21:00 – Portugal vs Spain – Group B
18 June 2018 18:00 – Belgium vs Panama – Group G
23 June 2018 18:00 – Germany vs Sweden – Group F
26 June 2018 17:00 – Australia vs Peru – Group C
30 June 2018 21:00 – 1A vs 2B – Round of 16
7 July 2018 21:00 – W51 vs W52 – Quarter Final

Ekaterinburg, Arena

  • Opening: 1957
  • City: Yekaterinburg
  • Team: FC Ural
  • Capacity: 35, 696
  • Matches:

15 June 2018 17:00 – Egypt vs Uruguay – Group A
21 June 2018 17:00 – France vs Peru – Group C
24 June 2018 20:00 – Japan vs Senegal – Group H
27 June 2018 19:00 – Mexico vs Sweden – Group F

Kazan Arena

  • Opening: 2013
  • City: Kazan
  • Team: Ruben Kazan
  • Capacity: 45,000
  • Matches:

16 June 2018 13:00 – France vs Australia – Group C
20 June 2018 21:00 – Iran vs Spain – Group B
24 June 2018 21:00 – Poland vs Colombia – Group H
27 June 2018 17:00 – Korea Republic vs Germany – Group F
30 June 2018 17:00 – 1C vs 2D – Round of 16
6 July 2018 21:00 – W53 vs W54 – Quarter Final

 

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

  • Opening: 2018
  • City: Nizhny Novgorod
  • Team: Olimpiyets Nizhny Novgorod
  • Capacity: 45,000
  • Matches:

18 June 2018 15:00 – Sweden vs Korea Republic – Group F
21 June 2018 21:00 – Argentina vs Croatia – Group D
24 June 2018 15:00 – England vs Panama – Group G
27 June 2018 21:00 – Switzerland vs Costa Rica – Group E
1 July 2018 21:00 – 1D vs 2C – Round of 16
6 July 2018 17:00 – W49 vs W50 – Quarter Final

Rostov Arena

  • Opening: 2018
  • City: Rostov-on-Don
  • Team: FC Rostov
  • Capacity: 45, 145
  • Matches:

17 June 2018 21:00 – Brazil vs Switzerland – Group E
20 June 2018 18:00 – Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia – Group A
23 June 2018 21:00 – Korea Republic vs Mexico – Group F
26 June 2018 21:00 – Iceland vs Croatia – Group D
2 July 2018 21:00 – 1G vs 2H – Round of 16

Samara Arena

  • Opening: 2018
  • City: Samara
  • Team: Krylia Sovetov
  • Capacity: 44, 807
  • Matches:

17 June 2018 16:00 – Costa Rica vs Serbia – Group E
21 June 2018 19:00 – Denmark vs Australia – Group C
25 June 2018 18:00 – Uruguay vs Russia – Group A
28 June 2018 18:00 – Senegal vs Colombia – Group H
2 July 2018 18:00 – 1E vs 2F – Round of 16
7 July 2018 18:00 – W55 vs W56 – Quarter Final

Mordovia Arena

  • Opening: 2018
  • City: Saransk
  • Team: Moldovia Saransk
  • Capacity: 44,442
  • Matches:

16 June 2018 19:00 – Peru vs Denmark – Group C
19 June 2018 18:00 – Colombia vs Japan – Group H
25 June 2018 21:00 – Iran vs Portugal – Group B
28 June 2018 21:00 – Panama vs Tunisia – Group G

 

Volgograd Arena

  • Opening: 2018
  • City: Volgograd
  • Team: Rotor
  • Capacity: 45, 568
  • Matches:

18 June 2018 21:00 – Tunisia vs England – Group G
22 June 2018 18:00 – Nigeria vs Iceland – Group D
25 June 2018 17:00 – Saudi Arabia vs Egypt – Group A
28 June 2018 17:00 – Japan vs Poland – Group H

Spartak Stadium

  • Opening: 2014
  • City: Moscow
  • Team: Spartak Moscow
  • Capacity: 42,000
  • Matches:

16 June 2018 16:00 – Argentina vs Iceland – Group D
19 June 2018 15:00 – Poland vs Senegal – Group H
23 June 2018 15:00 – Belgium vs Tunisia – Group B
26 June 2018 17:00 – Serbia vs Brazil – Group C
3 July 2018 21:00 – 1H vs 2G – Round of 16

Kaliningrad Stadium

  • Opening: 2018
  • City: Kaliningrad
  • Team: Baltika Kaliningrad
  • Capacity: 35,212
  • Matches:

16 June 2018 21:00 – Croatia vs Nigeria – Group D
22 June 2018 20:00 – Serbia vs Switzerland – Group E
25 June 2018 20:00 – Spain vs Morocco – Group B
28 June 2018 20:00 – England vs Belgium – Group G

 

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