June 2018, 4 it is the most expensive World Cup in history, surpassing the cost of the 2014 fifa World Cup in Brazil. 78 Argentina: Bronnitsy, Moscow Oblast Australia: Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan Belgium: Krasnogorsky, Moscow Oblast Brazil: Sochi, Krasnodar Krai Colombia: Verkhneuslonsky, Republic of Tatarstan Costa Rica: Saint Petersburg Croatia: Roshchino, Leningrad Oblast 79 Denmark: Anapa, Krasnodar Krai Egypt: Grozny, Chechen Republic England: Repino, Saint Petersburg.In Yekaterinburg, where four matches are hosted, hosting costs increased to over.4 billion rubles, over-running the.6 billion rubles originally allocated from the state and regional budget. Until then there were a record 36 straight games in which at least one goal was scored. The bid evaluation report stated: "The Russian bid proposes 13 host cities and 16 stadiums, thus exceeding fifa's minimum requirement. He also said, "We are not going to be in a situation, as is the case of one, two or even three stadiums in South Africa, where it is a problem of what you do with these stadiums". 31 Draw Main article: 2018 fifa World Cup seeding The draw was held on 1 December 2017 at 18:00 MSK at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. Nizhny Novgorod: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. 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 stadium in Saransk was scheduled to be commissioned in 2012 in time for the opening of the all-Russian Spartakiad, but the plan was revised. 84 As part of the program for preparation to the 2018 fifa World Cup, a federal sub-program "Construction and Renovation of Transport Infrastructure" was implemented with a total budget of 352.5 billion rubles, with 170.3 billion coming from the federal budget,.1 billion from regional budgets, and 147.1 billion. It is the first time three Nordic countries (Denmark, Iceland and Sweden) and four Arab nations (Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia) have qualified for the World Cup.