2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Fan Guide For Nigerians

Come summer 2018, Russia is billed to host the world greatest football event – the FIFA World Cup. The quadrennial tournament, which is scheduled to take place from 14 June to 15 July, 2018 will be played at 12 impressive stadiums across the announced 11 host cities in Russia.

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Fan Guide For Nigerians


During the World Cup, the Russian Federation will grant visa-free entry to holders of the FAN ID, which is easily facilitated with the purchase of match tickets. More details about the FAN ID and how it benefits foreign citizens and stateless person during the 2018 FIFA World Cup can be found here.

Take a look at our resource page to learn about Russia as a destination and scoop full details as well as travel packages to visit Russia during the footballing event.

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Fan Guide For Nigerians

Where Will The Games Be Played?

The FIFA-confirmed list of host cities and venues for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. As mentioned earlier, the 11 Russian cities and 12 Stadiums can be found below.

Host Cities Stadium(s)
Ekaterinburg Ekaterinburg Arena
Kaliningrad Kaliningrad Stadium
Kazan Kazan Arena
Moscow Luzhniki Stadium, Spartak Stadium
Nizhny Novgorod Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Rostov-on-Don Rostov Arena
Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg Stadium
Samara Samara Arena
Saransk Mordovia Arena
Sochi Fisht Stadium
Volgograd Volgograd Arena

When Will The Games Be Played?

Nigeria’s three group stage games will be played against Crotia, Iceland and Argentina in Kaliningrad, Volgograd and St. Petersburg on the 16th, 22nd and 26th of June, 2018.  The full match schedule and timing for all the World Cup games can be downloaded here.

Date Match Venue Time (WAT)
16 June 2018 Croatia  v  Nigeria Kaliningrad 08:00PM
22 June 2018 Nigeria  v  Iceland Volgograd 04:00PM
26 June 2018 Nigeria v  Argentina Saint Petersburg 07:00PM

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Fan Guide For Nigerians

Attractions to Explore In Russia

Moscow Kremlin, Moscow

Located in the heart of Moscow, the Kremlin is a fortified complex overlooking the Moskva River to the south, Saint Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square to the east, and the Alexander Garden to the west. It serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation.

Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Discover the epitome of Russia’s love affair with art and culture. With over 3 million works of art and artefacts of the world culture, it is one of the largest artistic and cultural and historical museums in Russia and one of the largest in the world.

Red Square, Moscow

Considered the central square of Moscow, the Red Square is is the largest and most famous square in Russia. It separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and now the official residence of the President of Russia, from a historic merchant quarter known as Kitai-gorod.

Mamayev Kurgan Memorial Complex, Volgograd

The Mamayev Kurgan was an important battlefield during World War II and Battle of Stalingrad. The monumental complex houses various attractions including the 85m tall ‘Motherland Calls’ statue and a circular memorial building that holds the names of over 6,000 soldiers, in mosaics on the inner wall.

Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow

The over 450-year St. Basil’s Cathedral is one of the most iconic sights in Moscow, Russia. The Cathedral is to the Russians what the Eiffel Tower is to the French, an honorable symbol of their past, present, and future.

Russia 2018 World Cup Travel Arrangements

Match Tickets and FAN ID

The official match ticket and FAN ID are the only essentials you need to attend games live at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Lock-down your match tickets to watch Nigeria and other countries live at the World Cup with Wontra. Call 017001280 or send an email to holidays@wontra.com to get started.

Travel Packages

If you are planning to visit Russia for the World Cup, visit Wontra.Com for details about the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia travel packages that includes accomodation, transfers, flight tickets and more. Call 017001280, 08098229999 or send an email to holidays@wontra.com for booking and enquiries.

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