The World Cup kicked-off on 14th June 2018 in Russia. The hosts made it a memorable start with a 5-0 win against Middle East nation Saudi Arabia to open the tournament for the World to enjoy. Germany is the defending Champion and many expect them to challenge once again despite losing their opening match 1-0 to Mexico. Other top contenders this year include five-time winners Brazil, France, Spain, and Argentine. Today, we will see teams from Group G take to the pitch to entertain us. They are England, Belgium, Panama and Tunisia. Group F will complete the first round with an early clash between Sweden and South Korea. The focus is on the teams but few have noticed the beautiful venues hosting the showdown. Let us take you through seven of the 12 stadiums we feel deserve to be recognized.
7. Volgograd Stadium- Capacity 45,000 seats
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The first World Cup match at Volgograd Stadium will be between England and Tunisia on 18th of June. It will be a good place to book a hotel for traveling African fans because Nigeria and Egypt will also play Iceland and Saudi Arabia in the same venue. The final match will see Poland face Japan on the 28th of June 2018.
6. Mordovia Arena- Capacity 45,000 seats
Saransk based venue Mordovia Arena is now complete and ready to host the World Cup. The Stadium has a Capacity of 45,000. The fans will be happy to see Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo play here. The showdown will end as soon as 28th of June when Tunisia hosts Panama in a Group G clash.
5. Nizhny Novgorod Stadium- Capacity 45,000 seats
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium has a capacity of exactly 45,000 seats. The magnificent venue will host its first match on June 18th between Sweden and South Korea. The City will also be able to see Lionel Messi and Harry Kane play because Argentina and England will play one of their Group matches here. Nizhny Novgorod based arena will also host one round of 16 match, and another quarter-final clash.
4. Kazan Arena- Capacity 45,000 seats
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Rubin Kazan home was opened in 2013. The magnificent Kazan Arena has a seating capacity of 45,000. It is located in the City of Kazan. Top teams namely France, Germany, Poland, and Spain will play some of their group matches here. It will also host one round of 16 match, and another quarter-final clash.