All interesting news about the 2018 World Cup


Achilles predicted Switzerland's victory over Sweden

03 July 2018

An official oracle of 2018 World Cup made his sixth forecast for a next match, which will be held today in Saint Petersburg.

Stadium St. Petersburg popular among fans

02 July 2018

According to the TurStat analytical agency, in total, more than 2 million 177 thousand people saw the 2018 World Cup matches of the group stage at Russian stadiums, and on average more than 45 thousand spectators visited one championship match.

St. Petersburg most visited during World Cup

29 June 2018

"Tourstat" analytical agency has compiled a rating of the 2018 World Cup host cities with highest attendance of stadiums during the group stage of the tournament.

Matryoshka most popular souvenir of World Cup

29 June 2018

According to the accommodation booking service, matryoshka doll, ushanka (Russian cap with earflaps) and "Zabivaka" wolf  have been recognized as the most popular souvenirs among foreign tourists, who came to Russia during the tournament.

Joseph Blatter visited exhibition ‘Like the gods’

28 June 2018

On June 20, the eighth president of FIFA Joseph "Sepp" Blatter together with his wife visited a paintings exhibition ‘Like the gods’ that is located in The Russian Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg. The author of works Fabrizio Birimbelli presented top football players in historical military garb.

Best World Cup fans in St. Petersburg!

28 June 2018

Russian accommodation booking service found, in which host cities of 2018 World Cup are the best football fans. Rating was made a rating based on social media poll among tourists.

Sweden vs. Switzerland in St. Petersburg

28 June 2018

World Cup 1/8 Finals games will be held on 3 July, 17:00 at the Stadium "Saint Petersburg". This match of the tournament will bethe fifth for the city.

Matches in St. Petersburg were visited by 256 000 fans

27 June 2018

The "Turstat" analytical agency estimated how many fans attended the matches of the World Cup held in Saint Petersburg. So, 64 thousand 468 spectators came to watch the game of the national teams of Nigeria and Argentina.

St. Petersburg Fan Fest one of the best

27 June 2018

The Russian accommodation booking service has made a rating of the best fan zones of the World Cup, based social media polls.

Achilles predicted Nigeria`s victory over Argentina

26 June 2018

An official oracle of 2018 World Cup made his fifth forecast for a next match, which will be held today in Saint Petersburg.

127 thousand visited Saint Petersburg Stadium

20 June 2018

For 6 first days of FIFA World Cup in Russia matches of the tourney were visited by 800 thousand fans. In St. Petersburg one match on average gathered 63.5 thousand, and the total is 127 thousand.

Main football parties of summer

20 June 2018

In time of the FIFA World Cup, In Russia will take place a number of VIP parties for football fans.

Achilles predicted Russia’s victory over Egypt

19 June 2018

On June 19 at 10:00, Achilles the Cat chose the winner of the second game of football World Cup that St. Petersburg hosts. According to the forecast of a predictor, the national team of Russia will win.

Petersburg in Top 3 of highest matches attendance

18 June 2018

In addition to St. Petersburg, TOP-3 includes Moscow and Sochi.

FIFA 2018 World Cup. Tram routes № 19, 48 to stadium

14 June 2018

Tram routes ## 19, 48, 48А will help football fans to get to the stadium and to underground during the matches of 2018 World Cup.

11 St. Petersburg bridges gathered in one team

04 June 2018

The project called Football team of Petersburg Bridges (rus. «Футбольная сборная мостов Петербурга») united eleven bridges of the city, located near and on the Krestovsky Island. Every bridge has its own route that will guide you to the Stadium Saint Petersburg.

Lenexpo will become a place of attraction for football fans!

31 May 2018

#FootBroFest Football Festival will bring together all the fans at the Gulf of Finland. For the whole month, the territory of Lenexpo Exhibition Complex will be full of football contest atmosphere. Only from 14 June till 15 July: matches broadcasting, mini football games, best live singers, favorite hits and high-speed shows.

Achill lose weight before 2018 FIFA World Cup

30 May 2018

Predictor of the football games results, the cat Achill from the Hermitage follows a diet.

FIFA World Cup Trophy in St. Petersburg

28 May 2018

Last Sunday, May 26, in the framework of the longest host country tour in history, the FIFA World Cup Trophy was presented to the visitors of Gala concert on Palace Square in St Petersburg.

Own World Cup for football fans

04 May 2018

In late June, football fans that came to St. Petersburg will be able to compete for the title of world champions. Such opportunity will be provided to them by the first World Cup among fans.

Football Park to visit Petersburg

04 April 2018

In addition to St. Petersburg, within two and a half months the World Cup Football Cup will look into all 11 host cities.

30 Sapsans per day for World Cup 2018

30 March 2018

For the period of the World Cup, additional high-speed trains Sapsan will run between St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Who will meet football fans in St. Petersburg

20 March 2018

The ceremony of start of training St. Petersburg's volunteers to the Football World Cup 2018 was held in Youth House. It became known who will assist to the football fans during this major event.

FIFA 2018 cities will create shelters for dogs

05 March 2018

The organizers of the world Football Championship oppose animal cruelty. St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod, in which are already working model projects of dogs shelters, will be examples for others.

Achilles the cat will get his own FAN ID

01 March 2018

The Committee on Sports is currently working on documents.


Cat Achilles will continue fortune-teller carrier

05 February 2018

White cat from the Hermitage with the name of ancient Greek hero became a sensation of the Confederations Cup. Amazing animal correctly predicted the outcome of almost all matches which took place in St. Petersburg.

Over 3 million FIFA 2018 tickets requested

18 January 2018

There is less and less time before the most anticipated football event. The demand for tickets continues to grow.


Hotline of city press centers for 2018 World Cup

11 January 2018

From January 10, 2018, the news agency “Rossiya Segodnya” (Not to be confused with “Russia Today”) has opened a city press centers hotline for Russian and international media.