June 13, 2018
OPENING CEREMONY OF THE FIFA WORLD CUP - 2018 IN RUSSIA.
The Football World Cup will be held in Russia for the first time in the history of football. This is truly a grandiose event for the country and for all Russians who love football.
The championship will be held from June 14 to July 15 at 12 stadiums in 11 cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod and Ekaterinburg.
All 11 cities-organizers of the World Cup in 2018 in Russia acquired their unique symbolism in the spirit of the corporate style of the championship.
In the work on the images of the city-organizers, elements of recognizable urban architecture and monuments, heraldry, as well as flora and fauna inherent in the city and the region hosting the World Cup were used. In the corporate style of Moscow, St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin's Spasskya Tower are guessed.
(On a photo: the corporate style of Moscow - the host city of the World Cup 2018)
The performance of Robbie Williams, a vocalist from Great Britain, will decorate the ceremony of the inauguration of the most anticipated event in the world of football in 2018 - the World Cup. "I'm so happy, I'm just delighted that I'll come back to Russia again, this time for such a unique performance. I achieved a lot, but opening the World Cup in front of 80 thousand spectators in the stands of the stadium and millions of fans of the game all over the world is just a children's dream, "Williams said, together with Williams on stage will be the soloist of the Vienna State Opera Aida Garifullina. It is known that these artists will please the audience with their performances before the match Russia - Saudi Arabia. In addition to them, twice in the opening ceremony of the World Cup 2018 will be twice World Soccer Champion - Brazilian Ronaldo.
The first time for the World Cup broke through just four Arab teams - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. Together with Iran, the representation of the Middle Eastern countries in the Championship increases to five teams. Thus, almost a sixth of all teams in the world championship (32 in all) are in the region of the Greater Middle East.
Ever so many football teams from North Africa and the Middle East did not submit to the final stage. The previous "record" recorded in the championships of 1986 (Mexico) and 1998 (France), is beaten. Then the world tops managed to break through in three Arab countries (in Mexico - Algeria, Iraq and Morocco, in France - Morocco, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia).
At the moment, most fans from the Arab states have already arrived in Russia. Recall that the opening match will be held June 14 at the Moscow stadium "Luzhniki" at 18:00 between the national teams of Russia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, is expected to be among the guests of honor at this match. This was reported by the head of the special office of the Saudi Crown Prince Badr al-Asaker. Despite the fact that the national team of Lebanon did not reach the final stage of the tournament, the Prime Minister of the Arab Republic Saad Hariri will be among the honored guests at the opening of the championship in Moscow.
Russian President Vladimir Putin also plans to attend the opening match between the Russian and Saudi Arabian national teams.
The national team of Saudi Arabia during the World Cup - 2018 will prepare for the tournament at the training base of "Zenith" in the Specific Park.
Russia is fully ready to receive guests from many countries, including from the Middle East. To the number of evidence can be attributed created a special section for fans on the single transport portal of Moscow. It is available in seven languages, including not only English, but also French, Spanish, German, Arabic and Portuguese versions of the section for fans. There you can get acquainted with the schedule and route schemes, build an individual route or get information about a taxi. In addition, employees with knowledge of the Arabic language will work in the Moscow metro in the days of the World Cup. This was reported by the deputy head of the Moscow metro on the development of customer services and work with passengers Julia Temnikova.
Earlier it was reported that the organizers of the 2018 World Cup will help fans if they are late for free trains. At the same time, the ticket can be issued even ten minutes before the departure of the train.
It should be noted that the Egyptian embassy in Russia has already opened temporary consular posts in the cities where the national team will play at the 2018 World Cup.
According to the agency, exit consulates are organized in hotels in Ekaterinburg, St. Petersburg and Volgograd, as well as in Grozny, where the team is based at the time of the world tournament. For the citizens of Egypt, including the diplomatic mission of the republic in Moscow, several hot lines have been identified, according to which they can obtain all the necessary information.
The most Arab world football championship in Russia not only inspires, but also serves as an indirect indicator of the strengthening of friendly relations between Russia and the countries of the Middle East, and opens new doors for further cooperation.
Groups of the 2018 FIFA World Cup