Round Table: Russian Football’s New Year

  As you will be aware people are aware, we recently turned the calendar from 2017 to 2018, and it is thus time to evaluate the year that went by and look forward to the new one. To do so, we found four RFN writers and asked them about their Russian football highs and lows of 2017 as well as their hopes for 2018. In the panel, we have: Toke Theilade (@TokeTheilade) Andrew Flint (@AndrewMijFlint) David Sansun (@RFN_David) James Nickels (@JamesNickels)   Question … [Read more...]

Stadiums

(1) LUZHNIKI STADIUM - MOSCOW Estimated cost: €480m Seating capacity: 81,000 History: Luzhniki officially opened on July 31, 1956, intended for use as the Soviet Union's central stadium. In 57 years, the facility has undergone two major renovations - prior to the 1980 Summer Olympics  and in 1996-1997, when a roof was added to comply with UEFA standards. The stadium has hosted the Summer Olympics, UEFA Cup and Champions League finals, and numerous Russian national team matches. It has … [Read more...]

WC 2018

STADIUMS Current status of each World Cup stadium … [Read more...]