World Cup 2018 City Guide: Samara

Samara at a Glance Population: 1.17m Stadium: Samara Arena Number of matches: 6 Costa Rica – Serbia Denmark – Australia Uruguay – Russia Senegal – Colombia E1 – F2 (Round of 16) F1/E2 – H1/G2 (Quarter Final) During the Soviet era, Samara played an important role for the USSR. Formerly known as Kuybyshev, the city was named as the alternative capital of the Soviet Union should Moscow fall to the invading Germans. After the war, Kuybyshev became the leading city in spaceship innovation, … [Read more...]

World Cup 2018 City Guide: Ekaterinburg

Ekaterinburg at a glance Population: 1.5 million Stadium: Centralny Stadium Number of matches: 4 Egypt - Uruguay France - Peru Japan - Senegal Mexico - Sweden The World Cup Stadium Although the remodelled Centralny Stadium has taken a fair bit of stick for its highly unorthodox appearance given the stands behind the goals extending outside the perimeter, it remains one of the most beautiful venues that will host World Cup games. The original pastel-coloured column facade has been … [Read more...]

World Cup 2018 City Guide: Moscow

Moscow at a Glance Population: 12.2m Stadia: Luzhniki and Spartak Stadium Number of matches: 13 Russia - Saudi Arabia (opening match Luzhniki) Argentina - Iceland (Spartak Stadium) Germany - Mexico (Luzhniki) Poland - Senegal (Spartak Stadium) Portugal - Morocco (Luzhniki) Belgium - Tunisia (Spartak Stadium) Denmark - France (Luzhniki) Serbia - Brazil (Spartak Stadium) B1 - A2 Round of 16 (Luzhniki) H1 - G2 Round of 16 (Spartak Stadium) Semifinal (Luzhniki) Final (Luzhniki) The … [Read more...]

From Fans For Fans: a City Guide to Moscow

Dear Young Boys fans, as a part of a project with Football Supporters Europe (FSE) we prepared for you a guide to Moscow to make your trip to Russian capital as enjoyable as possible. The FSE Football Fans’ Guide is a smartphone app that enables fans who travel to stadiums across Europe to have all useful information relevant for football supporters with them through their mobile phone. All info is independent, entirely subjective and provided by football fans, for football fans. And the best … [Read more...]