The World Cup is the biggest tournament in world football, with the best national team from around the world competing against each other every four years in order to get their hands on the prestigious FIFA World Cup trophy. The most successful nation which has competed in the competition is Brazil.
The South American name have managed to win the trophy at total of five times and are one of the favourites to lift their sixth trophy this summer according to the World Cup betting odds. The other leading favourite for the competition is current world champions Germany who last experienced World Cup success in the 2014 World Cup final. The European nation have continued to impressive since their victory in Brazil four years ago by reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2016, and winning last year’s Confederations Cup with their ‘B’ team. If you’re going to be placing a bet on the winners, these two nations seem like a safe bet.
This summer’s World Cup will be taking place in Russia for the first time in the competitions history, and it will be the first time that it is being held in Russia since the 2006 tournament in Germany. The hosts haven’t been too successful at the World Cup throughout the tournaments history, with their best finish being a fourth place finish in the 1966 (when they were previously known as the Soviet Union). Since the formation of the new Russian national football team in 1992, the side have consistently been knocked out of tournaments at the group stage in both the World Cup and the European Championships. The only exception to this was Euro 2008 where the surprisingly reached the semi-finals.
For fans that will be making the trip to Russia this summer, it is essential to have this guide with you at all time so that you’ll have a general idea of the key locations around some of the key stadiums. This guide includes maps of some of the stadiums where the national teams will be playing at this summer with locations such as hotels, restaurants and transportation links highlighted so fans can visit the stadiums and watch the games whilst also having a general idea of where to go after the game is finished.
As well as the maps, other information such as emergency numbers, do’s and don’ts, and common Russian phrases have all been included to ensure that you will have the best experience possible when visiting the country. Have a look!