Is Russia ready to host the 2018 World Cup?

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St. Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg – Designed by late Japanese architect Kisho Kurosawa to look like a spaceship, the brand new St. Petersburg Stadium was built on Krestovsky Island where the 110,000-capacity Kirov Stadium used to stand.

Football fans will have their work cut out traveling between host cities at the 2018 World Cup.

The geography is vast, stretching almost 3,000 kilometers — from the city of Kaliningrad, the Russian exclave which meets the Baltic Sea, to Yekaterinburg, north of the Kazakh border.
To save money, many fans will be turning away from flights in favor of taking buses or Russia’s sleeper train services.
In Nizhny Novgorod, one of Russia’s oldest cities, construction is frantically underway to try and ensure — like many host cities — its outdated road and rail links are up to scratch to accommodate the influx of thousands of football fans.
CNN Foot Ball

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