09:11  ,  June 12, 2018

NEWS.am Sport from Russia: Sochi ahead of football events (PHOTO)

By Davit Yeghiazaryan from Sochi

Sochi, the city having one of the largest Armenian community in Russia, is preparing for the start of 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Sochi will host four group stage matches and two playoffs. 

The fan zone is located next to the main port, although the 2018 World Cup matches will be held in Fisht Olympic Stadium in Adler which is about 30 km south of Sochi.

Fisht Olympic Stadium will host group stage matches: Portugal vs. Spain (June 15), Belgium vs. Panama (June 18), Germany vs. Sweden (June 23) and Australia vs. Peru (June 26).

Fisht Olympic Stadium was built for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. The construction works started in 2007 up to 2013. The stadium has a capacity of 48 thousand spectators.

The Brazilian national team will be based in Sochi. The Brazilians flew to Sochi the other day. The Brazilian squad will hold an open training on June 12.

PSG star Neymar has already shared photos from Sochi, Russia.

World Cup matches will be held in Sochi every weekend (on June 15, 18, 23, 26, 30 and on July 7).

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