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Russia: 2018 World Cup stadium in St. Petersburg's given thumbs up by FIFA01:37

Russia: 2018 World Cup stadium in St. Petersburg's given thumbs up by FIFA

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
September 2, 2015 at 15:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

St. Petersburg's future World Cup venue is "truly impressive," Head of FIFA's venue inspection committee Christian Unger stated during a trip to the site in Russia's 'second city' on Wednesday.

The American was full of praise, describing the building's construction as "really remarkable" and calling the project a "first-class, world-class world cup facility."

Construction of the yet-to-be-named stadium, which kicked off in 2007, has been estimated at around $1.4 billion (€1.25 billion) and will be one of the country's largest, with a capacity of around 66,000 people.

The venue will play host to the group matches and semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it's opening game, as well as the final of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. The 2018 World Cup Commission, alongside the Russian FIFA delegation, is expected to inspect stadiums in Moscow, Kazan and Sochi later on in the week.

Russia: 2018 World Cup stadium in St. Petersburg's given thumbs up by FIFA01:37
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St. Petersburg's future World Cup venue is "truly impressive," Head of FIFA's venue inspection committee Christian Unger stated during a trip to the site in Russia's 'second city' on Wednesday.

The American was full of praise, describing the building's construction as "really remarkable" and calling the project a "first-class, world-class world cup facility."

Construction of the yet-to-be-named stadium, which kicked off in 2007, has been estimated at around $1.4 billion (€1.25 billion) and will be one of the country's largest, with a capacity of around 66,000 people.

The venue will play host to the group matches and semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it's opening game, as well as the final of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. The 2018 World Cup Commission, alongside the Russian FIFA delegation, is expected to inspect stadiums in Moscow, Kazan and Sochi later on in the week.

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