1000-day countdown to FIFA World Cup 2018 launched in Moscow


The ceremony of revealing the  countdown clock showing the days left to the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia took place at the Manezhnaya square in Moscow.  The clock was started exactly 1000 days to the tournament.

Within the celebrations the FIFA World Cup trophy, the one that the winning team in 2018 will get, is exhibited at the Red Square. The trophy is demonstrated in a dedicated pavilion.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia will take place on 14 June - 15 July 2018 in the following Russian cities: Moscow, Kaliningrad, Saint-Petersburg, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhnij Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi and Ekaterinburg. The opening game will take place at the Luzhniki Grand Sports Arena in Moscow.