We are all set for Fifa world cup; are you??

     2018 will be a great year for every football fan. Because, FIFA World Cup will bring glory to the year and for every football lovers. Every football fan around the globe has already set their eyes on Russia. Of course, Russia is all set for the World Cup.

          Russia has hosted 16 games across  four venues during the Confederation cup over the past fortnight as the country prepares to host the World Cup in a year’s time.

          Russia is the largest country with a population of over 140 million. More than half of the population are football fans or at least follow the sport occasionally. FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia is a phenomenally powerful magnet and living proof of the fact that humanity has been unable to invent anything more magical than a seemingly simple ball game: the championship will unite 190 ethnicities that populate Russia and about 2,000 nationalities from around the world.

          All of the preparation programmes and projects in Russia ahead of the tournament envision Football fan as the central figure of all activities. 
        
        Russia has hosted 16 games across four venues during the Confederation cup over the past fortnight as the country prepares to host the World Cup in a year’s time.

     Supporters  get a Fan ID, which  enables them to get match tickets and secure free Russian visa. Other benefits include  free bus, Metro and train travel in 

and between the host cities. The system worked well at the Confederations Cup, although there were lengthy queues to get into stadiums as Ids were scanned and bags checked.

           Fan ID will deny supporters who want to drop everything and fly to the  World Cup just to be part of the experience whether the make it into the ground or not, but it is also a positive in that it should help cut out the inflated reselling of tickets by touts.

          In case of security, Russia will adopt  a zero tolerance approach to fans intent on causing trouble in 2018, and the country’s determination to project a strong secure image was evident throughout the  Confederations cup.

 Large numbers of police patrolled the streets in each host city, and they were also deployed on Metro Trains, sometimes with dogs, and more often than not were armed. Armored riot police were a common sight outside stadiums on match days.

          Supporters are left free to take photographs. Getting into Metro Stations and match stadiums was also a big security operation with airport style security,ID scans and bag searches. But Russia feels well prepared for the World Cup and ready to deal with the huge influx of overseas visitors.

          In Moscow and St. Petersburg, well established Metro systems enable easy access to all match venues particularly in the case of Spartak Stadium, which is less than 100 yards from the recently

opened Spartak station.

   In Moscow and St. Petersburg, well established Metro systems enable easy access to all match venues particularly in the case of Spartak Stadium, which is less than 100 yards from the recently opened Spartak station.

        Trains run regularly and generally on time, with the Sapsan Express between Moscow and St. Petersburg covering the journey in 3 hours, 45 minutes on a spacious, modern train.         

          Flight between some cities may be in short supply, but every major city is well served by Moscow’s four airports.

         Residents in each city insisted that  2017 has seen Russia subjected to freak weather, with the rain much heavier than in recent years. But fans expecting lots of sunshine at the World Cup,

as their  favorite  teams arepreparing already ahead  of the  tournament of unpredictability.

       FIFA World Cup 2018 will take place in 11 Russian cities. On the lead up  to the global championship,  football will become a unifying idea  for the whole country. Celebrations in all the host cities will be attended  by  well-known athletes , prominent and famous actors. They are all united in their love of football.

          For Russia, the World Cup will leave behind new infrastructure, ready for professional and amateur competitions, and a whole generation of teenagers who will have had an opportunity to see their idols and get a powerful motivation to paly Football.

          Russia is all set. All the teams are ready. Now, are you ready to welcome Football Festival?

 
 
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