World Cup 2018 news

Moscow to host 2018 final

December 14, 2012
By ESPN staff

FIFA has confirmed that the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow will be used to stage the 2018 World Cup final.

Luzhniki Stadium
GettyImagesThe Luzhniki Stadium is the current home of Spartak Moscow

The ground, which hosted the 2008 Champions League final, will also be used for the opening match of the tournament as well as one of the two semi-finals.

St Petersburg will host the other last-four encounter.

FIFA's executive committee also approved Moscow, St Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi as venues for the 2017 Confederations Cup.