World Cup 2018 Russia Packages

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, and is scheduled to be hosted in the world’s largest country; Russia, from 14Jun18 – 15Jul18. It will be the first World Cup that has been held in Europe since 2006.

With more than half of Russia’s population being avid soccer (football, futbol) fans, the FIFA World Cup 2018 is a phenomenally powerful magnet and will unite 190 ethnicities found within Russia and approximately 2,000 nationalities from across the globe.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place throughout 11 different cities within Russia and lead up to the unsurpassed championship soccer competition there will be extravagant celebrations that will be attended by well-known athletes, politicians and famous actors & actresses.

The final tournament of this incredible championship will comprise of 31 teams from around the world selected through qualifying competitions and the automatically qualified host team (Russia). The entire 2018 FIFA World Cup will span out over 64 matches that will be competed in within 12 venues located in Russia’s 11 host cities, with the final to be taken place at the Luzhiniki Stadium in Moscow.


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So why not join what will be the most exciting, riveting and unparalleled sporting event of 2018, in the host country itself –Russia, alongside the rest of the world as you embrace the unity that Soccer has & witness firsthand the qualifying team for 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup!


(Q) Do supporters require a Visa for entry into Russia

FAN ID is a special photo identification document which acts as both your tourist entry visa into Russia during the FIFA World Cup period, as well as your personal ID allowing match day entry into the various FIFA World Cup stadiums during the tournament (accompanied by your personalised match ticket). Your FAN ID also allows free public transport travel on match days.

FAN ID is valid for multiple entry in & out of Russia commencing 10 days prior to the start of the FIFA World Cup right through until 10 days after the Final (i.e. valid from 4 June to 25 July).

First implemented during the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017, the system worked seamlessly for the thousands of fans who converged on Russia, including those on Fanatics tour!
The Application Process
Fans of all ages, including children, must obtain a FAN ID. The application process is a simple online procedure that requires you to enter your personal details and passport info, plus upload a passport style photo which you can easily take on your phone. Applying for a FAN ID is free and you are not required to send your passport off to be checked, making the application process very easy and convenient.

The application process is expected to open in early 2018. So long as you have a valid passport and are not on any FIFA/FFA banned spectator lists, your application will be approved instantly. Once completed, based on our experience from the 2017 Confederations Cup, your FAN ID will be sent to your home address approx one month prior to the start of the tournament.

(Q) What happens if I am overseas when the tickets are shipped?
(A) Shipping will be to the address provided If you would like this changed please advise.

(Q) Can I change a name on a ticket?
(A) Name changes are permitted as there are no names on these tickets, but there will be a problem if you apply for a Fan ID and then change your mind.


Event Info

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Updates on 2018 FIFA World Cup:
  • The draw for the finals stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will take place on 01Dec17 in Moscow
Host Cities



Host City

Host Stadium

Distance from Moscow


Luzhniki Stadium


Otkrytiye Arena


Saint Petersburg

Krestovsky Stadium



Kalininigrad Stadium

1,258.9 km


Kazan Arena

801.1 km

Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

416.9 km


Cosmos Arena

1,045.5 km


Volgograd Arena

969.3 km


Mordovia Arena

654.2 km


Rostov Arena

1,073.7 km


Fisht Olympic Stadium

1,620.4 km


Central Stadium

1,752.0 km 


Match Schedule

Opening Match 1: 

  • Russia will be placed in position A1 in the group stage and play in the opening match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 14 June at 18:00.

Group Stage: 14-28June

The draw will be conducted on December 1 at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow.
It is scheduled to start at 6pm local time, 2am AEDT on Saturday in Australia

  • 8 Groups, Group A- H, 4 teams in each group, 48 matches.
  • Two winners from each group will proceed to the Knockout Stage.

Knockout Stage:









Visa Information

Exclusively for the World Cup, Russia is relaxing its visa regulations to allow fans to travel around the country for the games.  Entry and exit of foreign citizens arriving to Russia as spectators to the FIFA 2018 World Cup sports events (held from 14Jun to 15Jul18), plus 10 days before and after it, is carried out without Russian visas.

However, in order to be admitted to Russia foreign citizens must have a valid identity document (passport), a “Personalized card of the spectator” (“Fan ID”) and a ticket for a game.

Information on the procedure for obtaining a Fan ID can be found on the official Russia 2018 and the Russian Mission to Australia’s websites

Things to Do in Russia

Book online Russia tours and sightseeing 

Where to stay in Sochi

Most visitors will opt to stay in Krasnaya Polyana or in Sochi Center, located on the Black Sea coast. 


Average Travel Times:

Krasnaya Polyana > Olympic Park approximately 50 mins

Sochi > Krasnaya Polyana approximately 70 mins

Olympic Park > Sochi approximately 30 mins. 



Feel free to contact one of our Travel Specialists for pre or post travel programs in Russia or neighbouring countries.

Hospitality Packages


World Cup 2018 Russia Hospitality Suite

Hospitality packages start from USD$850 for single group matches
and USD$1,500 for opening match*

Full Pricing on All Match Classes


Hospitality Package Key Features:

  • Category 1 match ticket or designated stadium seating according the various hospitality options
  • Social hospitality experience, within the stadium security perimeter
  • Hospitality service with upmarket deli-style menu and drinks before and after the match*
  • Commemorative gift
  • Be welcomed by our MATCH Hospitality hostesses
  • Parking subject to availability.

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*Tickets will only be sold as part of hospitality packages with the exception of those buying 4 or more for Match Club. Hospitality opening and closing hours are usually 2 hour before and 1 hour after the match. Subject to change.

Important Dates:
Opening Match on 14June in Moscow
Final Match on 15July in Moscow
Australia Team Match Dates:
Saturday 16th June, 2018 – FRANCE vs. AUSTRALIA (13:00) in Kazan
Thursday 21st June, 2018 – DENMARK vs. AUSTRALIA (16:00) in Samara
Tuesday 26th June, 2018 – AUSTRALIA vs. PERU (17:00) in Sochi
Follow Australia Team Match Dates

Team Specific Series

Team Specific Series 1 (TSS1):

Guaranteed ticket and hospitality for one Group Match for your team

Team Specific Series 3 (TSS3):

Guaranteed tickets and hospitality for all three Group Matches for your team

Team Specific Series 4(TSS4):

Guaranteed tickets and hospitality for all three group matches as well as your team’s potential Round of 16 match Should the team specified be eliminated prior to the Round of 16, you will receive hospitality packages for a default match in Moscow’s Luzhniki OR Spartak stadiums, the venue to be determined by MATCH Hospitality and communicated at a later date.

Team Specific Series 5 (TSS5):

Guaranteed tickets and hospitality for all potential matches following your team up until the Quarter-final. TSS5 includes all three Group Matches, Round of 16 and the Quarter-final. Should the team specified be eliminated prior to the Round of 16 or the Quarter-final, you will receive hospitality packages for the default Round of 16 match in Moscow’s Luzhniki OR Spartak stadiums (the venue will be determined by MATCH Hospitality and communicated at a later date) and /or Quarter-final match in Sochi.


2018 Russia World Cup Final Series Hospitality

Final Round Series
  • FRS2 including one semi and final match tickets and hospitality
  • FRS3 including tickets and hospitality for both semi final and final matches
  • Final Series including tickets and hospitality for quarter finals, semi finals and final


Venue Series

Guaranteed tickets and hospitality for all matches within a single venue


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For travel options and details,  call Nick Anderson on
1300 30 80 81 or use the enquiry form below to contact us


Call a Luxury Event Specialist on 1300 308 081 and Quote #16382

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