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VOLGOGRAD, March 25. /TASS/. Stadium “Volgograd-arena”, which will host games of the world Cup, will be commissioned until April 21, this day will be the first test match. About it to journalists on Sunday said the Vice – Governor – head of administration of the Governor of Volgograd region Yevgeny Harichkin.
“The first test match at “Volgograd-Arena” will be held April 21, by that date, the stadium needs to be put into operation”, – said Harichkin.
The final stage of the seventh inspection visit of FIFA and organizing Committee “Russia-2018” to the stadiums of the world Cup started on 20 March in Yekaterinburg. On Wednesday, the delegation toured the arena in Samara, on Thursday, the stadium in Saransk on Saturday visited the stadium in Nizhny Novgorod. On Sunday, the FIFA representatives visited the “Volgograd-Arena” . The last object for inspection within that inspection is a stadium in Kaliningrad, which FIFA will visit on March 26.
The world Cup will be held from 14 June to 15 July at 12 stadiums in 11 cities of Russia. 45-thousand stadium “Volgograd-arena” will host four matches of the tournament: Tunisia – England (June 18), Nigeria – Iceland (June 22), Saudi Arabia – Egypt (25 June), Japan V Poland (June 28).