The controvertial selection of Russia as the host nation for the 2018 World Cup ruffled a few feathers amongst FIFA assosciations, namely the English FA, but the competition will go ahead regardless and photos of the proposed stadiums to host the group matches have recently surfaced.
Some of the stadiums such as the Luzhniki stadium and Fisht Olympic Stadium are already built, but others look like something straight out of a futuristic utopia where robots live and interact with human beings. Whether these stadiums will be ready for Russia 2018 remains to be seen.
Have a look for yourself.
Luzhniki Stadium - Moscow - 81,000 capacity
New Zenit Arena - St. Petersburg - 70,000 capacity
Fisht Olympic Stadium - Sochi - 48,000 capacity
Rotor Arena - Volgograd - 45,000 capacity
Baltic Arena - Kaliningrad - 45,000 capacity
Kazan Arena - Kazan - 45,000 capacity
Sinara Arena - Yekaterinburg - 44,000
Otkritie Arena - Moscow - 44,000 capacity
Stadion w Rostowie - Rostov-on-Don - 43,000 capacity
Stadion Samara - Samara - 44,000 capacity
Stadion Yubileyniy Saransk - Saransk - 44,000 capacity
Stadion Nizhny Novgorod - Nizhny Novgorod - 45,000 capacity
Stadion Szynnika Yaroslavl - Yaroslavl - 45,000 capacity
VTB Arena - Moscow - 27,000 capacity