“The Local Organising Committee (LOC) and FIFA will
announce the host cities on Sept. 29 in Moscow,” LOC said in a
Thirteen Russian cities – Moscow, St. Petersburg,
Kaliningrad, Yaroslavl, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Samara, Saransk,
Volgograd, Krasnodar, Rostov, Sochi and Yekaterinburg – are
competing for the right to stage the world’s biggest event.
LOC head Vitaly Mutko said last year the tournament will be
played in 12 stadiums located in 11 cities.