While the footballing world fascinates and frets about Brazil and her World Cup stadia, Bleacher Report looks forward to a future tournament.
In 2018, Russia are set to host the globe’s greatest sporting competition. While the nation already has an established senior league and a handful of good footballing arenas, an enormous amount of work is set to be completed over the next five years in order to prepare the country for the demands of hosting such a major event.
Unfortunately, the nation is encountering many problems in the design and construction process. As with Brazil over the last few years, the country’s sporting body is having trouble in meeting standards and complying with regulations.
This article runs down the 12 stadia and 11 cities in contention to play their part in the country’s finest hour and looks at some of the venues certain to feature.