Every team to have already qualified revealed


With just a couple of fixtures remaining for each team in their bid to qualify for next year's World Cup in Russian Federation, the European qualifiers are heating up, with many teams still fighting for a place in the world football's biggest showpiece event.

"In general the state of readiness is good, planning is good and on track", Smith told journalists, Reuters reported.

"There is a significant amount of work to be done, especially in the next two to three months to have all the infrastructure, in terms of construction and some of the commissioning works, completed by the end of the year".

Also in Moscow in Spartak's Otkrytiye Arena with St Petersburg's Krestovsky Stadium, the Kaliningrad Stadium, the Kazan Area, Samara's Cosmos Arena, the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, the Volgograd Arena, Saransk's Mordovia Arena, the Rostov Arena, Sochi's Fisht Olympic Stadium and the Central Stadium in Yekaterinburg all being used as well.

The world's biggest football tournament, the FIFA World Cup, kicks off next year in Russian Federation. Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov has highlighted Samara's 45,000-seat stadium as one of the key concerns for organisers.

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A Federation Internationale de Football Association spokesperson said: "This prestigious entertainment venue with a capacity of 6,000 spectators has hosted many worldwide and locally renowned artists in the past, as well as traditional ballets and operas".

But who are those 10 teams?

"One can see in general that the Luzhniki (stadium) is magnificent and is really the stadium befitting for opening and the final of the FIFA World Cup", Smith stated. "We saw it was very well implemented during the Confederations Cup where no incidents were noted".

How does the World Cup draw work?

"The contractors, the city, the region, all relevant bodies have indicated that they are able to deliver the stadium by the end of the year", Smith said of the arena.