15 July 2018

FIFA World Cup Football 2018 - The big day finally comes....

The big day is finally here! Today, France and Croatia will battle it out for the most important title in World football. Some more stamps on FIFA dedicated to this biggest Football event !

A total of 32 Countries will participate and matches will be played in 12 Stadiums across 11 Cities.

A set of four stamps was issued by Russia on 23 Aug 2017 on four stadiums which shall be hosting the matches. All are 22 Rouble stamps.

The stadiums are :
Kaliningrad Stadium -Capacity 35,212 -New stadium
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium- Capacity 44,899 -New stadium
St Petersburg Stadium (Krestovsky Stadium)- Capacity 68,134
Mordovia arena (in Saransk) – Capacity 44,442 -New stadium

A miniature sheet issued shows stamps issued by Russia for World Cups of 1958,62,66,70,82 & 86.

: Raman Thapar - email : sahilthpr@yahoo.co.in

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