Samara Arena, Samara

Capacity: 44,807*

Opened: 2018

Climate: Average highs of 26C and lows of 16C with a 50% chance of rain

Time Zone: BST +3 hours

Approximate distance from Moscow: 655 miles

Location: Situated in the south-eastern part of European Russia at the confluence of the Volga and Samara rivers on the east bank of the Volga.

Background: If all had gone according to the initial plans, the Samara Arena would have been situated on a near-deserted island to the south of the city. After much criticism and some common sense, the venue was relocated north and inside city limits.

With its dome structure, metallic look and capacity to light up at night, it is designed around the theme of space to reflect the region’s renowned aerospace sector. It will even be called Cosmos Arena once the World Cup is over. It will then become the new home of local side Krylia Sovetov, replacing their current Metallurg Stadium.

Group matches: Costa Rica v Serbia (Sunday, 17 June, 13:00 BST), Denmark v Australia (Thursday, 21 June, 13:00 BST), Uruguay v Russia (Monday, 25 June, 15:00 BST), Senegal v Colombia (Thursday, 28 June, 15:00 BST).

Knockout matches: Last 16 – winners of Group E v runners-up of Group F (Monday, 2 July, 15:00 BST), quarter-final 4 (Saturday, 7 July, 19:00 BST).

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