Spartak Stadium, Moscow

Capacity: 43,298*

Opened: 2014

Climate: Average highs of 23C and lows of 18C with a 50% chance of rain

Time Zone: BST +2 hours

Location: North-west Moscow

Background: Spartak Stadium (which is its official title during the World Cup, changed from the Otkritie Arena) is the first permanent home of 22-time Soviet/Russian champions Spartak Moscow. Prior to its opening in 2014, Spartak played in a number of different venues in Moscow, including the Luzhniki.

Situated on the site of Moscow’s former airfield in the district of Tushino, the stadium hosted its first match on 5 September 2014, in which Spartak drew 1-1 with Red Star Belgrade.

The exterior design of the stadium features hundreds of connected diamonds, reminiscent of chainmail. These are coloured the red and white of Spartak but can be changed to reflect the teams playing.

Group matches: Argentina v Iceland (Saturday, 16 June, 14:00 BST), Poland v Senegal (Tuesday, 19 June, 16:00 BST), Belgium v Tunisia (Saturday, 23 June, 13:00 BST), Serbia v Brazil (Wednesday, 27 June, 19:00 BST).

Knockout matches: Last 16 – winners of Group H v runners-up of Group G (Tuesday, 3 July, 19:00 BST).

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