St Petersburg Stadium, St Petersburg

Capacity: 68,134*

Opened: 2017

Climate: Average highs of 21C and lows of 13C with a 60% chance of rain

Time Zone: BST +2 hours

Approximate distance from Moscow: 425 miles

Location: Situated on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea, it is the most northerly venue.

Background: The Krestovsky Stadium, or Zenit Arena, by day, will become the St Petersburg Stadium during the World Cup. Ground was broken in 2007 for its construction, which was due to be completed in 2009 but suffered a number of delays, including a redesign to comply with Fifa requirements. After initial backers, Russian gas firm Gazprom, pulled out of the project, it was taken over by the St Petersburg city government, with work finally completed in 2017 in time for the Confederations Cup. Original costs were meant to be around $250m (£190m) but reports suggest this to now be at least three times that amount.

Built from Kisho Kurokawa’s ‘The Spaceship’ design, it is a scaled-down version of the same designer’s Toyota Stadium in Toyota city, Japan. Equipped with a sliding pitch and retractable roof, the stadium is one of the most technologically advanced in the world.

The stadium will be home to Russian club side Zenit St Petersburg and is also scheduled to host three group-stage matches and a quarter-final in Euro 2020.

Group matches: Morocco v Iran (Friday, 15 June, 16:00 BST), Russia v Egypt (Tuesday, 19 June, 19:00 BST), Brazil v Costa Rica (Friday, 22 June, 13:00 BST), Nigeria v Argentina (Tuesday, 26 June, 19:00 BST).

Knockout matches: Last 16 – winners of Group F v runners-up of Group E (Tuesday, 3 July, 15:00 BST), semi-final 1 (Tuesday, 10 July, 19:00 BST), third v fourth play-off (Saturday, 14 July, 15:00 BST).

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