In Pictures: The 12 stadiums in Russia hosting World Cup action

Football will be played out in 12 venues across Russia, with the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow - the country's largest football arena with a capacity of 81,000 - set to host the World Cup opener between the hosts and Saudi Arabia on June 14. The other venues are located in cities such as St Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Kazan, and Sochi.

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.