Volgograd Arena filled for final test match before World Cup
World Cup 2018 By: Lolade Adewuyi | 10/05/2018
The Volgograd Arena, the venue for Nigeria’s second Group D game against Iceland on June 22, was filled on Wednesday when it hosted the Russian Cup final.Tosno defeated Avangard Kursk 2-1 in front of 40,373 fans during the annual May 9 Victory Day celebrations. The match was the last game on the new grass turf that will host matches during the 2018 World Cup that starts in 34 days.The all-new Volgograd Arena will host four group games that include Tunisia vs England, Nigeria vs Iceland, Saudi Arabia vs Egypt and Japan vs Poland. After the Russian Cup final, fans were treated to fireworks over the cityscape with the Mamayev Kurgan (Motherland Calls) statue serving as an impressive backdrop.
Fans entering the Volgograd Arena. Pictures by Alexandr