61 Of the twelve venues used, the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and the Saint Petersburg Stadium the two largest stadiums in Russia were used most, both hosting seven matches.
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94 Transport Free public transport services were offered for ticketholders during the World Cup, including additional trains linking between host cities, as well as services such as bus service within them.
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Retrieved "Match report Group F Mexico v Sweden" (PDF).32 33 The 32 teams were drawn into 8 groups of 4, by selecting one team from each of the 4 ranked pots.Retrieved "Match report Group H Japan v Poland" (PDF).Archived from the original on Retrieved "2018 fifa World Cup Bid Evaluation Report: Russia" (PDF).Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that the logo was inspired by "Russia's rich artistic tradition and its history of bold achievement and innovation and fifa President Sepp Blatter stated that it reflected the "heart and soul" of the country.Archived from the original on Retrieved "Road to Russia with new milestone".Archived from the original on Retrieved "2018 fifa World Cup Russia Official Song 'Live It Up' to be performed by all-star line-up".228 229 Additionally, the Football Federation of Ukraine refused to accredit journalists for the World Cup and waived their" of tickets.Retrieved "Yaya Toure: Black players may boycott 2018 Russia World Cup".