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A centre for the accommodation of 2018 World Cup fans starts working in Moscow  09.04.2018 11:50

A city centre for the accommodation of 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia™ tourists and fans began to operate in Moscow. Its staff will help the capital’s guests to choose a suitable accommodation in regard to cost and location during the world championship.

Room reservation requests are accepted at: +7 (800) 302 31 12 and +7 (800) 350 51 12 (for calls coming from other countries) and +7 (495) 587 71 12 (for calls in Russia). The call is free.

The service is available in five languages: Russian, English, French, Chinese and German.

"Tourists usually have no problems in the capital finding accommodation at a hotel, but as we approach 2018 World Cup the number of those wishing to come to Moscow has increased dramatically,” Head of the Moscow City Department of Sport and Tourism Nikolay Gulyaev said. “Many hotels, especially downtown, are already fully booked for the period. However, there are hotels, hostels located a little further from the centre, which have passed the classification and proven the quality of their services. There are still available rooms there. We assist fans in room booking and hotels in customer searching.”

The centre for the accommodation of fans uses a special database, which presents more than six thousand rooms in Moscow hotels. During the conversation, the user is asked to leave a phone number or an e-mail address, after which relevant hotel representatives contact him. Over time the database will expand. Moscow Oblast hotels will also be added in.

The World Championship will be held from June 14 to July 15, 2018 in 11 cities: Moscow, Kaliningrad, Saint Petersburg, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi and Ekaterinburg.

Moscow will host 12 world championship matches. On June 14 the opening match between the Russia and Saudi Arabia national teams will take place on the Luzhniki Stadium. The arena will also host meetings in the group stage: Germany - Mexico (June 17), Portugal - Morocco (June 20) and Denmark - France (June 26). On July 1 Luzhniki will host the round of 16, on July 11 the semi-finals, and on July 15 the final.

Argentina - Iceland (16 June), Poland - Senegal (June 19), Belgium - Tunisia (23 June) and Serbia - Brazil (27 June) will play at the Spartak Stadium. On July 3 the stadium will host the round of 16.