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June 14, 2018 to July 15, 2018


Multiple Locations, Russia

Expected operational date(s) TBC:

June 12, 2018 to July 15, 2018

Russia hosts the World Cup 2018 soccer tournament from 14 June to 15 July, with the home team kicking off the games against Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium.

AP in cooperation with Russia's Match TV will be your 'one stop shop' in several key locations around Moscow.

A total of 64 games matches will be played over the course of the competition, with 32 international teams vying for the coveted golden trophy and the winner’s title.

The Russian government says it has tightened security measures to counter potential terror and hooliganism threats.

President Vladimir Putin has promised World Cup fans "unforgettable memories".

Facilities available at this event (4)

Live Position

Saint Basil Descent

Moscow, Russia

Exclusive single-camera and multi-camera stand-up position with live views of Saint Basil's Cathedral.

Live Position

Luzhniki Stadium

Moscow, Russia

Single-camera and multi-camera stand-up position with live views of Luzhniki Stadium.

Live Position

Fan Fest Zone™

Moscow, Russia

Single-camera stand-up position with live views of the Fan Fest Zone™.


Moscow studio

Moscow, Russia

Single-camera studios offering a variety of live backdrops along Kutuzovsky Prospect, including the White House, The US Embassy, and Radisson Royal Hotel (formerly the Hotel Ukraine).

All AP positions are located outside the security perimeter, available and accessible to both rights holders and non-rights holders. Event accreditation is not required for guest access.

Additional Services

AP is offering a range of additional facilities at this event.

AP Reporters

Renowned AP sports journalists and Russia experts available for live broadcast interview from our Saint Basil Descent location. Available languages: English, French, Arabic & Russian.

Multiformat tape playout

Available in all locations.

Dry-hire IP positions

Weather protected position with high-speed internet, telephone line and power available to broadcasters using own IP transmission devices, camera, lights and crew.

Dedicated Positions

Fully manned/equipped or unmanned/unequipped positions available in all locations.

Customized Production

AP and Match TV can provide customized production outside stadiums throughout Russia.

International delivery via AP's networks

Satellite, fibre and IP delivery available in all locations.

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