Russia adopts law for 2018 FIFA World Cup and FIFA Confederations Cup 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a federal law on the preparation and hosting of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia.

FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) are very pleased about the enactment of the 2018 FIFA World Cup law and grateful to the Russian authorities for their cooperation in finalising this important project fully five years before the start of the tournament. The swift passing of the law shows the strong collaboration between the Russian government, FIFA and the LOC on the two major FIFA tournaments to be hosted in Russia for the first time in 2017 and 2018.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup law will be the cornerstone of the operational set-up and preparation for football’s flagship event and covers all areas essential to the success of the tournaments.

From a fan’s perspective, the law permits visa-free entry to Russia for all 2018 FIFA World Cup match ticket holders and free overground travel on public transport 18 hours before and after matches.

The text of the new law is available for download by clicking the link on the right.