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As the 2018 FIFA World Cup continues, new technology helps referees, players and fans make the games more transparent and spectacular. We look at the innovative technologies approved by FIFA’s Football Technology Innovation Department, which examines, tests and integrates new technical solutions into the cup’s events.
This week, the FIFA World Cup is starting in Russia. The most dedicated fans will travel from one city to another to attend as many matches as possible. How can they get to know each city in such a short time? Ksenia Mukhina and Alexander Visheratin, researchers from ITMO University’s eScience Research Institute, have designed short routes for each FIFA World Cup host city.
“Next station: Nevsky Prospect, FIFA Fan Fest,” says an announcer in plain English in St. Petersburg metro. From bilingual tram conductors to a bar that spans the length of a shopping mall to free shuttles, St. Petersburg is all set to host the matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia that kicks off today. Whether you’re a football fan or just want to participate in the festivities, here’s how to have the most fun.
In just a month, Russia will host its first-ever FIFA World Cup football tournament. St. Petersburg will host seven of the tournament’s 64 games, including the one that will decide the third place winner. An estimated million football fans will come to St. Petersburg for the events. The city has changed greatly in preparation for the cup - here’s what you need to know about this summer in St. Petersburg.