16 World Cup games played on GrassMaster hybrid system
As Russia prepares to host the 21st FIFA World Cup from June 14 to July 15, GrassMaster by Tarkett Sports will also be present at this elite-level tournament. The pioneers of hybrid grass were already part of the game in the last two FIFA World Cups: Brazil in 2014 and South Africa in 2010. Launching a new tradition.
Sixteen 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia games in total will be played on GrassMaster. The stadiums Volgograd Arena, Kazan Arena and Nizhny Novgorod Stadium all have a brand new GrassMaster pitch installed.
Kazan Arena will host six games between June 16 and July 7. France vs Australia will be the first fixture of the World Cup to be played on GrassMaster. Four games during the group’s stage will be played in Kazan, as well a Round of 16 game and a quarter final.
At the Volgograd Arena, four games will be played, starting with Tunisia vs England on June 18. Also on that date, the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium opens its doors with the first game of Group F, with Sweden vs Korea Republic. This stadium will host four group stage matches, a Round of 16 game and a quarter final.