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2018 FIFA World Cup™ Spectator’s Accessibility Guide published

Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia, FIFA, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and CAFE have co-authored a Spectator’s Accessibility Guide for disabled fans attending the tournament.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup™ kicks off in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday 14 June, as hosts Russia face off against Saudi Arabia. A total of 64 matches will be played across 12 host venues in 11 Russian cities.

The Luzhniki Stadium will also host the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Final on 15 July.

The Spectator’s Accessibility Guide includes information on how to reach each of the host stadiums, as well as information on the accessible facilities and services that will be available on each matchday.

To download the Spectator’s Accessibility Guide in English, please click here. A Russian version of the guide is also available to download here.

Speaking on the launch of the Spectator’s Accessibility Guide, CAFE Managing Director Joanna Deagle said, “Advance information can be very useful for all football fans, but especially for disabled fans who often have to prepare their trips in greater detail. We hope that disabled fans attending the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ find the Spectator’s Accessibility Guide to be helpful and enjoy a fantastic tournament”.

A very limited number of Special Access Tickets are still available for disabled spectators and spectators with limited mobility. Please note that spectators who apply for Special Access Tickets will be required to provide sufficient proof of eligibility. More information on accepted forms of proof of eligibility can be found here.

For further information and to apply for tickets, please click here.

If you are a disabled spectator attending the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, or you are attending the tournament with a disabled spectator, we would be keen to hear about your matchday experiences. The CAFE Matchday Experience Evaluation Form is available online in English and Russian. Your feedback and photos can be very useful to CAFE, our partners and other disabled fans. For more information or for alternate language or accessible versions, please feel free to contact CAFE at or call us on +44(0)20 8621 2405.

LPF and CAFE wish all spectators attending the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ a welcoming, inclusive and accessible experience!