State Kremlin Palace to host FIFA World Cup final draw

CAIRO – 3 November 2017: Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) announced that the Russia 2018 final draw will take place at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow on December 1.
There is only one month to go until the competing teams at the World Cup discover who they will face during the group stages.
FIFA chose Nikita Simonyan, the former legend of Spartak Moscow and FIFA World Cup ambassador, to be one of the assistants who will hold the fate of the 32 qualified teams in their hands.
"The head coaches and supporters everywhere will be eagerly waiting to see which groups their teams land in. I'd like to wish everyone good luck," said Simonyan when asked to comment on his role as a final draw assistant.
"The choice of the State Kremlin Palace as the location says a lot about the prestige of the World Cup and Russia's excitement to welcome teams and fans from all over the world," he added.
The biggest milestone ahead of the FIFA World Cup could not have found a more historic and unique venue in the host country.
Built in 1961 on the grounds of the Moscow Kremlin, this concert hall is one of the best places in Russia to hold theatrical productions and concerts.
Over the years, the State Kremlin Palace has welcomed global stars, such as Luciano Pavarotti, James Brown, Eric Clapton, Charles Aznavour, Whitney Houston, Elton John and Sting.
It is fitting therefore that it is here on the evening of December 1 that the whole world will watch the stars of football align.