Drone footage released showing off the stadium hosting the Fifa World Cup 2018 final in Moscow

Footage shows the Luzhniki Stadium reconstruction works that will increase its capacity to 90,000 seats

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Drone footage of the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow’s Khamovniki district has been released as organisers look to show off the venue for the Fifa World Cup 2018 final.

Built in 1956 and originally named the Central Lenin Stadium, it will be the venue for the 2018 World Cup opening and final matches.

The vast reconstruction works will increase its capacity from 78,360 to 90,000 seats.

Moscow will be just one of eleven different Russian cities where matches will be played.

The World Cup 2018 draw was made last month which pits England and Scotland in the same group with both nations fancying their chances of booking a place at the Finals in Russia.