If you are planning a Football Trip to Russia, this post provides details of the 2018-19 Fixtures and dates of key games.
The Russian Football Championship is the top division professional association football league in Russia. The competition is administered by the Russian Football Premier League. There are 16 teams in the competition. The league has three Champions League qualifying spots given to the top three teams at the end of the season and the two Europa League spots will be allocated to the fourth and fifth placed teams. The last two teams are relegated to the Russian National Football League at the end of the season.
Lokomotiv Moscow is the Russian Premier League champion.
The 16 teams will play a round-robin tournament whereby each team plays each one of the other teams twice, once at home and once away. Thus, a total of 240 matches will be played, with 30 matches played by each team.
The teams that finish 15th and 16th will be relegated to the FNL, while the top 2 in that league will be promoted to the Premier League for the 2019–20 season.
The 13th and 14th Premier League teams will play the 4th and 3rd FNL teams respectively in two playoff games with the winners securing Premier League spots for the 2019–20 season.
Under the current autumn-spring calendar, the league takes a three-month winter break from mid-December until mid-March.
Here is where you can find the fixtures.
Stadiums and Cities
The following teams are competing in the 2018–19 season:
|Arsenal Tula||Tula||Arsenal Stadium||20,048|
|CSKA Moscow||Moscow||VEB Arena||30,000|
|Dynamo Moscow||Moscow||VTB Arena||27,000|
|Lokomotiv Moscow||Moscow||Lokomotiv Stadium||28,800|
|Rubin Kazan||Kazan||Kazan Arena||45,379|
|Spartak Moscow||Moscow||Otkrytiye Arena||45,360|
|Krylia Sovetov Samara||Samara||Cosmos Arena||44,918|
|Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast||Yekaterinburg||Central Stadium||35,000|
|Zenit Saint Petersburg||Saint Petersburg||Krestovsky Stadium||68,134|