FIFA has revealed that the construction of the World Cup Stadium in Samara is drastically behind schedule.
The Samara Arena is one of 12 venues to host the World Cup in Russia this summer, but multiple setbacks have delayed the completion of the stadium.
"Over the course of this project, we have spoken about delays in Samara," FIFA chief competitions official Colin Smith told reporters.
"Those delays are still evident now even though a lot of progress has been made. There is a huge amount of work to be done.
"We would expect further progress than this, but what's important to us is that the stadium is commissioned on time, then we have the use of the stadium and we can install all our temporary overlay and equipment that we need for the World Cup."
The stadium is planned to host four group stage matches, a last-16 tie and a quarter-final.