President of the Argentina Football Union Claudio Tapia praised the Luzhniki stadium and hailed Moscow 'very safe' on Monday during an interview recorded by RT. Tapia stated, «This is one of the best stadiums. Without any doubt. I have travelled a lot, I have seen a lot [of stadiums], I was always amazed by the modernity and infrastructure of football stadiums, but this one is one of the best... Еще.» Argentina Football Union's president added, «to be the first team that played at the opening of such a symbolic stadium is a great honour and pride for us.» According to Tapia, «it felt that it [Russia] is ready to host the World Cup with its hospitality, and this, in my opinion, is extremely important for the tournament in order to be successful, so that people could come here and have a good time enjoying the city.» Argentina managed to beat their hosts 1-0, with a goal from Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero on November 11th. The 2018 FIFA World Cup it is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July, 2018. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities across Russia, with the final being expected to take place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.