More than five million football supporters attended FIFA Fan Fest sites during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil ©FIFA

The FIFA Fan Fest venues for the 2018 World Cup have been revealed with 11 cities across Russia set to play host.

Football fans will be able to choose from a list of iconic locations, such as the Vorobyovy Gory on the right bank of the Moskva River, the South Mall of the Seaport in Sochi or the Family Center Kazan.

Others include the Mayakovsky Central Park of Entertainment and Culture in Ekaterinburg, Tsentralnaya Square in Kaliningrad and Minina i Pozharskogo Square in Nizhny Novgorod.

Teatralnaya Square in Rostov-on-Don will also welcome supporters along with Konyushennaya Square in Saint Petersburg, Kuybysheva Square in Samara, Sovetskaya Square in Saransk and 62 Armii Embankment in Volgograd.

The combined capacity of the 11 venues will be 267,000, ranging from 10,000 in Sochi to 40,000 in Moscow.

Fan Fest sites, which are free to enter for both local and visiting football supporters, first debuted at the 2006 World Cup in Germany and have been a permanent fixture ever since.

"Since Germany 2006 we have this very unique way of experiencing the FIFA World Cup, which is attending the FIFA Fan Fests," said FIFA’s acting secretary general Markus Kattner.

"I had a great time every time I went there since then and when I see the images of the future venues I can already picture how amazing it is going to be to have gathered there all those passionate fans cheering and celebrating football together.

"Not by chance, the FIFA Fan Fest continues to grow in scale and awareness, with over five million people attending the 2014 events in Brazil."

Alexey Sorokin, chief executive of Russia 2018, added: "The FIFA Fan Fest will be the perfect opportunity for each of our host cities to show the world their unique culture and friendly hospitality.

"These venues will serve as informal and joyful meeting points, from where I am sure fans will take some of their best memories from the amazing event we will host in 2018."

Russia’s preparations for the 2018 World Cup hit a further hitch earlier this month after it was confirmed that the delivery date of the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi has been pushed back by five months.

The venue, which staged the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, is being revamped for the tournament in two years' time and was due to be delivered in June.

Regional Sports Minister Lyudmila Chernova, however, told Russian news agency TASS it would now not be ready until November but did not elaborate on the reasons for the setback.

It follows Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko revealing the Zenit Stadium in Saint Petersburg had also suffered delays.

He confirmed construction had fallen three months behind schedule but insisted it would be completed by the end of the year.