National teams arriving in Russia ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup
National teams of Panama and Spain arrived in Russia yesterday ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
A plane carrying players and coaches of Spain’s national team landed in the Russian city of Krasnodar, TASS reported.
On June 9, the Spanish team will hold its last friendly in the run-up to the World Cup, against Tunisia.
The Spanish team, winners of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, will play in Group B, against Portugal (June 15, Sochi), Iran (June 20, Kazan) and Morocco (June 25, Kaliningrad).
Earlier in the day, Panama’s national football team arrived in Russia’s city of Saransk. During the World Cup, the team will be based at the city’s Olympic Training Center.
Panama will face Belgium (June 18, Sochi), England (June 24, Nizhny Novgorod) and Tunisia (June 28, Saransk) in the tournament’s group stage.
The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums located in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.