What is England’s itinerary for the World Cup?

first_imgEngland are completing their final preparations at home before flying out to Russia for the World Cup, and it’s all starting to get rather exciting.The Three Lions’ opening fixture is only a week away now, against Tunisia on 18th June, and Gareth Southgate’s men are about to enter tournament mode. 5 5 5 5 Monday, June 18: TUNISIA v England (Volgograd Arena, Volgograd) – kick-off 19:00Sunday, June 24: England v PANAMA (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod) – kick-off 13:00Thursday, June 28: England v BELGIUM (Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad) – kick-off 19:00And hopefully more beyond the group stage. Fingers crossed.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. The purpose-built Spartak Zelenogorsk will host England’s training sessions.Situated just two miles from the hotel, it has been completely renovated by the FA, with a new clubhouse and modern media facilities for journalists following the team.Who do they play?center_img Southgate’s preparations at home are nearly finished Southgate, his staff and the 23-man squad will fly out to Russia from Birmingham Airport on the afternoon of Tuesday 12th June. A final training session will take place at St George’s Park in the morning. They land at a small private airport close to the team’s base in the rural setting of Repino.Where will the team stay? The Three Lions have booked a lovely, quiet hotel in Repino called ForRestMix Club Sport&Relax. It is a 45-minute drive from St Petersburg and over 1000 miles from the Volgograd Arena, where they play Tunisia.The players will be treated to spacious rooms with gorgeous views of the forest. If they look really closely, they’ll be able to see the Gulf of Finland.It is not the most upmarket choice, compared to previous tournaments, but it does have a spa, gym, sports hall and pool, with Southgate stressing the importance of relaxation.Where will the players train? 5 Here, talkSPORT.com gives you every detail of their plans for the competition.When do they fly to Russia?last_img

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