The Summer they say is always the best time to visit the land of Putin.
It will be most likely 80 degrees Celsius while players from all over the world slog it out for the most coveted trophy in national football competition. Hosting rights which the former cold war assailant country won in 2010 will see it play host to the tournament which the continent of Europe last hosted in 2006.
Dated to begin 14th of June and end on the 15th of July; culminating a one month duration at which end foreign players should have gotten familiar with Russian terms like ‘Preevyet’ and, of course, Russian female names like Allisa or Alexandra.
Players will need to brush up on their Russian. The Brazil squad were said to have begun preliminary learning in Russian language. The Russian organizers even began a free online language course for World Cup volunteers.
Transportation within the cities shouldn’t pose a problem with the tournament getting to be featured in over 11 cities.
Russian organisers have put into place a revolutionary new scheme – Fan ID – to offer transport around the whole country which will not cost a penny. But the Fan ID system allows supporters to register when they buy a match ticket, get a free visa and then completely free public transport within cities and between host cities.
International football fans enthusiastic to experience the tournament are apt to have a World Cup in Russia.
Don’t worry, it means enjoy.