Russia 2018: a guide to the cities and stadiums for England’s group games

World Cup fans based in Moscow will find the Panama game the easiest to get to while travel to one of the others could include an 18-hour train journey

While the World Cup draw has been kind to England in footballing terms, the travel logistics are rather trickier. All three of England’s games avoid the big two transport hubs of Moscow and St Petersburg, and all are a flight away from the England training camp near St Petersburg. Fans planning to catch the games will need to take a lot of flights or be prepared for long train journeys. Russian overnight trains are comfortable though, so they may be a good option for those wanting to save on a night of accommodation. The England team may have climatic factors to take into account as well – Kaliningrad on the Baltic can be breezy and mild even in summer, while the southern city of Volgograd can get swelteringly hot.

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