Four years ago, we were getting ready for a huge month of football in Brazil. Now, the eyes of the world are on Russia for the world’s biggest sporting event between the 14th of June and the 15th of July.
If you are lucky enough to be going to Russia (as I wish I was ), or even if you are watching from home, this blog will help you stay updated with the footballing activities over the coming month.
I hope you enjoy what will be a brilliant summer of football.
Handy Hints and Tips for Russia
To help you get to the stadium, see a map of all the venues here.
Below are a few phrases you may need when spending time in Russia and chatting to the locals:
How are you - Как дела? (Kak-dela?)
Hello - Приве́т! (Privet!)
My name is - Меня зовут ... (mee-nya za-vut...)
Good luck-Удачи! (U-dači!)
Do you speak English? - Ты говоришь по-английски? (Ty-gov-oriš' po-ang-liski?
When in Russia, you will be presented with the following networks to use:
You might need to perform a manual network search to choose the best one when you arrive in Russia and this can involve a little trial and error. To do this:
iPhone: Go to Settings > Carrier and turn off Automatic. Wait until available networks appear, which might take a couple of minutes. Tap the network to which you want to connect.
Android: Open the Settings menu >Tap More > Mobile Networks > Carrier and turn off Automatic. Wait until available networks appear, which might take two minutes. Tap the network to which you want to connect