Latest Global News

Football fans descend on Russia ahead of 2018 World Cup

 
The time is almost upon us.
The 2018 World Cup in Russia kicks off with the host nation taking on Saudi Arabia in the first game in less than 48 hours from now.
 
The South Korean national squad has already arrived at their base camp in St. Petersburg,... receiving a rapturous reception from South Koreans living in the city.
 
Our Won Jung-hwan reports.
 
The final countdown is on for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Games will be played in eleven cities across the country, with the first match -- Russia versus Saudi Arabia -- kicking off in Moscow on Thursday at 6PM, local time.
 
Russia is welcoming football fans from around the world... and everyone's excited for the action to start.
"We are so excited and we are following the Australian team for the three group games, and we are back in Moscow for some Round of 16 matches. Yeah we are very excited about the whole thing."
 
"Actually as you know Brazil has already won this tournament many times,… I think team is really good right now, the performance should be amazing."
 
football fans descend on russia for worldcup2018
 
The 23-man South Korean squad, which had been training in Austria since June 3rd,... arrived at their St. Petersburg base camp on Tuesday to put in their final preparations for the big tournament.
 
The South Korean squad are staying at the New Peterhof Hotel and will train at Spartak Stadium in Lomonosov.
Arriving at the hotel in a bus emblazoned with the slogan "Tigers of Asia, Conquer the World",… the national team received a warm welcome from some 150 South Koreans living in St. Petersburg.
 
The fans expressed their support for the players as they prepare for the biggest tournament in world sport.
"Welcome to Russia. Please don't get injured and show us your best "
"Keep in shape... and go for it "
 
According to an official from the Korea Football Association,… the decision to select St. Petersburg as the base camp was due to its convenience in terms of training facilities, the surrounding environment and its location in relation to other cities.
 
The three cities where South Korea will play their group matches -- Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on Don and Kazan -- are only around a two-hour flight from St. Petersburg.

Add comment

Emails are optional and for tracking replies. Names are unique; get yours today with a comment!


Security code
Refresh

La Global

Russian football fans celebrate World Cup win
Russian football fans celebrate World Cup win

  Russian football fans take to the streets in Moscow to celebrate Russia's seco [ ... ]

Read more la
Lion football proves to be a roaring success at Israeli zoo
Lion football proves to be a roaring success at Israeli zoo

  With the World Cup in full swing the lions of Israel’s Safari Zoo had a go [ ... ]

Read more la
Day-5 wrap up from Russia World Cup 2018
Day-5 wrap up from Russia World Cup 2018

  The curtain has come down on day five of the 2018 Russia World Cup. We had a  [ ... ]

Read more la
Annual dragon boat races in Hong Kong attract hundreds
Annual dragon boat races in Hong Kong attract hundreds

  Hong Kong’s annual dragon boat races have attracted hundreds of people. Th [ ... ]

Read more la
CCTV cameras capture the moment deadly earthquake hits Osaka
CCTV cameras capture the moment deadly earthquake hits Osaka

  CCTV cameras captured the moment a deadly earthquake struck the Japanese cit [ ... ]

Read more la
World Cup: Croatia beat Nigeria to top Group D
World Cup: Croatia beat Nigeria to top Group D

  In the World Cup, in Russia, Croatia are now at the top of what's being call [ ... ]

Read more la
World Cup update: Ronaldo steals show in Portugal's 3-3 against Spain
World Cup update: Ronaldo steals show in Portugal's 3-3 against Spain

  Let's take a look back at Friday's action from the 2018 World Cup in Russi [ ... ]

Read more la
Heroic raccoon scales high-rise building in 3 days!
Heroic raccoon scales high-rise building in 3 days!

  One lucky raccoon in Minnesota caught the attention of thousands after climb [ ... ]

Read more la
The cat is out of the bag! World Cup prediction
The cat is out of the bag! World Cup prediction

  Achilles the cat has chosen who he thinks will win the first match in the op [ ... ]

Read more la
2018 Russia World Cup to kick off Thursday
2018 Russia World Cup to kick off Thursday

  It only comes around once every four years,... but for hundreds of millions of [ ... ]

Read more la
Deer gets trapped in subway!
Deer gets trapped in subway!

  Commuters get a shock when a deer was caught running through a station i [ ... ]

Read more la
Football fans descend on Russia ahead of 2018 World Cup
Football fans descend on Russia ahead of 2018 World Cup

  The time is almost upon us. The 2018 World Cup in Russia kicks off with the [ ... ]

Read more la
Historic First Meeting of Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump
Historic First Meeting of Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump

  Thanks for joining us on our special coverage of the historic summit between [ ... ]

Read more la
Thailand’s elephants play football to combat gambling
Thailand’s elephants play football to combat gambling

  A school football team in Thailand has played against a troop of elephants.  [ ... ]

Read more la
Donald Trump lands in Singapore for meeting with Kim Jong-un
Donald Trump lands in Singapore for meeting with Kim Jong-un

  US President Donald Trump has arrived in Singapore ahead of Tuesday's talks wi [ ... ]

Read more la
Princess Charlotte takes a tumble on Buckingham Palace balcony
Princess Charlotte takes a tumble on Buckingham Palace balcony

  Princess Charlotte took a tumble whilst watching Trooping the Colour on th [ ... ]

Read more la

verychio.com-drag-and-drop-editor

La Latest

Russian football fans celebrate World Cup win

  Russian football fans take to the streets in Moscow to celebrate Russia's seco [ ... ]

Read more la
Lion football proves to be a roaring success at Israeli zoo

  With the World Cup in full swing the lions of Israel’s Safari Zoo had a go [ ... ]

Read more la
Day-5 wrap up from Russia World Cup 2018

  The curtain has come down on day five of the 2018 Russia World Cup. We had a  [ ... ]

Read more la
Annual dragon boat races in Hong Kong attract hundreds

  Hong Kong’s annual dragon boat races have attracted hundreds of people. Th [ ... ]

Read more la
CCTV cameras capture the moment deadly earthquake hits Osaka

  CCTV cameras captured the moment a deadly earthquake struck the Japanese cit [ ... ]

Read more la
No-breakfast lifestyle leads to higher obesity rate?

  Skipping the first meal of the day could lead to weight gain... that's according [ ... ]

Read more la
World Cup: Croatia beat Nigeria to top Group D

  In the World Cup, in Russia, Croatia are now at the top of what's being call [ ... ]

Read more la
World Cup update: Ronaldo steals show in Portugal's 3-3 against Spain

  Let's take a look back at Friday's action from the 2018 World Cup in Russi [ ... ]

Read more la

La Entertain

Gao Yuanyuan vs Angelababy - Full Frontal Red vs Black

At a recent publicity event with a big budget on 8 Jun 2018, Gao Yuanyuan and Angelababy were invite [ ... ]

Read more la
Shawn Yue domesticated by kinky wife Sarah Wang & son Cody Yue

Shawn Yue (36) has officially been domesticated by his hot and kinky Taiwanese wife Sarah Wang (29). [ ... ]

Read more la
Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 2 greets fans on 6 July 2018

Legend of Ravaging Dynasties (LORD) was initially released on 30 Sep 2016. Now, part 2 of the series [ ... ]

Read more la
Miss America bans bikini; beauty contest not beautiful anymore?

  Miss America is scrapping its swimsuit competition and will no longer judge cont [ ... ]

Read more la
Celebrating 25 years of Jurassic Park

  As the original ‘Jurassic Park’ movie marks its 25th anniversary, actors Jef [ ... ]

Read more la
BTS wins 'Top Social Artist' award two consecutive years in BBMAs

  K-pop group BTS won the "Top Social Artist Award" for the second year in a [ ... ]

Read more la
Burning in Cannes 2018

  'Burning', the latest release by Korean director Lee Chang-dong has soared t [ ... ]

Read more la
ABBA release new music after 35 years

  Swedish pop group ABBA have announced they are releasing new music for the f [ ... ]

Read more la