Russia 2018, Part 5- Moscow

Between the two matches we had four days free in Moscow which were mainly spent in the enormous fan park watching the World Cup games on one of the nine giant screens in the university’s car park. We really brought the hot weather back up with us from Volgograd as all week the temperature was…

Russia 2018- Part 4 Volgograd

Having quickly turned down Dennis from the train’s offer to all stick together for the nine hours leading up to the match we found ourselves in the middle of a fairly typically rundown looking Russian city. Carrying on the theme of our travels abroad we headed straight for a McDonalds near the stadium before doing…

Russia 2018-Part 3. Train journey to Volgograd

The next morning we were up early in order to get the subway back to the centre of Moscow so we could catch the train to Volgograd. On the way to the subway station we went via the supermarket I had discovered the night before to buy provisions for the journey ahead. Our diet on…

Russia 2018-Part 2, Manchester-Riga-Moscow

In the early hours of the morning on Thursday 14th June we flew to Riga the capital of Latvia from Manchester Airport. As we waited at the gate to get on our plane another passenger was loudly talking about how English hooligans shouldn’t have their passport taken of them and as punishment should go out…

Russia 2018, Part 1- The preparation.

I suppose the idea of going to watch England at a major tournament first came about on the eve of Euro 2016 in France. Obviously most of the matches were sold out by this point and the ones that weren’t were logistically difficult trips to organize at such short notice. I did however learn that…