Football is one of the things that unites everyone despite our diversities in religions, ethnicities, beliefs, race and ideologies. Little wonder ahead of the world cup competition next year 2018, Nigerians were seen in every nook and cranny last Saturday watching the match between Nigeria and Zambia with high expectations of the SUPER EAGLES to make them proud.
The match which ended in a lone goal 1-0 against Zambia made Nigeria the first African nation to qualify for the World cup which is slated to take place in Russia by June 2018.So Nigeria heads to Russia next year, what an awesome experience full of expectations for everyone.
So it’s all about Russia come 2018 for the world cup. Football lovers and fans, it’s something to look forward to isn’t it? Ahead of the competition let’s take a look at what Russia offers not only for sport lovers but also travel enthusiasts and the stadiums where some of these matches will be played.
DO YOU KNOW THAT?
- Russia is the Largest Country in the worldRussia, the world’s largest nation, borders European and Asian countries as well as the Pacific and Arctic oceans. Its landscape ranges from tundra and forests to subtropical beaches. It’s famous for Moscow’s Bolshoi and St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky ballet companies. St. Petersburg, founded by Russian leader Peter the Great, has the baroque Winter Palace, now housing part of the State Hermitage Museum’s art collection. Russia recorded the largest country in the world is approximately 1.8million times the size of the United States of America with Moscow the largest city in Russia doubling up as its Capital city. Russia is one of the five most spoken languages in the World.
- The deepest Lake: Lake Baikal in Russia
Lake Baikal one of the most visited tourist attractions in Russia contains about 20 per cent of the world’s fresh water and it is recorded to be the deepest lake in the world with about 1,700 species of plants and animals living in it ,two third per cent of which cannot be found elsewhere in the world. This is a must visit for lovers of nature.
- Norilsk: Most Populated City in the world
Norilsk recorded the worlds most populated city is situated in Russia. It is known to have a harsh climate with an average of 15.5F and it’s also heavily polluted by heavy metals that it is economically feasible to mine the surface soil.
- Red Square
Moscow’s Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) is known for its political symbolism, but was actually named for its loveliness: Krasnaya, or “red,” meant “beautiful” in old Russian. The plaza has drawn crowds since it was a 1400s shantytown. Red Square is the 50th-largest city square in the world by size (73,000 m²).
Russia’s economy is the eighth largest in the world and its national day is 12th June Two days before the commencement of the world cup.
And for the football bluffs, here’s something you can add to your Arsenal. The official names of the stadiums for the 2018 FIFA World Cup are as follows:
∙ Ekaterinburg Arena – Ekaterinburg
∙ Fisht Stadium – Sochi
∙ Kazan Arena – Kazan
∙ Kaliningrad Stadium – Kaliningrad
∙ Luzhniki Stadium; Spartak Stadium – Moscow `
∙ Mordovia Arena – Saransk
∙ Nizhny Novgorod Stadium – Nizhny Novgorod
∙ Rostov Arena – Rostov-on-Don
∙ Samara Arena – Samara
∙ Saint Petersburg Stadium – Saint Petersburg
∙ Volgograd Arena – Volgograd
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Remember the world is a book and those who do not travel read a page… Saint Augustine.