Egypt’s World Cup training base destination revealed
The Pharaohs were drawn into group A alongside hosts Russia, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia, with their opening game coming against the South American side on Friday, June 15 in Yekaterinburg.
They will then face hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia on the 19th and 25th on June in Saint Petersburg and Volgograd respectively.
The distance between Grozny and Yekaterinburg or Saint Petersburg is about 2,600 km, while Volgograd, which will host Egypt’s encounter with Saudi Arabia, is 800 km far.
Grozny is the capital city of the Chechen Republic and it will not host any game in the 2018 World Cup. It is also the home to Russian Premier League side FC Akhmat Grozny, who finished fifth in the league last season.
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