June 13, 2018 17:06 IST

2018 FIFA World Cup: Colombian team arrives in Russia

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Colombia's national football team arrived in this southwestern Russian city ahead of the start of the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup. The team's plane landed at Kazan International Airport late on Tuesday, after which the Colombians headed to the luxurious Ski Resort in Sviyazhsk, some 35 km from the Kazan Arena. The resort - which opened in 2003 - is located in a nature reserve where the Volga, Sviyaga and Sulitsa rivers converge. "The complex complies with all the requirements made to us by the technical staff, who sought comfort, quiet and the proper logistics to train well," Colombian Soccer Federation chief Ramon Jesurun said. Credit: (Photo by ROMAN KRUCHININ/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Colombians will be training at Sviyaga stadium, located near the resort complex, which has been adapted by local organizers to suit the team's requirements. Colombia will start their World Cup campaign on June 19 against Japan, before going on to face Poland and Senegal. Credit: (Photo by ROMAN KRUCHININ/AFP/Getty Images)
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Colombian footballers Juan Cuadrado (L) and Carlos Sanchez walk upon arrival at Kazan airport, on June 12, 2018 ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018. Credit: (Photo by ROMAN KRUCHININ/AFP/Getty Images)
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Colombian midfielder Carlos Sanchez (R) and midfielder Juan Cuadrado walk toward a bus as Colombia's national football team arrives at Kazan airport, on June 12, 2018 ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup. Credit: (Photo by LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Supporters cheer as the team bus with Colombia's national football team leaves upon arrival at Kazan airport, on June 12, 2018 ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018. Credit: (Photo by ROMAN KRUCHININ/AFP/Getty Images)