Quiz: it’s all about that (World Cup training) base

first_img Unmarried couples Ice hockey AK Bars, the Snow Leopards, won their league title this season. Colombia are staying in Kazan and training at the Sviyaga shooting range, which hosted the 2010 trapshooting European Championships. They’ll also: Bor Bor actually means “pine wood” in Russian. You got… Spain Sleypy Around 800 miles Just outside the European places Reuse this content Russian Open golf championship Won in 2014 by Colin Montgomerie. Winner, winner, chicken dinner Senegal are staying in the Royal hotel in Kaluga, a building that has which unusual feature? World Cup 2018 Aussie Rules While most teams have based themselves in plush woodland, historic city hotels or at state-of-the-art training bases, Peru have done what? Champions League level Water polo Share on Facebook Based themselves in the hotel of Moscow’s equivalent to Alton Towers Russian Open tennis championship Uruguay’s home town for the tournament is one for fans of nominative determinism. Where are they based? Travel at least 500 miles north for every match Share via Email Around 1,450 miles Although several teams have to make round trips of over 2,000 miles for a single game. Share on Facebook Russian Open chess championship Share on Pinterest Brazil Around 600 miles Snuz Football features A bobsleigh track runs through the foyer Not great Several teams will prepare for games at the training grounds of Russian clubs, but who has bagged CSKA Moscow’s facilities? Germany Russia share Dinamo Moscow’s training facilities with Mexico, Saudi Arabia have Zenit St Petersburg’s while Japan’s HQ is usually the home of Rubin Kazan. Saudi Arabia are stopping in the plush Belmond Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg, which has a bevy of suites named in honour of various famous figures, including one with a World Cup connection. It’s called: The Baddiel & Skinner suite Europa League level Vegetarians Topics World Cup IOUs Mid-table safety Belgium are staying at the lavish Moscow Country Club – the home of which sporting event since 1993? Below average The Domingo suite Challenge your friends Booked a series of Airbnbs in an attempt to save money Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Denmark are in Anapa on the Black Sea coast, a popular holiday destination. Which is nice, but it also means their shortest round trip for a group game is how far? Portugal’s team base, the FC Saturn Training Centre, has a 25m swimming pool, two Finnish saunas and a Turkish hammam but, according to the Fifa website, does not accept what? Improvement required The pool can be converted into an ice rink So close! Argentina Rented an entire village in which to stay Australia are using the training facilities of AK Bars in Kazan? Which sport do they play? Pretty poor Travel at least 500 miles south for every match Based themselves right next Sheremetyevo International Airport Which may be a less interesting than most but will at least be handy for getting around. Share on Twitter Travel further than anyone else in the group stages Share via Email Submit answers Yawn Credit cards Though, in fairness, it does seem to be more of a sports complex than a hotel. Travel less than anyone else in the group stages La Tricolor travel less than 750 miles in total in the group stage. The hotel is in the shape of a curling stone Russian Open figure skating championships Share on LinkedIn The Carreras suite Useless A downhill ski run starts on its roof Complete with cable cars to the top. Share on WhatsApp Around 1,000 miles The Pavarotti suite Also available: the Dostoevky Suite, the Faberge suite and the Rossi suite (named after Italian architect Carlo rather than Italian striker Paolo) last_img

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