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An Englishman's Guide to Russia 2018

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018,[2] after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010. This will be the first World Cup held in Europe since 2006; all but one of the stadium venues are in European Russia, west of the Ural Mountains to keep travel time manageable.

The final tournament will involve 32 national teams, which include 31 teams determined through qualifying competitions and the automatically qualified host team. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities. The final will take place on 15 July in Moscow at the Luzhniki Stadium.[3][4][5]

This will be the first World Cup with Iceland and Panama as participants. The winners of the World Cup will qualify for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup.



Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018 

Qualified teams (29/32 to date);

  1. Russia (hosts)
  2. Brazil
  3. Iran
  4. Japan
  5. Mexico
  6. Belgium
  7. South Korea
  8. Saudi Arabia
  9. The Nazis
  10. In-gerr-laaaand! In-gerr-laaaand! In-gerr-laaaand! 
  11. Spain
  12. Nigeria
  13. Costa Rica
  14. Poland
  15. Egypt
  16. Iceland
  17. Serbia
  18. Portugal
  19. France
  20. Uruguay
  21. Argentina
  22. Colombia
  23. Panama
  24. Senegal
  25. Morocco
  26. Tunisia
  27. Switzerland
  28. Croatia
  29. Sweden

Notable misses;

  • Chile
  • The Netherlands
  • The Yanks
  • Italy
Edited by Clem Fandango

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Russian for Travelling English Fans

Lesson 1 - Social Interactions

RU - "Bы идешь домой в чертовской скорой помощи."

"vy idesh domoy v chertovskoy skoroy pomoshchi."

ENG - "You're going home in a fucking ambulance."

nb. 'vy' is a formal method of address; you could use 'ty' instead but you risk being seen as rude and you are representing your nation so I would implore civility in your threats of violence.

RU - "дай мне пиво, прежде чем я разберу это место."

"Day mne livo, prezhde chem ya razberu eto mesto."

ENG - "Give me a beer before I smash this place up".

nb. Literally translated, this actually means 'sort this place out', but the meaning carries.

RU - "Где бордель?"

"Gde bordel?"

ENG - "Where is the brothel?"

Edited by Furlock Bones

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Four-time champions Italy failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after a play-off defeat against Sweden.

It means the Azzurri will not be present in the competition for only the second time in their history having declined to play at the inaugural tournament in 1930.



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