Welcome to England’s World Cup base: ‘People come here for total quiet’

The sleepy Russian town of Zelenogorsk will be where Gareth Southgate’s squad will train next summer, a place where ‘there’s nothing for the young to do’

If England’s football team are looking for self-reflection and meditation, this sleepy Russian town where they will train during the World Cup next summer could fit the bill. The 10-minute drive north from their modest accommodation in the village of Repino, 19 miles from St Petersburg, cuts through birch and pine forest, the view occasionally punctuated by a large steak restaurant or a glimpse of the Baltic Sea.

Related: Pampered Lions? Welcome to England’s no-frills World Cup base for Russia 2018

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The sleepy Russian town of Zelenogorsk will be where Gareth Southgate’s squad will train next summer, a place where ‘there’s nothing for the young to do’If England’s football team are looking for self-reflection and meditation, this sleepy Russian town where they will train during the World Cup next summer could fit the bill. The 10-minute drive north from their modest accommodation in the village of Repino, 19 miles from St Petersburg, cuts through birch and pine forest, the view occasionally punctuated by a large steak restaurant or a glimpse of the Baltic Sea. Related: Pampered Lions? Welcome to England’s no-frills World Cup base for Russia 2018 Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/07/russia-2018-world-cup-england-base-gareth-southgate

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