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Iranian football team will be first to arrive in Russia for World Cup

April 23, 16:09 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15

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MOSCOW, April 23. /TASS/. Iran’s football team will become the first participant of the upcoming World Cup to arrive in Russia, Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko told reporters.

On Monday, Moscow hosts a meeting to discuss the Russian cities’ readiness to receive national teams taking part in the World Cup.

"The Iran team will become the first to arrive in Russia for the World Cup. They will come on June 5," Mutko said.

The team will have a training camp in Bakovka, outside Moscow, which is usually used by Moscow’s Lokomotiv.

Russia selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.

The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums located in the 11 mentioned above cities across Russia. Two of the stadiums are located in the Russian capital.

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