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FINALLY! Super Eagles pick World Cup camp base in Russia - FCNaija

World Cup 2018 By: Ayodeji Tunde | 16/01/2018

The Nigeria national football team, the Super Eagles have finally chosen the base camp they would operate from as they get set for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

The team it is understood will be based at Yessentuki in Stavropol Territory of Russia. 

Yessentuki, with a population of 100,996 inhabitants (based on 2010 census), is considered the cultural capital of Russia’s Greek population.

It is located at the base of the Caucasus Mountains.

As reported by the Russian news agency, TASS the governor of Stavropol, Vladimir Vladimirov has already confirmed Nigeria’s choice.

According to the governor, the authorities of the region will treat with double attention each team that has chosen the bases for accommodation in the Caucasian Mineral Waters.

“I hope Yesentuki” Narzan “will allow the national team of Nigeria to rise high in the standings, but in any case not to beat our team,” joked Vladimir.

As previously reported by TASS, training camps in Zheleznovodsk were also interested in national teams from Africa and Central America.

In total, five training bases were built in the Caucasian Mineral Waters: in Kislovodsk, Yessentuki, Lermontov and two bases in Zheleznovodsk.

The Super who are making a sixth appareance at the Mundial are grouped alongside the trio of Croatia, Iceland and Argentina.
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