What England fans need to know about Group G World Cup venues; BBC

Russia – Historic Monuments of Novgorod and Surroundings

Fire up the route planner, dust off the travel guide and do a Google translate for: “What’s the cheapest room you have please?”

England have been drawn in Group G for next year’s World Cup in Russia.

They’ll face Belgium, Panama and Tunisia.

We also know the venues for the first three games in June – and fans are going to need to do a lot of travelling if they want to be there every step of the way.

Fifa already has it’s own guide for supporters – but Newsbeat decided to compare what Fifa says about each place, with some expert independent advice from travel company Lonely Planet.

And there are a few differences.

Volgograd

England v Tunisia, Monday 18 June

Population: 1m

Distance to Moscow: 584 miles (941km)

What a difference 60-odd years makes.

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