Before coming to Russia, Rose said that he did not want his family to go with him to the World Cup, as he was worried about possible racial abuse. The 27-year-old, who has been capped for England 19 times, added that his teammates have had the opportunity to meet their families during their days off. READ MORE: England Fans Banned From World Cup For Anti-Semitic Songs and Nazi Salutes © Sputnik / Ramil SitdikovEngland Can Win World Cup - But No Thanks to 'Boycott Russia' BrigadeGareth Southgate's squad has already qualified for the knockout stage, with six points after beating Tunisia 2-1 and demolishing World Cup debutants Panama 6-1. The Three Lions will face Belgium, who have also already qualified for the last 16, in Kaliningrad on Thursday in a match that will decide which of the two teams wins Group G. The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July … [Read more...] about England Defender Danny Rose Changes His Mind About Family Coming to Russia
A senior State Department official warned Turkey on Tuesday that Washington might not hand over the F-35 fifth-generation F-35 fighters if Ankara goes ahead with its planned purchase of S-400 missile defense systems from Russia. Testifying before the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, Wess Mitchell, US assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, said that the handover of F-35s to America’s foreign partners is normally followed by a lengthy period of training of pilots of the countries that the planes are going to. © REUTERS / Gary Cameron/File PhotoUS Refusal to Supply F-35s to Turkey Will Do Ankara Great Favor – General"We've been very clear that across the board, an acquisition of S-400 will inevitably affect the prospects for Turkish military-industrial cooperation with the United States, including F-35," Mitchell told a … [Read more...] about Turkey’s Purchase of S-400 From Russia May Nix Sale of F-35 Jets
ENGLAND fans unwilling to travel all the way to Moscow can see their team in action at a venue much closer to home. Kaliningrad is a Russian enclave squeezed between Lithuania and Poland and plays host to England's game with Belgium on June 28, 2018. Where is the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad? Kaliningrad sits on the Baltic Sea and is sandwiched between Poland to the south and Lithuania to the north and east. Annexed from Germany in 1945, the territory was a closed military zone throughout nearly all of the Soviet period. In 2013, Russia deployed short-range Iskander ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads in the region. The Kremlin said the military move was in response to US plans to deploy ballistic missile defence systems in Europe. What is the history of Kaliningrad? Koenigsberg, as the city of Kaliningrad was once known, was founded by Teutonic knights in the 13th century. It became one of the cities of the Hanseatic League and was once the capital of Prussia - a … [Read more...] about Why is Kaliningrad part of Russia, how does it appear on maps and where is England vs Belgium World Cup 2018 host city?
Amazing. That is the best way to describe England’s performance against Panama, and my thoughts on the Russia World Cup so far. I was hoping for an England win, delighted to be at the stadium in Nizhny to see it - and completely unprepared for the way Gareth Southgate’s side did it. Ok, I know Panama weren’t great, but England did well to win 6-1 - and I wasn’t the only one taken by surprise. I was debating the likely outcome with some England fans on the way to the ground. One of our group, Dave the Crewe fan, who is also part of the Fans’ Embassy, boldly predicted that England would win 6-0. Another colleague Peter, retorted if that happened, he would carry Dave around on his back for the rest of the tournament. He was the most relieved person in the ground when Panama pulled a goal back. The goal didn’t matter by then, except to Peter, of course, because the England fans in the ground were in party mode as we made the most of an emphatic victory. … [Read more...] about Bring on Belgium! Why this Port Vale fan loves following England in Russia
The European Commissioner noted the priority of a prospective trilateral process. REUTERS Trilateral negotiations on natural gas issues involving Ukraine, EU, and Russia could start as early as July, according to Vice President of the European Commission for the Energy Union and coordination of the EU Space Strategy, Maros Sefcovic. "W/#Energy Minister Novak on the margins of the @WGC2018 in #Washington. Focused on the @EU_Commission's priority of a prospective trilateral process w/#Russia & #Ukraine. As time is of the essence, I'm looking forward to its start ideally in July. Stay tuned!" Sefcovic tweeted Tuesday. As UNIAN reported earlier, the current gas transit contract between Ukraine and Gazprom was signed off in 2009 for a 10-year term. Once it expires, the Russian gas monopoly intends to significantly cut gas transit via Ukraine. It is expected that the conditions for the future transit will also be discussed during the talks. In late February 2018, Gazprom lost in a gas … [Read more...] about Ukraine-EU-Russia gas talks could be launched in July