Spain said Friday that they have chosen Krasnodar, not far from
the Black Sea, as their base for the World Cup which starts on
"The national team has decided on the south of Russia and more
precisely Krasnodar for their headquarters from which they will
radiate to the main cities where the World will take place," said
a statement from the Spanish football federation.
The players will use the training facilities of Krasnodar
Academy, the local Russian Premier League club, which have both
grass and artificial surfaces.
Spain will kick off in Group B against Portugal on June 15 in
Sochi, 270 kilometres south of Krasnodar. They then face Iran in
Kazan, almost 1,700 kilometres to the north, on June 20, and
travel the same distance to play Morocco in Kaliningrad, on the
Baltic coast, on June 25.