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Warm welcome on Baltic Sea as England settle in to World Cup routine

Luxury mattresses have been shipped to the team hotel and family photos put up by the FA but heat of Volgograd is a worryAt least England’s footballers are getting an easier ride than their Russian counterparts right now. “Destined for defeat” was the headline in Wednesday’s edition of the Moscow Times, complete with a team photograph of these apparent no-hopers. Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un were all bumped off the front page for the newspaper to make its point: “Ageing and inexperienced: why Russia is doomed to fail.”Four...

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Published By: theguardian.com - 4 days ago