FIFA has finally confirmed the base camp of the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the summer’s World Cup holding in Russia. The team will be based at Essentuki in Stavropol Territory of Russia.
Essentuki, 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.
Reports gathered from FIFA confirmed the announcement.
According to the report, the authorities of the region will treat with double attention each team that has chosen the bases for accommodation in the Caucasian Mineral Waters.
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 bases are stadiums with a football field measuring 110 m by 70 m, there are administrative and utility rooms with changing rooms and a conference hall stands for 500 seats and more, as well as parking spaces.
Each playground is paired with a hotel where athletes will live, train, and will leave for Mineralnye Vody airport. The total cost of construction works is 790 million rubles, of which 635 million are federal budget funds.