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This looks the most doable for me / us, but is it safe to assume Moscow for the purpose of booking flights or is it likely to be played 3 days on a camel away from the capital, what’s the most likely scenario and when will we officially find out ? 

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9 minutes ago, Big Well said:

This looks the most doable for me / us, but is it safe to assume Moscow for the purpose of booking flights or is it likely to be played 3 days on a camel away from the capital, what’s the most likely scenario and when will we officially find out ? 

No guarantees whatsoever, last 2 qualifiers played in Sochi and Kaliningrad.

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Bear in mind Russia is BIG.  No idea if they ever play in Vladivostok, but if they do, that’s seven days on a train from Moscow 😳

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The Russians seemed very considerate in their Nations League games in picking locations closest to Sweden & Turkey who they were playing.

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Booked outbound flights to Moscow before realising this, if they follow suit from Nations League then cheap internal flight to St Petersburg from Moscow won't be too much of a problem. 

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2 hours ago, jackhayes17 said:

Booked outbound flights to Moscow before realising this, if they follow suit from Nations League then cheap internal flight to St Petersburg from Moscow won't be too much of a problem. 

4 hour train ride would be good fun too

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1 hour ago, Scotland Ever More said:

4 hour train ride would be good fun too

Is that all the distance it is between Moscow and St Petersburg ? I want to see both places but I then need to get to Turkey on 12th, 2 days after the game. I cant book anything yet, is it def 7th Dec the venue is announced ? 

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44 minutes ago, TDYER63 said:

Is that all the distance it is between Moscow and St Petersburg ? I want to see both places but I then need to get to Turkey on 12th, 2 days after the game. I cant book anything yet, is it def 7th Dec the venue is announced ? 

According to Google, yes. 

I've always wanted to see Moscow. Going to wait until venue is confirmed though rather than take a gamble.

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On 12/3/2018 at 4:42 PM, Scotland Ever More said:

4 hour train ride would be good fun too

Yeah train would be better carry on, I think its more 6/7 hours though? Still probably be better than flying! Hoping its in St Petersburg could do a night in Tallinn on way home

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Having a wee look at their previous fixtures last night. Prior to NL, in the last 3 campaigns they played 12/15 in Moscow. The others were 2 in St Petersburg and 1 in Kazan. 

They obviously didn’t have to qualify for 2018 and now have better stadiums dotted around the country.

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Many do you think we'll take to this?

I've not looked forward to a trip as much in years. Hope it's either Moscow or SP though.

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1 hour ago, Squirrelhumper said:

Many do you think we'll take to this?

I've not looked forward to a trip as much in years. Hope it's either Moscow or SP though.

If we're looking in contention to qualify (and you'd imagine that it will between us and Russia for second) then I'd guess about 4-5k which would be a massive support considering Russia isn't the easiest to get to.

Think I've now decided that this will be my only away this campaign though.

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Said it’s either Saransk, Nizhny, Novgorod or Volgograd in the paper today. It was the record so it might be bullshit.

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27 minutes ago, Scotland Ever More said:

 

Think I've now decided that this will be my only away this campaign though.

Looking like that for me, maybe do another if Killie don't make Europe.

Following a club side every week isn't cheap and this isn't a season I'm willing to sacrifice Killie games for a Scotland trip.

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Aye, if you can believe the papers today the head of the Russian fa says he wishes to move games around the country to Nizhny Novograd, Saransk, and Volgograd only hosting Belgium in Moscow. Probably like most TA really hoping for St Petersburg but as the beautiful St Petersburg is hosting some group and quarterfinal games in 2020 then hosting qualifiers maybe a long shot???  Volgograd could be favourite of the other 3 being further south with milder weather. All 3 could be a challenge for travel so let us all hope it will be St Petersburg.....

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17 hours ago, Wallace1953 said:

Aye, if you can believe the papers today the head of the Russian fa says he wishes to move games around the country to Nizhny Novograd, Saransk, and Volgograd only hosting Belgium in Moscow. Probably like most TA really hoping for St Petersburg but as the beautiful St Petersburg is hosting some group and quarterfinal games in 2020 then hosting qualifiers maybe a long shot???  Volgograd could be favourite of the other 3 being further south with milder weather. All 3 could be a challenge for travel so let us all hope it will be St Petersburg.....

Think Volgograd looks a cracking place to visit seeing it on tv in the WC 

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On ‎12‎/‎4‎/‎2018 at 7:28 PM, The Laud said:

I think only the first two games venues must be named by the 7th december,dont know about the rest.

point 26.02 in here: https://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/Regulations/uefaorg/Regulations/02/54/36/05/2543605_DOWNLOAD.pdf

all venues to be announced by the host nation 120 days in advance of the fixture.

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