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IN PICTURES: Teams arrive Russia for World Cup

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Sweden’s forward Isaac Kiese Thelin disembarks from an airplane upon the team’s arrival at Gelendzhik airport on June 12, 2018 ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. / AFP PHOTO / Jonathan NACKSTRAND
South Korea’s national football team coach Shin Tae-Yong and his players board in a bus upon their arrival at the Pulkovo airport, in Saint Petersburg on June 12, 2018, to take part in the 2018 FIFA World Cup football tournament in Russia. / AFP PHOTO / OLGA MALTSEVA
German national football team players disembark from a plane upon the team’s arrival at the Vnukovo airport, outside Moscow, on June 12, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri KADOBNOV
Colombia national football team players PHOTO: Twitter
(L-R) Spain’s head coach Julen Lopetegui, president of the Spanish football federation (RFEF) Luis Rubiales and Spain’s captain and defender Sergio Ramos disembark from an airplane at Krasnodar airport on June 7, 2018, as Spain’s national football team arrives for the Russia 2018 World Cup. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU
Panama’s national football team players pose after disembarking from an airplane at Saransk airport on June 7, 2018, as they arrive ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup. / AFP PHOTO / Juan BARRETO
Members of the Saudi Arabia national football team arrive at Saint Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport on June 9, 2018, ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup football tournament in Russia. / AFP PHOTO / OLGA MALTSEVA
Argentina’s forward Lionel Messi (3rd L) and midfielder Angel Di Maria (2nd L) disembark from a plane at the Zhukovsky airport, near Moscow, on June 9, 2018, as Argentina’s national football team arrives ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup. / AFP PHOTO / Vasily MAXIMOV
Egyptian national team football players taking selfies PHOTO:Twitter/Egypt
Peru national team football players arrive russia ahead of the world cup PHOTO:FIFA World Cup
Nigeria’s Super Eagles arrive russia ahead of the world cup PHOTO:Twitter/FIFA WORLD CUP
An artwork featuring a Nigerian footballer is displayed to welcome Nigeria’s national football team to their base camp in Essentuki, southern Russia on June11, 2018, ahead of Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. / AFP PHOTO / Pius Utomi EKPEI
Switzerland’s coach Vladimir Petkovic disembarks from a plane upon landing at Samara airport, on June 11, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI
Portugal’s national football team players disembark from a plane at the Zhukovsky airport, about 40 kilometres southeast of Moscow city centre, on June 9, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri KADOBNOV
Players of Morocco’s national football team disembark from a plane upon arrival at Voronezh International Airport in Voronezh, Russia, on June 10, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup. / AFP PHOTO / –
Serbia’s national football team midfielder players walk out of a plane upon the team’s arrival at Hrabrovo airport in Kaliningrad on 11 June, 2018ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup. / AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK
Tunisia’s national football team players disembark from a plane upon their arrival at Moscow Vnukovo airport on June 11, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. / AFP PHOTO / Vasily MAXIMOV
Egyptian national team football player and Liverpool’s star striker Mohamed Salah (C) disembarks from the plane with his team at Grozny International Airport on June 10, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup.
Egypt’s national football team will use the Grozny as their base camp. / AFP PHOTO / KARIM JAAFAR
Croatia’s national football team players step out of a plane upon their arrival at Saint Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport on June 11, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. / AFP PHOTO / OLGA MALTSEVA
Denmark’s national football team players disembark from a plane upon their arrival at the Anapa airport near Vityazevo on June 11, 2018 ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament.
/ AFP PHOTO / Jonathan NACKSTRAND
Mexico’s national football team players disembark from a plane at the Sheremetevo airport, outside Moscow city centre, on June 11, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri KADOBNOV
Iran’s national football team Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz and his footballers arrive at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport on June 5, 2018, to take part in the 2018 FIFA World Cup football tournament in Russia. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri KADOBNOV
(L-R) Brazil’s Fagner, Neymar and Philippe Coutinho and the rest of the national team descend from the plan upon landing at Sochi airport, in Russia on June 11, 2018, ahead of the FIFA World Cup. / AFP PHOTO / Nelson ALMEIDA
Iceland’s national football team players pose after disembarking from an airplane at Gelendzhik airport on June 9, 2018 ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup. / AFP PHOTO / Jonathan NACKSTRAND
Uruguay national football team’s forward Luis Suarez (2ndR) disembarks from an airplane at Nizhny Novgorod airport on June 10, 2018, as Uruguay’s national football team arrives ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup. / AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BERNETTI
England’s striker Harry Kane (C) and teammates arrive at Saint Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport on June 12, 2018, to take part in the 2018 FIFA World Cup football tournament in Russia. / AFP PHOTO / OLGA MALTSEVA
(From bottom to top) France’s national football team goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, defender Adil Rami, midfielder Corentin Tolisso, defender Benjamin Pavard, defender Lucas Hernandez and forward Nabil Fekir, disembark from a plane after landing at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport in Khimki on June 10, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri KADOBNOV
Australia football team’s players disembark from an airplane as they arrive at Kazan airport on June 10, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup. / AFP PHOTO / Luis ACOSTA

While a few teams are putting final touches to their preparations for the World Cup holding in Russia, most of the teams are already in Vladimir Putin’s country.

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The competition holds between June 14 and July 15.

Here are twenty six countries that are already in Russia.

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