World Cup is coming

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Added On June 13, 2018

There's just days to go before the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
 
Around the world, players and fans are readying themselves for four weeks of football.
 
Lifestyles checked in on the preparations.
 
EGYPT TO AIR WORLD CUP GAMES FOR FREE
 
Egypt fans got a boost on Monday, when the National Media Authority announced that they will air 22 World Cup games for free.
 
A TV deal had looked out of reach.
 
Egypt's National Media Authority asked FIFA to buy the broadcast rights to 28 games - but didn't receive any answer.
 
Egypt's Competition Authority then ruled that Egyptian terrestrial television has the legal rights to air games.
 
Fans will now be able to watch the Pharaohs for free, as they face a tough group of Uruguay, Saudi Arabia, and hosts Russia.
 
TEAMS ARRIVE IN RUSSIA
   
Across the country, national teams are arriving ahead of the big kick off.
Perennial favourites Brazil touched down in Sochi on Monday morning.
 
They will train at the nearby 10,000 Yug-Sport Stadium for the duration of the World Cup.
 
The five-time champions will be looking to make up for their last World Cup game - the now infamous 7-1 loss to Germany on home soil, four years ago. Not only did that deny them a chance in the final, it was their biggest defeat in history.
 
They are drawn in Group E along with Costa Rica, Serbia and Switzerland.
 
For Peru, it's humbler ambitions. This will be the country's first World Cup in 36 years.
 
The team only just managed to sneak into the playoffs - after a remarkable run of form: the Andean nation hasn't lost a game since 2016.
 
They will train at the Arena Khimki in Moscow region, as they prepare to take on France, Denmark and Australia in Group C.
 
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Moscow on Friday, with the final held on July 15.