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Players touch down in Russia for World Cup - gallery

Posted on 12 June 2018  - 19:16

Pictures have begun to emerge of our players taking their first steps on Russian soil ahead of the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Harry Kane emerges from the England plane at Pulkovo Airport in Saint PetersburgDele disembarks from the England aircraftHarry is shown the way after setting foot on Russian soilHugo Lloris with his luggage in tow at Sheremetyevo International Airport on MondayChristian Eriksen steps into the sunshine at Anapa AirportChristian disembarks from Denmark's planeHugo watches on in France trainingChristian trains with Denmark in RussiaChristian speaks to the media

England flew in to Saint Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport earlier today (Tuesday), with skipper Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose all part of their 23-man squad.

Heung-Min Son and South Korea also touched down at Pulkovo today while Colombia defender Davinson Sanchez tweeted pictures of himself and his team-mates smartly dressed aboard their plane to Russia.

Christian Eriksen emerged from Denmark’s aircraft at Anapa Airport near Vityazevo on Monday. They trained today ahead of their first match against Peru on Saturday afternoon.

Hugo Lloris was part of the France group that flew in to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport on Monday, before training today. All being well, Hugo will be the first of our players to take to the field at the showpiece tournament when Les Bleus take on Australia on Saturday at 11am UK time.

Above: Hugo Lloris steps off the French plane in Russia on Monday.

Our Belgian trio of Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen are due to touch down in Russia in the coming hours after playing their final friendly game against Costa Rica in Brussels on Monday night.