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Russian Capital Awaits The Foxes In UEL Group Stage

Leicester City's first-ever competitive trip to Russia sees the Foxes tackle 22-time Russian champions Spartak Moscow in the UEFA Europa League on Wednesday (3:30pm BST kick-off).
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On Tuesday morning, Brendan Rodgers and his Foxes squad, fresh from Saturday's magnificent 4-2 Premier League triumph over Manchester United, flew out from the United Kingdom, bound for the stunning, historic capital of Russia.

The most northern and coldest megacity in the world, an experience like few others awaits them in Moscow. As a host city of the 1980 Summer Olympics and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it's a city of real sporting heritage, alongside a political and cultural history as fascinating as it is long.

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Ricardo Pereira
Ricardo Pereira

Full-back Ricardo Pereira leads the way onto the Club's flight to Moscow.

Red Square is a must for visitors to the enormous seat of Russian power, housing Saint Basil's Cathedral and the Spasskaya Tower, and sitting on the eastern walls of the Kremlin, which means 'fortress inside a city' and was founded by the Russian ruling dynasty of Rurikids in the late 1400s. 

Leicester, on the other hand, will be visiting Otkrytie Bank Arena, one of 12 stadia to host World Cup football in 2018, including England's penalty shootout success over Colombia in the last-16. Completed in 2014, it holds a capacity of 45,360 people and is occasionally used by the Russian national football team.

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Patson Daka
Patson Daka

Striker Patson Daka, who netted against Man Utd, is a part of the travelling squad.

Later on Tuesday, after settling in at the Club's hotel, the Foxes squad will head to the home of Spartak in north west Moscow for open training in front of the world's cameras, while manager Rodgers and a first team star will be on media duties for the away side. 

Just under 24 hours later, it'll be showtime in City's maiden competitive fixture on Russian soil as Rodgers' men go in hunt of their first three points of this UEFA Europa League group stage campaign. Make sure to check back to LCFC.com for regular updates from Russia over the coming days. 

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