MOSCOW, June 25 (Sputnik) - Free trains will carry more than 4,000 fans to Samara for the FIFA World Cup match between Russia and Uruguay, Director General of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Transport Directorate Kirill Polyakov told Sputnik on Monday.
"More than 4,000 fans will arrive in Samara by free trains for the match between Russia and Uruguay that will be held today. The trains will bring fans from Moscow, Kazan, Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod and Saransk. Citizens of more than 60 countries will come to watch this match that is important for Russia," Polyakov said.
According to the directorate, eight free trains will help about 5,000 spectators to leave the city after the game.
"The majority of the passengers who will come to Samara for this match are Russians, there are also fans from China, England, Switzerland and 60 other countries. About 300 fans from Uruguay will also come to support their national team," Polyakov added.
Russia and Uruguay, who have 6 points each and have already booked their spots in the round of 16, will play their last group-stage encounter at the Samara Arena later on Monday. The other two Group A teams, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, who lost their two previous games, will play in Volgograd also on Monday.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the matches being played in 11 cities across Russia.