Defending champions Germany arrive at Moscow ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018 

Published: 13th June 2018 09:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2018 02:51 PM  

A plane carrying Germany national football team decorated with the country's national flag, outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (Photo: AP)
The Germany national football team arrived at Vnukovo international airport, outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (Photo: AP)
Off-field distractions aside, the Germans arrived well-prepared and are bringing 26 sets of jerseys among their 12 tonnes of equipment. (Photo: AP)
Head coach Joachim Loew also arrived at Moscow with the national team. (Photo: AP)
Midfielder Mesut Ozil too arrived at Moscow midst controversies. Ozil, who has Turkish roots, were booed in pre-World Cup friendlies for meeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (Photo: AP)
Upon arriving in Moscow, Ozil on Instagram wrote: I came to Russia. I'm not only looking forward to the games, but also to learn the country, its people and culture - it's part of every World Cup.
German star player Toni Kroos shared this image on Instagram and wrote : Back to Germany for the last test before the World Cup starts... (Toni Kroos| Instagram)
Defender Jerome Boateng left the Frankfurt airport with the national football team amidst rain on Tuesday. (Photo: AP)
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Boateng shared his excitement through this photo on Instagram and wrote: Russia here we come
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