Kick off Times compared to Brazil 2014

Discussion in 'World Cup 2018 - Russia' started by Gibraldo, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Gibraldo

    Gibraldo Member

    radnicki nis
    Serbia
    Nov 17, 2005
    Pfaffenhofen / Ilm
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    Hi,

    i have done a comparison on the kick off times of Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018.
    Although the local kick off times in Brazil have been much earlier in average, the fact that the sunset had been between 5 and 6 pm resulted in many games ending in the dark.

    This table compares all 48 matches of the group phase with the shade of blue getting darker depending on how many hours before local sunset a match started.

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  2. Licho

    Licho Member

    River Plate
    Argentina
    Jan 10, 2018
    Houston, TX
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Nice Job! there will be a lot of time for post beer after the games!
     
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  3. tudobem62014

    tudobem62014 Member+

    Feb 26, 2014
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    LEt the white nights begin
     
  4. HPT7

    HPT7 Member

    Feb 22, 2018
    This is interesting, thanks for sharing.

    I have a question and I am not sure where to post it, but it is kick-off time related, so...

    I land on Moscow (SVO) at 1:45 PM on the day of the ARG-ICE match, kick-off is at 4:00 PM. I think I should make it to the stadium but definitely not go to the hotel before the game. Do any of you know if stadiums have some sort of luggage storage area or something where I can leave my stuff while I attend the match?

    Sorry for asking this on your post, @Gibraldo, I honestly don't know where to ask this question.
     
  5. Gibraldo

    Gibraldo Member

    radnicki nis
    Serbia
    Nov 17, 2005
    Pfaffenhofen / Ilm
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    no problem. maybe you should store you luggage at the airport and then go back after the match.

    another idea might be having the luggage transported to your hotel after you arrived at the airport.
     
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  6. HPT7

    HPT7 Member

    Feb 22, 2018
    These are great suggestions. Appreciate it!
     
  7. tudobem62014

    tudobem62014 Member+

    Feb 26, 2014
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Woo that's cutting it close. I think I did that for Mexico-holland 2014. I had two hours. Found out there was no luggage storage in Fortaleza. Took a taxi to my hotel dropped the luggage and the taxi driver went through some back roads and brought me to the start of the security check area which left me with a mile run lol. I thought I had made it on time despite hearing the crowd noise cause no one was in the stands. Then I noticed the entire crowd was in the concourse cause the sun was melting the seats. Missed the first 15 min. But the game was all second half action. Missed gio's goal cause the lines for refreshments were super long.

    I don't recommend the two hour sprint anyway you can get their earlier? Traffic in Moscow is notorious (but I never been)
     
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  8. tudobem62014

    tudobem62014 Member+

    Feb 26, 2014
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Looked it up... looks like u can leave it at terminals D,E, or F

    "
    Prior to flying away to warm countries you now can leave your outwear and shoes in luggage storage rooms of terminals D, E, and F.

    Payment is made at the moment of dropping off the luggage.

    If you demand your things before 8 days, payment should be made due to the applicable fare: 500 PUB. for one day and 250 PUB. for the each following day for every piece of luggage. Incomplete day should be paid as full. Luggage storage room is located on the left side of Terminal F, 1st floor. Working hours: 24/7"

    I guess it's just F

    If it is available during the World Cup I dunno might want to send them an email to confirm... Fortaleza was suppose to have luggage storage but was discontinued sometime before the World Cup.

    Didn't find a luggage forwarding service
     
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  9. HPT7

    HPT7 Member

    Feb 22, 2018
    To answer your first post... unfortunately I can’t get there earlier than that. You’re right that will be really close.

    Thanks for looking that up man! Yes I’ll definitely contact them to confirm, but this is is good start!
     
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  10. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Nice work! Impressive!

    I am actually a bit disappointed to learn how early the sun sets in St. Petersburg. 22h25 is the latest it sets. Which might seem late for some, but its not much later than Amsterdam or even Madrid at that time of the year.

    Although the sun rises much earlier in St. Pete -> 03h35! :eek: Similar sunrise time for Moscow, although sunset is over an hour earlier in Moscow.

    I guess its done for economic reasons, but St. P & Moscow really should be 2 hours ahead of Paris time/ 3 hours ahead of London. That way sunrise/sunset is Moscow would be about 05h00/22h00 which is better aligned with normal sleep patterns.
     
  11. Licho

    Licho Member

    River Plate
    Argentina
    Jan 10, 2018
    Houston, TX
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Well, but according to this, even when there is an actual sunset, there is no "night" during June. So I guess it never gets totally dark?

    https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/russia/saint-peterburg
     
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  12. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    hmm... interesting, although it shows that civil twilight ends at 12h10 and starts again at 01h50. Wouldn't that mean its dark for 100 minutes if you're on the ground (not in an airplane)?
     
  13. Licho

    Licho Member

    River Plate
    Argentina
    Jan 10, 2018
    Houston, TX
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    It says that from 12:10 to 1:50 it's the Nautical twilight, whatever that means. We need an expert here. I'll google and come back
     
  14. Licho

    Licho Member

    River Plate
    Argentina
    Jan 10, 2018
    Houston, TX
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    There you go. So basically, yes, there will be a little more of light than "Night"

    Nautical Twilight
    Each twilight phase is defined by the solar elevation angle, which is the position of the Sun in relation to the horizon. During nautical twilight, the geometric center of the Sun's disk is between 6 and 12 degrees below the horizon.

    In clear weather conditions, the horizon is faintly visible during this twilight phase. Many of the brighter stars can also be seen, making it possible to use the position of the stars in relation to the horizon to navigate at sea. This is why it is called nautical twilight.
     

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  15. lufcinsfo

    lufcinsfo Member

    leeds united
    Republic of Ireland
    Dec 12, 2017
    USA
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    In Brazil, the organizers ran buses directly from the airport to the stadium on game days. Check if they're doing that this time (you probably won't find info on this until closer to the tournament). Such buses should be able to get closer to the stadium than taxis and it'll save you having to figure out the Moscow metro in a hurry.
     
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