By Nnamdi Ezekute in Kaliningrad:
Super Eagles are being quartered in a five-star Mercure Hotel here in Kaliningrad for their first Group D match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup against against Croatia on Saturday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The team had a light workout in the hotel premises early Friday morning following their arrival from their team-base camp in Essentuki on Thursday evening.
The Eagles will have their first feel of the Kaliningrad Stadium during their official training session at 5;30pm local time (4:30pm Nigerian time).
The training session will be preceded by a world press conference also at the Kaliningrad Stadium.
The Super Eagles’ Mercure Hotel has a beautiful scenery as it majestically sits in front of the Kaliningrad Lake. Complete Sports garthered that Mercure Hotel also boasts of monumental history and ranks among the top five hotels in the city.
Kaliningrad Stadium is only 2.8 km away from the Hotel and 19 km from Khrabrovo Airport, which makes it a perfect living quarters for any team playing at the Kaliningrad venue.
Some of the major landmarks around the hotel are the Amber Museum and Rossgarten gate where the Nigerian players can conveniently walk into for sight-seeing if they have the luxury of free time before returning to the team-base camp in Essentuki.