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Russia: Russia gear up for France with open training in St. Petersburg02:08

Russia: Russia gear up for France with open training in St. Petersburg

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
March 26, 2018 at 22:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Russian national football team held a training session in St. Petersburg on Monday, a day ahead of their friendly game against France.

Speaking at a press conference, Russian 'keeper Andrey Lunev commented on the last week's friendly with Brazil in Moscow, in which the hosts were beaten 3-0.

"It was a friendly match, so it is too early to make some hasty conclusions. Preparations for the World Cup are in progress, so everything goes on as usual," he said. Russia will host the World Cup from June 14 to July 15.

They will play alongside Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay in Group A, while France will play in Group C with Australia, Peru and Denmark.

Russia: Russia gear up for France with open training in St. Petersburg02:08
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The Russian national football team held a training session in St. Petersburg on Monday, a day ahead of their friendly game against France.

Speaking at a press conference, Russian 'keeper Andrey Lunev commented on the last week's friendly with Brazil in Moscow, in which the hosts were beaten 3-0.

"It was a friendly match, so it is too early to make some hasty conclusions. Preparations for the World Cup are in progress, so everything goes on as usual," he said. Russia will host the World Cup from June 14 to July 15.

They will play alongside Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay in Group A, while France will play in Group C with Australia, Peru and Denmark.

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