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Russia: Russia's first WC training session kicks off in Novogorsk02:12

Russia: Russia's first WC training session kicks off in Novogorsk

Russian Federation, Novogorsk
May 19, 2018 at 03:47 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russia's football team held their first training session ahead of the World Cup in Novogorsk on Friday.

After the practice session, the team's head coach Stanislav Cherchesov spoke to the press. “We just started. Today, there was an introductory training session. Tomorrow, we will do a test to understand who is in what condition, as we usually do each day to compare previous training sessions,” he said.

The coach also commented on the words of CSKA defender Sergei Ignashevich, who recently announced that he felt like a ‘Novichok’ in the national team.

“This is a familiar word, but in another aspect. He feels well. We know him very well. He probably joked about it", he said.

From May 20 to May 31 the team will train in the Austrian commune Neustift im Stubaital. On May 30, a test match is planned to take place with the Austrian team in Innsbruck.

The World Cup will be held in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15. A total of 32 teams will take part.

'Novichok' is widely known in media as a nerve agent used in the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury last March.

Russia: Russia's first WC training session kicks off in Novogorsk02:12
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Russia's football team held their first training session ahead of the World Cup in Novogorsk on Friday.

After the practice session, the team's head coach Stanislav Cherchesov spoke to the press. “We just started. Today, there was an introductory training session. Tomorrow, we will do a test to understand who is in what condition, as we usually do each day to compare previous training sessions,” he said.

The coach also commented on the words of CSKA defender Sergei Ignashevich, who recently announced that he felt like a ‘Novichok’ in the national team.

“This is a familiar word, but in another aspect. He feels well. We know him very well. He probably joked about it", he said.

From May 20 to May 31 the team will train in the Austrian commune Neustift im Stubaital. On May 30, a test match is planned to take place with the Austrian team in Innsbruck.

The World Cup will be held in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15. A total of 32 teams will take part.

'Novichok' is widely known in media as a nerve agent used in the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury last March.

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