Russia's football team held their first training session ahead of the World Cup in Novogorsk on Friday.
SOT, Stanislav Cherchesov, Head Coach of Russia’s national football team (Russian): "We just started. Today, there was an introductory training. Tomorrow, we will do a test to understand who is in what condition, as we usually do each day to compare to previous training sessions. Then, we will slowly start adding [the load on the players]. Today there was a special training, so that no one gets hurt after four days. While they have already had two training sessions, you still need to be careful."
SOT, Stanislav Cherchesov, Head Coach of Russia’s national football team (Russian): "Novichok? That's a familiar word, but in another aspect. He feels well. We know him very well. He probably joked about it."