The entire Russian squad trained at their base camp in Novogorsk, Moscow Region, on Friday, only a few days before the World Cup kicks off. The host nation is set to play its first game on June 14 against Saudi Arabia. «A few days are left before the game. All the players want it to start as soon as possible,» commented Russian striker Fedor Smolov. Russia is in Group A of the World Cup... Еще tournament alongside Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Uruguay. The 2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018.