The Uruguay national football team held its first open training session at the Borsky sports centre in Nizhny Novgorod on Monday, ahead of its opening match against Egypt. Over 100 journalists from all over the world as well as 500 fans — most of them children — attended the event. One of the youngsters was excited to see some of the world's biggest stars. «I'm happy that I saw Uruguay's... Еще national team, I saw top players like Luis Suarez and [Edinson] Cavani,» he told the cameras. In an interview after training, Atletico Madrid striker Jose Gimenez expressed his satisfaction at Russia's preparations for the tournament. «I have no doubt that Russia will manage to organize the World Championship well. For me, this country seems very strong and big,» he told journalists. Galatasaray's no. 1 Fernando Muslera was impressed by the facilities on offer. «We are very grateful for the fact that we were provided with such good living conditions in order to train and prepare for the most glorious event, the World Cup.» Uruguay are drawn in Group A alongside Egypt, Saudi Arabia and hosts Russia. The 2018 FIFA World Cup takes place in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018.