Russian national football coach Stanislav Cherchesov claimed his team is entering «a new era,» speaking to journalists in Trabzon on Thursday, one day before their opening UEFA Nations League game against Turkey. Cherchesov also added that the country had to keep the level of performance that had shown improvement during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. «We watched Turkish games and Turkey is always... Еще playing with full strength so we have to be prepared and meet the level of tomorrow's encounter. I think the match will not be easy,» confessed Cherchesov. UEFA's new tournament sees 55 European nations split into four leagues from A to D according to their UEFA ranking at the end of the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers. Within those four leagues, teams are again split into groups of three or four. Turkey and Russia join Sweden in League B, Group 2. The winner will be promoted to League A while the bottom team will be relegated to League C.