The Russian national football team held a training session in Leipzig on Wednesday, one day ahead of their friendly match against Germany.
Players were seen warming up and training under the vigilant eye of their head coach Stanislav Cherchesov.
Speaking before the press after the training, Cherchesov explained that the game against Germany will be "a control match," adding that Germany is "a top team" and it will be a good test for team after the World Cup.
He added that his team will be "playing for points" and "for moving up to the next level of the league."
When asked about the Russian-Brazilian player Ari (Ariclenes da Silva Ferreira), Cherchesov said that he already has a Russian passport, because "he has been playing in Russia for nine years."
Russia will face Germany at Leipzig's Red Bull Arena on Thursday, November 15.
According to the German Football Association's President Reinhard Grindel more than 30,000 tickets have been sold for the upcoming match.