“Honeymoon is a very special moment, but if there is something more important for me now it's the World Cup. My wife fully supported me. After our wedding I went to the national team to prepare for the World Cup. After the tournament we will spend together a couple of weeks. But anyway I am very happy now,” Risdon told journalists.

Russia's first-ever FIFA World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 arenas in 11 cities across the country. Australia were drawn in Group C alongside 1998 World Cup winners France, Denmark and Peru.