Earlier, media reported that Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov had invited Putin to the team's training.

"I don't know of any official invitations... I don't think that the team's training session ahead of the World Cup is a place where the head of the state should go to. In fact, no one should go there at all so as not to get in the way of the training process," Peskov said.

He added that although Putin was unlikely to visit the team personally he was supporting it like all other Russians.

"You know that the president supports them [the national team], and that of course all of us, Russians, are keeping our fingers crossed," Peskov said.

  Russia's first-ever FIFA World Cup will take place from June 14 to July 15 in 11 host cities.