INNSBRUCK, May 31 (Sputnik) - CSKA Moscow and Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev said he did not feel any kind of emotions after his team was beaten by Austria 1-0 in a friendly ahead of this summer's FIFA World Cup.
The warm-up match took place in the Austrian city of Innsbruck on Wednesday night. FC Schalke midfielder Alessandro Schopf scored the only goal of the game in the 28th minute.
"No emotions. It's not my job to assess the game, the game is assessed by the scoreboard... We have to get out there and play. The key word here is to 'play.' If the team don't play, the score won't change," the Russia captain told journalists after the game.
Akinfeev added that it was good that none of the players was injured during the game but the team should improve their performance ahead of the final friendly against Turkey on June 5 and should not make any mistakes in the future.
Russia's preliminary squad have been training in Austria since May 21 and are set to head back home later on Thursday.
Russia will host the FIFA World Cup for the first time from June 14 to July 15 at 12 arenas in 11 cities. The hosts are set to play Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay in Group A.