The game is set to take place in Innsbruck.

“I do not like the word 'if' at all. It seems unclear to me. The fact that Austria has never lost [a match] in Innsbruck… There is a first time for everything. This will be not the easiest match, but we are ready,” Cherchesov told journalists.

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.