The Socceroos are training at the Trudovye Rezervy Stadium in the Volga River port city, the capital of Tatarstan, where Colombia and Japan are also based.
Australia are hoping for a degree of home support in the crowd on match day and that support was evident on Sunday, when dancers performed a traditional Tatarstan welcome at the team hotel.
They also served up ‘chak-chak’ — a fried honey cake with almonds traditional to the region — which was well received by those players game enough to try a taste.
An open training session for fans on Monday drew thousands, which was the moment World Cup fever hits the Socceroos. Australia’s first match is against France on Saturday at the Kazan Arena.
In another one of our preview shows at Sport360 studios looking ahead to the World Cup in Russia, Alex Broun sits down with two of our squad to discuss the teams, players and fixtures to look out for in Group H.
Alex is joined by Alex Rea and Stuart Appleby.
France trained in the rain ahead of their World Cup clash with Australia on Saturday.
Les Bleus played their final warm-up game against the United States, a 1-1 draw in which Olivier Giroud was carried off with a head injury.
The Chelsea striker however was involved in the team’s training session on Tuesday.
Watch footage of France’s training below.