Klagenfurt - Hotel – 4.39pm
Rest and cryo for Elderson and Marco
The players have a free afternoon, but Elderson and Marco Caillard still opt for a dip in the ice bath. Not the most comfortable way to spend your leisure time, but committed pros know success is built on sacrifice and hard work.
Klagenfurt - Hôtel - 13h25
Brazil – Germany the hot topic
Back at the hotel, the players get the day’s newspapers. No need to be a speak German to understand...
Klagenfurt - Hotel – 12.17pm
Back to the Seepark Hotel
First off the team bus, Anthony Martial and Yannick Ferreira Carrasco are all smiles. They and their teammates have the afternoon off.
Klagenfurt - Hypo Group Arena – 10.13am
Wednesday’s training session will involve some intensive tactical work, so the staff have asked for a reporting blackout to ensure secrecy is maintained...
Klagenfurt - Hypo Group Arena – 10.02am
New look for Marco Caillard
Marc-Aurèle Caillard has returned from the summer break sporting a generous beard. A change that hasn’t gone unnoticed by Danijel Subasic (himself a little more developed in the facial hair department than last season), who indulges in a little gentle rib mickey-taking at the start of training. "Marco" explains: "As soon as the season ended, I thought I’d let it grow during the holidays. My girlfriend isn’t too keen on it, but I fancied seeing how far it would grow. I’ve trimmed it back a bit now, because it was getting too big. Once I’m back in Monaco, I’ll go to the barber’s and he’ll sort me out with something good. "
Klagenfurt - Hotel – 8.56am
Just one training session planned for today, and the afternoon will be given over to a variety of marketing and media activities.