The Fisht Stadium in Sochi will host six matches at the 2018 FIFA World Cup ©Getty Images

Representatives from all 32 teams set to compete at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will attend a workshop in Sochi this week, to learn more about preparations for the tournament.

According to FIFA, this week's workshop represents the last chance for countries to "look behind the scenes" and "learn about the key elements" of this year's World Cup, including security and technical issues.

Of the 32 teams at the tournament, only five - Germany, Portugal, Australia, Mexico and Russia - have been able to have an in-depth look at Russia as a host nation having competed at last year's FIFA Confederations Cup.

The upcoming workshop in Sochi will be the last time the 32 teams will get together before the tournament kicks off on June 14.

More than 250 officials from the 32 teams are expected to attend the workshops, including coaches, team doctors and experts in technical areas such as media cooperation, accommodation, security, logistics, transport and marketing.

Eleven head coaches are also expected in Sochi, including Didier Deschamps of France and Argentina's Jorge Burruchaga, who are both World Cup champions.

Heimir Hallgrimsson of Iceland, who is leading his country at their first-ever World Cup, is another set to take part.

Eleven head coaches are expected to attend the workshop in Sochi ©Getty Images
Eleven head coaches are expected to attend the workshop in Sochi ©Getty Images

Russian national team head coach Stanislav Cherchesov will also be in attendance and he says he is looking forward to the workshops.

"As we took part in the Confederations Cup last year, we have a general idea of what to expect at the World Cup," he said.

"But the World Cup is significantly larger and more complicated from an organisational point of view, so it's going to be interesting to learn about it in more detail in Sochi.

"And for Russia as the host nation, it's another chance to welcome the 32 teams and tell them how hard we've been working for this tournament."

FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura, who will open the workshop tomorrow (February 27), added: "FIFA, the Local Organising Committee and the Russian authorities, have been working very hard to ensure that the participating teams are catered for with the highest level of infrastructure and services.

"The team workshop is the moment when the member associations familiarise themselves with the result of this hard work and with what awaits them in a few months time in Russia.

"It is yet another opportunity for Russia to showcase how it is ready to welcome the world during the 2018 FIFA World Cup."

Sochi will host six matches during the World Cup, including one quarter-final, with the tournament set to run from June 14 to July 15.

The city staged the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.