On 16 August the blue-white-sky blues retruned from holiday and will have their annual medical examinations at the SOGAZ medical centre. Then from 18 August to 7 September, the first team will hold a training camp in the Serbian town of Vrsac, located near Belgrade. At the end of the first phase of training, Zenit will play a friendly in Belgrade against Mega Lex on 6 September.
The second team training camp will be held in Spain from 10 to 25 September. During the two-week training 8 freindly matches are planned.
Before the start of the season the blue-white-sky blue will play two friendlies on 29 September and 30 against Krasnodar and Lokomotiv.