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HUNGARY - RUSSIA - 1:1

Hiddink signs off with draw

Guus Hiddink marked his final game as coach of Russia with a 1-1 draw against Hungary in a friendly on Wednesday.

The 63-year-old Dutchman, who led Russia to the semi-finals of Euro 2008 during his four years in charge, will leave when his contract expires on June 30 and take charge of Turkey in August.

"I'm really glad and happy that my last game in charge as Russia coach was against a friend of mine and a fellow Dutchman (Erwin Koeman)," Hiddink told reporters.

Koeman's Hungary took the lead in the 39th minute against the run of play.

Russia defended a corner poorly and left back Vilmos Vanczak squeezed a shot through the hands of keeper Igor Akinfeyev to grab his first international goal on his 45th appearance.

Russia equalised in the 59th minute when a corner from substitute Andrei Arshavin bounced into the net off Diniyar Bilyaletdinov's knee.

The hosts pushed for a winner in the last 10 minutes but Adam Szalai's powerful header and Laszlo Bognar's effort were well saved by substitute keeper Vladimir Gabulov.

Russian Igor Denisov was sent off in the last minute.

Hungary have not beaten Russia since their 2-0 win in Budapest in 1978.

Neither Russia nor Hungary have qualified for the World Cup in South Africa in June.

Soccernet.espn.go.com, March 3, 2010

Hungary 1 - 1 Russia

Scoring Summary
Vilmos Vanczak (39) Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (59)

Match Information
Stadium: Park, Gyor
Attendance: 10,000
Match Time: March 3, 2010

Lineups:
Hungary: Gabor Kiraly, Laszlo Bodnar, Vilmos Vanczak, Roland Juhasz, Gabor Horvath (Pal Dardai, 72), Zoltan Szelesi, Boldizsar Bodor (Tamas Hajnal, 62) , Szabolcs Huszti (Tamas Koltai, 89), Akos Buzsaky (Daniel Tozser, 46), Gergely Rudolf (Adam Szalai, 79), Sandor Torghelle.
Russia: Igor Akinfeev (Vladimir Gabulov, 46), Aleksandr Anyukov, Denis Kolodin (Vasili Berezutskiy, 83), Renat Yanbaev, Sergei Ignashevich, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Igor Denisov, Igor Semshov (Andrei Arshavin, 46), Konstantin Zyryanov, Sergei Semak, Pavel Pogrebnjak (Roman Pavlyuchenko, 46).

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