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
March 3, 2010
Hungary 1 - 1 Russia
Vilmos Vanczak (39) Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (59)
Stadium: ÅÒÎ Park, Gyor
Match Time: March 3, 2010
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).