Russia beats Azerbaijan 4-0 in friendly football match
This is Russia’s first game after its failure at the FIFA World Cup
Russia beat Azerbaijan 4-0 in a friendly football match in Moscow on Wednesday.
This is Russia’s first game after its failure at the FIFA World Cup in
Brazil and the 24th match under Fabio Capello as its chief coach appointed
in the summer of 2012. Since then, the team has won 12 games, drawn 9
and lost 3.
Russia has played 11 friendly games, winning 6 and ending 5 in a tie,
with a goal difference of 19-7.
Russia took on Azerbaijan four times prior to Wednesday’s game - in FIFA
World Cup qualification matches in 2010 and 2014. It won twice 2-0 in
2009 and 1-0 in 2012 in Moscow and tied the score 1-1 in 2009 and 1-1
in 2013 in Baku.
Russia 4-0 Azerbaijan
3 September 2014
Venue: Arena Khimki (Khimki)
Referee: R. Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Goals: A. Kerzhakov 6', A. Kerzhakov 12', S. Ignashevich 41', V. Granat
Russia: I. Akinfeev (Y. Lodygin 46'), I. Smolnikov, V. Berezutski (c),
S. Ignashevich (V. Granat 46'), D. Kombarov (S. Parshivlyuk 71'), D. Glushakov,
D. Poloz (A. Samedov 76'), A. Dzagoev, O. Shatov (M. Ozdoev 46'), D. Cheryshev
(A. Ionov 81'), A. Kerzhakov.
Coach: F. Capello (Italy)
Azerbaijan: K. Agayev, B. Huseynov (Q. Qarayev 46'), R.F. Sadyqov (c),
R. Ramaldanov, I. Qyrtymov (R. Armirquliyev 46'), R. Abyshov (M. Shukurov
71'), R. Amircanov, R. Dadashov (V. Cavadov, 46), C. Ozkara (C. Huseynov
57'), V. Nadirov (A. Abdullayev 78'), D. Nazarov.
Coach: B. Vogts (Germany)