Russian national football team loses to Czech Republic
in friendly match
Footballer Roman Neustadter, who got Russian citizenship May 25,
held his first match for the national team
Russia's national team has lost to the Czech Republic 1-2 in a friendly
match within the framework of preparation for the 2016 UEFA European Championship.
During the match that took place at the Tivoli stadium in Austria's Innsbruck,
Russia's Alexander Kokorin scored in the 6th minute.
The Czech Republic's Tomas Rosicky shot a goal in the 49th minute and
Tomas Necid in the 90th minute.
Footballer Roman Neustadter, who got Russian citizenship May 25, held
his first match for the national team.
Russia's national team will hold one more friendly as part of preparation
for Euro 2016. On June 5, the Russians will play Serbia.
The 2016 UEFA Euro Cup will be held in France between June 10 and July
10 with matches to be played in 10 different locations, namely in Bordeaux,
Lens, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Saint-Denis, Saint-Etienne
A total of 24 European national teams qualified for the Euro Cup final
tournament in 2016, after the contestants' format, which was used since
1996, was decided to be extended from 16 to 24 teams.
The contesting teams were divided into six groups and Russia was placed
into Group B, sharing it with the teams from England, Wales and Slovakia.
TASS, June 1, 2016
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Czech Republic 2-1 Russia
June 1, 2016
Innsbruck. Tivoli Neu Stadion
Referee: Robert Shergenhofer (Austria)
Czech Republic: Cech, Gebre Selassie, Hubnik (Sivok, 46), Kadlec, Limbersky
(Kaderabek, 64), Dockal (Skalak, 41), Darida, Pavelka (Plasil, 46), Rosicky
(c) (Kolar, 85), Krejci, Lafata (Necid, 46)
Coach: Pavel Vrba
Russia: Lodygin (Guilherme, 46), Smolnikov, V. Berezutski (c) (Neustadter,
64), Ignashevich, Torbinsk (D. Kombarov, 64), Denisov, Shatov, Ivanov
(Golovin, 64), Kokorin (Samedov, 64), Dzyuba (Mamaev, 46), Smolov
Coach: Leonid Slutski
Goals: Kokorin (6), Rosicky (49), Necid (90)