Italy, Russia to play two friendlies before 2018 World
Italy and Russia will play two friendlies before the 2018 World Cup following
a new partnership between the federations.
The Italian football federation (FIGC) said after a meeting in Moscow
between its president Carlo Tavecchio and Vitaly Mutko, sports minister
and president of the Football Union of Russia, that the matches will be
in 2017 and 2018.
Russia are hosting the 2018 World Cup. In five previous meetings with
Russia, Italy have won three matches, drawn one, and lost one.
espnfc.com, 18 October