Russian, German football teams likely to meet for friendly
A memorandum on cooperation between the Russian Football Union and
the German Football Association stipulates among other issues a friendly
match between the two national teams
A memorandum on cooperation signed earlier in the day between the Russian
Football Union and the German Football Association stipulates among other
issues a friendly match between the two national teams, RFU President
Vitaly Mutko said on Wednesday.
The document was signed in the Russian capital at the building of the
Russia-2018 Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and was signed by RFU President
Mutko and DFB President Reinhard Grindel.
"Friendly matches should be discussed separately," Mutko said.
"They (the German team) have a very tight schedule. There are no
exact dates yet."
"The memorandum, however, stipulates not only a friendly match between
the Russian and German teams, but a possible friendly game between the
two national youth teams," he added.
The RFU and DFB initially inked a memorandum on cooperation in 2012 and
today's document, according to Mutko, stipulates a broader cooperation
between the Russian and German governing football bodies.
A similar memorandum on cooperation was signed by the RFU with the Italian
Football Federation in October of 2016.
TASS, 03 May