Russia-Sweden football friendly match in October relocated
from Stockholm to Moscow
Sweden's borders are currently closed for entry from countries, which
are not members of the European Union
A friendly football match between the national football teams of Sweden
and Russia will be played in the Russian capital of Moscow on October
8, the press service of the Russian national football team announced on
The match was scheduled to be played on October 8 in the Swedish capital
of Stockholm at the over 54,300-seat capacity Friends Arena, which is
rated as the biggest stadium in Scandinavia. However, Sweden's borders
are currently closed for entry from countries, which are not members of
the European Union.
The stadium in Moscow, which will hold the friendly match between Russia
and Sweden on October 8, will be announced later, but the match start
time is slated for 7:30 p.m. Moscow time (16:30 GMT).
The Russian national football team is now scheduled to play three international
fixtures between October 8 and 14. Besides the friendly against Sweden
on October 8, the national squad is set to face Turkey on October 11 and
Hungary on October 14 as part of the UEFA (the Union of European Football
Associations) Nations League.
Playing in the group stage of the UEFA Nations League in September, the
Russian team defeated Serbia at home on September 3 (3-1) and then enjoyed
an away win against Hungary on September 6 (3-2).
The friendly football match between Russia and Sweden was initially scheduled
to kick off on March 28, however, it was postponed indefinitely as a safety
measure against the global spread of the novel coronavirus.
TASS, 23 Sep 2020