– The football team of Saudi Arabia, which in the group stage of the 2018 world Cup will play with Russia drew a friendly match with the national team of Ukraine.
The result of the meeting held in Spain – 1:1. Both goals took place in the first half: at 32 minutes, Artem Kravets led the national team of Ukraine forward, after six minutes of Fahad al-Muwallad held goal.
In addition to Saudi Arabia, rivals of the Russian team in the group stage of the 2018 world Cup are the teams of Egypt and Uruguay. The game Russia – Saudi Arabia will be the opening match of the world Cup. Ukraine in the tournament will not perform.
World Cup 2018 will be held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Samara, Yekaterinburg, Volgograd, Rostov-on-don, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Sochi, Saransk. The beginning of the tournament in Russia on June 14, the final on July 15. Russia accepts the world championship for the first time.
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