Advocaat to debut against Bulgaria

MOSCOW - Dick Advocaat will make his debut as Russia coach on August 11 when his team take on Bulgaria in a friendly, the Russian FA said on Saturday.

The two countries, who both failed to qualify for the World Cup finals, have agreed on a match in Moscow before they begin the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.

Dutchman Advocaat was appointed Russia's new national team coach last month, replacing compatriot Guus Hiddink.

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