Russia to host Argentina in friendly

MOSCOW - Russia will host Diego Maradona's Argentina in a friendly in Moscow on Aug. 12 as part of their preparations for World Cup qualifiers, the Russian FA said on Tuesday. "We don't know yet if the game will be held at the (83,000-seat) Luzhniki or (28,000-seat) Lokomotiv stadium but they have promised to bring their strongest side," Russian FA general secretary Alexei Sorokin told Reuters. He added that Guus Hiddink's side would use the match as a final tune-up for their World Cup qualifiers. Second in Group Four, Russia face Liechtenstein and Wales in September before hosting group leaders Germany the following month.


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