The Russian national football team played a draw with Iran at the “Kazan Arena”
Photo by Denis Gordiyko
October 10). Today the Russian national football team played a draw with Iran
with a score of 1:1 in the capital of Tatarstan. 33270 spectators watched the
game from the stands at the stadium “Kazan Arena”, Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of
the city, was among them.
half of the friendly match took place was an equal fight. Russian players had
some good approaches to the opponent's penalty area but they never managed to
open the score.
second half of the match, the teams led the game more intensively. Due to this,
the guests managed to score the first goal in the match in one of the
counterattacks in the 57th minute. The gate of the Russian national team, which
Andrey Lunev defended this evening, was struck by Serdar Azmun, the Iranian
forward and the Kazan player of “Rubin”.
missed goal, Russian players significantly increased the pressure to defeat
their opponents, and Stanislav Cherchesov, the coach of the team, made several
substitutions, which empowered the attack. At the 74th minute, Dmitry Poloz
after the serve from the flank of Alexander Samedov equalized the score in the
match. The Russians continued to push the remaining 20 minutes of the game but
the score in the match didn’t change.
will participate in the upcoming World Cup in 2018. Russia is on the rights of
the host country of the tournament, Iran qualified for the championship through
selection in the Asian region. In October, the Russian team has already held a
friendly match. In Moscow on October 7, Russian football players defeated the South
Korean team with a score of 4:2.