The rivalry between the US and Russia will have another twist this year. The Russian and American national football teams will reportedly come head-to-head in a friendly game.
The President of the Russian Football Union Sergey Fursenko made the statement on Thursday, adding that “the match will take place where it will be warmer in November,” apparently suggesting that it will be held in America.
Russia are currently 11th in the FIFA ranking compared to Team USA’s 29th. The teams’ head-to-head history proves the statistics – the Russians won two of their four previous games with two draws and no losses.
Quite symbolically the friendly will be played in the midst of the US presidential campaign as the game is expected to kick off on November 14, 2012.
Four more friendlies are on for Russia this year. On May 25, Dick Advocaat’s charges will take on South American champs Uruguay in Moscow. Four days after they will test Lithuania in Bern, while on June 1, they will have the final rehearsal ahead of Euro 2012 against Italy. Finally, Didier Drogba and Co are expected in Moscow on August 15.
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