Russia national team to play against Argentina and Spain

Friendly meetings will be held on November 11 and 14
13 October
Russia national team will hold friendly matches with the teams of Argentina and Spain. This was reported by the Russian Football Union (RFS) media service. With the Argentinians, the game will be held on November 11, and with the Spanish - on  November 14. Both meetings will take place in Russia, the RFS will inform about the venue and the start time of the event later.

Arrival of the Argentina team together with Lionel Messi to Russia will be a big football event, believes 2018 FIFA  World Cup Russia™ ambassador, the first vice-president of the Russian Football Union (RFS) Nikita Simonyan.

"It's a great football event to see live the Argentina team with the brilliant Lionel Messi," said Simonyan. "I'd like it to be a worthy game. I doubt there can be a better sparring partner. We will have the opportunity to test against the Argentinians how we can compete with such strong teams."

Earlier, the head of the Department of Sport and Tourism of Moscow Nikolay Gulyaev said that the capital's Luzhniki Stadium is planned to be opened with the match between Russia and Argentina  after the reconstruction. Next year, Luzhniki will host seven games of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, including an opening, semi-final and final matches.

The teams of Argentina and Spain have won berths to the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Russia as a hostess of the tournament was exempt from the qualifying tournament and advanced to the final stage directly.