16:00 GMT 05 June 2018
The Russia vs. Turkey match will be played on Tuesday, June 5, at the VEB Arena, Moscow. This is the international friendly football match.
These teams played only three times against each other. Two years ago, the result was 0:0, while in 1998 and 1994 Russia celebrated 1:0 victories. All games they played were friendly matches.
As a host of upcoming World Cup, Russia have great ambitions in the tournament. However, their recent performances casted a shadow over their World Cup aspirations; it seems they don't have enough quality to qualify for the knockout phase of the competition. They are in the group with Uruguay, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, which is seen as the weakest on the championship, but they will have to deal with amazing Mohamed Salah, who will try to lead the Egyptians to glory.
Latest matches: Russia
Turkey failed to qualify for World Cup, after finishing fourth in the group with Iceland, Croatia, Ukraine, Finland and Kosovo. They had a chance after 1:0 victory against Croatia, but right after that they were defeated at home against Iceland and in the last round they played only 2:2 in Finland, so Turkey finished fourth in the end. They played six friendly matches since then and recorded two victories, two defeats and two draws. The best team they played against was Ireland, and they won that match by 1:0. Turkey recorded a draw against Tunisia and defeated Iran, two teams that qualified for World Cup.
Latest matches: Turkey
Russia needs to step up and perform much better in the upcoming game, since the World Cup is only one week away. We don't expect to see many goals in this match.
05 June 2018 - 16:00 GMT
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