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Russia vs Turkey

Competition – International Friendly

Stadium – Arena CSKA

Date: 5th June 2018

Kick-off time – 17:00 GMT

Russia’s 1-0 loss to an Austrian team that will not be competing at the World Cup this year shows how bad things have gotten for the Russians.

Their preparation for the competition continues to show that they are more likely to exit the competition in the group stage and they have now gone six games without tasting victory.

Turkey just like Russia’s last opponents won’t be at the World Cup, however, they come into this game in fine form having not lost any of their last four games and they will be looking to continue their good goal scoring form in this game.

Russia’s main issue seems to be shutting out opponents and their bravery in playing some of the world’s biggest teams in Brazil, Argentina, Spain and France have made that problem even more pronounced. They also look very toothless on the offence.

Turkey are not the best team in Europe at the moment, but neither are Austria, and the Turks would be looking to take advantage of weak defending from the Russians here.

They have scored at least a goal in each of their last five matches, however, they need to keep things tighter at the back to avoid the Russians scoring.

These teams have faced each other once before and that game in 2016 ended in a goalless draw.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions


L Austria 1-0 Russia 30 May, 2018 International Friendly
L Russia 1-3 France 27 Mar, 2018 International Friendly
L Russia 0-3 Brazil 23 Mar, 2018 International Friendly
D Russia 3-3 Spain 14 Nov, 2017 International Friendly
L Russia 0-1 Argentina 11 Nov, 2017 International Friendly


W Turkey 2-1 Iran 28 May, 2018 International Friendly
D Montenegro 2-2 Turkey 27 Mar, 2018 International Friendly
W Turkey 1-0 Republic of Ireland 23 Mar, 2018 International Friendly
L Turkey 2-3 Albania 13 Nov, 2017 International Friendly
L Romania 2-0 Turkey 9 Nov, 2017 International Friendly


Turkey 0-0 Russia 31 Aug, 2016 International Friendly

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