Brazil eye win against Russia in Moscow

Brazil vs Russia
Brazil will play Russia on Friday an international friendly
Brazil are set to play Russia in an international friendly on Friday night in Moscow. Brazil go into this game as the favorites.

Kick-off : 7:00 PM (Local)

Venue : Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

FIFA World Cup 2018 is not far away and teams are preparing for this tournament. As a result we are seeing a host of friendlies being named in March.

The Brazilians will play Russia and Germany as their two friendly matches. They will get the right preparation as playing in Russia ahead of the world cup will get them accustomed to the conditions.

While it will be a great opportunity for a team like Russia to play against the likes of Brazil and France. It will certainly be useful as they look to make a mark in the summer.

Brazil have named a strong squad for the two friendly games. They should be pretty confident ahead of the friendlies coming up.

So far Brazil and Russia have played each other on five occasions. Out of that Brazil have never lost to Russia. The Brazilians have won thrice while drawing twice.

Team news and possible line-ups

Aleksandr Kokorin, Giorgi Jikia and Viktor Vasin will not be available for Russia for the Brazil friendly as due to injuries. While Fedor Smolov will lead the side on Friday.

As for Brazil, Neymar will not be available due to injury alongside Alex Sandro and Filipe Luis. While Willian and Fernandinho are available and might play.

Russia XI : Akinfeev, Zhirkov, Smolnikov, Kombarov, Semyonov, Glushakov, Samedov, Dzagoev, Kuzyayev, Zabolotny, Smolov.

Brazil XI : Alisson, Alves, Marcelo, Marquinhos, Silva, Casemiro, Paulinho, Coutinho, Willian, Firmino, Jesus.


With the quality in the Brazilian squad they should be able to get over the line against Russia on Friday night. I think Brazil will win 3-1.



Alankrit Mathur

Hi, I am Alankrit Mathur. I have a passion for Football & Cricket. I love to write blogs about the above mentioned sports.

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