Russia enjoys 1-1 draw in friendly with Turkey (VIDEO)

Russia enjoys 1-1 draw in friendly with Turkey (VIDEO)

A friendly football match between the Russian and Turkish national football teams ended with 1-1 draw yesterday night in Moscow, which is set to host next week the opening game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The score was opened by hosts Russia 35 minutes into the match with a sharp angle kick by midfielder Alexander Samedov from the right wing into the high left center of the net over Turkish goalkeeper Serkan Kirintili.

Just 15 minutes into the second half, Turkey tied the score at 1-1 with a goal box by midfielder Yunus Malli into the left lower corner behind Russian goalkeeper Igor Akenfeev.

The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums located in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.