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Post: Koloskov says the Russian national team will test its strength in the match against Iran


Koloskov said that the match with Iran will be a test of whether the Russian team is ready for war.

MOSCOW, March 17 – RIA Novosti, Vasily Bogdanov. Honorary President of the Russian Football Union (RFU) Vyacheslav Koloskov told RIA Novosti that the friendly match against the Iranian national team will be a test of whether the national team of the country is ready for war after the recession.

On Friday, the RFU confirmed that the match will be played at the Azadi stadium in Tehran on March 23 and will kick off at 20:00 Moscow time. It was noted that the game will be played with spectators.

“It was not a secret, the Iranian federation confirmed its intention to hold the match long ago. The match was in the plans of the national team, the training camp was held, so the announcement is official. As for the practical benefits, this is indisputable. Iran is a strong team, taking part in the final stages of the world championships “Also There are players playing in the leading leagues of Europe in the squad. Therefore, the match with Iran will be a test of struggle. It is no coincidence that Valery Karpin invited the strongest, including those who played in Europe,” said Koloskov.

“Of course, the national team was in an objective recession, they were not allowed to play. Previous training camps and friendly matches were devoted to watching candidates, which is why there were so many difficulties. There is a time for everything, we go. In the summer we will participate in the already official Central Asian tournament. Therefore, his football life continues,” he said.

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Earlier, the Tajikistan Football Federation told RIA Novosti that the Russian team will take part in the first championship of the Central Asian Football Federation (CAFA). The RFU said that so far only the possibilities and conditions for the participation of the national team have been discussed.

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