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Russian national football team to play friendly against Serbia on June 6 in Moscow

The Russian national football squad is also scheduled to play friendly matches against Sweden on March 28, Moldova on March 31 and Poland on June 2
The Russian national football team  Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The Russian national football team
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MOSCOW, January 14. /TASS/. The Russian national football team will play a friendly match against Serbia in Moscow on June 6, the press service of the Russian Football Union (RFU) announced on Tuesday.

The Russian national football squad is also scheduled to play friendly matches against Sweden on March 28, Moldova on March 31 and Poland on June 2.

All the friendly matches are scheduled for Russia as part of its preparations for the 2020 UEFA Euro Cup.

Last year Russia played 10 international fixtures, which were all qualifiers for the 2020 UEFA Euro Cup — in March, Russia lost to Belgium 1-3 and defeated Kazakhstan 4-0; in June, Russia beat San Marino and Cyprus (9-0 and 1-0 respectively); in September, the team routed Scotland (2-1) and Kazakhstan (1-0); in October the Russian footballers blanked Scotland 4-0 and then blazed past Cyprus 5-0.

Appearing in two international matches in November 2019, the Russian team lost again to Belgium 1-4 at home and then enjoyed a confident 5-0 away win over San Marino.

The Russian team finished second in its qualifying Group I and secured a berth in the final tournament.

The Final Draw for the 2020 UEFA Euro Cup was held on November 30 in the Romanian capital of Bucharest. Twenty four national football teams, which have cleared the qualifications round, were divided into six groups of four teams each. Russia was placed in Group B, and will face off Belgium (in St. Petersburg on June 13), Finland (in St. Petersburg on June 17) and Denmark (in Copenhagen on June 22).

The matches of the 2020 Euro Cup will be held at stadiums in 12 different cities across Europe, namely in London (England), Munich (Germany), Rome (Italy), Baku (Azerbaijan), St. Petersburg (Russia), Bucharest (Romania), Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Dublin (Ireland), Bilbao (Spain), Budapest (Hungary), Glasgow (Scotland) and Copenhagen (Denmark) between June 12 and July 12, 2020.