Saturday, September 23, 2017

Russia defeats Morocco in friendly soccer match

Russia's national soccer team defeated its Moroccan counterparts on Friday in a final scrimmage in Moscow before both teams departed for the World Cup in Brazil.

The game ended in a final score of 2-0, with goals from Vasili Berezutzki and Yuri Zhirkov in the 29th and 58th minutes, respectively, Ekburg.ru reports.

Prior to its match against Morocco, the Russian team defeated Slovakia 1-0 and tied with the Norwegian team 1-1 in the friendly preparatory match series last week.

The Russian team arrived in Brazil Sunday for training and is scheduled to play its first World Cup match on June 17 against South Korea, Ekburg.ru reports.