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Brazil to play Russia at WCup final stadium

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):

Brazil will play Russia in a friendly in March at the stadium that will host the World Cup final.

The Brazilian football confederation said yesterday that the friendly at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow will be on March 23.

Brazil will face Germany four days later in their last friendly before coach Tite announces his final squad for the World Cup in June. If Tite's team finishes top of their group, they will only play at the Luzhniki if they reach the final.

In November, the stadium was reopened with Argentina beating Russia 1-0.

Brazil will play in Moscow against Serbia on June 27 in their last match in Group E, but that game will be at the Spartak Arena.