Arshavin and Co. to test Greece in November friendly

The Russian national football team will face Greece in their next friendly. The game will take place on November 11.

“The match will take place in Greece, probably in Athens,” Russian head coach Dick Advocaat told the Sovetsky Sport newspaper.

“Greece is an interesting and strong rival, who solved the problem of qualifying at Euro 2012 like we did,” he added.

Greece finished first in their qualifying Group F ahead of Croatia, Israel, Latvia, Georgia and Malta.

Earlier it was reported that the Russian Football Union refused to hold a friendly against Poland. It was initially scheduled for November 15 and supposed to be held in the Polish city of Poznan.

Meanwhile, the Russian Football Union president claims more top football nations will be Russia’s next opponents.

“I discussed it with Italy’s, Spain’s, England’s and France’s football federation leaders. Everything depends on the group we get into [at Euro 2012]. There are opportunities to play friendlies in February and May. One game will be played in February and two in May. Perhaps we will meet with someone from this quartet,” head of the RFU Sergey Fursenko told Russia 2 TV channel.

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