Kazakhstan announced its readiness to host a friendly match with Russia

The general secretary of the Kazakhstan Football Federation said that he could not agree on the date of the match with the Russian Football Union (RFS).

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The Football Federation of Kazakhstan is negotiating with the Russian Football Union (RFS) on the organization of the control match, the Secretary General of the Football Federation of Kazakhstan, Olzhas Abraev, told SportRadar.kz.

“There was no refusal from our side, even more so, as some media write, for political reasons. Moreover, we are negotiating with the RFS about the organization of a friendly match, but so far the Russian side is not satisfied with the date of November 16, proposed by us. Consultations are underway,” Abraev said.

In Kyrgyzstan, they denied the information about the cancellation of the match with the Russian national team

Valery Karpin

On September 24, the Russian national team will play its first match after the introduction of UEFA and FIFA sanctions. Karpin’s team will meet the Kyrgyz national team in Beshkek.

Also, the Russian national team is scheduled to play control matches with the teams of Iran and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the fall. The game with the Bosnians is scheduled for November 19 in St. Petersburg. At the same time, the leaders of the Bosnian team, Edin Dzeko and Miralem Pjanic, refused to go on the field against the Russians.

On May 2, UEFA banned Russia from participating in all international tournaments in the 2022/23 season and also rejected its bid to host Euro 2028 or Euro 2032.

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