Iran Land In Russia For World Cup

Lokomotiv Moscow and former Russian Federation head coach Yuri Semin said that the match against Egypt would be Russia's "key" group-stage game at this summer's FIFA World Cup.

On Tuesday, Russia extended their winless streak to seven matches with a 1-1 home draw against Turkey - meaning they have not chalked up a single victory in eight months.

The only consolation for Stanislav Cherchesov's side, whose last win was against South Korea in October, was that they managed to avoid defeat for the first time this year after previous losses to Brazil, France and Austria. However, Turkey leveled in the 60th when Russian Federation failed to close down substitute midfielder Yunus Malli, allowing the former Germany under-21 player to hit a shot low and hard from distance past Igor Akinfeev.

Midfielders: Alexander Erokhin, Yuri Zhirkov, Daler Kuzyaev (all - "Zenith"), Alexander Golovin, Alan Dzagoev (both from CSKA Moscow), Roman Zobnin, Alexander Samedov (both "Spartak"), Yury Gazinskiy (FC Krasnodar), Anton Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Denis Cheryshev (Villarreal, Spain).

Host nation Russian Federation will kick off next week's World Cup as the lowest-ranked of the 32 teams in the tournament.

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Turkey failed to qualify for the tournament finishing fourth in their group during the World Cup qualifiers.

Speaking with journalists in Russia, Iran coach Carlos Queiroz said, "Being in Russia is a dream come true for Iranian football". We have achieved this dream through lots of hard work and sacrifices, which only heightens how honoured and privileged we feel to be here.

Germany forward Leroy Sane promised that his omission from the world champions' squad would strengthen his resolve as he made his first comments since being left out of the final 23 on Monday.

Saudi Arabias Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony, set to take place in Moscow on June 14, Director of the Crown Princes Private Office Bader al-Asaker said on Wednesday.

  • Stacy Houston