MOSCOW -- Fabio Capello's experimental Russia side, with seven uncapped players making their debuts, drew 0-0 with Kazakhstan in a friendly on Tuesday.
Capello rang the changes after just one win in Russia's last eight competitive matches, not including Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Montenegro, which was abandoned after crowd trouble.
Russia dominated against their less illustrious opponent Kazakhstan, but created few clear-cut chances.
The best opportunity to score came on 27 minutes, when...
Oil-rich Kazakhstan is considering a bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
The country is already bidding against Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in Almaty and is now in discussions over a possible bid for the World Cup four years later.
Kazakhstan FA president Yerlan Kozhagapanov said in French newspaper L'Equipe: "We are discussing this issue with the government of my country to assess what are our chances.
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Eidur Gudjohnsen celebrated his return from international retirement by setting Iceland on their way to a 3-0 win over Kazakhstan in European Championship qualifying group A.
The Bolton striker opened the scoring before Birkir Bjarnason's double completed a comfortable win.
Victory ensured Iceland remained second in the table behind the Czech Republic, and ahead of World Cup semi-finalists Holland.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson saw a long-range shot saved and Gafurzhan Suyumbayev responded in kind for...
Turkey beat Kazakhstan 3-1 for their first win in Euro 2016 qualifying Group A.
Burak Yilmaz's first-half brace, including a penalty, put the home side in control and Serdar Aziz headed the third.
Kazakhstan netted a penalty of their own through Samat Smakov and had a couple more chances in the closing stages but Turkey held on.
Turkey were quickly on the attack and Selcuk Inan's early free-kick was headed goalwards by Serdar Aziz, but Alexandr Mokin saved.
Yilmaz gave a warning of what was to come when...