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Shirokov wants Brazil scalp

24 March 2013 15:45

Russia midfielder Roman Shirokov is fully confident in his side's chances when they face Brazil on Monday.

Fabio Capello's side take on the World Cup hosts in a friendly at Stamford Bridge and although the 31-year-old has warned against reading too much into FIFA rankings – Brazil are 18th and Russia are 10th – he has backed his side to triumph.

"I expect our team to play well and I expect to win," Shirokov told reporters. "FIFA rankings don't always reflect accurately the standpoint of each team, but favourites? Maybe."

Russia's World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland was twice postponed over the weekend due to severe weather conditions.

Shirokov hopes the match is rescheduled for the summer to avoid clashes with the domestic league.

"The conditions of the field were unacceptable. It was impossible to play, but we have to keep in mind they are not used to this weather on a regular basis, so we have to be a bit more understanding," he said.

"I'm not sure why we're talking about playing the game in November because there are a number of clashes with games for Russian clubs.

"It's more likely we'll play in June or August, and June is the preferred option.

"When we practiced in Northern Ireland, the pitch was OK but the wind conditions were unacceptable.

"Here the pitch is in a good state, so that will give us a chance to play a good game tomorrow."

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1 - 1

Competition
Friendlies
Date
25 March 2013
Kick-off
20:30
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
1 - 1
Venue
Stamford Bridge (London)
Attendance
35206

Goals

0 - 1
Fred 90'
(assist by Marcelo) 
1 - 1

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Saturday 12 July

20:28
20:17
19:57
19:39
19:37
19:28
19:05
19:04
18:52
18:29
18:08
17:58
17:08
16:43
16:27
15:54
15:41
15:28
15:19
13:59
13:56
13:48
13:43
13:36
13:18
12:54
12:35
12:30
12:02
11:55
11:18
10:51
10:37
10:30
10:25
10:24
10:12
10:02
09:49
09:48
09:34
09:27
07:59
07:25
07:04
06:16
05:39
05:36
04:39
04:37
03:46
02:51
02:49
02:20

Friday 11 July

22:18
22:06
22:00
21:34
21:31
21:16
21:13
20:16
19:51
19:30
19:23
18:54
18:33
18:29
18:18
18:17
18:15
18:13
17:45
17:28
17:07
17:01
16:46
16:44
16:39
16:20
16:08
16:06
14:46
14:01
14:00
13:34
13:24
13:19
12:56
12:51
12:45
12:27
12:06
12:04
11:58
11:34
10:47
10:24
10:10
10:02
09:51
08:50
07:42
07:27
07:16
07:05
06:25
06:01
04:44
04:42
03:52
02:00
02:00
01:57
01:04
00:17

Thursday 10 July

23:12
21:57
21:56
21:41
21:10
20:52
20:49
19:49
19:44
18:44
18:21
17:54
17:52
17:43
17:12
17:00
16:43
16:39
16:36
16:35
16:16
15:45
15:41
15:11
14:56
14:42
13:43
13:39
13:38
13:08
13:00
12:27
12:22
11:49
11:34
10:59
10:33
09:58
09:14
08:39
08:35
07:45
06:38
06:36
06:03
05:22
04:30
04:01
02:53
02:05
01:48
01:43
01:33
01:02
00:30

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 0 +0 0
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
6 0 +0 0
7 0 +0 0
8 0 +0 0
9 0 +0 0
10 0 +0 0
11 0 +0 0
12 0 +0 0
13 0 +0 0
14 0 +0 0
15 0 +0 0
16 0 +0 0

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