Russia 0-0 Kazakhstan
The visitors held a much-changed Russia team to a goalless friendly draw at the Khimki Arena. The hosts almost broke the deadlock in the first half but Aleksandr Samedov's free-kick struck both the woodwork and Kazakhstan goalkeeper Stas Pokatilov's back before being cleared to safety.
The Russian lineup included two newcomers, FC Rostov centre-back Ivan Novoseltsev and FC Rubin Kazan defensive midfielder Ruslan Kambolov, while visiting coach Yuri Krasnozhan handed first caps to FC Aktobe goalkeeper Pokatilov and FC Astana midfielder Georgy Zhukov. Fabio Capello introduced another debutant early on as FC Dinamo Moskva's Roman Zobnin replaced captain Vasili Berezutski.
Four more players made their Russia bows after half-time as Capello fielded Igor Portnyagin, Elmir Nabiullin, Denis Davydov and Dmitri Efremov. The Kazakhs threatened a late winner via Bauyrzhan Islamkhan (pictured) but there would be no avoiding the stalemate.
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