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World Cup 2018: Tournament hosts Russia lose warm-up match in Austria

Austria's Florian Kainz and Russia's Alan Dzagoev in action during the international friendly
Russia's trip to Austria was their penultimate warm-up game ahead of the World Cup this summer

World Cup hosts Russia lost 1-0 away to Austria in their first warm-up game on Wednesday.

Austria - who failed to qualify for the 2018 finals - secured victory through Alessandro Schopf's decisive strike on 28 minutes.

The Schalke midfielder arrived late in the area to rifle Marko Arnautovic's cut-back into the top corner.

West Ham's Arnautovic could have added a second after the interval but smashed his volley over the crossbar.

The visitors will be concerned by their lack of cutting edge in attack as they prepare to stage the 21st World Cup, which starts next month.

Russia, who will complete their warm-up schedule at home to Turkey next Tuesday, host Saudi Arabia on the opening day of the tournament on 14 June.

Line-ups

Austria

  • 1Lindner
  • 21Lainer
  • 3Dragovic
  • 15Prödl
  • 4Hinteregger
  • 14BaumgartlingerSubstituted forGrillitschat 45'minutes
  • 16ZuljSubstituted forIlsankerat 80'minutes
  • 17KainzSubstituted forSchlagerat 72'minutes
  • 10SchaubSubstituted forBurgstallerat 45'minutes
  • 18SchöpfSubstituted forAlabaat 58'minutes
  • 7ArnautovicSubstituted forAlarat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Wimmer
  • 6Ilsanker
  • 8Alaba
  • 9Alar
  • 11Murg
  • 12Siebenhandl
  • 19Burgstaller
  • 20Grillitsch
  • 22Danso
  • 23Bauer
  • 24Schlager
  • 25Hierländer

Russia

  • 1Akinfeev
  • 2Figueira FernandesSubstituted forSmolnikovat 68'minutes
  • 4Ignashevich
  • 14GranatBooked at 42mins
  • 13Kudryashov
  • 47Zobnin
  • 19SamedovSubstituted forAn Miranchukat 63'minutes
  • 7KuzyaevSubstituted forDzagoevat 56'minutes
  • 17GolovinSubstituted forAl Miranchukat 76'minutes
  • 18ZhirkovSubstituted forCheryshevat 64'minutes
  • 11SmolovBooked at 32minsSubstituted forDzyubaat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Semenov
  • 8Gazinskiy
  • 10Dzagoev
  • 15Al Miranchuk
  • 16An Miranchuk
  • 22Dzyuba
  • 23Rausch
  • 27Cheryshev
  • 28Smolnikov
  • 29Kutepov
  • 30Gabulov
  • 99Lunev
Referee:
Bas Nijhuis
Attendance:
14,500

Match Stats

Home TeamAustriaAway TeamRussia
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Austria 1, Russia 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Austria 1, Russia 0.

Xaver Schlager (Austria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Roman Zobnin (Russia).

Attempt missed. Alan Dzagoev (Russia) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Denis Cheryshev with a cross.

Foul by Stefan Lainer (Austria).

Denis Cheryshev (Russia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Deni Alar (Austria) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sergei Ignashevich (Russia).

Corner, Russia. Conceded by Stefan Lainer.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Sergei Ignashevich (Russia) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Austria. Deni Alar replaces Marko Arnautovic.

Substitution

Substitution, Austria. Stefan Ilsanker replaces Peter Zulj.

Attempt missed. David Alaba (Austria) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Marko Arnautovic (Austria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sergei Ignashevich (Russia).

Florian Grillitsch (Austria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Dzagoev (Russia).

Corner, Russia. Conceded by Heinz Lindner.

Substitution

Substitution, Russia. Aleksey Miranchuk replaces Aleksandr Golovin.

Attempt missed. Marko Arnautovic (Austria) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Florian Grillitsch.

Attempt missed. Florian Grillitsch (Austria) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Austria. Conceded by Vladimir Granat.

Attempt blocked. Guido Burgstaller (Austria) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Lainer.

Substitution

Substitution, Austria. Xaver Schlager replaces Florian Kainz.

Substitution

Substitution, Russia. Artem Dzyuba replaces Fedor Smolov.

Corner, Russia. Conceded by Stefan Lainer.

Attempt saved. David Alaba (Austria) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marko Arnautovic.

Substitution

Substitution, Russia. Igor Smolnikov replaces Mario Fernandes because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Mario Fernandes (Russia) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Russia. Denis Cheryshev replaces Yuri Zhirkov.

Substitution

Substitution, Russia. Anton Miranchuk replaces Aleksandr Samedov.

Peter Zulj (Austria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Roman Zobnin (Russia).

Florian Grillitsch (Austria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Dzagoev (Russia).

Attempt missed. Fedor Smolov (Russia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Aleksandr Golovin.

Attempt blocked. Guido Burgstaller (Austria) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Peter Zulj.

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