The national teams of Russia and Brazil football team will play a friendly match in 2018

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in photobacteria Mutko at a press conference devoted to the beginning of the tournament of the confederations Cup 2017 in football. 16 Jun 2017The national teams of Russia and Brazil football team will play a friendly match in 2018© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade the image Bank

The national teams of Russia and Brazil on football in 2018, will play a friendly match, the negotiations are in the final stage, said the President of the Russian football Union (RFU), Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation Vitaly Mutko.

Earlier in June, Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported that the Brazilian football Confederation (CBF) intends to negotiate with the RFU to hold a friendly match between two teams ahead of the 2018 world Cup. According to the source, the meeting should be held either in November of 2017 or March 2018. For Brazil it is important to hold this match in Russia, as the host country of the upcoming world Cup.

«Brazil is our all. Required (team Russia) will play with Brazil in the next year. We really want this, and Brazil too. It can be done. But when we are with them still talking, I can’t tell yet. But the negotiations are close to completion. But we will definitely make this match,» Mutko told reporters.

The first ever world Cup in Russia will take place from 14 June to 15 July 2018. The tournament matches will be played in Moscow, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-don, Sochi and Yekaterinburg. Brazil in March became the first team after the qualification tournament guaranteed to itself participation in the world championship.