Russia's players left the field to jeers from some in the crowd, having recorded just one shot on target in their last two friendlies before the World Cup. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony set to take place in Moscow on June 14, Director of the of the Crown Prince's Private Office Bader al-Asaker said. "There's still enough time".
Against the course of the game, Sameldov scored Russia's only goal in the 34th minute after Siyuncu miss-passed the ball inside the penalty box.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial global football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA.
The FA are reportedly "fuming" with Federation Internationale de Football Association after being fined for allowing one of their youth players to heinously drink a non-sanctioned energy drink during the Under-20 World Cup last summer.
In May, a German drinks manufacturer apologised after including a Saudi flag on World Cup themed-bottles, sparking a fierce backlash on social media. "We wish you all a great World Cup", said Carlos Queiroz.
The month-long celebration of the attractive game this time around comes to Russian Federation, where 32 of the best football nations in the world will compete for the coveted FIFA World Cup from 14 June to 15 July.
A lot happened in the four years following Uruguay's second World Cup triumph in 1950.