Russia hold Uruguay to 1-1 draw in friendly

Russia held Copa America champion Uruguay to 1-1 in the first of their three European Championship warmup games on Friday.

Updated: May 26, 2012 00:50 IST
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Moscow: Russia held Copa America champion Uruguay to 1-1 in the first of their three European Championship warmup games on Friday.

Luis Suarez, left unmarked in the box, opened the scoring for Uruguay with a low left-footed shot past diving Vyacheslav Malafeev in the 48th minute.

Striker Alexander Kerzhakov, who substituted for Pavel Pogrebnyak after the break, equalized two minutes later, scoring past Fernando Muslera from 11 meters.

Russia next plays Latvia and Italy in Switzerland on May 29 and June 1 respectively before facing the Czech Republic in its Euro 2012 opener on June 8.

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