Match day: 8 June, 2012
Stadion Miejski (Wroclaw , Poland)
Euro 2012 Group A
Russia are expected to finish high in the Group table while one time winner(won as Czechoslovakia) would be expecting the game to go on their side.
Also see, Group A expected Winners and Runner ups
Russia and Czech Republic will be starting in the tournament and both these teams will look to finish better on the first game to add up positiveness in their upcoming matches. The 1960s winner Russia has good posture winning Italy 3-0 in their last friendly match.
Russia:(4-3-3)Igor Akinfeev, Alexander Anyukov, Sergei Ignashevich, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexei Berezutski, Roman Shirokov, Igor Denisov, Konstantin Zyrianov, Alan Dzagoev, Alexandr Kerzhakov, Andrey Arshavin
Czech Republic:(4-2-3-1)Petr Cech, Theodor Gebre Selassie, Tomas Sivok, Michal Kadlec, Frantisek Rajtora, Jaroslav Plasi, Petr Jiracek, Jan Rezek, Tomas Rosicky, Vaclav Pilar, Milan Baros
Russia are undefeated in their last 5 matches winning two games and keeping 3 games draw. Their corridor to 2012 Euro cup shows some fine performance as they were able to keep Uruguay on draw while three goals to nil win against Italy shows the trailer of their movie which is yet to start.
Czech Republic has won 3 matches, drawn 1 and lost 1. Their pre-tournament friendly matches includes recent loss against Hungary and win against Israel.
Russia 1-0 Czech Republic