Agence France-PresseApril 22, 2014 08:57
Russia manager Fabio Capello has lined up World Cup warm-ups against Slovakia, Norway and Morocco in a bid to expose his team to contrasting playing styles ahead of Brazil.
Russia, making their first appearance at a World Cup finals since 2002, are in Group H with Belgium, South Korea and Algeria.
Capello, who was in charge of England at the 2010 World Cup, explained his thinking behind the three countries he has chosen.
"Our main goal is to test the players against teams playing in various styles," the Italian told www.championat.com on Tuesday.