Defending champions Brazil will play Russia in
March as part of their preparations for next year's World Cup in Germany.
"The match has been already confirmed, so has the date. It will take place in
Moscow on March 1," Russian Football Union (RFU) spokesman Andrei Malosolov said
Brazil hope to use the Moscow game to prepare for Croatia, their first opponents
in World Cup Group F.
The five-times world champions face Croatia on June 13 before playing Australia
Russia, who failed to qualify for the finals, plan to name their new coach
before the Euro 2008 qualifying campaign starts in September.