OREANDA-NEWS  On March 23, Valery Karpin's team will play Iran in Tehran.

It is possible that the RFU will coordinate other games for the beginning of the year.

The suspension from international tournaments continues to apply for the Russian national team, because of this, the national team missed the draw for the qualifying tournament of the 2024 European Championship.

In 2022, the national team played only three friendly matches — all away: rivals — Kyrgyzstan (2:1, September 24), Tajikistan (0:0, November 17) and Uzbekistan (0:0, November 20). Karpin's staff called the "updated" and "youth" squad for the games.