Athletistic/Football. Today, October 16, an international friendly match will take place in Antalya, Turkey. The Russian team will play against the Kenyan team. The match will start at 19:00 Moscow time. RFU Director General Maxim Mitrofanov has explained why Turkey was chosen to host the match against Kenya.

– The game is organized by a FIFA match agent who specializes in organizing such matches. Why was Türkiye chosen? For logistical reasons, the country is roughly halfway between Russia and Kenya. A neutral stadium in a neutral country has been chosen and it would be naive to expect thousands of fans to be there. It was inappropriate to spend significant funds to organize a match in a stadium with 30,000 seats,” Mitrofanov said, as quoted by RB Sport.

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