Today, April 1, FC Rubin are playing against FC Ural within ROSGOSSTRAKH Russian Championship MD 24. Today´s game coincides with the inauguration of Yekaterinburg Arena Stadium Refurbished for the upcoming World Cup. By the way, this was the stadium which hosted the FC Rubin victorious Russian Cup Final.
Today´s game is a 2018 FIFA World Cup test match. Kick-off time: 16:00/14:00 (local time/Kazan time).
The fixture is to be officiated by Sergey Ivanov, 33, Rostov-on-Don. Assistant referees: Dmitry Bereznev (Rostov-on-Don), Roman Usachev (Rostov-on-Don); assistant referee: Igor Panin (Moscow region); match inspector: Feyzudin Erzimanov (Moscow region).
Live coverage by: TNV-Tatarstan and Nash Football.
Non-live coverage: Nash Football at 23:30.
Both teams have spent their two weeks break away from their native training grounds with Rubin leaving for Sochi and Ural training in Cyprus from March 20 to March 28. As you may know, our tean have played a friendly game in Sochi and won 1:0 against Lokomotiv Moscow. As for FC Ural, they have won all the friendly games they held with local clubs with the first game played against AEL (2:0), Karmiotissa (9:1) and AEZ (4:1)
Head-to-head clash record (since 1992):
Games played: 11
Games won by FC Rubin: 6
Games won by FC Ural: 4
Games drawn: 1
Ball difference: 15-9 (FC Rubin)
.Players suspended: none