After a goalless first half, England was very close to finally seal a win in the opening game of the big competitions in second half, after four loses and 5 draws. So close. Dier from a freekick opened the scoring for the Three Lions but the Roy Hodgson’s men failed to keep the lead as Russia with help of Berezutski scored a late equalizer. Glushakov was the scorer.
Russia substitutes: Shishkin, A. Berezutskiy, Yusupov, Glushakov, Mamaev, Lodygin, Shirokov, Marinato, Ivanov, Samedov, Torbinski, Kombarov.
Russia starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Akinfeev; Shchennikov, Ignashevich, V. Berezutskiy, Smolnikov; Neustadter, Golovin; Smolov, Shatov, Kokorin; Dzyuba.
England substitutes: Milner, Vardy, Clyne, Forster, Henderson, Sturridge, Stones, Wilshere, Barkley, Bertrand, Rashford, Heaton.
England starting line-up (4-3-3-): Hart; Walker, Cahill, Smalling, Rose; Rooney, Dier, Alli; Lallana, Kane, Sterling.