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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russia vs. Israel

Revenge is very much on the minds of Russia’s soccer players as they prepare to play Israel in a friendly at Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday.

"We must wipe them out," Celta Vigo midfielder Valery Karpin was quoted as saying in Tuesday’s Sovietsky Sport newspaper.

In February, Russia suffered one of its most humiliating defeats, going down 4-1 to the Israelis in Haifa.

(Russia vs. Israel, Luzhniki Stadium, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Metro: Sportivnaya. Tickets cost 70 to 100 rubles.)