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Colombia to play Egypt in pre-World Cup friendly

IANS  |  Bogota (Colombia) 

will meet in an international friendly in during the final stage of preparations for the 2018

The of the Colombian Football Federation, Ramon Jesurun, told reporters on Thursday that the match against was scheduled for June 1, 13 days before begins in Russia, reports news agency.

This will be the third warm-up match for the Colombian football team this year, as the first one will be played on March 23 against in Paris, and the second one against on March 28 in England.

At the World Cup, is part of Group A, which also includes Russia, and

The Colombian football team is also due to have another friendly pre-match in June before travelling to Kazan, where their base camp is located.

Jesurun said that for the Colombian team will begin here, where they will stay for three or four days to play a farewell match.

Then the team will leave for or Italy, where it will stay for about two weeks for the final stage of the preparations, the said.

is part of the 2018 World Cup Group H, along with Japan, and

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 14:26 IST
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