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France confirm Russia friendly for March

Euro 2016 hosts France will face Russia in March of next year in their final international friendly before next summer's showpiece event.

Euro 2016 hosts France will welcome Russia in a friendly during the final international break before the showpiece event begins next June.

While all of the big names in Europe are battling for a spot in the European Championships, France will play a host of friendlies before the tournament gets underway next summer.

Before the end of 2015, Didier Deschamps's side will face Portugal, Serbia, Armenia, Denmark, Germany and England.

They will also play Netherlands on March 25, but another friendly against Russia has now been pencilled in for March 29.

Euro 2016 will officially get underway on June 10.

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