Match ends, Russia 1, Slovakia 0.
Russia's World Cup preparations got off to a winning start with a 1-0 win over Slovakia in a friendly on Monday.
Zenit St Petersburg striker Alexander Kerzhakov nodded in debutant Maxim Kanunnikov's cross after 82 minutes.
Russia's former England manager Fabio Capello was without injured captain Roman Shirokov for the game in St Petersburg.
Capello's team face friendlies against Norway on 31 May and Morocco on 5 June before heading for Brazil.
Russia are playing in the World Cup for the first time in 12 years.
They have been drawn in the same group as South Korea, Belgium and Algeria.
Football Union of Russia
- 1AkinfeevSubstituted forLodyginat 74'minutes
- 22EshchenkoSubstituted forKozlovat 45'minutes
- 20FaizulinSubstituted forMogilevetsat 86'minutes
- 9KokorinSubstituted forKerzhakovat 75'minutes
- 19SamedovSubstituted forIonovat 75'minutes
- 10DzagoevSubstituted forKanunnikovat 45'minutes
- 15HubocanSubstituted forCikosat 76'minutes
- 22PecovskySubstituted forSalataat 68'minutes
- 11NemecSubstituted forSylvestrat 62'minutes
- 7WeissSubstituted forSaboat 72'minutes
- 10StochSubstituted forSestakat 89'minutes
- Mark Clattenburg
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Russia 1, Slovakia 0.
Hand ball by Erik Cikos (Slovakia).
Substitution, Slovakia. Stanislav Sestak replaces Miroslav Stoch.
Offside, Russia. Maksim Kanunnikov tries a through ball, but Alexander Kerzhakov is caught offside.
Substitution, Russia. Pavel Mogilevets replaces Viktor Faizulin.
Foul by Dmitriy Kombarov (Russia).
Peter Pekarík (Slovakia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Goal! Russia 1, Slovakia 0. Alexander Kerzhakov (Russia) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Maksim Kanunnikov with a cross.
Attempt blocked. Aleksey Ionov (Russia) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Sergei Ignashevitch.
Attempt missed. Sergei Ignashevitch (Russia) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Dmitriy Kombarov with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Russia. Conceded by Jan Durica.
Corner, Slovakia. Conceded by Sergei Ignashevitch.
Attempt blocked. Norbert Gyömbér (Slovakia) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Erik Cikos.
Foul by Oleg Shatov (Russia).
Erik Cikos (Slovakia) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Slovakia. Erik Cikos replaces Tomas Hubocan.
Alexander Kerzhakov (Russia) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jakub Sylvestr (Slovakia).
Substitution, Russia. Aleksey Ionov replaces Aleksandr Samedov.