Russian soccer club Spartak Moscow and Ukrainian counterpart Dynamo Kiev have canceled an exhibition match organized to celebrate the opening of the newly built Spartak stadium on July 24.
"The breaking of the earlier agreement between the clubs has been caused by the current state of political relations between Ukraine and Russia, to which extent FC Dynamo (Kiev) considers going to the match in Moscow to be inappropriate," Dynamo’s official website reports.
The decision about who will be Spartak's first rival in the new arena is still pending.
First published in Russian in Vedomosti.ru
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