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Russia held away by Norway

Anders Konradsen's second-half header denied Russia a World Cup warm-up win as Norway recovered to draw 1-1 in Oslo.

Oleg Shatov had given Russia an early lead, but Norway levelled in the second half through Konradsen following a raft of substitutions by both teams.

Fabio Capello's side made the breakthrough after just three minutes when Alexey Ionov's cross bounced kindly for Shatov to score past Rune Jarstein.

Russia keeper Igor Akinfeev saved well from Havard Nordtveit's free-kick before Capello introduced defender Andrey Semenov for his debut in the second half.

With the tempo of the game stilted following the multiple changes, Norway equalised when Konradsen glanced a header beyond Akinfeev.

Russia face Morocco in Moscow next Friday in their final friendly before the World Cup in Brazil, where Capello's men will tackle South Korea, Belgium and Algeria in Group H.