Moscow’s Luzhniki to host Russia’s Euro 2008 qualifier

Russian Football Council has announced that Russia's Euro 2008 qualifier against England on October 17 will take place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

According to the Council’s spokesman, it will be held on a synthetic pitch, as the organisers don’t have enough time to lay out natural grass for the match. 

Luzhniki is an 84,000-seat arena which will also host next year's Champions League final on May 21, 2008. 

Russia currently sit third in Group E, on 15 points, behind Croatia and Israel.