Russia's Alexander Bukharov, centre, scores past Belgium's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet during the international friendly soccer match between Russia and Belgium at Fisht stadium in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
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Alexander Bukharov netted an injury-time equalizer as Russia battled back from two goals down to draw 3-3 with Belgium in the first-ever match at Sochi's Fisht Arena Tuesday.Bukharov and Alexei Miranchuk came off the bench to cancel out the visitors' two-goal lead after Everton forward Kevin Mirallas scored from the spot and Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke added a first-half brace. CSKA Moscow defender Viktor Vasin had given Russia an early lead. It had raised questions about the ability of Russia, ranked 60th by FIFA, to compete among the elite with the Confederations Cup just three months away and the World Cup, for which they qualify automatically as hosts, next year.Rostov forward Bukharov then beat Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet from eight yards out in the second minute of stoppage time to save the day for the hosts.
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