Qatar shock Russia in draw
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Russia were held to a shock 1-1 draw by Qatar in a friendly in Doha today. The 2022 FIFA World Cup™ hosts took the lead in the fourth minute through Mohamed Kasoula, but Tottenham Hotspur striker Roman Pavlyuchenko levelled in the 34th minute.

The draw continued Russia's run of disappointing results after their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying draw in Armenia last week and friendly losses to Iran and Belgium.

Andre Hainault's 58th-minute effort earned Canada a surprise 1-0 win over Belarus in Antalya, Turkey. China defeated Honduras 3-0 and Peru shared a goalless draw with Ecuador.