Russia coach Dick Advocaat expects Greece to play rough in their Euro 2012 crunch game, he said Thursday.
Russia are sure of a place in the quarterfinals as group winners if they beat Greece, who must win to have any hope of staying in the competition.
“We know that Greece is a pretty rough team which is good in the tackle,” Advocaat said.
“The most important thing is how Russia will perform. A lot will depend on that.”
Russia forward Alexander Kokorin is an injury doubt for the game after damaging his thigh muscle in training.
Kokorin felt pain after taking a shot and was sent to hospital for an MRI scan, Advocaat said.
The match will take place at the National Stadium in Warsaw, with Poland facing the Czechs in Wroclaw at the same time.