First Artificial Turf Game!
A full international fixture for the 2008 European Championships was played on 17 October 2007 between England and Russia on an artificial surface.
The artificial grass was installed to counteract adverse weather conditions, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. It was one of the first full international games to be played on such a surface approved by both FIFA and UEFA. Artificial grass continues to be one of the most popular sports surfaces available due to its durability and realistic appearance.
Source: Wikipedia, May 2012