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Member of the ethics Committee of the Russian football Union (RFU) Andrey Sozin commented on the absence of CSKA defenders Alexei and Vasily Berezutsky in the expanded list of a national team for preparation for the 2018 FIFA world Cup. The words of the functionary leads “CHempionata”.
“The situation was such that Berezutskiy was very much needed for our team, it would have calmed the situation. It is clear that thanks to them we are not going from the main contenders to win the world Cup, not just them,” said Sozin. According to the expert, the players of CSKA are stronger invited to the national team head coach Stanislav Cherchesov Ilya Kutepov, Vladimir Pomegranate and Dmitry Kombarov.
“The experienced players of CSKA did professionally,” concluded Sozin.
Earlier on may 11 was published the expanded list of Russian national team to prepare for a home world Cup. Of the 35 players named, only 28 will go to taxes at the base in suburban Novogorsk.
May 8, with reference to its own source of return Berezutski to the national team announced “Match TV”. However, the same day the players themselves have denied this information.
In March Berezutskiy declared that they stopped performances in the national team. Vasili Berezutski has played in the national team of Russia 101 the match, scoring five goals, on account of Alexey 58 games.
Together with the national team under the guidance of the Dutch expert Guus Hiddink, the players became bronze prize-winners of Euro 2008.
Video, photo All from Russia.