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Midfielder Kazakhstan “Kairat” Andrey Arshavin said it had not been asked to return to the national team of Russia. The words of the player leads “R-Sport”.
“I was not invited to the national team. I have said many times that if I played for the national team if I was needed in 37 years, it would be a weak team. Still, football is moving forward, you should see more young players to be more athletic. Throughout my career say that the Russian team is weak. Let’s see,” — said Arshavin.
In March, chief coach of the Russian team of Stanislav Cherchesov did not rule out that the midfielder would be useful to the national team, if not for his age. Arshavin himself later called these “discussions”.
For “Kairat” Arshavin stands in 2016. In Russia the player defended the colors of “Zenit” and “Kuban” in England — Arsenal. He, along with partners in the national team of Russia won the bronze medal Euro 2008. In total, the t-shirt of the Russian team, he spent 74 games and scored 17 goals. For the last time in the shirt of national team he took the field in 2012.
Video, photo All from Russia.