Zlatan, Ibrahimovich: Evgeny Odinokov / RIA Novosti
Striker “Los Angeles galaxy” Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes that Russian national team on forces to win the home world Cup. The words of the player leads the “Match TV”.
“The world Cup will benefit the Russians. Why? Because I’m here. I’m here to Russia has won,” said Ibrahimovic.
The Russians start in the world Cup match with Saudi Arabia. The meeting will take place on 14 June at 18:00 Moscow time. In addition, in the group stage of the tournament, the team of Stanislav Cherchesov will play with the teams of Egypt and Uruguay.
Ibrahimovic has not hit the bid team Sweden for the world championship. The forward finished his career in the national team after Euro 2016 and did not participate in the qualifying tournament for the world championship. After the Swedes qualified for the world Cup, Ibrahimovic expressed a desire to return to the team, but the coaching staff did not include it in the composition.
Before current world Cup, the Russians took part in three world cups (1994, 2002, 2014) and never came out of the group. The current Russian team took 70th place in the ranking of the International football Federation (FIFA) and is technically the weakest of the teams participating in the 2018 world Cup.
Video, photo All from Russia.