Vitaly Motofoto: Alexey Danichev / RIA Novosti
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev believes that the victory of Russians in the match against Spain was made possible not only thanks to the tactics of the coaching staff and the players, but also the conduct of sport, including Deputy Prime Minister Vitaliy Mutko. It is reported TASS on Monday, July 2.
“This is the result of work and coaching staff, and, of course, the head coach, the result of was built the tactics of the game, the actions of our players. (…) It did a lot before, Vitaly [Mutko] a lot of this effort given in a certain period”, — Medvedev said.
July 1, the Spanish team lost to the Russians in the match of 1/8 final of the world Cup. At the end of normal time or extra time winner could not be determined (1:1). In the penalty shoot-out Russia’s goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev parried two blows, for the first time in history brought the national team to the quarterfinals of the world Cup. For the semi-finals wards Stanislaus cherchesova argue with Croats.
In December 2017 Mutko resigned as head of the RFU and Chairman of the organizing Committee of the 2018 world Cup football because of a doping scandal. The official head of the structure in September 2015, and in 2016, was re-elected for four years.
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