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Coach of Russia on football Stanislav Cherchesov summed up the team’s performance at the home world Cup. His words, reports RT.
“If morally we won in sports — no. It’s sad, because we were a step away from the semifinals, we would have played tomorrow against the British, and we would have a chance to reach the final, to compete for the title, although no one believed,” said 54-year-old.
The Russian team stopped one step away from the semifinals of the tournament. In the match of 1/4 final, the Russians met with the national team of Croatia and lost in penalty shootout (3:4). In 1/8, the Russian team was stronger than the Spanish side also brought the match to penalty shoot-out, which was more successful players of the Russian team (4:3).
In the group stage, the Russians competed with teams from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay. Team Cherchesov beat the Saudis in their opening match of the tournament with the score 5:0, defeated the Egyptians (3:1), and in the final round the team lost to Uruguay (0:3).
The world Cup final will be held at the stadium “Luzhniki” on July 15.
Video, photo All from Russia.