Rinat, Dazaifu: Mr Song / RIA Novosti
Former goalkeeper of the USSR and the Moscow “Spartak” Rinat Dasaev summed up the results of performances of Russian national team at the world Cup in 2018. His words are quoted by “Soviet sport”.
“To beat Egypt and Saudi Arabia — a feat? Or on penalties — the Spaniards? What is a feat? Well, Yes, in the quarterfinals, the guys certainly gave their all. But to say that made something supernatural, I can’t. When the USSR team won the silver at Euro 1988, the euphoria around is not exactly,” said Dasaev.
According to a former player the job of head coach Stanislav Cherchesov can not be called impressive. “Cherchesov worked quite well. But again, by what criteria to judge? Well, [Oleh] Blokhin in his time in Ukraine from the group deduced, and for what? Anyone now about their quarterfinal recalls? [Constantine ] Beeskow for second place in the championship removed. And we are now in the quarterfinals pray,” he said.
Team Russia at the 2018 world Cup for the first time in history reached the quarterfinals of the tournament, but lost to the team of Croatia in a penalty shootout with the score 3:4. Russian President Vladimir Putin called the domestic players ‘ heroes, who lost in the beautiful game.
The world championship will last until July 15. The final of the world Cup will be held at the stadium “Luzhniki”.
Video, photo All from Russia.