Stanislav Cherchesova: Carl Recine / Reuters
Head coach Stanislav Cherchesov spoke with the journalists of the German publication Der Spiegel about the performance of the Russian team at the home world Championships. It is reported by “Sport-Express”.
During the meeting, the German journalists asked about the possible use of Russian players banned drugs. Cherchesov left the room and agreed to continue the conversation only after some time.
“Ask me about something proven facts, and I will give you the answer. Russia not interested in your opinion,” said 54-year-old.
On 9 July the journalists of Bild drew attention to the inhalation of the football team of Russia ammonia at half-time of matches of the knockout stage of the world Cup. In the article it was emphasized that the use of this substance increases the flow of oxygen, which can give advantage over the opponent. The author notes stressed that the ammonia is not included in the list of prohibited drugs.
The Russian team showed the best result at the world Championships, one step from the semifinals. In Croatia, the Russian team lost in the penalty shoot-out. The team Cherchesov knocked out the Spaniards. In the match for an exit in 1/4 final, the Russians beat the Spaniards on penalties with the score 4:3.
In the final of the 2018 world Cup will play France and Croatia. The match will take place at the stadium “Luzhniki” and will begin at 18:00 Moscow time on POM.
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