Andrei Arshavin Photo: Kirill Kallinikov / RIA Novosti
The midfielder of Kazakhstan Kairat Andrey Arshavin praised the game of the Russian team at the world Cup and penalty in the performance Fedor Smolov in series with the Croats. The word athlete leads prosports.kz.
“I thought that the Russian team needs to get out of the group, but the fact that they will be Spanish or Portuguese… Difficult fit in my head that the Russian team is gone. They survived, well done,” said Arshavin.
Commenting on the impact Smolov with a penalty a “penalty shot”, former player of the national team of Russia has reminded that in “the factory teams could and bury it in the stadium.” “”Panenka” Smolov in the penalty shootout against Croatia — member? It’s hard to say, it is necessary to ask him. The player who takes the penalty is very much in danger. Once in the factory teams could probably be killed, because it was money for people. Now that is a bit more civilized view is. I especially do not caught, but in those days, when my dad played football, and could bury at the stadium immediately,” — said Arshavin.
Smolov has played all five matches at the world Cup, but failed to report effective action. However, he came twice “to the point”: in the series with Spain and Croatia. In the first case, he has realized its impact and helped the Russian team to reach the quarterfinals.
In the match against Croatia, he performed the first punch and tried to throw the ball over the goalkeeper, but the attempt was unsuccessful. Miss also allowed defender Mario Fernandes, which allowed the balkanites to reach the semifinals.
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