Cyril Whims Photo: Grigory Sysoev / RIA Novosti
Russia striker Kirill Whims commented on the defeat in the semifinals against Finland (0:1). His words convey “CHempionata”.
“Zero don’t win. A lot of things were, but to implement it failed,” he said. The reporter’s assumption about the existence of the “Finnish curse” Whims rejected. “The team is winning and losing team. The goalkeeper played great, helped a lot. Finnish curse? I don’t know, what the curse may be,” concluded the 22-year-old forward.
Earlier on may 25, the Russian team lost to Finland in the semi-finals of the world Cup. Domestic players have lost with the minimum account. The only goal in the meeting was abandoned in the 51st minute.
The Finnish national team is considered to be an uncomfortable opponent for the Russian team. In 2016, the Finns also beat the Russians in the semi-finals of the world Cup. 4 may the Finnish national team defeated the team of Ilya Vorobiev within the Euro tour with the score 3:1.
The Russian team will play for the bronze medal of the tournament with losers in a pair Canada and the Czech Republic. The second semi-final will start at 20:15 Moscow time. The final will take place on may 26.
Video, photo All from Russia.