Alexander Kokorinov: Alexey Danichev / RIA Novosti
Striker Alexander Kokorin found himself in the starting lineup of the St. Petersburg “Zenith” on a match with “Red bull Salzburg”, despite an earlier withdrawal for rent in Sochi. The list of players who will take to the pitch in a friendly match posted on Twitter blue-white-blue.
The match “Zenith” and “Salzburg” will take place at 16:00 Moscow time. Kokorin continues to remain at the location of the St. Petersburg club at the training camp in Qatar.
21 January, “Sochi” announced about renting a 28-year-old Kokorin “Zenith”. On the same day, scored a hat-trick in a friendly match “Zenit” with the Qatari “al-Vinachem”, after which fans have launched in social networks flash mob, leaving comments with the hashtag #Octavialuciana. Agreement with “Sochi” confirmed the General Director of “Zenit” Alexander Medvedev. The agent of the player said that he knew nothing about the negotiations with the residents, and stated that Kokorin plans to remain in “Zenith”.
In September 2019, the Kokorin returned to Zenit after his release from prison. Along with another football player Pavel Mamaev he was in custody from October 2018. Players arrested and subsequently convicted of involvement in two fights in Moscow.
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