Soon in Russia starts the world championship-2018, and with great trepidation, fans are waiting for the speech of the hostess of the world Cup. According to Deputy Prime Minister for sports Vitaly Mutko, the Russian national team to qualify from the group and missing the playoffs will be a failure.
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Team Russia ahead of a home world Cup in 2018 already held two friendly matches. Both lost: first, the national team of Brazil with the score 0:3, and then by France (1:3).
According to Deputy Prime Minister for sports Vitaly Mutko, despite all this, the host of the world championship has to qualify from the group.
“No matter who was in the group. To get in the playoffs, that’s the problem at least. 1/8 can be drawn with Spain, but with them you can play” – quoted Mutko “championship”. The functionary also added that if the Russians do not get out of the group, it will be a failure.
Vitaly Mutko said that at EURO 2008, Russia was the spirit of the team and similar feelings were on the eve of the Confederations Cup 2017. According to him, the national team have an attitude and leaders.
Recall that the 2018 world Cup will be held from 14 June to 15 July.