Head of AMFR: Russia performed satisfactorily at the Futsal World Cup
President of the futsal association of Russia Emil Aliyev commented on the defeat of the Russian team in the quarterfinals against Argentina. Let us remind the wards Sergey Skorovich lost on penalties (1: 1, pen. 4: 5).
“The Argentines stand in front of us like a curtain, but the players follow the coaching directive from the first minutes. The release of Eder Lima, who has not played earlier due to injury, has a big role to play. The whole team fulfilled the game plan well, we could have won in extra and extra time, but the penalty shootout …
Nevertheless, to recognize our game as worthy. We could beat Argentina, but unfortunately we are going home. I would rate our work at the tournament as follows: we did not lose a single match, but there was a penalty shootout. In general, our work can be satisfactory. I would like to thank our coaching staff, players, RFU, media. We played without a flag and anthem, but our team was strong in spirit, we shouldn’t give up, ”Aliyev quoted RIA Novosti.
Recall that in 2016 the national teams of Russia and Argentina have already met at the FIFA World Cup. Then, in the final match, the team from South America won in the main time with a score of 5: 4.