15 November 2021, 05:11
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The coach of the Russian national team Ivica Olic said that the Russian national team surprised him by not showing anything in the final match of the selection for the 2022 World Cup. Olic’s words “Sport-Express”…
“Russia did not try to alter something, and it is very difficult to defend for 90 minutes. It was clear that Russia can score, but they showed little. Croatia was stronger. Severe weather conditions. It was easier for the Russian national team to defend on the field during the second half. Today Russia surprised me, showed nothing at all. Only 3 points per game. Croatia was better. We could have scored 2-3 goals today, ”Olic said.
The match took place in Split at the Polyud stadium. The meeting was served by a Dutch referee team led by Danny McKeley.
After this match, the Croatian team took first place in the group and qualified for the world championship. Russia remained on the second line. The national team will face play-offs for the 2022 World Cup.
The World Cup will be held from November 21 to December 18, 2022 in five cities in Qatar.
Formerly Olic declaredthat there is a huge difference in the quality of the game between the Russians and the Croats.