The Russian football team failed to beat Qatar in an away friendly match in preparation for the home world Cup 2018. The meeting in Doha, which was appointed four penalty kick, ended with the score 2:1 in favor of the home team.
The only goal the Russians scored in the fifth minute from the penalty spot scored by Alexander Samedov. In the 35th minute of the forward of owners of Boualem Juhi just struck his penalty kick and restored the balance, and in the second half, the Qatari midfielder Karim Boudiaf (72′) tipped the scales to the side of the owners.
In this meeting were appointed two 11-meter, which were not implemented. In the 29th minute with a “point” the target broke through Ibrahim Majed, and in the 86th ideal opportunity to draw the game missed Alexander Kokorin.
In the second half, goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev due to injury was replaced by Stanislav Kritsuk, but managed to miss his 71st goal for the Russian national team in the 93rd match, setting a new record for this indicator. 70 goals for the USSR national team missed Rinat Dasaev and Lev Yashin.
Head coach Stanislav Cherchesov after the match said that his team committed many mistakes in attack and showed a ragged game.
“I was limping the discipline. Scored the penalty, didn’t score – I don’t care. There is a level of team, we cannot allow complacency. There are nuances that do not forgive even Qatar. Just don’t ask personally. There are players on the field, the class below or above. Something I noticed today, called in one word: responsibility. And stability we have”, – quotes the coach of “Sport-Express”.
The Russians played with the following composition: Igor Akinfeev (Stanislav Kritsuk, 58), Viktor Vasin, Ilya Kutepov, Fedor Kudryashov, Alexander Samedov (Paul Mogilevets, 85), Denis Glushakov, Roman Zobnin, Alexander Erokhin (Ari, 53), Dmitry Kombarov (Cyril Panchenko, 81), Dmitri Poloz (Roman Shishkin, 46), Alexander Kokorin.
Stanislav cherchesova’s wards suffered their second defeat in a row. The next friendly match team Russia are exempt from the qualifying tournament for the 2018 world Cup as the hostess of the world Cup, will hold on November 15 in Grozny against the team of Romania.