The national team of Russia on football has enormous problems in the organization of friendly matches to prepare for the home world Cup 2018, because he was unable to reach agreement with rivals. This was stated by the President of the Russian football Union (RFU) Vitaly Mutko.
“We were in a difficult situation. We have no guaranteed matches and we are experiencing enormous problems – admitted Mutko TASS. – All teams are painted rivals, his plans – it is very difficult to find an opponent. When trying to reach an agreement we put forward new requirements – the change date, then are forced to play in unsuitable conditions for us”.
Initially, the Russian team needs to prepare for the home 2018 world Cup, meeting teams one of the groups in the European qualification. However, after turning in a qualifying tournament of the national teams of Kosovo and Gibraltar national team of the Russian Federation was excluded from this group and the RFU has to look for opponents for friendly games.
In the previous qualifying rounds for the world Championships team, representing the host country of the tournament, could play friendly matches, but were not included in the groups.
Mutko said that in the choice of opponents important position of head coach Stanislav Cherchesov, but all the suggestions of a specialist Federation to meet not.
“Now think about the match, to be held in March. One game is actually already planned on a second I think. Important position coach. Tomorrow, meet him, know what his preferences by rivals. All the desires to satisfy Cherchesov will not be able, but you have to understand what he wants,” – said the head of the RFU.