The game of football teams of Russia and Belarus on the eve of the 2018 world Cup in Russia does not deserve the decent ratings, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at a press conference for Russian regional media in Minsk.
“As players our and your – I don’t want to say rude, but they deserve you know what. Especially Russia is a country invests such funds, and I’m rooting for you. Us at the world Cup will not, it is one hundred percent” – quoted Lukashenko “Interfax”.
The national team of Belarus after four rounds of the qualifying stage of the 2018 world Cup is the penultimate in qualifying group A, one point ahead of the outsider – the national team of Luxembourg. The Russians are pre-qualified as hosts of the tournament and is carried out only friendly matches.
The Belarusian head of state stressed that “a player in their sports specialty,” knows well this sport and watching the main events, especially the preparation for the 2018 world Cup.
“I’m rooting for you to not be ashamed to have at least passed the group stage. We will be rooting for the Russian team, though, until you see nothing to rejoice. Players for a year or two, for five years does not appear, and a super-team during that time cannot be created”, – he added.
Note that the main sports hobby of the President of Belarus is hockey: the President regularly participates in exhibition matches. But the President himself has previously stated that “he is fond of hockey in misfortune,” but football has ceased to engage in professional due to a serious knee injury.