The President of football club “Ural” Grigory Ivanov rejected the possibility of a contractual nature of the match his players with the Grozny “Terek” in the framework of the 12th round of the championship.
“Of course, players to punish we will not all make mistakes, Ivanov said the Agency “R-Sport”. – How to prove that he unintentionally made a mistake? I believe in my players and know that our guys just may be wrong. In the first half we played well, but then there was a stupor – probably the tiredness kicking in. No questions to the players, the team can not be, because it turned out the way it did”.
Sunday “Terek” defeated “Ural” with the score 4:1. Betting odds on the home win at halftime when the score was 1:1 sharply increased.
According to conspiracy theories on social media, “Ural” gave “the favor” “Terek” during the match, which took place may 30, 2015. Then Grozny in last round of the championship lost at home 1:3, which allowed the club from Ekaterinburg to maintain residence in the Premier League.
Among the possible reasons for the defeat of the “Ural” Ivanov called the short bench the team and fatigue from the game the 1/8 finals of the Cup of Russia with Perm “omkaram” (1:1, 4:2 pen), held four days earlier. Though “Terek” also participated in the Cup battles.
“Our short bench, apparently, very hard to play two matches a week, especially on Wednesday in the Russian Cup we played 120 minutes and penalty shoot-out was emotionally there. Didn’t want to lose, of course, wanted to win, but… Will try to fix the situation, so our fans could once again believe in the team,” – said Ivanov.
The General Director “Terek” Ahmed aydamirov had previously stated that all suspicions of fixed games are speculation. He also demanded from channel “Match TV” to suspend commentator Timur Zhuravel from working on the games team. In his opinion, the commentator “an hour and a half trying to convince it is unclear”.
The inspector and the match delegate also expressed concern about what was happening on the field.
However, President RFS Vitaly Mutko intends to Commission Russian football the Prime Minister-League “all sides” to consider the circumstances of the Russian football championship match between “Ural” and “Terek”.