Youth national team of Russia on football made up of players no older than 1994 year of birth, ignominiously ended the qualifying tournament for the European championship 2017. The team finished second-last in their group, which was her worst result in history.
The Russians, with nine points, took fifth place in qualifying group, ahead of only the Faroe Islands (1). Located above the national teams of Azerbaijan (9), Finland (14), Austria (14) and Germany (30).
Qualifying tournament, the team started under the leadership of Dmitry Homuha, which was replaced by Nikolai Pisarev. After three defeats at the start of the qualification was made opposite castling, but to lead the team from the spin failed.
As noted in the RAF during the tournament, with Homage the team had an imbalance in the relationship between the players who won a youth championship for players under 17 years, and guys who were older than them by two years. So the climate was not normal, said TASS.
At the end of the qualifying round in the UEFA Euro-2017 qualified teams of the Czech Republic, Portugal, Germany, Slovakia, Denmark, England, Sweden, Italy and Macedonia. Two more participants will be determined in the play-offs.
Earlier, the Russians 12 times participated in the European selection and never held such a low place. Team three made it to the final tournament where they reached the quarter-finals.