President of the Russian Football Union (RFU) Alexander Dukov spoke about the performance of the Russian national team in friendly matches.
On September 12, the Russian team drew against the Qatar team (1:1) in an away friendly match. Another Russian team played two matches with the Egyptian Olympic team (1:1, 1:2).
— What can you say about the national team’s friendly matches?
– It is important that we played these matches. As for the quality of the match against Qatar, like all the supporters, I enjoyed the first 15 minutes. At the end of the match, after several substitutions, we regained the initiative, managed to equalize the score and end the game with a draw.
It’s good that these matches took place, the players were able to test themselves. It is clear that there is a certain underestimation of the Qatar national team, including on the part of public opinion. Of course, this team didn’t look brilliant in the World Cup. But it is no longer the same team that participated in the World Cup. She has another trainer. I think this team is stronger. Remember, Qatar won the Asian Cup and made the CONCACAF competition qualifiers. It’s a strong team,” reports a correspondent, according to Dyukov’s words.
Russian clubs and national teams do not participate in tournaments under the auspices of FIFA and UEFA due to the situation in Ukraine.
Source : MatchTV
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