Karpin: I took the national team players poorly – 10/12/2021

Before the match, he told the players: “Slovenia has not conceded from corners for two years, let’s make it so that they concede”. I took them on weak. And they scored two

Valery Karpin

head coach of the Russian national team

The Russians won 2: 1.

At the 28th minute the scoring was opened by the defender of the Russian national team Igor Diveev. Four minutes later, defender Georgy Dzhikia doubled the Russians’ lead, scoring a goal over him. At the end of the first half, Slovenia’s midfielder Josip Ilicic reduced the gap to a minimum.

Thus, Russia single-handedly led its group with 19 points. The second place is occupied by Croats with 17 points. The third place belongs to the Slovaks, who have ten points. Slovenia is in fourth place with ten points. Cyprus closes the group, which managed to get only five points. The same number of points was scored by Malta, which is in fifth place.

Recall that the teams that took the first places in their groups go directly to the final stage of the World Championship, which will be held in Qatar. The teams in second place will play play-offs.

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