Head coach of the Russian national team Valery Karpin on the meeting with the players: nothing will be forgotten teams. His words are quoted by Sport-Express.
“Nothing will be forgotten. People will go on vacation with their teams with the thoughts I spoke. It's always productive, ”said the specialist. He added that due to logistics problems, Zenit and foreign players were absent from the hotel at the meeting.
On November 26, the draw for the play-off matches in the qualifying for the 2022 World Cup took place. The Russian national team will play with the Poles in the first round. In case of victory, Karpin's team will have to compete for the World Championship with the best pair Sweden – Czech Republic.
The semi-final play-offs will be held on March 24. The decisive meetings will take place in five days.