Moscow, Mar 4 (Entravision) .- The selection of Russian football kicks off tomorrow its preparation for the World of Brazil in front of a Armenia against that has never lost and that he has marked only a goal since his first confrontation 15 years ago.
With the Olympic Games in Sochi and the crisis in Ukraine, in Russia wants to play his letters with a intervention in the Crimea, the Russian amateurs have almost forgotten the football and that Brazil going to go as one of the favorites in your group, a priori condition that you can only discuss Belgium.
The wards of the Italian Fabio Capello, who has returned the illusion to some amateur Russians accustomed to see in The international competitions to a team of second or third row, start tomorrow the preparation for the world that with more hope faced in years.
will do so in the stadium of Kuban Krasnodar, in the warm south of the country, which receive tomorrow at the footballers with temperatures close to 15 degrees centigrade, and compared to a team that despite the precedents do not want to detract from.
“The choice of Armenia as a contender was aware, because this is a team in very good shape. It is a fast machine, strong in attack,” said Capello today in a press conference in which the review today of the selection that directs.
The journalists asked him about the absence between the squad for the game against Armenia of the goalscorer of the Rostov, Artyom Dzyuba, one of the best forwards in russian championship last season 2012-2013.
The coach of the Rostov, Miodrag Bojovic, had even suggested in a press conference that someone “had been against Dzyuba” to Capello.
“In my life has never been anyone, or presidents of the clubs or anyone else, that influence my decisions. Only my father. ( … ) Why didn’t I called to Dzyuba? Because I want to know new players, and to Dzyuba already i know him well,” replied the technical italian.
between these developments will be the young Maxim Beliayev, defense of the Lokomotiv Moscow, of 22 years, considered a “interesting player” by Capello.
The selection Armenia will jump to the field under the watchful eye of Swiss technical Bernard Challandes, which replaces from just a few days to the historic Vardan Minasyan, the coach that has brought him great success the Caucasian country.
current technical director of the Armenian Football Federation, Minasyan review today to the press the last hour of the computer, and advancement the midfielder Sake Özbiliz could sit on the sidelines “by a small discomfort” .
Russia: Akinfeev; Kombarov, Ignashevich, V. Berezutsky, Kozlov; Beliayev, Shirokov, Fayzulin, Samedov; Kokorin and Kerzhakov.
Armenia: Berezovski; Aleksanyan, Mkoyan, Hovhannisyan, Hayrapetyan, Ghazaryan, Mkhitaryan, Mkrtchyan, Movsisyan, Sarkisov and Özbiliz.
Stage: Stage Kuban Krasnodar. 1430 GMT