Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Russia extends winless run against Turkey ahead of World Cup

Russia extends winless run against Turkey ahead of World Cup

Poland said that the shoulder injury suffered by Kamil Glik, when he fell awkwardly after attempting an overhead kick in training, was likely to keep the defender out of the World Cup, although a decision was put off until Thursday.

Australia's all-time leading goalscorer seems unlikely to contend for a starting berth in Russian Federation despite heroics in World Cup qualifying.

On Tuesday, Russia extended their winless streak to seven matches with a 1-1 home draw against Turkey - meaning they have not chalked up a single victory in eight months. "The Soviet and Russian teams used to be champions in worldwide friendlies, and now we can't even defeat anybody", Popov said.

The hosts play Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the tournament on 14 June, before facing Egypt and Uruguay in Group A.

Chicherina was a popular mainstream pop singer in the early 2000s in Russian Federation but has recently focused on campaigning for rebel groups in eastern Ukraine, and has regularly performed in rebel-held territory.

"We need to learn how to attack constructively to get a result regardless of whether the opponents make mistakes or not".

"Don't forget who have the opponents have been - Argentina, Spain, Brazil, France".

"I believe our team is moving in the right direction", he added.

"I don't think there's any need to worry", Russian Federation coach Stanislav Cherchesov said.

However, attempts to put a courageous face on a sorry business angered numerous country's veterans.

"For me, his ideas are ridiculous and unreal. I just can not grieve for the ridiculous coaching team that destroys our football".

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