Russian coach Stanislav Cherchesov received Thursday after the 5-0 victory of Russia against Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the world cup in their own country at the press conference an important phone call. On the other side of the line was none other than Russian president Vladimir Putin his congratulations.
Cherchesov was in the middle of the press conference briefly called away for a phone call. He then returned to the press and did his story. “It was the president who called for me and the team to congratulate”, explained Russian coach. “The president said that we had to stay voortdoen.”
Russia surprised the world by very easy to take distance from the opponent Saudi Arabia. Before Putin came to the result, not immediately as a surprise. He showed last week against the China Media Group still experienced high expectations. “Unfortunately, we have been little good results. But the Russian fans have high expectations of the team. We will fight to the end.”
Best friends with Blatter
Sepp Blatter, the exiled ex-president of Wereldvoetbalbond FIFA, is planning next week to pay a visit to the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia. According to his spokesperson wants to be the 82-year-old Swiss on 19 June at Moscow travelling for a stay in the world cup host country of two to three days.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has Blatter personally for the world cup are invited. The suspended president made the invitation for the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia in Moscow (5-0), however, yet to pass.
Blatter had between 1998 and 2015 led by the FIFA. He decided three years ago to resign, just after he was re-elected as chairman. Blatter was get hooked up in a corruption-scandal, that ultimately a suspension of six years of war. He may, however, football matches, visits.