Russia’s Akenfeev, who is also a goalkeeper for CSKA Moscow FC, announced on October 1 his decision to withdraw from playing for the national team. The Russian national football team boasts a strong line-up of goalkeepers to replace Igor Akenfeev, who decided to pack up with his national career team earlier this month, chief executive Stanislav Cherchesov said Monday. Russia’s Akenfeev, who is also a goalkeeper for CSKA Moscow FC, announced on October 1 his decision to withdraw from playing for the national team. He started playing for the national team on April 28, 2004, in a friendly match against Norway, becoming the youngest player to debut at the national team at the age of 18 years and 20 days.

Akenfeev¬†was called “the almighty leg” after a brilliant block of his net during a penalty shootout with the Spanish international match in the 2018 FIFA World Cup match in round 16 against Spain in July when hosts Russia continued to the quarterfinals.
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