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Russia can improve

Russian national team coach Stanislav Cherchesov believes that the team can improve and become even better. He said that many people were surprised by the form of the team at the last World Cup and he believes that the team can become even better.

He said that there is a good core of players that have been playing together since the junior team and that they will become even better in the future. He said that as they get more competitive games they will be able to gain more experience and improve their performance.

Stanislav Cherchesov said that he is committed to the Russian national team and that he is always pushing the team. He said that it is his dream to help the Russian national team challenge for trophies on the international scene and he believes that they have the necessary potential in the team.

He said that there is a good football development plan in place in Russia and he is sure that they will soon reap the benefits in terms of young players development. He said that a national team cannot succeed if there is no proper structure when it comes to the development of new players.

Stanislav Cherchesov believes that the Russian Football Federation is doing everything they can to help the national team. He believes that they will reap the benefits in the future when the players in the academy integrate the senior team.

Stanislav Cherchesov said that it is also important that the Russian players believe in themselves and not underestimate themselves. He said that they need to be more consistent on the international scene if they want to win trophies in major tournaments.

He said that the objective of the team is to make it to the Euro 2020 and he is sure that they will achieve it.

Stanislav Cherchesov is optimistic about the upcoming 2017 Confederations Cup

The 2017 Confederations Cup is the only edition of that football competition that the Russian national football side has ever managed to qualify and the only reason why they were qualified is because Russia is serving as the hosts.

When it comes to qualifying for the Confederations Cup, it’s something that Russia has never really managed to do and the furthest round that the Russian national side has reached was the semi-finals of the UEFA European Championship which was back on 2008.

It’s clear that Russia has struggled trying to reach the advanced stages of the bigger international football competitions but nonetheless the head coach of the Russian national side StanislavCherchesov is feeling like his team is going through a very impressive progress and that his squad is being rebuilt. Continue reading

Russia recently parted company with manager Fabio Capello

Russia recently parted company with manager Fabio Capello after a string of poor results left the team struggling to even make it into the Euro 2016 finals.

The national team has not been performing up to the standards expected from the former Real Madrid manager. On his part, Capello complained that he had not been paid for the last seven months. This was always going to end up sooner rather than later. However, fans would not have been expecting the situation to escalate with just 12 months left for the Euro 2016. Russia reaching the finals, though, is an entirely different prospect.

The recent 1-0 defeat against Austria has left the team third in the table, which means that Russia will have to go through a play-off in order to potentially reach the finals. Montenegro remain in with a shout to overtake Russia for this third spot. Any the hope of qualifying for Euro 2016 automatically will evaporate soon is the national team did not start picking up victories. The team had managed only two wins from the six group games so far. As a replacement for Capello, Russia have gone for the home-grown coaching skills of CSKA Moscow manager Leonid Slutsky, who is coming on board on an unpaid position. Continue reading

Fabio Capello hasn’t impressed as the coach of Russia

Fabio Capello took charge of the Russian national football team on July of 2012 and expectations for the Russian team was high as Capello is one of the most awarded and experienced managers in the world. He has won major titles and coached huge clubs including: Ac.Milan, Real Madrid and As.Roma.

Champions League, Serie A and La Liga are just some of the titles that Fabio Capello has won as a manager.

Unfortunately for the Russian national side, Fabio Capello’s arrival as the head coach hasn’t been as impressive as it was expected. The Russian team is currently positioned in the 3rd spot of Group G which isn’t bad and Capello also managed to push Russia into the top position of the qualification stages during the 2014 World Cup.

Capello has certainly managed to accomplish a number of positive things as the coach of Russia but the problem that has been emerging is in relation to the salary of Capello as he isn’t getting paid and hasn’t received any compensation from his job in over 5 months. Continue reading

Fabio Capello says Real Madrid needs to find Reason behind Drop form of Ronaldo

Russia’s national team coach Fabio Capello says that Real Madrid should fully investigate the reasons behind Cristiano Ronaldo’s dip in form. After being one of the renowned goal scorers in the world, the Portuguese superstar has now gone to matches without a goal.

This is unlikely to be a major concern for any other player. However, Ronaldo has scored an astonishing 30 goals in just 20 games this season. His performances have been a major factor in Madrid setting a new record in Europe by winning 22 matches in succession. Capello says that there must be other reasons to Ronaldo’s dip in form.

Capello managed Real Madrid for a short period of time and led them to the league title. The Italian is now in charge of Russia, where his future is also less certain after not having been paid for several months. The Russian FA is understood to be not in a position to pay the £ 6 million per year contract of the Italian. Until now, rich benefactors have made it possible for Russia to hire coaches like Guus Hiddink. At this situation, this has not been possible, but Capello is not worried about the situation with Russia. The former England boss has called for the Real Madrid medical staff to investigate Ronaldo. Continue reading

Russian Football assures Fabio for Outstanding Payment

The Russian Football Union has confirmed that it will go to great lengths in order to ensure that coach Fabio Capello receives his outstanding pay in the next few weeks. The Italian is one of the best paid coaches in international football with an annual salary of just over $ 10 million.

Russia have been paying extravagant sums for their coaches due to funding from rich benefactors like Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. However, this funding has dried up in recent years and Russia have been unable to meet their contractual requirements. The situation has been worsened even further by the collapse of oil prices.

Russia depends heavily on oil in order to meet its budget. The RFU’s president Nikolai Tolstykh has confirmed that he has held talks with Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko in order to overcome the problem. Continue reading