Modi congratulates Russian Federation on hosting FIFA World Cup 2018

Modi congratulates Russian Federation on hosting FIFA World Cup 2018

Modi congratulates Russian Federation on hosting FIFA World Cup 2018

Stanislav Cherchesov's side have five wins, six draws and nine defeats since the former Russian global goalkeeper took over in August 2016.

Following
the opening ceremony from Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium (2.30pm), Russian Federation kick off their own assault on the trophy
with a Group A match against Saudi Arabia (k-o 4pm). "I believe our team is moving in the right direction", he added.

Cherchesov, who on Tuesday became the country's first manager to fail to win in seven consecutive games, also found some positives in his team's performance compared to their previous friendly last week. "I don't grieve for Cherchesov and his plans", former Manchester United star and Russian worldwide Andrei Kanchelskis told Sport Express. I'm anxious about our footballers.


No matter which team you support, or whether you are a newbie just watching with your friends, our eyes would be on some of our favorites who we would expect big things from in the upcoming month-long footballing extravaganza.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated President Vladimir Putin and Russian Federation for playing host to the FIFA World Cup 2018 beginning next month and hoped for the successful organisation of the sporting extravaganza. Russia's dispirited squad were whistled off the pitch by furious fans in the southern city of Krasnodar after the loss.

Since then, Russia's team have shown little progress. They then travel to Kazan for a June 20 clash against former World Cup winners Spain, before concluding their group stage matches against Portugal on June 25.

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