Lift the curse!
The youth team is totally unlucky. In the XXI century our team was selected for the Euro only once — in 2013. But the tournament is better not to remember: Spain (with de GEA and ISCO), the Netherlands (with Wijnaldum and Deaem) and Germany (with Emre Gian and Mustafi) had not given Russia any points. And it’s then we had a solid pitch, Cheryshev, Shatov, Dzagoev, Schennikov…
On the second Russian team like a curse. In Soviet times, our youth was considered one of the strongest in Europe — three times won the continental tournament (in 1976, 1980 and 1990), and in 1977 became the best on the planet. Now everything is quite the opposite: Russia has passed the qualifying stages 14 times, but reached the final only three times. And there is not succeed — lost all six matches at Euro youth. Continue reading
Review of Euro 2020 qualifiers held on Thursday.
Karapetyan have a goal and deletion
Group J. The Armenia — Italy 1:3 (Karapetyan, 11, Belotti, 28, 80. Pellegrini, 77). Bosnia — Liechtenstein 5:0 (Gojak, 11, 89. Malin, 80, own goal. Dzeko, 85. Višća, 87). Finland-Greece-1: 0 (Pukki, 52, penalty).
Roberto Mancini, contrary to skeptics, rebooted the Italian national team and again made “Squadra Azzurra” a formidable force. At least, this impression arose after the first part of the qualifying cycle. But Armenia after two victories in June have transformed, and in Yerevan favorite staged a Jolly life. The hosts caught the Italians on a perfect counterattack, and Bonucci failed to prevent Karapetyan from sending the ball into the far corner. Striker “Sochi” scored for the third consecutive qualifier. Continue reading
Time for a breakthrough
After the 2018 world Cup, the attitude towards the main Russian team has changed markedly — they love it, worry about it and certainly do not mock it.
But the team behind senior. Of course, the fans have always looked at it differently from the main team. This adults players sometimes like to make fun of, to mold them memes — all endure. To young players quite another, reverent attitude, so that their systematic failures in qualifying tournaments Championships Europe cause not laughable, and anger, regret and offense. Continue reading