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
They say that Russians harness for a long time, but they drive fast. Unfortunately, at Euro 2012 football it did not work. The impression was that the Russian team went to the tournament in Poland on a poorly harnessed cart. And if in the first match with the Czechs, this cart was going, even rushing along the road, the Russians beat the Czechs with a score of 4: 1, in the match with the poles and, especially, in the match with the Greeks, this cart stopped altogether. Whether cinch weakened, whether pastorate disconnected, but it turned out, as they say, “no whoa, no, well”. Continue reading