Russia was never a big name in World Cup battle. All these times pose echoes belong to the past as the Soviet Union. So if the knockout, there will be victories . the history of Russia.
This summer seems to be a good chance for Russia to improve performance in the World Cup. The fall in a League only add Belgium, Korea and Algeria is “beneficial" for the Russians, as COACH Capello admitted. However, the basis of the beliefs of non-Russians in the draw favourable results, that in Capello, who has revived the Russian football background.
People still tell Capello conservative. But that's not true, at least in this case. Replaced Dick Advocaat from October 7, 2012, he went a different route that Advocaat and Hiddink has gone.
Instead of relying on veterans and young plays abroad, Capello publicly expressed their favor with the young players, who are playing in the League. As a result the Russian player turns back to water play, while the Russian TEAM for the continuous introduction of new faces.
Previously, discipline is the big problem with the “Russian Bear".
Off the pitch, they lack active moderation. In the yard, they ease sa momentum into individual gameplay allows the rats, the French League's disciplinary lightly and effectiveness. Now the problem that hardly exists anymore, with one COACH put the discipline on the top like Capello.
Look at the current squad, who loved the Soviet Union national team (formerly) as well as the Russian team currently only expect aging COACH Capello-the brightest star of the Russian team.
With Capello on the bench coaching Institute, Russian fans have the right to expect
First of all, with COACH Capello on the bench coaching, Russia was a different team. They proved effective, and above all, is a collective discipline to win tickets to Brazil in a convincing way.
Like every other team once COACH Capello led Russia's good defensive (conceding only 5 times in the qualifiers) and this is the basis for them to consider the possibility for the first knock-out round the World Cup. In 19 matches under COACH Capello from July 2012, Russian national team only lost 2 matches (ahead of Portugal and Northern Ireland), and WINS to 11.
Of course, this is a challenge by Russia at present is an old exercise and lacks the true class.
In every State, They are playing with a pair of Central defenders Sergei Ignashevich (34 years old) and Vasily Berezutsky (31 years old), the two most notable star is Igor Denisov and Alan Dzagoev were known only to the Russian border.
Also, the language is also a big hurdle with the former manager of the England national team. “It's difficult when you have to work with the players not good at foreign languages. Sometimes you need to motivate and cheer the players, but I am not at all confident that the interpreter can repeat full ideas and emotional change that I want to convey, “strategist who Italy admitted.
Fixtures group stage of the Russian national team at the World cup 2014
18/05 6: 00 Russia v South Korea
22/23 6: 00 Belgium v Russia
27/6 3: 00 pm Algeria v Russia
A LIST of 23 PLAYERS to RUSSIA
Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Yuri Lodygin (Zenit St Petersburg), Sergei Ryzhikov (Rubin Kazan).
Defender Vasily Berezutsky: (CSKA Moscow), Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Georgy Shchennikov (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Granat (Dynamo Moscow), Alexei Kozlov (Dynamo Moscow), Andrei Yeshchenko (Anzhi Makhachkala), Dmitry Kombarov (Spartak Moscow), Andrei Semyonov (Terek Grozny). Igor Denisov (Dynamo Moscow), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Roman Shirokov (Zenit St Petersburg), Denis Glushakov (Spartak Moscow), Viktor Faizulin (Zenit St Petersburg), Oleg Shatov (Zenit St Petersburg), Yuri Zhirkov (Dynamo Moscow), Alexander Samedov (Lokomotiv Moscow).
Alexei Ionov (Dynamo Moscow), Alexander Kokorin (Dynamo Moscow), Maxim Kanunnikov (Amkar Perm), Alexander Kerzhakov (Zenit St Petersburg). World cup 2014 song