Alan Dzagoev

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YEKATERINBURG, August 19. /TASS/. The Russian national team at the home world Cup 2018 needs to regain the love of the fans that was in 2008, after bronze at the European Championships. Such opinion in conversation with journalists was expressed midfielder of Russian national team and CSKA Alan Dzagoev.

“Some personal goals regarding the world Cup I have. Most importantly, the team played well, pleased fans and brought them back the love that was in 2008,” he said.

“The pressure is no no. But I understand that I will be 28 years. Hope to play another world Cup, but it’s possible that next year will be the first and last for me the world Cup,” added the midfielder.

Dzagoev has no doubt that the tournament in Russia will be organized at the highest level. “Of course, it’s a great holiday for the first time in the history of the tournament of this magnitude. Waiting for him with great impatience . I am sure that this will be one of the best Championships in the world. Many cities will make the match, I think everything will be fine,” – said Dzagoev.

He believes the German national team one of the main favorites of the world Cup. “This is one of the strongest teams in the last world Cup showed that. At the confederations Cup we saw that the German national team is the lineup for the two teams. Of course this team will fight for the first place, I do not want to get to it in the group stage,” – said Dzagoev.

The FIFA world Cup 2018 will be held from June 14 to July 15 in 11 cities of Russia: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi and Rostov-on-don.