The Minister of sports of Russia Pavel Kolobkov
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TASS, April 25. The national team of Russia on football can beat any team in the world at home the world championship. Such an opinion during the meeting in the official group of the Ministry of sport in a social network “Vkontakte” was expressed by the Minister of sports of Russia Pavel Kolobkov.
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The world Cup will be held from June 14 to July 15 in 11 cities in 12 stadiums in Russia. Team Russia in the group stage will play with teams of Saudi Arabia (June 14, at the Moscow stadium “Luzhniki”), Egypt (19 June in Saint-Petersburg) and Uruguay (June 25 in Samara) .
“We have a good group, you can count on successful performance at this stage. Although going to be tough, watched yesterday as plays fats (player of the Egypt national team on Tuesday in the semifinals of the Champions League scored two goals for the English “Liverpool” in the match against the Italian “Roma” – 5:2). The Egyptian team is probably the strongest on their continent at the moment, but still I think that we have also a good team and all chances to qualify from the group,” – said Balls.
Of the group will get the two best teams. Team Russia in the case of overcoming the group stage, in 1/8 finals will play against one of the two best teams of group b, where will play national teams of Spain, Portugal, Morocco and Iran.
“In the 1/8 finals, we most likely will play either Portugal or Spain, and that the leaders of the world of football play stars. But it is important to properly prepare for a specific encounter, then you can win any team,” – said Balls.