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Mutko said that the objective for team Russia at the 2018 world Cup will be out in 1/8 final. However, he said that absence from the group will be failure.

“No matter who was in the group. The hostess of the championship should at least reach the playoffs. However, already in the 1/8 finals can meet with the Spaniards. Although it is possible and with Spain playing,” said Mutko in conversation with “Cempionatam”.

On the world championship team Russia will play in one group with the teams of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay. To exit in the playoffs will have to occupy one of first two places in the group.