Hockey team of Russia

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MOSCOW, December 17. /TASS/. Coaching staff of Russian national team on hockey on January 25 will name a preliminary squad for the Olympic games 2018, which will include 25 players. About it journalists were reported by the team’s head coach Oleg Znarok.

The final application of the 30 players to participate in Games will be filed until February 14, 2018. Earlier Znarok announced that it will carry on collecting in South Korea before the Olympics five links .

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“We have 25 Jan to name 25 players. We have in the Olympic team has three players, which we hope will see more during this time. Call five more, February 14 we have the last bid. Will carry three goalkeepers,” said Znarok.

Saturday Znarok said that the Russians will play during the preparation for the Olympic games with Spartak, Belarus national team and one match in South Korea. “The rivals were free, we had no one to play, you need at least a couple of matches to spend,” he said.

Earlier it was reported that Russian hockey players will live in the halls in the prison.

“That’s not true, we will live in the Olympic village,” – said the press attache of Federation of hockey of Russia Marat Safin. “We have no problems. I think we always live in five star hotels? This is not a problem for us,” said Znarok.