Fedor Smolov

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KAZAN, October 9. /TASS/. Definitely a good attitude to the national football team in Russia will never happen. Such opinion at press conference expressed the forward of Russian national team and FC Krasnodar CSKA Moscow.

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“Probably, in our country, the national team will never quite be good to, because we have people versed in two things – football and politics,” said Smolov.

“But you may recall that after the match with the Portuguese in the confederations Cup (the Russian team lost with the score 0:1 – approx. TASS) the audience stayed and applauded us, it was very nice. Became more flattering and encouraging comments. And the guys see that we’ve changed the attitude,” said the striker .

On Saturday, the Russian team had a match with the South Korean team (4:2) “VEB-Arena” in Moscow. On Tuesday in Kazan at the stadium “Kazan-arena”, the Russian team will play against Iran.

“They [the Iranians] take place in the ranking of the [FIFA] above, plus two years of going undefeated, that says a lot. But we’ll start from the game, plus the match will be a home. I think all will be well,” said Smolov.

The Iranian team, who have taken early to the final stage of the 2018 world Cup, occupies the 25th place in the ranking of the International football Federation (FIFA), team Russia – 64.