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KAZAN, October 10. /TASS/. The organizing Committee of football world Cup “Russia 2018” does not consider the possibility that Argentina will not make their way to the tournament in Russia. The journalists said the Director-General of the organizing Committee Alexei Sorokin.

The Argentine national team may not get to the world Cup 2018. The tour before the end of the qualifying tournament in the CONMEBOL (South America), Argentines occupy sixth place in the group with 25 points in 17 games. The final of the 2018 world Cup will be the four best teams, a fifth team will play the play-offs with a representative of the football Confederation of Oceania.

“Somewhat surprised by the Netherlands, Austria stalled, Wales were not included. Perhaps, it is those who are now disappointed. With bated breath, waiting for what will happen in South America, because it still depends on the plans of our team. About the absence of Messi at the world Cup we don’t even want to think about, but waiting for all equally,” – said Sorokin.

“I can’t share the commands to those that can decorate world Cup, and those that can’t. For us as organizers, any team that has passed, is a decoration of the tournament, she deserves it, because it was an honest selection. The national team of Iran made it one of the first, quite a decent team. I think there is also auditioned some coaching ideas and experiments”, – said General Director of the organizing Committee.

Participation at the 2018 world Cup has already secured 17 teams: the national teams of Russia, Belgium, Brazil, Mexico, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Germany, England, Spain, Nigeria, Costa Rica, Poland, Egypt, Iceland and Serbia. World Cup matches will be held from 14 June to 15 July 2018 in Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Volgograd, Rostov-on-don, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg and Saransk.

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