Hristo Stoichkov

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MOSCOW, June 12. /Offset. TASS Dilshad Lomovsky/. The national team of Russia on football needs for the upcoming confederations Cup to find flaws in his game and correct them to perform at the 2018 world Cup. Such opinion to journalists was expressed by the famous former football player of Spanish “Barcelona” and the national team of Bulgaria, winner of the Golden ball and Golden boot, the Ambassador of the Children’s Champions Cup Hristo Stoichkov.

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“For me this tournament is very important, I three times participated in the confederations Cup. The Russian team just have to continue their road to the world Cup, so the coach had the opportunity to see what can be improved in the team. This tournament is carried out in order to see whether there are any flaws in the game that could have been to the world Cup fix,” said Stoichkov .

The confederations Cup will be held from 17 June to 2 July. Russian national team will play in group A with the teams of New Zealand (17 June, Saint Petersburg), Portugal (21 June, Moscow) and Mexico (June 24, Kazan); in group B are Germany, Chile, Australia and Cameroon. In the semi-finals will be the teams that took in groups first and second places. The final of the confederations Cup will be held in Saint Petersburg on 2 July.

The matches of the 2018 world Cup will be held at 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Rostov-on-don, Kaliningrad, Saransk, Samara, Volgograd and Nizhny Novgorod – from June 14 to July 15 of the following year.