The head coach of the national team of Russia on hockey Oleg Znarok

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MOSCOW, February 4. /TASS./ Defender Russian ice hockey teams in Dinar Hafizullah, apparently, will continue in Russia preparing for the Olympics in South Korea’s Pyeongchang. About it journalists were reported by the team’s head coach Oleg Znarok.

Hafizullah due to injury missed two friendly matches of the Russians on 30 January with Belarus (3:0) and on 4 February against Spartak (2:1).

“Khafizullin better, but not enough. Perhaps we’ll leave him here for treatment. There is no such option in terms of medicine will not. But there is a chance that South Koreans will play it – he believes he has a chance,” said Znarok .

The Russians final friendly match will hold on February 10 in South Korea with the owners of the Olympic tournament.