Roman Zobnin

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NEUSTIFT IM STUBAITAL /Austria/, on may 30. /Spec. Q. TASS Maxim of Allayarov/. Teams of Portugal and Mexico in football are the favorites of group A at the confederations Cup, which will be the Russian team. This opinion was expressed to journalists the Russian national team midfielder Roman Zobnin.

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The matches of the confederations Cup will be held from 17 June to 2 July in Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi. Team Russia will play in group A and will compete with teams from New Zealand (17 June, Saint Petersburg), Portugal (21 June, Moscow) and Mexico (June 24, Kazan).

“There are no weak opponents, all you need to play at full strength. The favourites in our group – Portugal or Mexico. Why not Russia? As Portugal is the champion of Europe and Russia”, – said Zobnin .

The fourth consecutive day the team is training in Austria at a temperature of about +30. Zobnin admitted that he would like to go in the rain.

“A pleasure to work with the ball, not just run around the field. No one is spared in training. If the weather changes and it rains, it’s even better. For recreation, the city I have not yet come out, have fun in the room, chatting with the family,” he said.

The team will prepare for the confederations Cup in Austria until 3 June, after which it will travel to Budapest, where on 5 June, will play a friendly match against Hungary. Following a friendly match involving the national team of Russia will take place in Moscow on June 9 – she will play against Chile.