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WK-barometer: the ‘worst team’, the ‘elect’ and the world cup ambassador

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‘The worst team’

Positivism about the private Russian national team, it is not old-international AndrejKansjelkis (49) spent. The team of head coach Stanislav Tsjertsjesov his last seven oefeninterlands for the start of the world cup could not win, leading to a certain form of anxiety in the ex-player of, among others, Manchester United and Everton.

“This is the worst team I have in my life saw. Now we are really worried because there are still serious problems. In the team we might have a few good players, but they do not like to go to Russia to play football, by the collision with the trainer.’

Tsjertsjesov served not to the criticism. “This is normal. Our performance will be under the magnifying glass laid, I’ve got no problem with it. Praise is also a form of criticism, anyway? We are going to do everything to ensure the opinions good football to improve.”

“We are the chosen ones’

The Saudi coach Juan Antonio Pizzi (50) meanwhile looking very strongly forward to the openingsconfrontatie against the host country. The Argentine former atletico Rosario Central, Valencia, Tenerife, Barcelona and FC Porto is a master at perspective. “Each country comes with pressure to the world cup’, claims the South American. ‘There are only a few chances of such an event. We are the elect. My team is ready for it. We hope our people happy.’

World cup ambassador

Please note that later on for Viktoria Lopijreva (34), a former Miss Russia, in possession of a university degree in business administration and the world cup 2018 ambassador. For a while the business card, but also the greatest threat for the national team. Since they are three years ago a relationship began with star player Fyodor Smolov came the stylish striker of FK Krasnodar itself against. It was at a party of fellow Yuri Zjirkov that the glamourkoppel met, because Smolov is also often what modelling work did. In december 2013 followed the wedding on a tropical island. But in may 2015, drew Lopijreva the plug out. While he afterwards, twice topschutter was in his own country, was voted player of the year and also in Russia is the man around whom everything revolves, remains Smolov reported to be a sensitive person. For his mental side, it would be better that his ex-wife not to often in the neighborhood, this is it.

Hint Mbappé

Attacker Kylian Mbappé (19) has just two seasons in Ligue1 in the legs respectively AS Monaco and PSG, but the hint of the French national team starts hopefully the confrontations in group C with Australia, Denmark and Peru. “I have nothing to prove to myself, had the talent to record in sports L’equipe. “I focus me firmly on the tournament. That people qualify as arrogant? I can’t change what people of me. There, I’m also not waking up. To his dances is Paul Pogba also at times criticized. It’s in his nature. Me irritates it is by no means, it gives me rather a smile.’

‘Spain must be smart’

Fernando Hierro, the technical director of Spain who, after the much-discussed dismissal of Julen Lopetegui was appointed as interim coach, will have the heavy task to from a very difficult initial situation to get the maximum yield. Because the preparation period is too short for that. “I accepted the responsibility I got, it was in the 50-year-old ex-defender. ‘We now have to be especially smart. To stay In the past, would be a big mistake. The players must have maturity to show. My team needs good football. It would be nice if we than two or three times more score than the opponent.’

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