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Resonance: Russian national team in the “difficult” group at the 2018 World Cup

In social networks, argue whether the hostess of the tournament will cope with Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay.

Vladimir Putin, Pele and Diego Maradona
Vladimir Putin, Pele and Diego Maradona

On December 1, the draw determined who will play with whom at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In particular, rivals of the Russian team – Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay became known.

One of the intrigues before the ceremony did not concern football directly. Previously, the Iranian fans, through Instagram, asked the leading Mary Command to not wear an open dress, so that the local TV channel would not interrupt the broadcast. Command appeared on Channel One in all black, and then responded to the Iranians.


In the opening match, which will be held in Luzhniki Stadium, Russia will meet with Saudi Arabia. Obviously, not the most powerful sign for the start of the tournament.

Some suggested that with the results something is not clean.

In social networks, as was customary before the world championships, they argued – how great are the chances of Russia to leave the group and go to the next stage. Some commentators agreed that the team was lucky.

Luis Suarez – forward of the Uruguayan national team, who had to bite his rivals

However, Russia (if you leave the USSR behind the brackets) has never left the group at the world championships. In 1994, 2002 and 2014 the team stayed at this stage, in 1998 and 2010 dropped out in the play-offs, and in 2006 – did not qualify. Including, and therefore many have reacted to the results of the draw with skepticism.

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