The motto of the team will be the phrase “Play with an open heart.”
The coaching staff named the final composition of the Russian national team for the World Cup. A list of 23 players is published on the website of the Russian Football Union.
Of those who were in the extended squad, goalkeeper Soslan Janaev and defender Ruslan Kambolov (both from Kazan Rubin), defender Konstantin Raush and midfielder Alexander Tashaev (both from Moscow Dynamo), CSKA forward Fedor Chalov, as well as Roman Neuchttedter (“Fenerbahce” Turkey)
The final squad was defender CSKA Sergei Ignashevich, who was called after defender Ruslan Kambolov was injured. The player who did not play in the team since 2016 personally called Cherchesov.
One of the main scandals after the publication of the enlarged staff was that the head coach of the national team Stanislav Cherchesov did not call the midfielder of “Locomotive” Igor Denisov. The team coach, according to media reports, there was aconflict with the player.
The Football World Cup will be held from June 14 to July 15 in 11 cities of Russia. As reported on the website of FIFA, the slogan of the Russian team was the phrase “Play with an open heart.”