World Championship2018

The secret is revealed: the Russian team’s forward Dzyuba “trained” goalkeeper Akinfeev to shoot a penalty kick

In training, the forward “drags” complex balls, which can not always be reflected and professional goalkeeper.


The official Twitter of the Russian national football team published a video from the training shot before the match of the 1/8 finals of the World Cup against Spain. On it striker Artem Dzyuba, standing at the gate, with his foot reflects a blow to the center.

Similarly, the goalkeeper of the Russian national team Igor Akinfeev repulsed the attack of Spanish striker Iago Aspas in the series of penalty shoot-outs, which led Russia to the 1/4 finals.


In training, Dzyuba often tries himself on the goalkeeper position. In early June, during one of the sessions, the striker reflected several penalties in the performance of the Russian national team players: Alexander Golovin and Alexei Miranchuk.

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