The 1/8 finals of Betcity – the Russian Football Cup will be held in accordance with the original calendar and regulations, writes TASS with reference to the communications service of the Russian Football Union (RFU).
Matches are to take place on February 20-22. Three of them are planned to be held in Moscow, where the air temperature these days can reach minus 22 degrees.
“The RFU has received confirmation from all host clubs that matches will be held. The final decision will be made by the commissioner (inspector) and the referee an hour before the start of the game, taking into account the actual weather, ”the organization said.
The Russian Cup regulations stipulate that if the air temperature on the day of the match is 15 degrees below zero, the game inspector must request the consent of both clubs to participate. If at least one of the teams refuses, the game will be postponed. The final decision to hold a match with the consent of both teams is made by the chief arbiter.
The following matches are scheduled for the 1/8 finals of the Russian Cup: Zenit – Arsenal and Dynamo – Spartak on February 20, CSKA – SKA-Khabarovsk, Lokomotiv – Tambov, Krasnodar – Sochi, Rostov – Akhmat on February 21 and Ufa – Ural and Khimki – Krylya Sovetov on February 22.