The Russian national football team defeated the national team of Cyprus in the qualifying match for the 2022 World Cup. The correspondent of “Lenta.ru” informs about it.
The meeting took place in Nicosia and ended with a score of 2: 0 in favor of the Russians. The team was brought forward by midfielder Alexander Erokhin, who distinguished himself in the sixth minute. On the 55th minute, the team’s advantage was increased by midfielder Rinat Zhamaletdinov. The victory won was the first for the national team under the leadership of head coach Valery Karpin.
Forward Fyodor Smolov appeared in the starting line-up, who remained in reserve in the last meeting. Marinato Guilherme played at the goal again.
On September 1, the Russian national team drew with Croatia. The meeting ended with a score of 0: 0.
In the next match, Russia will host Malta. The meeting will take place on September 7 and will begin at 21:45 Moscow time.