The former Russian midfielder of Celta Alexander Mostovoy appreciated the idea of ​​holding a match between the national team of Russia and the national team of legionnaires.

“I think that Malafeev is not the first to propose such an idea. This was the case in the early 2000s. It just wasn’t what’s happening now. There is nothing strange about this idea. You can play, why not? If there are no rivals, there is no one to play with and everyone refuses, ”Mostovoy quotes “Championship”.

He also stressed that foreign players can be called up to their national teams and they will not be able to participate in the match.

Recall that UEFA excluded the Russian team from the upcoming European Championship 2024 qualifying draw, and also decided not to allow Russian clubs to participate in European competitions in the 2022/23 season. In addition, the youth national team of the Russian Federation has been suspended from participating in Euro 2023 among football players under 21 years old, and the women’s national team will not be able to play in the 2023 World Cup qualification.

Earlier, the head coach of the national team Valery Karpin commented on the information about a possible friendly match between Russia and Tajikistan.


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