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Russia are improving with every game says Bushmanov

Russia are improving with every game says Bushmanov

Russia are improving with every game, Evgeny Bushmanov, who is the head coach of Russia’s U-21 side, told Sputnik on Wednesday. 21 Jun 2018
Tabarez says team were too relaxed against Saudi Arabia

Tabarez says team were too relaxed against Saudi Arabia

Uruguay head coach Oscar Tabarez said on Wednesday that his team were "too relaxed" in their match against Saudi Arabia, who they beat 1-0 at Rostov Arena. 21 Jun 2018
FACTBOX: History of USSR and Russian Teams’ Participation in World Cups

FACTBOX: History of USSR and Russian Teams’ Participation in World Cups

The Russian national team’s victory over Egypt 3:1 and Uruguay’s victory over Saudi Arabia allowed the Russian team to qualify for the playoff stage of the 2018 World Cup, the first such achievement in the history of Russia. 21 Jun 2018
Godin says Russia will be difficult opponents

Godin says Russia will be difficult opponents

Uruguay defender and captain Diego Godin said Wednesday that Russia would be a "difficult opponents". 21 Jun 2018
Pizzi says team improved against Uruguay

Pizzi says team improved against Uruguay

Saudi Arabia head coach Juan Antonio Pizzi said Wednesday that his team were much improved against Uruguay in comparison to their first match against Russia. 21 Jun 2018
Uruguay must be ready to die for Russia victory says Tabarez

Uruguay must be ready to die for Russia victory says Tabarez

Uruguay must be ready "to die" in order to beat Russia, their head coach Oscar Tabarez said on Wednesday. 21 Jun 2018
Tabarez says team will improve against Russia

Tabarez says team will improve against Russia

Uruguay head coach Oscar Tabarez said Wednesday that his team would try to "put in improved performance" in their final match of the group stage against hosts Russia. 21 Jun 2018
Uruguay did not take it easy says Suarez

Uruguay did not take it easy says Suarez

Uruguay did not "take it easy" during their 1-0 win against Saudi Arabia with one eye on their final group game against Russia, Uruguay forward Luis Suarez said Wednesday. 21 Jun 2018
Uruguay v Saudi Arabia player ratings

Uruguay v Saudi Arabia player ratings

Uruguay booked their spot in the knockout stages alongside Russia following a 1-0 win over a plucky Saudi Arabia side. 21 Jun 2018
Dalic says getting out of the group is an excellent result for Russia

Dalic says getting out of the group is an excellent result for Russia

Getting past the group stage is an excellent result for Russia at the FIFA World Cup, Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic said on Wednesday. 21 Jun 2018
Zhirkov says Russia would prefer to play Portugal

Zhirkov says Russia would prefer to play Portugal

Russia midfielder Yuri Zhirkov said Wednesday that Russia would prefer to play Portugal in the Round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. 21 Jun 2018
Gazinsky says it feels great to become part of history

Gazinsky says it feels great to become part of history

Midfielder Yury Gazinsky said on Wednesday that it felt great to become a part of the history after Russia beat Egypt 3-1 in their second Group A match on Tuesday and now qualified for the round of 16 for the first time since Soviet football era. 21 Jun 2018
Suarez named man of the match against Saudi Arabia

Suarez named man of the match against Saudi Arabia

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was named the man of the match after the 31-year-old Barcelona player scored the only goal of the game on Wednesday in his side's 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia, which sent Oscar Tabarez's squad into the knockout stage of the World Cup. 21 Jun 2018
Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 to reach knockout stages

Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 to reach knockout stages

Hosts Russia and Uruguay became the first two teams to book their places in the 2018 World Cup knockout stage after the South American side beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 in Rostov-on-Don on Wednesday. 21 Jun 2018
Zhirkov trains individually after 3-1 win over Egypt

Zhirkov trains individually after 3-1 win over Egypt

Russia midfielder Yuri Zhirkov trained individually on Wednesday after Russia's 3-1 defeat of Egypt in their second World Cup match on Tuesday. 21 Jun 2018
Dzagoev may resume training before knockout stages

Dzagoev may resume training before knockout stages

Injured Russia midfielder Alan Dzagoev may resume training with the team before the knockout stage of the 2018 World Cup, the team said on Wednesday. 21 Jun 2018