Russia qualified for the round of 16 after defeating Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening game of the tournament on June 14 and beating Egypt 3-1 on Tuesday.

"Our team really did well and in the last two matches they proved that they 100 percent deserved to participate in this tournament, that they were ready to fight... It's a great honor and responsibility that the World Cup takes place here [in Kaliningrad]. Kaliningrad benefited a lot thanks to the World Cup," Ishchenko told journalists.