Russia 2018 World Cup where ranking never worked
For a lot of Russian fans, the performance of their team in the yet-to-be-concluded World Cup was satisfactory. The Stanislav Cherchesov’s side, ranked 65 by FIFA, the lowest in the World Cup, was able to prove some bookmakers wrong by reaching the quarterfinals of the tournament, losing 3-4 on penalty to Croatia after playing 3-3 in regulation time.
Russia beats Spain, books World Cup quarterfinal place in 48 years
Hosts Russia pulled off the biggest shock of the 2018 World Cup so far as they beat 2010 winners Spain in the first penalty shootout of the tournament...
We will stop Salah, Russian players vow
The host nation’s manager Stanislav Cherchesov insists all will be well, even if Salah does play.“We are studying Egypt and we should be able to exploit their weaknesses,’ said Cherchesov said yesterday. “I have a simple answer: We are ready to stop Salah and we will do this.”
Putin congratulates Russia coach after emphatic win
Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov said he received a congratulatory call from President Vladimir Putin after the World Cup hosts pummelled Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the tournament's opening match on Thursday. Cherchesov's team entered the match at Moscow's 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium under intense pressure to put on a worthy performance. Russia were without a win in…