The head coach of the Russian national team Valery Karpin spoke about potential new refusals to play for the national team. Recall, earlier it became known that Dynamo defender Saba Sazonov did not come to the location of the Russian youth team and accepted the offer to play for Georgia.
“In principle, it’s wrong to persuade a player to play for the national team, and to come too, if someone is not interested, then it’s not necessary either,” RBC quotes Karpin .
Recall that the International Football Federation (FIFA) and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) decided to remove the Russian national team, as well as all Russian clubs from participating in all competitions controlled by these organizations. Also recently it became known that the Russians missed the draw for the European Championship 2024.
This Saturday, Valery Karpin’s wards will play a friendly match with the national team of Kyrgyzstan. It is worth noting that the last time the Russian team played their match in November last year during the selection for the 2022 World Cup.