Russian Federation coach laments harsh end to World Cup dream

Monday, 09 Jul, 2018

Asked if the USA might recognise Crimea to be part of Russian Federation, he said, "We're to have to see" and then said the situation was handled "unfortunately" by his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

"[Putin] watched, he was rooting for the team". We lost in a fair and great game. "You know, President Putin is KGB, ' and this and that", Trump told a rally in Great Falls, Montana. "They were dying on the pitch, we are proud with them", Peskov was quoted by Interfax as saying.

Although Russia failed to book a semi-final encounter with England, Cherchesov claimed Putin was impressed by their display.

"And this is a national team that the country is proud of".

"We're entering with our eyes wide open, but peace is always worth the effort", Huntsman said. Stanislav Cherchesov feels that messages from the Russian President are acting as a mode of extra motivation for the Russian team.

Russian Federation isn't trying to take decisions with the USA about a third country behind its back, Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters on a conference call Friday, when asked about a possible deal on Iran's presence in Syria.

The meeting comes on the heels of the president's summit last month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un - a meeting that critics fear legitimized one of the world's most hostile actors, while winning few concessions.

The hosts are underdogs against a Croatia side that beat Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland in the group stages before overcoming Denmark on penalties in the round of 16.

"Putin called Cherchesov on Saturday to wish him good luck before the [quarter-final] match", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, TASS reported. A huge thank you to them for this tournament.

Many disappointed fans broke out in applause after the tense loss to Croatia, spilling out of bars and viewing areas chanting "Russia" and dancing to music on the streets. "We have succeeded I believe, but it's time to take a step forward".

"It would have been better if we could have stayed (in the World Cup) to July 15. It was a very dignified game", Evgenia, 36, a psychologist, said.

The hosts' surprise progress to the quarter-final has ramped up the hopes of home fans but Cherchesov insists - aside from taking calls from the president - he is trying to steer clear of the hype.