"We deserved better": Cherchesov commented on the match Russia-Croatia

"We deserved better": Cherchesov commented on the match Russia-Croatia

The Russians as hosts did not need to qualify for the World Cup and their ranking of 70 in the world was the lowest among all teams in Russia, even lower than global football minnows Saudi Arabia. We lost in a fair and great game.

Croatia will play England, who earlier beat Sweden 2-0 in Samara, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Wednesday.

The US President has said that at the summit he plans to raise the issue of Russian meddling in the US election as well as Ukraine, Syria and Crimea. "They want Iran in check and under control".

In late June, the Russian leader instructed the government to ensure jointly with the heads of regions hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches the effective use of the World Cup's heritage for organizing and holding large sports competitions and events.

Putin sees himself as the victor, and wards of Stanislav Cherchesov before the start of the world Cup was a laughing stock at the world level.

He added that Trump hopes the meeting "can help reduce tensions and lead to constructive engagement that improves peace and security around the world because you can't solve problems if you're not talking about them", but said: "the ball really is in Russia's court". Now Russia braces for the Croatia challenge. They know what the Russian national team is worth.

Croatia has been unbeaten in the tournament so far. There was not a single national team in the World Cup that had the complete trust of their country.

Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny, who has served several jail sentences for organizing antigovernment protests, also hailed the team's effort.

"It was a great match".

Despite the pre-World Cup barbs and snipes regarding Russia's quality and the politically-charged commentary related to the hosts, they bowed out in style, having exceeded expectations and injected the tournament with a healthy dose of enthusiasm. "When they are asked for some information, they are very friendly".

Bilateral ties between Russia and the USA have been plunged to a new low in outcome of the US escalating sanctions against Russia over Crimea and Syria, the alleged meddling in the USA 2016 elections and the so-called "poison attack" of a former Russian spy in Britain.

A popular song, Play My Croatia, When I See You My Heart Is On Fire!, was heard in squares and streets throughout the Balkan country.

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