Russia is not ready for World Cup-2018


Brazil national team. Photo: Alexander Safonov, «Чемпионат»

Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice, Argentina wins Italy, hosts of World Cup-2018 loses against Brazil.  Shortly about central international friendly matches .

The match with Brazil is strategically useless for the World Cup hosts – neither Uruguay, nor Egypt, nor even Saudi Arabia will not play against Russia in football of a similar level and style with the same class of players. But for the Russian team this is a series of important signals. And the main thing is the Brazilians look like from another galaxy alonside best Russian players. Their heads are a state-of-the-art computer that solves higher math itself. It was clear even in the first half that Russia is not able to compete with 5-times winner of WC.

Pauline became one of the heroes of the match, but before Brazil scored from the corner and reminded the Russians of another problem – defence, weakly playing in the air. Tiago Silva crushed the best of the three central russian defenders, Ilya Kutepov. His shot Akinfeev repulsed, but João Miranda succeeded in finishing.

Brazil’s Miranda, center, celebrates with Gabriel Jesus and Casemiro. AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko

Next, Brazil held an automatic burst of rapid attacks. Once Paulinho did not score. When he went to the gate a second time, he was hit by Golovin, who lost the position. Penalty was realized by Coutinho

Coutinho scores the second goal from the penalty spot. Photo from Reuters

Paulinho scored the third ball.

Ronaldo – Salah – 2:1

The match between Portugal and Egypt was interesting to the whole world by the opposition of the leaders of both teams. The Egyptian started: after a good combination, he kicked goalkeeper Beth from outside the box with a long-range shot. The subscribers of the Egyptian Vodafone were happier than others: the company now gives 11 free minutes of conversation for every goal of Mo Salah.

Mohamed Salah. Photo: gettyimages

And Russian fans should stop thinking that Mo is dangerous only in the Liverpool system with the support of Robert Firmin and Sadjo Manet. Yes, Egypt almost did not attack positively, but they created the moment for Salah. That was enough for the goal.

But Portugal has Ronaldo  who after the end of his career is obliged to publish a book about the correct way of life and features of work on the body. Cristiano already prepares himself for the second season in order to reach the peak of the form clearly by April-May.

Real Madrid’s forward makes it 1-1. Photo: gettyimages

The Portuguese car scores twice in four minutes of extra time as scores his 81st goal in international football.

When Ronaldo made out a double, just less than 5 seconds remained before the end of the match. Almost a basketball ending.

Argentina  wins without Messi 

Lionel Messi came to the squad for matches against Italy and Spain, but was not able to play in them even for a minute. The physical condition of the stiker is quite incomprehensible: first they said it was muscle fatigue, then Leo himself told small problems with the hamstring.

All this happened against a scandal in Argentina due to the absence of the team of Paulo Dibala and Mauro Icardi. The head coach of “albiselestes” Jorge Sampaoli said that it will be difficult for him to integrate these players into the game model of his team. And either others will prove that they are stronger, or the style has to be  change 2.5 months before the championship.

Manuel Lansini scores a winning goal at Etihad Stadium on March 23, 2018 in Manchester, England. Photo: gettyimages

Against Italy worked the first option. While Lionel Messi was sitting with Aguero on the tribune, the Argentines forced Buffon to work. Gigi returned to the national team, played his 176th game and in general looked familiar and reliable. But the first goal from Ever Banega, it seems, even 3-4 years ago Buffon repulsed without problems. But Manuel Lansini’s masterpiece blow would not be reflected by anyone.

The article published in a football magazine “Goal” and converted to multimedia post by Zhauperova Aray




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