The Best Among the Worst: the Russian National Team Still Excelled at Euro 2020
OREANDA-NEWS. The Russian national football team became the best team of the group stage of the European Championship 2020 among those teams that took the last places in their groups. Stanislav Cherchesov's wards were the only ones who were able to score three points.
Hungary, playing in Group F, became the second team in the ranking, gaining two points. Scotland (group "D") and Poland ("E") managed to score one point each. But Turkey ("A") and North Macedonia ("C") did not score points at all.
Let's remind that Russia achieved one victory in three matches of group "B", beating Finland (1: 0). In the rest of the matches, the Russians lost heavily to Belgium (0: 3) and Denmark (1: 4).
The game of the Russian national team shortly after the end of the performance was criticized both by representatives of sports, football, and functionaries and show business figures. Thus, the chairman of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, called on Russian footballers "to either play or not be dishonored."
Matvienko's mood was also supported by sports commentator Dmitry Guberniev, who called the players "weak" and their game was bad. RFU Honorary President Vyacheslav Koloskov noted the nervousness in the game of the Russians, and the music producer Maxim Fadeev called the team's game "Spanish shame." And the Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation Oleg Matytsin said that the failure of the Russian national team should be analyzed.