Russian players beat the Portuguese in the match KK, I’m sure Byshovets

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in fotoracconti Byshovets. Archival photoRussian players beat the Portuguese in the match KK, I’m sure Byshovets© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade the image Bank

The Russian football team can beat the Portuguese in the confederations Cup and will not lose them in the second round of the group stage, said the Agency «R-Sport» honored coach of the USSR, former head coach of Russia Anatoly Byshovets.

The Russians in the first round of the confederations Cup on June 17 defeated New Zealand (2:0) in match of group a, And the Portuguese the next day tied with team Mexico (2:2). In group B the team of Chile on June 18, he defeated the Cameroonians (2:0), and the Germans on June 19 team beat Australia (3:2). In the next round the Russians on 21 June to meet with the Portuguese, and the German national team on 22 June will play against Chile.

«Russia and Chile have the advantage over the Portuguese and Germans in the extra day of rest, — said Byshovets on the phone. — I think it will affect the mobility of players. Well, psychologically, the Portuguese will be more difficult after a draw in the first round. In addition, the energy of the fans, who will drive the Russian national team forward, will add strength. Our team has a good chance to win. I am sure that at least we are not losing».

According to the Byshovets, the first round of the confederations Cup were quite nervous, but in some matches of the football was really of high quality.

«The first round is always nervous. It was clear from the game Russian team against the new Zealanders, the game of the Germans with the Australian team. We saw two really great match: Cameroon — Chile and Portugal — Mexico. Teams from the Western hemisphere well adapted in Russia, overcame the jet lag. These games were close to the show and left a good impression. It is seen that countries like Chile, Portugal, Mexico are determined to win the tournament,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

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