The national team of Russia on football is hard to imagine without Akinfeev, said Mutko

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photobacteria players Igor Akinfeev and Georgi Djikia during the match of the confederations Cup 2017 football match between Russia and PortugalThe national team of Russia on football is hard to imagine without Akinfeev, said Mutko© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The national team of Russia on football is hard to imagine without goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, and all make mistakes, said the Agency «R-Sport» Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation, head RFS Vitaly Mutko.

The Russian team on Saturday lost to team Mexico in the final match of the group stage of the confederations Cup with the score 1:2 and finished the performance on tournament. After the match, Akinfeev said he was ready for criticism for his performance.

«Igor Akinfeev is the captain of Russian national team, we don’t think the national team of Russia without Igor. This is a guy who for so many years is Russian football. It’s a top athlete and a decent man. Akinfeev creates a microclimate in the team, but mistakes happen and have (Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi) Buffon. He, too, is wrong, and we are waiting for him at the world Cup, half the world was worried for him when he was the same mistake made in the finals of the Champions League. Criticism Akinfeev is not necessary to pay attention, and reports of doping in our football,» said Mutko on the phone.

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