"This is a breakthrough!" Russian national team snatches a draw from the 109th team in the world and becomes a laughingstock on the Internet
The Russian national football team failed to beat Kenya, which is ranked 109th in the world rankings. The friendly match took place in Turkey and ended in a 2-2 draw.
Valeriy Karpin's team opened the scoring in the 8th minute, but the Africans were ahead half an hour later. Both times, the Russian defenders made gross mistakes, with Spartak's Georgy Dzhikiy literally bringing the Kenyan forward face to face with the goalkeeper with a reckless backpass.
In the second half, the teams did not create anything serious, and two minutes before the final whistle, the Russians managed to equalize. This result angered the fans of Karpin's team, who made their players laugh.
Readers of the Sports.ru portal called for the head coach's resignation and also noted that the Kenyans should have won the match.
"That's good, so the poodle will continue to travel with this tent", "Shame on Kenya, they managed not to win", "Karpin should go", "Whatever the case, the result is certainly shameful. There are a lot of questions to the national team, conceding two goals from an opponent of this level is a failure," "This is a breakthrough! We snatched a draw from the Kenyan national team!", "What are our schedules now? Are we going to the playoffs?", "I don't believe it! I don't believe it! Ours are working a miracle right now. Russia is trembling," the comments read.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, on October 12, the Russian national team narrowly beat another African team - Cameroon.