Russia received a "savory spit in the face" from Bahrain's national soccer team
Bahrain's national soccer team refused the Russian Football Union's offer to play a friendly match in September. On August 16, it was reported that Russia was in talks with the number 86 FIFA ranking.
"The RFU did contact us about a friendly match, but there are no arrangements. We cannot hold a match with Russia in September because we will be playing against the national teams of Kuwait and Turkmenistan," Bahrain Football Association spokesman Mohammed Abdulgaffar said.
Such information provoked a real hysteria among Russian fans.
"Kuwait and Turkmenistan are already listed higher than Russia as a rival?" - stated the users.
Fans admit that this is not the first time their country has endured such humiliation.
Users sarcastically suggest siccing a Foreign Ministry spokesman on an unyielding rival.
Sports fans from Russia are calling the situation a "savory spit."
Recall that a friendly match with the Russians was refused by the Egyptian national soccer team. The team, which has won the Africa Cup of Nations a record seven times, has called sparring with representatives of the aggressor country impossible, favoring the continent's neighbors.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, last February 28, Russian clubs and the Russian national team were suspended from all competitions under the auspices of FIFA and UEFA because of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
In March 2022, the International Football Federation (FIFA) disqualified the Russian national team from qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.