The Russian national football team decided to make a "model disgrace" and became a laughingstock online
After a long and unsuccessful search, the Russian national football team has decided on a sparring partner for friendly matches in September. The national team from the aggressor country will play two matches against the Egyptian Olympic team.
The matches will take place on 7 and 11 September in Egypt, as confirmed by the secretary general of the African country's football association. Interestingly, on 12 September, the Russians are planning to play Qatar.
The decision to organise matches with the Egyptian Olympians provoked caustic mockery from Russian fans in comments on the Sports.ru portal. They call the situation a disgrace and note that no one wants to play with representatives of their aggressor country, even for large fees.
"Wow, it sounds like a super series", "They wrote Olympic because the word 'youth' sounds too offensive", "What a shame", "With the Egyptian Olympic team, to sell souvenirs", "No one wants to play with Russia. We take anyone...", "Playing a football match with the Russian national team is one of the prerequisites for joining the BRICS", "Even for money, they are not very eager to play with our brave guys", "Just a standard shame. Why not the Paralympic team?" - write football fans.
Earlier, the national teams of Egypt, Bahrain and Oman refused to play matches against the Russians. As a reminder, Russian clubs have been suspended from the Champions League, UEFA League and Conference League, and the national team from the qualifying tournament for the 2024 European Championship and the League of Nations.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, the new uniform of the Russian national football team caused mockery from fans who suggested putting "the letter Z and the portrait of the national leader on the chest".