“Cherchesov has denied the participation of brothers Berezutsky in the 2018 world Cup

“I would not want to lead people astray, and Berezutsky put in an awkward position,” he said

Players Alexey and Vasiliy Berezutskiy (left to right)Photo: TASS, Sergei Fadeichev

Head coach Stanislav Cherchesov has denied that he agreed with the defenders of CSKA Vasily and Alexei Berezutski their participation in the 2018 world Cup.

“I really personally went to CSKA Moscow, talked with the players. It was before a match with “Zenith”. Before I came to the stadium “October”. There, we talked not only with brothers but with other – Akinfeev, Golovin, Goncharenko. But at that time the situation remained the same as before. Nothing has changed. To date, this information (about the consent Berezutski to play for team Russia at the 2018 world Cup) is not true. I would not want to lead people astray, and Berezutsky put in an awkward position,” – said Cherchesov in an interview with the online edition of “championship”.

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That the defenders of football club of CSKA Alexey and Vasiliy Berezutskiy may enter in the final application of the Russian team at the 2018 world Cup, said earlier “Match TV”.

“Cherchesov (head coach Russia – if), personally went to meet with Berezutskii and asked to return to the team the 35-year-old players. The brothers agreed to the request of the coach,” – said in the message.

In March it was reported that the CSKA defenders Alexei and Vasily Berezutskiy officially no longer play for the national team of Russia on football.

Vasily Berezutsky has played for the national team in 101 matches, scoring five goals and Aleksei Berezutski played for the Russian national team in 58 matches.

CSKA Berezutskiy brothers debuted in 2002 and became in its structure the sixfold Champions of Russia, seven-time winners of the Cup of the country. In 2005 they won the UEFA Cup.

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The relevance of the return of our brothers Berezutski in the national team of Russia appeared after injuries to the defenders of the national team Georgy Jikia (Spartak Moscow) and Viktor Vasin (CSKA Moscow). As said before, coach Stanislav Cherchesov, both they and striker St. Petersburg “Zenit” Alexander Kokorin, will not perform at the 2018 world Cup.

Georgy Jikia and Victor Vasin has got a knee injury (ligament rupture) in January and February respectively, Alexander Kokorin in March. The nature of the injuries involves surgical intervention and long – a few months – recovery. It was assumed, however, that Djikia will be able to have time to recover for the 2018 world Cup, which starts June 14. But some experts questioned the feasibility of intensive preparation for the tournament, because of risks to new, more serious injury.

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