Russian national team forward Artem Dzyuba commented on the results of the draw for the 2022 World Cup qualifying tournament. The Russians will have to play with the teams of Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta.
"Battle group" - wrote Dzyuba. The post was posted on his Instagram.
The head coach of the Croatian national team, Zlatko Dalic, noted that the Russian national team has a very good team.
“The draw could have been better, or it could have been worse,” said the specialist. - But we got into the first basket. And they must confirm the status of the favorite. Our goal is to make it to the World Cup. And in this group we can achieve this. "
"Russia can take first place in the group"
Dalic also called Slovakia a decent contender as it made its way to the Euro. In his opinion, Russia has a very good team, and Slovenia can always impose a fight.
The coach of the Slovaks, Stefan Tarkovic, believes that Croatia will be the favorite of the group.
“The result of the draw can only be accepted,” he said. - You don't choose your opponents. You just need to prepare well for each match. Croatia will be the favorite in our group. This team is gaining momentum. And several teams can apply for the second place at once.
The final tournament of the World Cup will be held in Qatar. The competition will take place November 21 - December 18, 2022. The qualifying tournament will take place March 24 - October 16, 2021. In March 2022, the last participants of the World Cup from Europe will be determined in the play-offs.
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