Russia's Cherchesov: "We'll do even better at Qatar 2022!"
Russian football manager Stanislav Cherchesov has promised an even better performance at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
He made the pledge during a meeting with fans in Moscow following Russia’s elimination from the World Cup.
"We wanted to go further, but unfortunately we failed to make it this time," Cherchesov told fans who came to Vorobyovy Gory to greet their football heroes.
"We’ll do it better at Qatar in four years term. But this goal will be difficult to accomplish without you, so you should go to Qatar with us," TASS cited him as saying.
The Russian team was eliminated from the World Cup on Saturday after losing a quarter-final thriller against Croatia, who claimed their second penalty shootout win in a row.
"Dear friends, I have only two phrases to say: We are happy for having such fans," team captain Igor Akinfeev said. "We played for you with your heart and soul, these guys have made history".