THE BALL – Captain Dzyuba denies coach (Russia)

Suspended by FIFA, the Russian team will not be able to compete at the end of this month but will undergo a preparation phase. Valery Karpin, the coach, announced yesterday that captain Artem Dzyuba, a Zenit striker, will not go to training camp because of the war in Ukraine: “Given the difficult situation in Ukraine, where live several members of his family, Artem apologized. »

A few hours later, in the newspaper Sport ExpressDzyuba, who said he was against the intervention in Ukraine but criticized the Ukrainian internationals who attacked him for not having denounced the invasion, denied the coach: “It is not for political reasons that I am not going to the national team but because of family problems that I do not want to detail. You must have misunderstood me.

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