Former defender of the Russian national team and CSKA Oleg Kornaukhov on Match TV called the reason for the devastating defeat of the team in the match of the final round of the League of Nations.
“Zabolotny didn't score, that's where everything went wrong. Then there were problems in defense. It was monstrous. Nobody played tightly, they gave them space, “Kornaukhov said. He considered that the Serbs made good use of the chances that the Russian players provided them. The athlete stressed that one cannot blame one team goalkeeper, Marinato Guilherme, who was replaced during the break.
The final match in their group in the League of Nations, the Russian national team lost to Serbia with a score of 0: 5. Before that, the team lost to the Turks. Defeats did not allow Cherchesov's team to take first place in the group and break into the elite division of the tournament. In addition, Russia lost a place in the second pot in the selection draw for the 2022 World Cup.