Russian top diplomat dismisses claims about human rights violations in Crimea as liesRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 20:23
Russian top diplomat suspects Jabhat al-Nusra could be used to topple AssadRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 19:58
Lavrov reiterates there are no facts substantiating Iran’s links to terroristsRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 19:40
Russia to upgrade helicopter protection system based on Syrian experienceMilitary & Defense March 29, 19:00
Lavrov says Ukrainian president wants to bury Minsk agreementsRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 18:57
FIDE executive says Ilyumzhinov himself to blame over media buzz on his resignationSport March 29, 18:46
Russian top diplomat says Moscow ready to develop relations with WashingtonRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 18:37
London High Court rules Ukraine must repay $3 bln to RussiaBusiness & Economy March 29, 18:12
Russian energy minister pegs oil price at $70-100 as profitable for Arctic productionBusiness & Economy March 29, 18:02
WROCLAW, Poland, June 7 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s national squad is ready for its first Euro 2012 match against the Czech Republic on June 8, the Russian team’s head coach, Dick Advocaat told a news conference on Thursday.
He said that after the weeks of training the team was ready for the opener. The victory over Italy in a friendly certainly gives confidence to the Russians but Advocaat warned he expected a totally different game on Friday.
“We’ve trained a lot and we expect good results,” Advocaat said.
He described Briton Howard Webb who’s going to referee the Friday opener as one of the world’s best referees.
Speaking about the Czechs, Advocaat said they were a different team now from what they used to be back in 2004. “We know what can be expected from them,” he added.
The match vs. the Czech Republic will start at 22:45 Moscow time on Friday.