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Russian football needs new head coach ahead of 2018 World Cup - Slutsky

June 21, 2016, 2:04 UTC+3

"I believe I failed to fulfil my duties," Head Coach Leonid Slutsky

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TOULOUSE, June 21. /TASS/. The Russian national football team needs a new specialist at the helm of the squad to prepare it for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Head Coach Leonid Slutsky told journalists after team’s 0-3 defeat to Wales at 2016 UEFA Euro Cup on Monday night.

"I believe I failed to fulfil my duties," Slutsky said. "I believe that someone else should be training us [Russia] for the more important tournament (of 2018 World Cup)."

Having lost 0-3 to Wales on Monday night, team Russia finished the group stage of the 2016 UEFA Euro Cup in the last place with one point only and will be leaving France, while the jubilant Welsh team will be preparing to play in the tournament’s next round of Last 16.

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