MOSCOW, July 23. /TASS/. The Executive Board of the Russian Football Union (RFU) is set to convene for a session in Moscow on July 26 to discuss results of the national team’s performance at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, RFU’s press service announced on Monday.
The participants in the session are also set to discuss the overall results of the world championship in Russia, which ran for one month and finished over a week ago, as well as issues of refereeing at domestic football tournaments.
Led by 54-year-old Head Coach Stanislav Cherchesov, the Russian national football team managed to reach the knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup advancing with a win over the Spanish team in the round of Last 16 and then losing on a penalty shootout in the quarterfinals to Croatia, which eventually reached the final match of the world championship.
This summer Russia hosted its first-ever FIFA World Cup, which kicked off in Moscow with a remarkable opening show at Luzhniki Stadium on the evening of June 14 and ended with a spectacular final match, played also at the Luzhniki Stadium, where France confidently defeated Croatia 4-2 to win the much-coveted World Cup Trophy.
The country selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they were Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.
The national football team of hosts Russia managed to make it to the quarterfinals stage of this world championship, where Croatia edged them out in a 4-3 penalty shootout win on July 7 at the Fisht Arena in Sochi.