Rausch and Neustadter dropped from Russia's World Cup squad

Bessie Dean
June 10, 2018

Rio de Janeiro, June 7 (IANS) Brazil's Electricity Sector Monitoring Committee (CMSE) announced special operational measures to ensure that the country will not have problems with its energy supply during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation, which begins on June 14, official sources said.

Stanislav Cherchesov's side have five wins, six draws and nine defeats since the former Russian worldwide goalkeeper took over in August 2016.

Turkey substitute Yunus Malli, who plays for VfL Wolfsburg, equalised in the 60th minute, beating veteran goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev with a 25-metre strike, one of Turkey's few chances of the match.

Cahill, who at 38 is the fourth-oldest player at the tournament, started both of the home qualifiers in successful playoffs with Syria and Honduras previous year.

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Russian Federation head coach Stanislav Cherchesov will be leading his national team in Group A as they prepare to clash with Saudi Arabia in the opening match on June 14, then face the Pharaohs on June 19 before facing Uruguay in the final group match on June 25. We have achieved this dream through lots of hard work and sacrifices, which only heightens how honoured and privileged we feel to be here.

Since the start of 2016, Russian Federation has won only one game of 13 against teams which qualified for the World Cup, and has conceded in each of its last 10 games.

Germany forward Leroy Sane promised that his omission from the world champions' squad would strengthen his resolve as he made his first comments since being left out of the final 23 on Monday.

"It was clear the Russian team was anxious in this game, that there's a lot of pressure ahead of the World Cup", he said.

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