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All Russian football clubs for the first time in 18 years of the European qualifiers

Все российские футбольные клубы впервые за 18 лет вылетели из еврокубков

None of the Russian football clubs have not got to the spring part of Euro cups. Teams will not be represented in 1/8 of Champions League and Europa League for the first time in 18 years. This is stated on the UEFA website.

On Thursday, December 12, FC “Krasnodar” in the group stage of the Europa League away lost Spanish “Getafe” with a score 0:3. According to the results of matches played in the group the Russian team was unable to secure an exit in the playoffs of the tournament. “Krasnodar” became the last representative of Russia, who completed the performance in the Europa League.

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In late November, the chances for European competitions lost to CSKA Moscow and Lokomotiv, who played in the Europa League and the Champions League respectively. This week they were joined by the St. Petersburg “Zenith”, which Portugal lost to Benfica with the score 0:3 and failed to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League.


In the beginning of the season from Russia in the competition came from six clubs. In addition to the listed teams were the Tula “Arsenal” and Moscow “Spartak”, but they could not overcome the qualifying round of the Europa League.

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Former midfielder “Zenith” and Russian national team Andrey Arshavin, commenting on the complete failure of the Russians in Europe, said about the need to reform football in Russia. “Supporters of transition on “autumn-spring” said: “Let’s begin, we will play the team in December, will not stay, and then our clubs will always be great to perform in Europe”. It turned out that no. In my opinion, the results are even worse. The second League actually dying. I would have thought about returning to the previous format,” he said in ether “Match TV”.

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