Five FC Krasnodar Players Have Capped for Their National Teams
Football matches under the aegis of FIFA were held across continents on 12-14 October. Five FC Krasnodar players took part in those.
Aleksandr Martynovich and his Belarus national team beat Luxembourg 1-0 at home on 12 October. FC Krasnodar team captain played confidently a full 90 minutes as a centre-back. Half way through the tournament distance, Team Belarus is the leader of the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League D (Group 2) with 7 points, Luxembourg has one point less, Moldova has 4 points and San Marino has none.
On the same day, the Qatar national team met Ecuador in a friendly game at Doha. FC Krasnodar left-back Christian Ramírez played for Los Amarillos from kick-off to full-time. The home team achieved a 4-3 win though. Interestingly enough, the visitors ended the game with only nine players remaining on a field of play after the two red cards, and they also made the score final when they had one player less than their opposition.
Also on Friday, a scrimmage between Peru and Chile was staged in Miami, USA. Peruvians achieved a big 3-0 win, while the Krasnodar midfielder Christian Cueva spent 89 minutes with them on pitch.
Burkina Faso national team smashed Botswana 3-0 at home in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification fixture on 13 October. The home team was traditionally captained by Charles Kaboré. Angola, Burkina Faso and Mauritania have six points in Group I after the three matchdays held there, while Botswana is the last one in the same group with no points earned.
Yuri Gazinsky and Team Russia met Turkey in a UEFA Nations League game that was held in Sochi on 14 October. The Krasnodar midfielder spent a full 90 minutes on a field of play, too, and his confident performance in the midfield helped our compatriots to achieve a 2-0 win. The Russians are now the leaders of the standings (Group 2 of the UEFA Nations League B) with seven points on their piggy bank, and they are very close to be elevated to League A and join the top dozen national teams there.