FC Krasnodar Players Have Departed to Their National Teams
Immediately following the full-time of the Russian Premier League’s MD 20 fixture against FC Lokomotiv most of the FC Krasnodar players departed to their national teams. They are facing official and friendly games that will be staged under the aegis of FIFA at the end of March.
Yury Gazinsky went to the Russia national team. The squad led by Stanislav Cherchesov will begin their UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying career with two away games, against Belgium in Brussels on 21 March and against Kazakhstan in Astana on 24 March.
Team Belarus (captained by the Krasnodar centre-back Aleksandr Martynovich) will likewise play two away games as part of the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying tournament, with Netherlands on 21 March and with Northern Ireland on 24 March.
Centre-back Uroš Spajić and his Serbia national team are also facing two away matches. At first they will test themselves against Germany in a friendly game in Wolfsburg on 20 March. Then Spajić and his teammates will meet Portugal in Lisbon on 25 March in a fixture of the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying.
Another Krasnodar centre-back, Jón Guðni Fjóluson and Team Iceland will play two away games of the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying. Our Boys will meet Andorra on 22 March and France on 25 March.
Two black-green midfielders, Viktor Claesson and Kristoffer Olsson departed to the Sweden national team that will begin the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying tournament with a home game vs. Romania on 23 March. Then the Blågult will play against Norway in an away Scandinavian derby on 26 March.
Defender Christian Ramírez and Team Ecuador will take a long trip to USA in order to play two friendly games, against the US national soccer team in Orlando on 21 March and against Honduras in New Jersey on 26 March.
Defensive midfielder Charles Kaboré, team captain and one of the leaders of the Burkina Faso national team, will try to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in a qualification game against Mauritania at home on 22 March. Three days later, on 25 March, Les Étalons will test themselves against the Comoros in a friendly game at home.
The Russia national under-21 football team will receive the best representation of the Bulls this spring. The Russia’s Junior Team will hold a training camp in Marbella, Spain and play against players of the same age from Sweden (22 March) and Norway (25 March). Their Head coach Mikhail Galaktionov summoned as many as six FC Krasnodar Academy players who have had more or less significant experience in playing for the Krasnodar first team, namely goalkeeper Matvei Safonov, defender Sergei Borodin, midfielders Artyom Golubev and Daniil Utkin, and strikers Ivan Ignatyev and Magomed-Shapi Suleymanov.
Therefore, FC Krasnodar boss Murad Musayev will have the following payers at his disposal for the next week: goalkeeper Andrei Sinitsyn, defenders Sergei Petrov and Dmitri Skopintsev, midfielders Dmitry Stotsky, Mauricio Pereyra and Wanderson. As for two more players, keeper Stanislav Kritsyuk and striker Ari, they will go on recovering from their injuries.