Russia’s manager Fabio Capello threw his unswerving support behind goalkeeper Igor Akinfeyev at a press conference ahead of the key clash against Belgium on Sunday.
The coach called the CSKA goalie a great ‘keeper saying he would not change the man in the net. The statement comes despite Akinfeyev's fatal mistake that led to Korea's goal.
In its first match at the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Russia drew against South Korea 1-1 and needs to win to continue to fight for qualification.
Author: Mikhail Vesely