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Karpin admitted that he did not like the Russian team’s game against Iran.

TEHRAN, March 23 – RIA Novosti, Alexander Govorov. Valery Karpin, head coach of the Russian national football team, told reporters that he did not like the team’s play at all after scoring a goal in a friendly match with the Iranian team.

The match held in Tehran on Thursday ended with a score of 1-1. Both goals in the match came from penalties. Taking the lead with Anton Miranchuk (28th minute) in the first half, the Russians equalized with Mehdi Taremi at the beginning of the second half (47).

“I wouldn’t evaluate the result, we’re not preparing for anything. I just wanted to see how we would look against a strong opponent. I liked something in our game before our goal, but didn’t like it after that. Karpin said, “Why is everything in our team under 30? We are not chosen anywhere. If there were official competitions, the team would be different. It is important to prepare for the future now,” he said.

“We had a great welcome behind the pitch and in the stadium. The audience made a noise, we in Russia lost the habit of playing football in front of the audience for various reasons. Today we reminded us how it looks,” said the coach. Added the Russian national team.

Karpin’s team played with the Iraqi national team in the next friendly match on March 26 in St. They will meet in St. Petersburg.

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Karpin described the Iranian national team as one of the best teams in Asia.

Source: Ria

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