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World Cup 2010: Team Russia vs. Finland

October 15 2008

Russian football team will play on Wednesday, October 15, with a team of Finland in their last match of the 2008 World Cup qualifier in 2010. After the meeting in Moscow will become clear whether the command is Guus Hiddink's challenger for the leadership position in the 4 th European group.

The Russian national team, in an asset that 3 points in two games played, defeated the team of Wales in Moscow (2:1) and lost to Germany in Dortmund (1:2). That the Germans are in first place in the group with 7 points. Wards Joachim Loew, who played three matches, lost points only in the game on the road just against Finland, which, after two games in the qualifying tournament 4 points.

According to Guus Hiddink's Russian team in Moscow to beat the Finnish team. Otherwise, the Russians are at risk of shut down of the fight for first place in the group, giving a ticket to the final stage of the 2010 World Cup directly. "We have a very difficult group, in which Germany undoubted favorite. If we want to claim the first place, it is necessary to take all three points in tomorrow's match," - said Hiddink ahead of the game with the Finns. All players who participated in the match in Dortmund, ready to fight against the Finns.

In the hospital team is still Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, who was injured in a workout before the game against Germany. "We do not have any problems with the composition. Everyone has to play in the match with Finland, healthy. Bilyaletdinov gradually restored. Tomorrow I will decide, whether he gets a list of 18 players for the match," - said Hiddink. In the Finnish team coach Stuart Baxter has no problems with the injured, he was far more concerned about the psychological state of their wards.

"We need to prepare the players not only physically but also psychologically. Prepare for a meeting with the Moscow public. For me the main thing that they went onto the field without fear, with a desire to show their best game," - said the Englishman. Match Russia - Finland will take place at Moscow stadium "Locomotive". Start a duel - 19.00, Moscow time, RIA News .

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