On the eve of the Russian team once again disappointed their fans after failing to reach the semifinals of the confederations Cup.
In the last match of the group stage, the Russians lost to the Mexicans 1:2 and took the third place in group A.
In the second half for hitting the opponent with an elbow in the face was removed Yuri Zhirkov.
Vice-speaker of the state Duma, member of the Executive Committee of the Russian football Union (RFU) Igor Lebedev has criticized experienced players.
«Zhirkov, a man with such a wealth of experience and professionalism, has no right in this match to two yellow cards. Like a man in the locker room, he had to give face! He let the team down, not so! Both cards — not gaming moments, and it is unsportsmanlike, unprofessional behavior. Keep» — leads his words «championship».