A brief overview of the main events in the world of sports that have occurred in the last 12 hours.
The main topic in Russian football remains the discussion of the defeat of the national team in the decisive match of the qualifying tournament against Croatia with a score of 0: 1. But if the day before everyone was worried about Fyodor Kudryashov’s ridiculous own goal , then by the evening of November 15 everyone was overshadowed by the head coach of the Russian national team Valery Karpin… On the way from Split to Moscow, he managed to give several long interviews, and upon arrival he also appeared on the air at the “Comment.Show”. And everywhere he said about the same thing: that he was going to win the match against Croatia (and was very surprised when it didn’t work out), that the players in the team were not bad, but somehow nervous – not like the head coach, who is not afraid of anything. Well, and most importantly, Karpin is now not sure that he really wants to continue working with this team. More details and vivid statements of Valery Georgievich can be found here .
You can understand the head coach of the Russian national team: no one likes it when your team can never approach the opponent’s goal in 90 minutes. What to do with such a game in play-offs – again try to defend with the whole squad and wait until the collection of the most idiotic mistakes in the history of the national team is replenished ? Good little. Moreover, in these very junctions, we can get into rivals such pleasant options as Italy (the reigning European champions) or Portugal (the previous European champions with Cristiano Ronaldo) – they also missed the chance to enter the 2022 World Cup directly. In general, by the morning of November 16, 10 out of 12 future participants in the play-off matches are already known: in addition to Russia, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Austria, North Macedonia, Poland and Wales will play in the playoffs of the qualifying tournament. Two more potential rivals of our team will be announced tonight. How the play-offs are arranged and when they will take place can be found here .
In the meantime, life continues outside of football. For example, in tennis, where we have a national team that is not afraid of anyone. So at the ATP Final Tournament, the Russians continue to methodically grind everyone who gets in their way. On the first day, Daniil Medvedev first gave a head start to the Pole Hubert Gurkach , and then took him out without options . And last night Andrei Rublev trampled on the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas . The handsome man with Russian-Greek roots had an unusually bad day – he tried his best, but the more he tried, the less it turned out. And Rublev won, joked right on the court and went to rest before the next match – against Novak Djokovic… Read more about how it was, and what does Zlatan Ibrahimovic have to do with it – read here .
Meanwhile, another of our compatriots lit up in the NHL. And for a change, this time the first star in his match was not Ovechkin , not Caprice, and not even the amazing goalkeeper Shesterkin from Rangers. Yegor Chinakhov from Columbus played the role of the main character of the night . You may not have known about its existence – Yegor made his debut in the National Hockey League just three weeks ago. But in the match against Detroit, he managed to score and give an assist. This is his first goal, and in total Yegor already has 4 points (1 + 3) in his debut 9 matches.
In another interesting NHL match for us, two teams met with Russians at the gate – Tampa with Andrei Vasilevsky and Islanders with Semyon Varlamov . Tampa won 4: 1, Vasilevsky saved 23 shots out of 24, and Varlamov – 25 out of 29.
What to watch on November 16:
– FOOTBALL. The last matches of the qualifying tournament for the 2022 World Cup in Europe. The last participants of the play-off matches will be determined today. It is worth watching the matches Bosnia and Herzegovina – Ukraine, Finland – France, Montenegro – Turkey and the Netherlands – Norway. We have great chances of getting Finns, Turks, Norwegians into rivals or being divorced in the draw with Ukraine.
– TENNIS. Daniil Medvedev will play against Alexander Zverev at the ATP Final Tournament tonight . Both won their first matches, so the winner of this meeting will guarantee himself a place in the semifina