Russia's Sergei Ignashevich announces retirement after World Cup exit

Russia’s Sergei Ignashevich announces retirement after World Cup exit

England’s World Cup dream continues on, whereas Croatia broke Russian hearts within the penalty shootout.
Croatia might have simply edged previous hosts Russia in a penalty shootout, however ESPN FC’s Craig Burley says to count on rather more within the semis.

Russia’s most-capped participant, Sergei Ignashevich, has introduced his retirement after the hosts had been eradicated from the World Cup by Croatia.

Ignashevich, 38, who spent his membership profession in Russia, was a key member of his nation’s run to the quarterfinals, taking part in in every of their 5 matches.

He earned 127 caps, scoring 9 targets, and holds the document for probably the most worldwide appearances by any Russian participant.

“This was my last World Cup, my last tournament and the last match of my soccer career. If it wasn’t for the World Cup, I think I would have ended [my career] earlier,” Ignashevich stated in a video on social media.

“The World Cup was a robust motivation of me. I really feel pleasure, a sense of peace as a result of I’m ending on a excessive notice.

“I am playing at the World Cup. I am playing on a great team with a great coach, a real coach, and with players who give themselves fully to the game.”

Ignashevich was one of many profitable penalty takers within the Four-Three shootout defeat to Croatia and was additionally heading in the right direction from the spot after they beat Spain on penalties.

“Anything can happen in soccer. But here no one was dissatisfied, not in the dressing room and not on the pitch,” he stated.

“I plan to receive a coaching license in December. I would like to become a coach, a good coach.”

Midfielder Alexander Samedov, in the meantime, has stated he’s ending his worldwide profession.

“I’ve decided that it’s time for me to go. This was my last match for the national team,” information company TASS quoted the 33-year-old as saying.

“I am a bit disenchanted, however we demonstrated that followers might be happy with our workforce as a result of we performed good soccer.

“It’s a pity it ended this way. It’s hard for me to make any comments. I’m disappointed, because we were one step away from the semifinal.”