Cherchesov in a friendly derby and poker Chalova in a bilateral

Two weeks before the resumption of the RPL season, teams began to hold friendly matches. On Sunday in the control game met Moscow “Locomotive” and “Dynamo”. The match was held behind closed doors in Cherkizovo, however, the head coach of the Russian national team Stanislav Cherchesov was allowed into the stands.

The match ended in a draw - 1: 1. As part of Dynamo, Kiril Panchenko, who opened the scoring, was noted as a goal scored. Defender of the blue-and-white Vladimir Rykov, who was marked by his own goal, helped to avoid the defeat of the railway workers. Also, “Lokomotiv” in the first half failed to realize the penalty awarded for a hand game by Anton Sosnin. Alexey Miranchuk from the penalty spot did not hit the target.

And as part of Dynamo, the Cameroonian striker Clinton N'Zhi ​​received a red card at the beginning of the second half. He spent less than ten minutes on the field.

Friendly meeting @ LokoDinamo was visited by @TeamRussia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov 😎

- Lokomotiv (@fclokomotiv) June 7, 2020

Another metropolitan team, CSKA, limited itself to a bilateral club-based club in Vatutinki, Moscow Region. The “blacks” opposed each other - the almost optimal composition of the army, and the “orange”. At the same time, at the direction of the coaching staff, players sometimes changed teams.

As a result, the blacks were stronger - 8: 3. The main heroes of the meeting were Fyodor Chalov, who scored four goals and Croatian Nikola Vlašić, who scored a hat-trick and gave three assists.

Krasnodar, unlike the Moscow teams, has not yet held friendly matches. But the players of the southerners took part in the celebration of the Day of the Russian language. They read the Initiation, which precedes Alexander Pushkin’s poem, Ruslan and Lyudmila. Moreover, not only Russian-speaking players of the team took part in the action, but also the legionnaires: the Swedes Kristoffer Olsson, Marcus Berg and Victor Klasson, the Brazilian Vanderson, the Icelander Jon Goodni Fjoluson, the Serb Uros Spaic and others. 

Today we celebrate a double holiday 🥳 - the day of the Russian language and the birthday of Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin 🙌

And at the same time we say hello 👋 We know that you missed 🖤💚

- FCKrasnodar (@FCKrasnodar) June 6, 2020

Not only football players, but also fans are preparing for the resumption of the season. This week, Spartak fans greeted the red-white players at the base in Tarasovka. Young people from the Supporters Group of fans gathered around the fence of the club’s base and, right during training, started chanting chants and burning fires. One of the fans made friends with a megaphone. The players and the coaching staff were delighted with the action and greeted the fans with applause.   

🔴⚪️ @SupportersNews in Tarasovka!

Fans arranged a powerful performance for the team and supported the players before the resumption of the season
💥😎 # Red and White Gatherings # Power of the unity / 0stnxqpHD7

- FCS partak M Moscow (@fcsm_official) June 5, 2020

Bakayev’s recovery and detection of antibodies in his brother

But the news about coronavirus in RPL clubs is becoming less and less. Gradually recover and those who fell ill earlier. In particular, COVID-19 was won by Ural forward Pavel Pogrebnyak together with members of his family. On Wednesday, the football player was discharged from the hospital, all his new tests for coronavirus gave a negative result.

“I rewound my two-week term. You can say, demobilized. I feel good. Of course, you need to pay attention to your health, because pneumonia is a serious disease that I have never encountered before, ”quoted Pogrebnyak as saying“ Championship ”.

In turn, the defenders of Rubin Konstantin Pliev and Nikolai Poyarkov, as well as Spartak midfielder Zelimkhan Bakaev, had coronavirus without symptoms. They have already returned to general groups.

“Bakaev is with us! Already training in Tarasovka. This week, the midfielder passed two negative PCR tests in the interval of 24 hours, which indicates his full recovery, ”the Spartak press service said.

The younger brother of football player Soltmurad Bakaev and his three Rubin partners - Darko Yevtich, Silvie Begich and Ivan Konovalov - were found to have antibodies to COVID-19 during the week. The club reported that the above players suffered an asymptomatic disease and are currently absolutely healthy.

Relocation of Tambov and licensing of Rotor

Meanwhile, one of the RPL teams may soon move to another city. It's about the newcomer to the Premier League "Tambov". The club’s sports director Pavel Khudyakov said that Tambov residents could switch places with the speaker in the Nizhny Novgorod FNL.  

“Negotiations are ongoing, we are discussing different options. Including the possibility that Nizhny Novgorod will move to Tambov, and we will move to Nizhny Novgorod. But there’s an option where we will play in Tambov, ”Khudyakova quotes“ Championship ”.

The functionary explained that the club is currently having problems with the home stadium. The Tambov Arena is still not ready to host the matches of the elite division, and therefore the team was forced to play in Saransk.  

The Premier League rookie will spend the rest of the season in Nizhny Novgorod. According to Khudyakov, the authorities of this city have already “given a positive answer,” and the team may be forced to move in order to obtain a license to participate in the RPL. Nevertheless, the club’s sports director promised to do everything to stay in Tambov.

Meanwhile, “Rotor”, who got the right to play in the Premier League after the early end of the season in the FNL, began licensing. In Volgograd, they assured that the team will play in the RPL, despite the rumors of financial problems.

But “Khimki” in the next season, most likely, will continue to play in the FNL. According to the Minister of Sports of the Moscow Region Roman Teryushkov, at the moment, "giving money to football is incorrect." However, the official assured that the new owner of the club, businessman Sergey Lomakin, is an ambitious person, and therefore it is possible that the team will be tasked with entering the RPL. At the same time, Khimki with a change of ownership will also change the legal entity and become a private entity.   

Dubmiya’s desire to return to CSKA and FIFA sanctions for Rubin

The less time left before the season resumes in the Premier League, the more transfer rumors go. Moreover, the leader in the information field is Lokomotiv, who replaced the head coach. For example, according to the media, the railway workers are not abandoning attempts to acquire the Croatian midfielder Lazio Milan Badel. The famous Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio said that the footballer is close to moving to Russia.

In addition to Badel, Marco Nikolic, allegedly a new coach of the crane-green, allegedly wants to see Stevan Jovetich, striker of the Monaco team. The 30-year-old football player of the Montenegrin national team missed the first half of this season due to various injuries. Alexander Golovin's teammate took part in only 13 matches in all tournaments in which he scored two goals. According to sports media, Monaco is ready to part with an injured player.

Lokomotiv is also credited with interest in the goalkeeper of the youth team of Russia and Krasnodar Denis Adamov. It is noted that the capital club sees in it a replacement for Marinato Guillerme. So far, the railway workers have limited themselves to signing an agreement with the 20-year-old goalkeeper of Novostroitskaya Nosta Andrei Savin.

In addition, news appeared in the Italian press about extending the lease term for João Mariou. It is noted that the Portuguese Inter midfielder will remain in Lokomotiv until the end of the season. However, this information has not received official confirmation.

If Lokomotiv intends to be strengthened by experienced football players, then Krasnodar, according to Atenção Vascaínos Youtube channel, wants to acquire the 17-year-old striker of the Brazilian Vasco da Gama, Talles Magno. Allegedly, southerners are ready to pay € 15 million for the striker.

Magno made his debut in the major league of the Brazilian championship last year. In the local Serie A, Talles spent 15 matches in which he scored two goals. He also participated in two meetings of the South American Cup, an analogue of the European League of Europe. In the youth team of the country U-17, the striker scored three goals. Two of them fell to the games of the World Cup - 2019 in Brazil. The hosts won the tournament, but Magno missed almost all the playoff matches due to injury.

Zenit postponed all issues related to strengthening until the end of the season. But, according to domestic media, Petersburgers are ready to extend the contract for another year with 36-year-old Yuri Zhirkov. This season, an experienced defender took part in 22 matches of the team in all tournaments, in which he scored three goals and gave four assists.

Meanwhile, Zenit head coach Sergei Semak commented on information about the interest in striker Serdar Azmun from several Italian clubs.

“Now Azmun is a Zenith player. As for the desire of anyone to move to a stronger championship, I only welcome this. Professional growth is the most important thing, I will always understand a football player if he wants to. But provided that the proposal suits both the club and the player. If this happens, we must prepare to find a replacement for the departed, ”said the coach.

Meanwhile, Rubin is still unable to strengthen due to the decision of FIFA. The International Football Federation banned Kazan from registering newcomers. The club’s general director Rustem Saimanov confirmed this information and explained that the sanctions were the result of transfer disputes with the Slovenian Olimpia.

“Of course, we will pay off the debt. The registration transfer period begins in August, until this date there is still enough time. And the amount is € 20-30 thousand. Of course, everything will be all right in August, ”Saimanov explained.

Finally, ex-CSKA striker Seydou Doumbia is not against returning to Moscow. This was stated by an agent of 32-year-old football player Adrian Duran. According to him, the Ivorian recalls the period of his performance in Russia with great warmth and is ready to draw up an attacking team with Wagner Love, who, according to RT, will sign a contract with CSKA in the near future. 

Doumbia is currently left without a club. His last team was the Swiss Sion.