Forward of the football club “Zenith” Artem Dziuba did not receive a call-up to the Russian national team for the next matches. About it informs “Sport-Express”. Earlier, the composition of the Russian national team for the qualifying round matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar became known. The list did not include the captain of the national team Dziuba and seven other players who played at the Euro.
“I believe that in order to play for the national team, a player must first prove himself for the club,” the coach said. notingthat Dziuba did not make it to Zenit the day before.
As part of the selection for the 2022 World Cup, the Russian national team will play on September 1 in Moscow against the Croats, on September 4 in Nicosia they will meet with Cyprus, and on September 7 in Moscow they will play a match with Malta.
Prior to that, Dziuba had not been called up for the national team in November last year due to an intimate video scandal.
Valery Karpin and Artem Dzyuba have been in a conflict relationship for about ten years – since the time of their joint work at Spartak. In 2015, the player and the coach almost got into a fight in one of the hotels.
On August 10, Karpin met in St. Petersburg with candidates for the national team from among Zenit players, including Dzyuba. The specialist talked with the football player for about two hours.
Valery Karpin headed the Russian national team at the end of July, replacing Stanislav Cherchesov in this post.