Win over Malaysia


On Monday, 1 May Russia U15 (players born in or after 2002) played against Malaysia in the match for the 9th place at the international tournament Delle Nazioni that is staged in three countries - Italy, Austria and Slovenia. Our team beat the opponents- 2:0.

Russia – Malaysia 2:0 (1:0)

Goals: Malaysia, own goal 20 (1:0). Mosin, 50 (2:0).

Russia: Sychev, Kiryanin, Molodnyakov, Mukhin (Matveev, 36), Shchetinin (Davydov, 64), Stepanenko, Levchenkov (Shmakov, 36), Rabadanov (Chamzhaev, 36), Borisenko (Rachkov, 55), Melnikov (Galkin, 36), Savelyev (Mosin, 36).

May 1. Tomlin. Slovenia.

Dmitry Khomukha, Russia U15 head coach:

- We managed to claim the victory in the last match at this tournament and finished our performance here positively. At the 20th minute one of Malaysian defenders while trying to stop the cross from the wing scored an own goal. The second goal was scored by Mosin. The Delle Nazioni tournament was well organized; very strong teams competed here. In order to be competitive against such opponents we should have come to the tournament with our strongest players some of which we lacked unfortunately. Speaking about our best match at the tournament in terms of the game quality it was the match versus the USA. We possessed the initiative and controlled the course of the game but didn't manage to score the penalty, then conceded a silly goal, thus lost a real chance to qualify to the semi-final of Delle Nazioni. After the tournament we will do the analysis to understand which of the players can already play at the international level and which of them are not ready yet. We will also follow the players of this age in our national competitions.