• Putin called Russia's coach before the team's improbable World Cup victory over Spain

    4 monthes ago - By Chron

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    Russia toppled former World Cup champions Spain in a historic victory on Sunday.
    Before the game, Russia President Vladimir Putin made a personal call to national team coach Stanislav Cherchesov.
    Putin congratulated Cherchesov on the campaign so far and hailed the coach's management.
    Russia now faces Croatia in a critical quarterfinal clash on July 7 - so Putin may well be making one more call.
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