Russia Not Expecting an Easy Tie Against Slovakia

Picking up a point from England in their first fixture doesn’t make Russia getting ahead of themselves as they gear up for an intriguing tie against Slovakia.

Head coach, Leonid Slutsky, warned his players that playing against Slovakia won’t be easier compared to their battle against England as Marek Hamsik and co will be keen on bouncing back in that second game.

Slutsky ensured that Russia players doesn’t feel any euphoric atmosphere following their draw against England as they have to prepare for their tie against Slovakia.

Although their opponent lose their opening game against Wales, the tactician believes that Jan Kozak’s men have an equal chance as any teams in group B to advance into the next stage.

Russia probable formation against Slovakia:

Akinfeev(gk); Smolnikov, Ignashevich, V Berezutski, Schennikov(def);Neustädter, Glushakov; Shatov, Shirokov, Kokorin(mid);Dzyuba(att)