State Duma to award Cherchesov and Russian football team
The head coach of the national team and the footballers will be awarded diplomas "For a magnificent performance."
Vice-speaker of the State Duma, member of the executive committee of the Russian Football Union Igor Lebedev said that the lower house of parliament plans to award Russian football team, coaches, RFU and organizers of the 2018 World Cup honorary diplomas.
"Thanks to them, Russia has won a powerful diplomatic, cultural and sports victory," the deputy said.
Head coach of the national team Stanislav Cherchesov and the footballers will be awarded diplomas "For a magnificent performance."
Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin stressed that "our President played a significant role” in the organization of the 2018 World Cup.
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