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Football Union of Russia

Russian public organization

16:00, 07 December 2018

Mikhail Galaktionov is in charge of Russian U21 team

FUR announces the appointment of Mikhail Galaktionov Acting head coach of the U21 team of Russia. He starts working on preparation to qualifying round of 2021 Under-21 EURO.

Nikita Simonyan, FUR Vice-President: - FUR made a decision to appoint Mikhail Galaktionov Acting head coach of the youth team at the moment. A draw of qualifying round of 2021 U21 EURO will take place on December 11 and a match calendar of our team will become known. Besides, we will rise this question up at the nearest Executive Committee meeting on December 19. An ultimate benefit of Mikhail Galaktionov is his work experience in a system of national teams of Russia. Let me recall that he won bronze of EURO2015 with junior team of 1998. That is the category of players which will become basic now for the Russian youth team. Galaktionov ran the Russian team U20 lately, which can be useful for him at the new post.

Mikhail Galaktionov, Acting head coach of Russian U21 team:

- I would like to thank the Football Union of Russia for the given opportunity to lead the Russian U21 team. It is unconditionally a great privilege and responsibility for me. I get in the game almost at once - a draw of qualifying round of 2021 U21 EURO will be held on December 11 in Switzerland, and it is very important to participate in making a calendar of the games. There are some peculiarities here, which should be taken into consideration, including the isssue of preparation schedule. I know very well the possibilities of many candidates to the youth team due to the work in the junior team and the team U20, that’s why I dispose of some particular information.

National teams - U21