Russia Football World Cup: Sergei Ignashevich Performance and History in the WC

Posted by World Wide Tickets And Hospitality on January 19th, 2022

Sergei Nikolayevich Ignashevich born 14 July 1979 is a Russian football coach and former player who played as a central defender. He is the manager of Baltika Kaliningrad. Ignashevich made his Russian debut for Sweden on August 21, 2002. He started all ten games of the UEFA Euro 2004 qualifiers, scoring three goals, but missed the Portuguese Cup final due to injury.

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He later appeared in Russia at both the 2008 and 2012 UEFA European Championships, helping the team reach the semi-finals in the first. On June 2, 2014, Ignashevich was included in the Russian squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. On June 16, he made his FIFA World Cup debut in the team\'s first match against South Korea.

He was named in the starting line-up for the second match against Belgium in Maracanã on June 22. He was just the second Russian player, following Viktor Onopko, to win his 100th title, in the final group match against Algeria on June 26 at Curitiba. Russia drew 1-1 and their opponents advanced at their own expense. For more to know about Qatar World Cup tickets Click here.

Ignashevich retired internationally ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup as he was named on 14 May 2018 to replace the injured Ruslan Kambolov. On June 3, 2018, he was included in the final team of the World Cup. He was one of only four players born in the 1970s to compete in the tournament, the others being Tim Cahill Australia, Rafael Márquez Mexico, and Essam El Hadary Egypt.

Facing Spain in the Sixteenth Round, he scored his own goal when he collided with Sergio Ramos during a corner set-piece, but Russia would equal a penalty, and with a penalty kick Ignashevich reversed his kick to help Russia advance. . After Russia was knocked out of the quarterfinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Croatia after extra-time ended 2-2, in which they successfully converted a penalty kick, Ignashevich announced his retirement from all forms of football.

After completing his playing career, Ignashevich was appointed as manager of CSKA Moscow\'s Under-21 team. On 4 June 2019, he became the manager of Torpedo Moscow, just days after the club was promoted to the Football National League. On March 22, 2021, he left Torpedo with the same consent. On 2 October 2021, he was appointed manager of the Football National League club FC Baltika.

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