Russian chief leaves after fiasco
The overall head of football in Russia yesterday resigned after the team failed to make the knock-out stages of Euro 2012.
“I would like to apologise to the fans for this result,” Russian Football Union president Sergei Fursenko said.
“I have taken a difficult decision - to step down as head of the Russian Football Union,” he added.
Russia were knocked out of the Euro 2012 after a defeat by Greece, a below-par performance that exposed deep-rooted problems in the Russian game.