What They're Saying: Russian national team position

"Like children at New Year's, all Russians are waiting for a miracle, but this miracle hasn't happened for decades."

-- Russian petition that gained more than 210,000 signatures on Change.org, calling for the wholesale firing and replacement of Russia's national team ahead of the 2018 World Cup. The petition followed Russia's poor performance at Euro 2016 and images of two players partying at a Monte Carlo nightclub, where they supposedly spent $250,000 on champagne. (Radio Free Europe)
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