On Jul 8, 2018
“Doomed to fail” ran the headline on the front page of the Moscow Times the day before Russia’s opening game against Saudi Arabia.
“Our weakest national team in history,” said Alexander Bubnov, a former USSR defender. - The Gaurdian. Russia stunned the nay-sayers from their own land when they reached the World Cup Quarter Finals and gave Croatia a run for their money. They did their nation proud. Nay-sayers. The critics. The negative people. Well, these guys will be all around us, all through our lives. But we must keep moving forward. With resolve. Like Jesus did. 'As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem' - Luke 9:51. - Duke Jeyaraj.