“Tosno” from the Leningrad Region was Russia cup defeated by Kursk “Avangard” with a score of 2: 1 in the Russian Cup final, which was held at the stadium at the Volgograd-Arena.
Alexey Skvortsov (11th minute) and Resiuan Mirzov (80) scored goals. Russia cup the losers scored Igor Kireev (16). “Vanguard” reached the finals, not missing a single ball. Thus, Skvortsov’s goal became the first goal of the Kursk team in the current Cup of Russia.
“Tosno” for the first time in its history became the owner of the Cup of Russia, earlier the club from the Leningrad region twice reached the quarterfinals of the tournament.
The owner of the Cup of Russia will get the right to perform in the group tournament of the League of Europe in the season-2018/19. Earlier, the acting president of the Russian Football Union (RFU), Alexander Alayev, told TASS that Tosno had violated the deadline for submitting documents to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and had lost the right to obtain a license to participate in European competition. Thus, in the European League, next season will play a team that will take the sixth place in the Russian Football Premier League (RFPL). Before the last round in the sixth place is “Ufa” (40 points), Tula “Arsenal” is behind the sixth position by one point, Grozny “Ahmat” – two.
The debut of Volgograd
The Cup of Russia was played for the 26th time in history, for the first time the final of the tournament was held in Volgograd. Until 2008 inclusive the finals were held in Moscow, later the RAF decided to hold finals in different cities of the country.
The Russian Cup final became the third test match at the Volgograd-Arena, where the 2018 World Cup will be held. The match was attended by 40,373 spectators with a stadium capacity of 45 thousand people.
The greatest number of times the Cup of Russia was won by CSKA and the capital “Lokomotiv” (both – seven), three times the owners of the trophy became the Moscow “Spartak” and “Zenith” from St. Petersburg, once – the capital’s “Torpedo” and “Dynamo” , Grozny “Terek”, Kazan “Rubin” and “Rostov”.
“Tosno” can become the first club in the history of Russian football, which in one season will win the Cup of Russia and leave the elite division of the national championship. To save propiska in the elite “Tosno” in the last round you need to score more points than Makhachkala “Anji”. In the final round of the Premier League, “Tosno” on the road will play with “Ufa”, “Anji” at a party will meet with CSKA.
Kursk “Vanguard” is the only finalist in the history of the Cup of Russia, which has never played in the elite division of the championships of Russia. In the Soviet era, only Moscow Region’s “Znamya Truda” reached the Cup final of the country, never playing in the big leagues.