The Russian Football Union (UFR) announced this Thursday the renewal of the national coach, Stanislav Cherchésov, until December 30, 2022, that is until after the Qatar World Cup. “Cherchésov has extended his contract with the Russian team. The agreement expires on December 30, 2022. Success!“the statement said.As soon as the renewal is confirmed, Cherchésov assured that the national team continues to prepare for the Eurocup and that they will play two friendly matches against Sweden and Moldova at the end of March. Cherchesov, 56, has been running the national team since 2016 and in these four years he classified the team for the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup and for the Euro Cup. Under his command, the Russians gave the big surprise by eliminating Spain in the knockout stages of the 2018 World Cup, which they eliminated in the penalty shootout. Precisely, Croatia, ultimately finalist against France, eliminated the host team in an exciting quarterfinal from eleven meters.Russia, which was dismounted in the first phase of the last two European Cups, has been framed in the same group as Belgium, Denmark and Finland. Widely criticized in his first two years in office, Cherchesov has earned the respect of even some of his most bitter detractors, especially for returning the interest of the fans for the national team matches.