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The coach said that his contract would be automatically renewed if the team made it to the play-offs at the 2022 World Cup. In the event that the national team directly enters the World Cup, there is no automatic extension option

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Head coach of the Russian national team Valery Karpin told on the terms of the contract with the Russian Football Union (RFU).

“The contract will automatically be extended if the team qualifies for the 2022 World Cup play-offs. The first place will not automatically extend the contract, and the second – until March 31 “, – said Karpin in an interview with” Championship “.

The head of the RFU announced the extension of the contract with Karpin

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When asked if he had received any signals from the RFU leadership about the future, Karpin replied: “No. Are you sure that I will renew the contract if offered? As an option: I will be offered to head the club, the term of the contract is longer, the money is also more. Well, purely hypothetical. As for where it is more comfortable for me to work, I cannot say that coaching the national team is mine, and the club is not mine. And vice versa, I will not say either. I am so, and so comfortable, “- added Karpin.

The Russian national team on Monday won the match of the qualifying tournament for the 2022 World Cup over Slovenia (2: 1) and guaranteed itself at least participation in the play-off matches of the World Cup qualifying tournament.

“The Russians didn’t break.” Reaction to the victory of the Russian national team over Slovenia

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The expiration date of Karpin’s current contract with the RFU is December 31, 2021. RFU President Alexander Dyukov previously announced that the contract with Karpin would be extended due to the guaranteed second place in the group of the World Championship qualifying tournament.

The final part of the FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar in November-December 2022.

In eight rounds, the Russians scored 19 points and topped the standings of Group H. Croats are the second (17). In the next match, the Russians will play with the Cyprus national team on November 11 in St. Petersburg. In the final game of the qualifying tournament, the Russians in Split will play with the Croats on November 14.

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