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Russia relying on Kokorin for World Cup goals

Published on: 13 October 2017

Aleksandr Kokorin the leading goalscorer in current Russia squad Back in the national team after year-long absence Kokorin's Brazil 2014 goal almost sent Russia to knockout rounds

Having an entire country's hopes on your shoulders at the age of 23 is not an easy task, yet this was the case for Russia striker Aleksandr Kokorin going into the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Brazil. Kokorin almost justified the expectations: in the sixth minute of the final group-stage game against Algeria, which would determine who went through to the Round of 16, the striker scored a wonderful header. Unfortunately, the Sbornaya later conceded and the 1-1 draw sent Fabio Capello’s side crashing out of the tournament. 



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