Vitaly Mutko commented on the draw for the 1/16 finals of the Europa League
The President of the Russian football Union Vitaly Mutko commented on the draw for the 1/16 finals of the Europa League, the results of which the Moscow club will meet with Turkish Fenerbahce:
“How do you evaluate the results of the draw for the Locomotive? Yay! Fenerbahce was unlucky with the draw.
As for political background, we don’t need to escalate! UEFA Europa League – official tournament, in which the receiving party undertakes to ensure security of the guest the team and its fans. Russian national team on mini-football quietly traveled to Turkey, all beat and went to the next round. The same thing will happen with the Locomotive.
Turkish fans also will be able to fly to Moscow, and ours in Istanbul. All will be warned. If there’s any political things, then you will be punished clubs. It seems to me that it is the duty of the clubs to work with their fans”, – said Mutko in conversation with the correspondent Cempionatam
Earlier SPORT bigmir)net reported that on 14 December in Nyon the draw for the 1/16 finals of the Europa League, Lokomotiv Moscow where will meet with Fenerbahce.
Recall, the international relations of Russia and Turkey have deteriorated sharply because of the incident with the Russian SU-24 bomber, shot down on Friday Turkish air force during the military operation against ISIL militants in Syria.
Earlier it was reported that the authorities of the Russian Federation recommended to Russians to refuse the stay in Turkey and tour operators to stop selling trips to resorts.