For the Russians, Igor Diveev scored goals in the 28th minute and Georgy Dzhikia in the 32nd. The opponents were able to respond only in the 40th minute with a goal by Josip Ilicic.
Head coach Valeriy Karpin assessed the game of his players as “good”. He noted that "a lot has worked out, in contrast to the game with Slovakia." Let us remind you that the Russians managed to beat the Slovaks thanks to an own goal by defender Milan Shkrinjar.
"The entire first half was tense, the first minutes were dominated by the opponents, they carried out quick attacks, but they did not end with anything. It was clear that Slovenia is not the worst national team, - said Karpin. Thus, the Russian national team gains 19 points and comes out on top in group H, leaving Croatia behind by two points. Russian footballers are nine points ahead of Slovenia and Slovakia, which share 3-4 places".
On November 11, the Russians will play in a home match with the Cyprus team.