On Monday, the legendary defender of the Railwaymen and Team Russia Vadim Evseev said good-bye to his playing career. In the farewell game held at the Lokomotiv Stadium in Moscow the team of Evseev and Friends opposed World Team.
Team Russia led by Evseev included Dmitry Sennikov, Oleg Pashinin, Vladimir Maminov, Alexander Samedov, Dmitry Sychev, Dmitry Loskov, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Sergei Ignashevich, Dmitry Torbinsky, Dmitry Khokhlov, Sergei Gurenko, Maxim Buznikin, Gennady Nizhegorodov, Roman Sharonov, Sergei Ryzhikov, Alexei Polyakov and Dzheus Khrisan.
World Team boasted Roberto Carlos, Andrey Tikhonov, Dmitry Bulykin, Jan Durica, Valery Karpin, Dmitry Alenichev, Egor Titov, Sergei Rebrov, Igor Semshov, Dmitry Parfyonov, Yuri Zhirkov, Benoit Angbwa, Sergei Semak, Dmitry Borodin and Antonin Kinski.
In the first half World Team scored three times with no response from Evseev’s side. Sergei Rebrov netted twice, then one goal was scored by Valery Karpin. Early in the second half Andrey Tikhonov scored a fourth goal but then Team Russia managed to wind up and respond twice. In the 63rd minutes Vadim Evseev scored himself, and in the very end of the game the 8-year-old Dzheus Khrisan rounded several defenders and a keeper and sent the ball home, setting the final score – 4:2, favouring World Team.
- The time has come for me to leave, - says Vadim Evseev. – I’d like to thank everyone who came to the stadium to say good-bye to me. This match was pure joy. As we promised, it was a real fight!
Check out the photo report here.
15 May 2012 0:32