Updated at 18:18,16-07-2018

Lukashenka praised BATE and criticized national football team


On Thursday, President met with head of Belarusian Football Federation Syargei Rumas.

"Honestly speaking, except for the last BATE game, there is not much to look at and enjoy, especially the national team - quoted Alyaksandr Lukashenka BELTA. - ... It is necessary to pay attention to our national team, because it is a very bad signal as for the head of the federation, and the federation in general."

As you know, the national team under the leadership of Georgi Kandratsieu played in the selection for Euro 2016 with a guest draw 1:1 with the national team in Luxembourg. After defeat in Portugal from the Portu, BATE made up for itself at Barysau-Arena, where it defeated the Athletic - 2:1.

"As to the last BATE game, here is, too, not much to hope about. Well done, though inferior in the class, they were better physically and did not let the Spaniards play their game. But the result is there," said Lukashenka.