Euro 2012 Diary: Andrei Arshavin 'not fit to wear Russia armband'
Wednesday 20 June 2012
Russia captain Andrei Arshavin has been labelled "unfit to wear the armband" by Fifa vice-president Vyacheslav Koloskov after the Arsenal player said the country's elimination was not the concern of the players.
"A captain like this should not be in the team," Koloskov fumed. "Such words are not worthy of a captain. [He] has never been in the same shoes as those who, at their own expense, travel long distances to support the team."
Sneijder bears teeth
Wesley Sneijder wants to rat out a mole in the Dutch camp following their poor showing in Ukraine. The 2010 World Cup finalists, billed pre-tournament as one of the favourites for Euro 2012, finished bottom of Group B, limping home without a single point after three defeats.
"There are some issues in the squad that have to be solved," the Internazionale midfielder said. "Like the player who is leaking to the press about our tactical plans."
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