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28 July 2021, 18:30

Kondratyev named head coach of Belarus' football team

MINSK, 28 July (BelTA) - Georgy Kondratyev has been approved as head coach of the Belarusian national football team. The decision was taken at a meeting of the executive committee of the Belarusian Football Federation on 28 July, BelTA has learned.

61-year-old Georgy Kondratyev was the acting coach of the national football team. He replaced head coach Mikhail Markhel, who resigned after Belarus' 0-8 defeat to Belgium in the 2022 World Cup qualifications. Georgy Kondratyev served as head coach of the national football team in 2011-2014.

In early autumn the Belarusian national football team will continue its run in the World Cup qualifications. Belarus will play against the Czech Republic on 2 September, Wales on 5 September, and Belgium on 8 September. Earlier, Belarus beat Estonia 4-2 and lost to Belgium 0-8. The Group E standings are the following: Belgium – 7 points (3 matches played), the Czech Republic – 4 (3), Wales – 3 (2), Belarus – 3 (2), and Estonia – 0 (2).

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