On August 8, the 29th season of the Russian football championship starts.
“Zenit” St Petersburg will have to defend the title they won just 4 weeks ago. In the first round, the current champion of Russia will play in Volgograd against Rotor, which returned to the elite division after 16 years.
For Turkmen football fans, this match will be notable for the fact that two Turkmens can play against each other on the field.
Recall that an Iranian striker with Turkmen roots, Serdar Azmun, plays for “Zenit”. A Russian defender of Turkmen origin, Azat Bayriev, has been playing for Rotor since 2018. Azat was born in the city of Balkanabat. He is not only the best defender of the "Rotor", he is also the captain of the team.
Russian TV channel "Match TV" will show the game "Rotor” - "Zenit" on August 11 live. In Turkmenistan, many football fans who have IPTV will also be able to watch the games live.
The 2020/2021 Russian football championship is the 29th season of the top division of the Russian Football League system. The 9th season of the Russian championship, which is organized according to the "autumn-spring" system. The Russian championship 2020/2021 will be held on the principle of "everyone with everyone" in two rounds on their own field and the field of the opponent. The teams of clubs that finished 15th and 16th in the final standings of the 2020/2021 championship are relegated to the FNL Championship after following the procedure of clubs ' relegation from the Premier League. The teams ranked 13th and
14th play two transition matches with the teams of the 2020/2021 FNL Championship, ranked 3rd and 4th respectively.
19: 55 “Match TV”: “Rotor” — “Zenit”