Yartsev knows only victory will do

November 15, 2004
By Gennady Fyodorov
KRASNODAR, Russia, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Under-fire Russia coach Georgy Yartsev faces a mammoth task to lift his battle-weary troops for their final World Cup qualifier of the year against Estonia on Wednesday.

Yartsev, whose job is on the line after Russia suffered a 7-1 drubbing by Portugal last month, the country's worst defeat since 1912, must beat the small Baltic country to have any chance of survival.

Vyacheslav Koloskov, president of the Russian Football Union (RFU), ...

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