Our team in the fall to resume their participation in the qualifying round of the European championship in 2021, the final tournament which will take place next year in Valencia, Spain.
That’s who is included in the main list of Aleksandr Kovalev
point guard and shooting guards – Anna Burovaya, Julia Kozik (both “Dynamo” Kursk), Victoria Zavyalova (UMMC, Ekaterinburg, Russia), Elizaveta Komarova (MBA, Moscow), Ksenia Levchenko (“Sparta & K”, Visible);
forwards – Adelina Bayburov (“ernes”, Germany), Yulia Gladkova (“Gipuzkoa”, San Sebastian, Spain), Nina Glonti (IBA), Anna Zaytseva (“Rostov-don-southern Federal University”, Rostov-on-don), Raisa Musina (UMMC), Kamilla Ogun (“Sparta & K”), Olga frolkin (“Dinamo”, Kursk / Universitet, Gdansk, Poland), Anastasia Chuvahina (“Dynamo farm”, Kursk);
pivot – Maria Fadeeva (UMMC), Josseline Maiga (“ENEA”, gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland), Albina razheva (Nadezhda Orenburg), Tatiana SEMA (“Sparta & K”) and Elizaveta Shabanova (“Dynamo” Kursk).
In parentheses are the clubs which were made by the players last season 2019/20. In Russia champion once again became the team silver medal at the Kursk “Dynamo”, “bronze” went to “Hope”.
the reserve list, in case of a possible replacement, the following players: defenders and Marina Goldyreva, Daria Kolosovskaya (both – “Yenisei”, Krasnoyarsk, Russia), Daria Kurilchuk (“Sparta & K”); forward Anastasia Braid (“Dynamo farm”, Kursk); center – Anastasia Zotkin (“Sparta & K”), Valentina Kozhukhar (Dynamo Kursk), Anna Bachurina (“Dinamo”, Kursk / Universitet, Gdansk, Poland).
the 51-year-old orenburzhets Alexander Kovalev, in October last year adopted the national squad, has already entered the history of Russian basketball as the coach of women’s youth Russian national team, won gold at the world Championships U-19 2017 in Italy, when the final was defeated by team USA – 86:82. Then the main actors in the team were Mary Fadeeva and Raisa Musina. However, in the national team from the Kovalev situation is complex, the team risks not to qualify for Euro 2021 because of a home defeat against Bosnia in group “C” (69:70). Also the Russians defeated Estonia in an away – 96:66. Another member of this Quartet – Switzerland.
two-round tournament will continue in November of this year (two rounds) and will end in February 2021-go (a couple more matches for each team). Euro 2021 will be the winners of each of the nine groups, plus the five teams that took second place with the best additional indicators. If Russia November 15, again can not cope with Bosnia (away), then there is a big risk to be left out of the European championship. It is hoped that this result will not occur.
Alexander Kovalev, the head coach of female Russian national team:
– I’m Grateful to the Russian basketball Federation and the sports Ministry over who��agnosti to collect. We planned it in may, but the pandemic coronavirus was forced to change plans. In the current situation, the coaching staff decided to invite in Novogorsk players under the age of 27 years. Possible over-age players are well known to us, and I hope that in an independent mode, they quietly prepare for club season. And our extended list of 18 players is not only the future but also the present Russian team. There are players who have already participated in the qualification for Eurobasket 2021, and those who were in the team before, but whom we are unable to invite to these games in November of last year. However, many newcomers who had a good season and earned a call-up. Medical Protocol in Novogorsk, requires additional quarantine those who arrive at the base by plane or train, so now our managers are making every effort to ensure that as more players came on the car. I also come from Orenburg on the machine in advance.