Izmailov: It's a serious blow

Russia winger Marat Izmailov admitted there were "a million reasons" for his side's defeat to Greece and subsequent elimination from Euro 2012, but that the country needed time to digest the result.

I'm not going to rub salt into the wound. Of course it's a serious blow. We need time to digest it properly. At the moment you could look for a million reasons - and find them. I'll just say - that's football. Such moments happen in life, and they have already happened with this team. We just need to survive this moment in as dignified manner as possible.

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