"Victory over Sweden is a historic success."
Elvin Mammadov, a former football player of the Azerbaijan national team, told Idman.biz.
He evaluated Azerbaijan's 3-0 victory over Sweden in the EURO-2024 qualifying. According to Mammadov, the team of Gianni de Biasi, who will be the guest of Belgium today, will face a difficult game: "The opponent is at the top of the world rankings. There were matches in this qualifying stage where we lost by a large margin. I hope that this result will not be recorded in this game. At least you can put up a decent fight and come back with points. It is difficult, but not impossible."
Before the match with Sweden, he was awarded with a gold-framed Azerbaijan national team uniform and a special gift for his services to the country's football. This made Elvin, who played 37 games in the national team and scored 7 goals, very proud: "Hopefully, this will become a trend. It would be good if they take this step for every football player who ends his national career."