Known football commentator Gennady Orlov has supported the idea of expanding the Russian Premier League (RPL) to 18 teams.

  • RIA Novosti

“I support the expansion of the Premier League to 18 teams. The motive is simple: Russia is a huge country, there will be more chances for young guys played soccer, had the opportunity to Express themselves,” — said Orlov to live in your community in “Vkontakte”.

He also noted that he had no doubt that in Russia there are talented players, but the coaches in the academies are required to give them the opportunity to open up.

Earlier, the President of the Russian football Union (RFU) Alexander Dyukov expressed his opinion that before an extension of RPL, you must first prepare a sufficient number of clubs that will match the level.