The Russian Championship Matchday 21 game Anji – Krylia Sovetov will be officiated by the referee crew with Vitaly Meshkov (Dmitrov), Ilya Baryshnikov (Moscow), Valery Danchenko (Ufa); inspector – Igor Siner (Omsk).
Vitaly Meshkov is 30.
He started his career as a football player performing for Urozhay club from Moscow-area as a fullback. At the age of eighteen Meshkov decided to devote his life to refereeing.
He started his referee career in futsal, worked as a linesman in youth team and second division`s matches. Meshkov officiated his first match in 2006 and took charge of the referee crew in the first division games in 2009 season.
In the summer of 2010, being 27 years old, Vitaly Meshkov was included into the Premier League referee group becoming the youngest arbiter of the league.Within last season he served 22 matches, showed 92 yellow and 6 red cards, imposed 7 penalties.
Except refereeing Vitaly Meshkov works as a teacher referee in Kolos club (Novosinkovo).
Vitaly Meshkov officiated the following matches participated by Anji:
2011. Anji – CSKA — 3:5.
2012. CSKA – Anji — 0:0.
2012. Anji – Krasnodar – 5:2
The Russian League Matchday 21 contest Anji - Kr. Sovetov will be broadcast on NTV Plus Nash Football Channel.
Live stream starts at 15.45.
- We are going to play our first match on this splendid football arena. I can only congratulate all Dagestanis on the construction of this new stadium.
Anji team held their first practice in a new stadium – Anji Arena.
The stadium and the quality of the pitch won high appraisal of the players and the coaching staff.
“Carpet! Real carpet!”, - Zaur Khapov, goalkeeper coach, commented on the pitch with admiration.
Ahead of the practice the footballers split into 2 groups. Those who took the field vs Newcastle were given less workload. Having warmed up thoroughly they worked in the squares and participated in a short tactical exercise.
Those players who didn`t enter the field of play in England were instructed to do a lot of tactical exercises. Besides, after the completion of the basic part of the workout, the players remained on the pitch to hone their skills of making shots on goal.