The son of hockey player Kovalchuk Philip was called up to the Russian youth football team
Philip Kovalchuk, the son of Olympic hockey champion Ilya Kovalchuk, was called up to the Russian youth football team. This was reported on the website of the Russian Football Union (RFU).
A team of athletes under 14 years old will hold a training camp in Moscow. After this, the team will perform at the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) development tournament, which will be held in Minsk from October 3 to 8.
Kovalchuk Jr. is 14 years old. He plays as a midfielder and trains at the academy of the Brazilian Sao Paulo.
Ilya Kovalchuk is the champion of the 2018 Games. He also has two gold medals at the world championships. For more than ten years, the Russian played in the National Hockey League for various clubs. The forward’s last team was Omsk Avangard, with whom he won the Gagarin Cup in 2021.
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