Safonov has been called up to the national team for the first time. It is noted that the 21-year-old goalkeeper on Saturday will take part in a pre-game training session before the UEFA Nations League match against the Turkish team. Earlier on Friday, it became known that defender Maxim Belyaev was called up to the national team.
On Wednesday, it became known that the tests for coronavirus goalkeeper Marinato Guilherme and defender Georgy Jikia gave a dubious result, both players are isolated from the main team.
On Friday, Safonov played a full match for the Russian youth team, which beat Estonia (4: 0) in the qualifying tournament for the 2021 European Championship among players under 21 years old.