The “Legends Cup”-2016 after a six-year pause came the French team, which replaced the Dutch in the list of participants who had not missed a single tournament before this year. Again took part in the "Cup of Legends" International team football stars, whose composition was very representative Ruslan Nigmatullin at the gate, world champion Italian Gianluca Zambrotta, Croat Dario Simic, Spaniards Fernando Hiner and Gaizka Mendieta, the Brazilian Serginho, Finn Jari Litmanen, the Irishman Damien Duff, who came to the tournament for the first time, and another compatriot Dmitry Bulykin, who provided the stars with a ram attack.
It was the French team, which pleased Moscow with a visit for the first time since 2009, that became the team that pleasantly surprised everyone. With stars such as Louis Julie, Sydney Govou and Vincent Candela, the "tricolor" confidently left the group with two victories. However, they could not cope with Russia in the final. The tournament turned out to be extremely productive for the Russian team - in each of the three matches she scored at least 10 goals. To begin with, our team defeated Italy (10: 2), then - Germany (10: 3), and the next day I beat as many as 15 goals against the French. 15: 9! And poker in the decisive match was recorded by Sergey Kiryakov.