Russia national football team

The Russia national football team (Russian: национа́льная сбо́рная Росси́и по футбо́лу, natsionálnaya sbórnaya Rossii po futbólu) represents the Russian Federation in men's international football and is controlled by the Russian Football Union (Russian: Российский Футбольный Союз, Rossiyskiy Futboľnyj Soyuz), the governing body for football in Russia. Russia's home ground is the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and their current head coach is Stanislav Cherchesov.

Russia
Nickname(s)Наши парни (Our Guys)
Сборная (The National Team)
AssociationRussian Football Union (RFS)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachStanislav Cherchesov
CaptainArtem Dzyuba
Most capsSergei Ignashevich (127)
Top scorerAleksandr Kerzhakov (30)
Home stadiumVarious
FIFA codeRUS
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 38 (27 May 2021)[1]
Highest3 (April 1996)
Lowest70 (June 2018)
First international
Finland 2–1 Russian Empire
(Stockholm, Sweden; 30 June 1912)
As Russian Federation:
 Russia 2–0 Mexico 
(Moscow, Russia; 16 August 1992)
Biggest win
 Soviet Union 111 India 
(Moscow, Soviet Union; 16 September 1955)[2]
 Finland 010 Soviet Union 
(Helsinki, Finland; 15 August 1957)
As Russian Federation:
 Russia 9–0 San Marino 
(Saransk, Russia; 8 June 2019)
Biggest defeat
German Empire 16–0 Russian Empire
(Stockholm, Sweden; 1 July 1912)
As Russian Federation:
 Portugal 7–1 Russia 
(Lisbon, Portugal; 13 October 2004)
World Cup
Appearances11 (first in 1958)
Best resultFourth place (1966, as Soviet Union)
Quarter-finals (2018, as Russia)
European Championship
Appearances12 (first in 1960)
Best resultChampions (1960, as Soviet Union)
Semi-finals (2008, as Russia)
Confederations Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2017)
Best resultGroup stage (2017)

Although a member of FIFA since 1912 (as the Soviet Union before 1990), Russia first entered the FIFA World Cup in 1958. They qualified for the tournament 11 times in total, with their best result being their fourth-place finish in 1966. Russia has been a member of UEFA since 1954. They won the first edition of the European Championship in 1960 and were runners-up in 1964, 1972 and 1988. Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Russia's best result was in 2008, when the team won bronze medals.[3]

History

After the breakup of the Soviet Union, Russia played its first international match against Mexico on 16 August 1992 winning 2–0 with a team of former Soviet Union players, including some born in other former Soviet republics.

Beginning

Led by manager Pavel Sadyrin, Russia were in Group 5 for the qualification campaign for the 1994 FIFA World Cup held in the United States which consisted of Greece, Iceland, Hungary and Luxembourg. The suspension of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia reduced the group to five teams. Russia eventually qualified alongside Greece with six wins and two draws. Russia went to the US to start a new era of Russian football as an independent country. The Russian squad consisted of veterans like goalkeeper Stanislav Cherchesov, Aleksandr Borodyuk and players like Viktor Onopko, Oleg Salenko, Dmitri Cheryshev, Aleksandr Mostovoi, Vladimir Beschastnykh, and Valeri Karpin (some of these Russian players could have chosen to play for example the Ukraine national football team but the Ukrainian Association of Football had failed to secure recognition in time to compete in the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification[4]).

In the final tournament, Russia was drawn into group B with Cameroon, Sweden, and Brazil. This was considered a strong group with Russia having limited chances of qualifying for the second round. In their first two games in Detroit Russia lost 2–0 to Brazil and 3–1 to Sweden. Teetering on elimination, Russia defeated Cameroon 6–1 in San Francisco with Oleg Salenko scoring record five goals in a single match. Russia was eliminated from the tournament with three points from one win and two losses. Sadyrin was later sacked following what was a poor performance.

Euro 1996

Russia's UEFA Euro 1996 match against Italy on a stamp of Azerbaijan

After Sadyrin was sacked, Oleg Romantsev was appointed coach to lead Russia to UEFA Euro 1996. Romantsev was expected to qualify Russia for the final tournament and perform well. In his squad he selected many players from the 1994 FIFA World Cup such as Viktor Onopko, Aleksandr Mostovoi, Vladimir Beschastnykh, and Valeri Karpin. During qualifying, Russia overcame Scotland, Greece, Finland, San Marino, and the Faroe Islands to finish in first place with eight wins and two draws.

In the final tournament Russia was in Group C with Germany, Czech Republic, and Italy. Group C was considered the 'group of death' with Russia dubbed the weakest team, and they were eliminated after losing 2–1 to Italy and 3–0 to Germany despite a goalless first half in the latter game. Russia's last game against the Czech Republic ended 3–3. Germany and Czech Republic went on to meet in the final.

1997–99

Boris Ignatyev managed Russia in their unsuccessful qualification campaign for the 1998 FIFA World Cup

After Euro 96, Boris Ignatyev was appointed manager for the campaign to qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, retaining players from Euro 96 such as Viktor Onopko, Aleksandr Mostovoi, and Valeri Karpin. In the qualifying stage Russia was in Group 5 with Bulgaria, Israel, Cyprus, and Luxembourg. Russia and Bulgaria were considered the two main contenders to qualify from the group with Israel considered a minor threat. Russia began the campaign with two victories against Cyprus and Luxembourg and two draws against Israel and Cyprus. They continued with victories against Luxembourg and Israel. Russia suffered their only defeat of the campaign with a 1–0 loss to Bulgaria. They ended the campaign with a 4–2 victory in the return game over Bulgaria and qualify for the play-off spot. In the play-offs, Russia was drawn with Italy. In the first leg Russia drew 1–1. In the away leg, Russia were defeated 1–0 and failed to qualify for the World Cup.

After failing to qualify for the World Cup in France, Russia were determined to qualify for the UEFA Euro 2000 co-hosted by Belgium and the Netherlands. Anatoliy Byshovets was appointed as Russia manager. He made very few changes to the squad by recalling players from the previous generations but did call up striker Aleksandr Panov. Russia were drawn in Group 4 for the qualifying round with France, Ukraine, Iceland, Armenia, and Andorra. Russia and France were considered as favorites for the top two spots with Ukraine being an outside contender. Russia began their campaign with three straight defeats to Ukraine, France, and Iceland. Outraged by this result, the Russian Football Union immediately sacked Byshovets and reappointed Oleg Romantsev as manager. The reappointment of Romanstev as manager brought a complete turn-around to Russia's campaign. They went on to win their next six games including a 3–2 victory over eventual champions France at the Stade de France. In their last game against Ukraine, a win for Russia would have resulted in outright qualification as the winners of the group, having an identical head-to-head record with France (a 3–2 win and a 3–2 loss), while possessing a superior goal difference. Russia took a 1–0 lead; however the game finished 1–1 after a mistake by the goalkeeper Aleksandr Filimonov late in the game.[5] Russia finished third in the group, failing to qualify for their second major tournament in succession.

Revival

Oleg Romantsev remained as manager of the national team to supervise their qualification campaign to the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan. In the preliminary stage Russia was in Group 1 with Slovenia, FR Yugoslavia, and Switzerland, Faroe Islands, and Luxembourg. Russia were once again considered the favourites to qualify along with either Switzerland or Yugoslavia. Russia finished their campaign in first place to qualify directly managing seven wins, two draws, and a loss.

Russia was drawn into Group H with Belgium, Tunisia, and Japan. In their first game Russia achieved a 2–0 victory over Tunisia, but lost their next match to Japan 1–0, causing riots to erupt in Moscow.[6] For their last game against Belgium, Russia needed a draw to take them to the second round, but lost 3–2 and was eliminated.

Georgi Yartsev managed Russia at Euro 2004

Romantsev was sacked immediately following the tournament and replaced with CSKA's Valery Gazzaev. His task looked difficult as Russia's group consisted of Switzerland, Republic of Ireland, Albania, and Georgia with the Irish considered favourites and an improving Swiss side as an increasing threat. Russia began their campaign with home victories against the Republic of Ireland and Albania, but lost their next two games away to Albania and Georgia. Gazzaev was sacked after a disappointing draw with Switzerland in Basel, and Georgi Yartsev was then appointed manager. He managed to qualify Russia for a play-off against Wales after home victories to Switzerland and Georgia. In the first play-off leg Russia drew 0–0 with Wales in Moscow, but a Vadim Evseev header gave Russia a 1–0 victory in the away leg in Cardiff to qualify for Euro 2004. The victory was overshadowed when Russian midfielder Yegor Titov tested positive for drugs; amidst calls for Russia to be disqualified, Titov was given a one-year ban on 15 February 2004.

Russia were drawn in Group A with hosts Portugal, Spain, and Greece. They were not among the favourites to progress and tournament preparations were hampered by injuries to defenders Sergei Ignashevich and Viktor Onopko.[7] Russia started their tournament against Spain but a late goal from Juan Carlos Valerón put Russia on the brink of another group stage elimination.[8] Four days later, Russia became the first team officially eliminated after a 0–2 defeat to Portugal.[9] The final game of the group resulted in a surprising 2–1 victory over eventual champions Greece with Dmitri Kirichenko scoring one of the fastest goals of the tournament.[10]

In the 2006 World Cup qualifying tournament, Russia was drawn into Group 3 with Portugal, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Luxembourg, and Liechtenstein. Russia began qualification with a 1–1 draw against Slovakia on 4 September 2004 in Moscow and then beat Luxembourg 4–0, but suffered a 7–1 defeat against Portugal in Lisbon, which remains Russia's worst defeat. Victories against Estonia and Liechtenstein seemed to put them back on track but a 1–1 draw with Estonia on 30 March 2005 in Tallinn was a major disappointment which saw the end of Georgi Yartsev's reign. Under new manager Yuri Semin, Russia were able to rekindle their hopes with a 2–0 win against Latvia before a 1–1 draw in Riga on 17 August 2005. Russia seemed to redeem themselves with victories against Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and a 0–0 draw against Portugal. In their final game Russia needed to win against Slovakia in Bratislava. After a 0–0 draw Slovakia advanced to the play-offs above Russia on goal difference.

Euro 2008

Manager Guus Hiddink and midfielder Sergei Semak meet the President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, after reaching the semi-finals of UEFA Euro 2008

Having failed to qualify Russia for the 2006 World Cup, Yuri Semin stepped down several weeks later and Russia began looking for a new manager. It was clear that a foreign manager would be needed as most of the high-profile Russian coaches were not successful with the national team. On 10 April 2006, it was announced that then Australia manager Guus Hiddink would lead Russia in the Euro 2008 qualification campaign.[11]

For the Euro 2008 qualifying campaign, Russia were drawn into Group E with England, Croatia, Israel, Macedonia, Estonia, and Andorra. For much of the campaign, it was between Russia and England to obtain the final qualifying place behind Croatia. Russia lost 3–0 away to England, and in the return game in Moscow, fell to an early goal from Wayne Rooney. During the second half Russia came from behind to win 2–1 with Roman Pavlyuchenko scoring both goals. On 17 November 2007, Russia suffered a 2–1 defeat to Israel to put qualification hopes in jeopardy, but Russia still managed to qualify one point ahead of England by beating Andorra 1–0 while England lost 3–2 to Croatia.

In the Euro 2008 tournament, Russia were drawn into Group D with Sweden and Euro 2004 group rivals Spain and Greece. In a preparation friendly against Serbia, leading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak was injured and would miss the tournament. Russia lost their opening match 4–1 to Spain in Innsbruck but then beat Greece 1–0 with a goal by Konstantin Zyryanov. The third game saw Russia defeat Sweden 2–0 through goals by Roman Pavlyuchenko and Andrey Arshavin, resulting in Russia advancing to the quarter-finals in second place behind Spain. This was the first time ever since the fall of USSR, that saw Russia qualified from the group stage of a major tournament.

In the quarter-final against the Netherlands, Roman Pavlyuchenko scored a volley ten minutes after half-time. With four minutes left in the match, Ruud van Nistelrooy scored, to make it 1–1 and put the game into extra time. But Russia regained the lead when Andrey Arshavin raced down the left flank and sent a cross towards substitute Dmitri Torbinski, who tapped the ball into the net. Arshavin then beat Edwin van der Sar, ending the match 3–1, and sent Russia through to their first major semi-final since the breakup of the USSR. In the semi-finals Russia was once again matched up against Spain, and lost 3–0.

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

Russia lost 0–1 against Germany in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification in October 2009

Russia was drawn to Group 4 in qualification for 2010 FIFA World Cup, competing with Germany, Finland, Wales, Azerbaijan and Liechtenstein. The team started the campaign with a 2–1 victory over Wales but on 11 October lost 2–1 to Germany. Russia's form then improved, and by winning 3–1 away to Wales on the same day as Finland drew 1–1 to Liechtenstein, guaranteed them at least a play-off spot. The match at the Luzhniki Stadium against Germany to top the group was watched by 84,500 fans. Miroslav Klose scored the only goal of the game in the 35th minute, sending the Germans to the finals in South Africa and Russia to a play-off.

On 14 November, Russia faced Slovenia in the first-leg of their two-legged play-off, where they won 2–1 with two goals from Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.[12] In the return match, Russia lost 1–0 in Maribor, and Slovenia qualified for the finals on the away goals rule.[13] On 13 February 2010, it was confirmed that Hiddink would leave his position as manager, with the expiration of his contract on 30 June.[14]

Euro 2012

Russia directly qualified for Euro 2012 by winning qualifying Group B, defeating Slovakia, the Republic of Ireland, Macedonia, Armenia and Andorra.

Final tournament

Russia against Poland in Euro 2012.

Russia were drawn into Group A with Poland, Czech Republic, Greece. Led by Dick Advocaat, Russia were considered before the start of the tournament as possible dark horses, because they had been unbeaten for nearly 15 games and managed to record an impressive 3–0 win against Italy only one week before the Euro 2012's opening game kick-off. Living up to the high expectations set for them, The Sbornaya started off the tournament well with a sensational 4–1 win over the Czech Republic and temporarily went top of the group with three points. Alan Dzagoev netted twice and Roman Shirokov and Roman Pavlyuchenko scored. In the second game against co-host Poland, Dick Advocaat's side saw Dzagoev continue his fine form. He netted the opener, but Poland managed to equalise in the second half. Despite having drawn, the result wasn't seen as a bad one. The Sbornaya went full of confidence into their final game against Greece, a team that they were meeting for the third Euro in a row. However, things did not go as expected as Greece scored the opener late in the first half. The game finished with a 1–0 loss which eliminated the Russians from the tournament to the disbelief of the supporters.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 4 5 1 6 Advance to knockout phase
2  Greece 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4[lower-alpha 1]
3  Russia 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4[lower-alpha 1]
4  Poland (H) 3 0 2 1 2 3 1 2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. Head-to-head result: Greece 1–0 Russia.

The group stage exit was considered to be one of the biggest surprises of the Euro and resulted in a hostile reaction from fans and media. Advocaat and most of the team, such as Andrey Arshavin, were heavily criticized for their perceived overconfidence.

Qualification

In July 2012, the Italian Fabio Capello was named as the new Russian manager, after being sacked by England in February.[15]

Russia competed in Group F of World Cup qualification and qualified in first place after a 1–1 draw with Azerbaijan in their last game. In January 2014, after qualification had been achieved, Capello was rewarded with a new four-year contract to last up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[16]

Group F
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Russia 10 7 1 2 20 5 +15 22 Qualification to 2014 FIFA World Cup 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 4–1
2  Portugal 10 6 3 1 20 9 +11 21 Advance to second round 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 3–0
3  Israel 10 3 5 2 19 14 +5 14 0–4 3–3 1–1 1–1 3–0
4  Azerbaijan 10 1 6 3 7 11 4 9 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1
5  Northern Ireland 10 1 4 5 9 17 8 7 1–0 2–4 0–2 1–1 1–1
6  Luxembourg 10 1 3 6 7 26 19 6 0–4 1–2 0–6 0–0 3–2
Source:

Final tournament

Russia played in Group H against South Korea, Belgium and Algeria.

In their first group match, against South Korea, goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev fumbled a long-range shot from Lee Keun-ho, dropping it over the line to give the Koreans the lead. Russia then went on to equalise through substitute Aleksandr Kerzhakov, who drew equal to Vladimir Beschastnykh's record 26 goals for Russia, and the match finished 1–1.[17] In the second match, Russia held Belgium at 0–0 at the Maracanã until substitute Divock Origi scored the only goal in the 88th minute. The final group stage match between Algeria and Russia on 26 June ended 1–1, advancing Algeria and eliminating Russia. A win for Russia would have seen them qualify, and they led the game 1–0 after six minutes through Aleksandr Kokorin. In the 60th minute of the game, a green laser was shone in Akinfeev's face while he was defending from an Algerian free kick, from which Islam Slimani scored to equalise. Both Akinfeev and Russian coach Fabio Capello blamed the laser for the decisive conceded goal.[18][19]

Group H

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belgium 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Algeria 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
3  Russia 3 0 2 1 2 3 1 2
4  South Korea 3 0 1 2 3 6 3 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

Qualification

Russia were placed in Group G of UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying alongside Sweden, Austria, Montenegro, Moldova and Liechtenstein. Russia began their campaign well with a 4–0 win against Liechtenstein. This was followed by a string of shaky performances by Russia, two 1–1 draws against Sweden and Moldova and two 1–0 losses against Austria. Russia were awarded a 3–0 victory against Montenegro due to crowd violence. At this stage, Russia looked to be finishing third in their group before they bounced back by winning their remaining matches against Sweden, Liechtenstein, Moldova and Montenegro to finish second in their qualifying group above Sweden and qualify for UEFA Euro 2016.

Group G

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Austria 10 9 1 0 22 5 +17 28 Qualify for final tournament
2  Russia 10 6 2 2 21 5 +16 20
3  Sweden 10 5 3 2 15 9 +6 18 Advance to play-offs
4  Montenegro 10 3 2 5 10 13 3 11
5  Liechtenstein 10 1 2 7 2 26 24 5
6  Moldova 10 0 2 8 4 16 12 2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Final tournament

During the group stages of the tournament, UEFA imposed a suspended disqualification on Russia for crowd trouble during a group match against England.[20] Russia were knocked out of the competition in their final group match which was against Wales (a 3–0 defeat); prior to this they had only collected a single point from a 1–1 draw against England which was followed by a 2–1 loss to Slovakia.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Wales 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6 Advance to knockout phase
2  England 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3  Slovakia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4  Russia 3 0 1 2 2 6 4 1
Source: UEFA

2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

Russia qualified for the 2017 Confederations Cup as hosts, yet once again produced a dismal performance. After defeating New Zealand 2–0 from the beginning,[21] Russia disappointed its fans by losing 0–1 to Portugal[22] and 1–2 to Mexico, thus once again crashed out from the group stage of a major FIFA tournament.[23] Despite this dismal performance, Stanislav Cherchesov, appointed as coach of Russia after Euro 2016, was allowed to keep the job as the RFU considered the tournament as a preparation for Russia's 2018 World Cup rather than an official one.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Portugal 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Mexico 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 7
3  Russia (H) 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
4  New Zealand 3 0 0 3 1 8 7 0
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Russia 2–0 New Zealand
  • Boxall  31' (o.g.)
  • Smolov  69'
Report
Attendance: 50,251
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
Russia 0–1 Portugal
Report Ronaldo  8'
Otkritie Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 42,759
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Mexico 2–1 Russia
  • Araujo  30'
  • Lozano  52'
Report Samedov  25'
Kazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 41,585
Referee: Fahad Al-Mirdasi (Saudi Arabia)

2018 FIFA World Cup

Russian team during the penalty shoot-out in the first knockout round against Spain at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

On 2 December 2010, Russia were selected to host the 2018 World Cup and automatically qualified for the tournament.[24][25] During the friendly matches prior to the tournament, Russia did not have good results. The team lost more games than it won and this made their FIFA ranking fall to 70th, the lowest among all World Cup participants.[26][27] Russia were drawn to play Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay in the group stage.

Despite a series of poor results in warm-up games, however, Russia began their World Cup campaign with a 5–0 demolition of Saudi Arabia, who were three places above them in the rankings,[28] on 14 June in the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[29] On 19 June, Russia won their second game of the group stage, beating Egypt by a scoreline of 3–1,[30] taking their goal difference to +7 with only two matches played.[31] The win over Egypt all but secured Russia's advancement into the knockout stage for the first time since 1986, when they played as the Soviet Union; and also for the first time in their history as an independent state.[32] They officially qualified for the knockout stage the next day, following Uruguay's 1–0 win over Saudi Arabia.[33] Russia's final group game was against two-time world champions (1930 and 1950) and powerhouse Uruguay, with Russia losing 3–0,[34] meaning that they would finish second in the group.

Advancing from their group in second place, Russia faced Spain at the Round of 16 in Moscow. Spain were considered one of the tournament favorites with many accomplished players at club and international level, having won 2010 edition. Russia managed to surprise Spain in one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history; beating them in a penalty shootout after the match ended 1–1 in regular time.[35] BBC Sport and The Guardian described this as one of the biggest tournament surprises, considering how Russia were the lowest-ranked team prior to the competition, and according to some, had one of the worst teams of the competition.[36][37] Against the Spaniards who were known for their Tiki-taka, Coach Stanislav Cherchesov used a defensive 5-3-1-1 formation to sit deep and defend with 10 men, and conceded no goals from open play as Spain's only goal was from a free kick set piece while Russia tied the game thanks for a penalty awarded for a handball.[38] Igor Akinfeev, who saved two penalties including a foot-save to deny Spain's Iago Aspas, was voted as Budweiser Man of the Match. The win against Spain sent supporters and residents of Russia into wild celebrations, as they reached the quarter-finals for the first time since the breakup of the Soviet Union.[39] Match TV commentator Denis Kazansky said "From the first day we had not been expecting much from our team. Then thoughts turned to winning the thing. What we have seen is a significant change in people's attitudes, and in the history of Russian football".[40]

Russia football supporters at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Russia then played Croatia in the quarter-finals held at Sochi, on 7 July.[41][42][43] Coach Stanislav Cherchesov reverted to a four-man defense which successfully exploited Croatia offensive set-up which proved vulnerable to Russia's counter-attacking.[38] Russia scored first (a spectacular strike by Denis Cheryshev which was his fourth goal of the tournament and was later nominated for the Puskas Award) and last (a header from Mário Fernandes at the 115th minute) as the match finished 2–2 after extra time, and then were eliminated 3–4 in the penalty shootout.[44] Nonetheless, this stands as Russia's best World Cup performance ever since the dissolution of the USSR. The team visited the FIFA Fan Fest in Moscow on Sunday July 8, 2018 to thank their supporters and say goodbye.[40][45] Following the World Cup run, Russia's position in the FIFA ranking rose from 70 to 40.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Uruguay 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Russia (H) 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6
3  Saudi Arabia 3 1 0 2 2 7 5 3
4  Egypt 3 0 0 3 2 6 4 0
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host

In the round of 16:

  • The winners of Group A will advance to play the runners-up of Group B.
  • The runners-up of Group A will advance to play the winners of Group B.
Russia 5–0 Saudi Arabia
  • Gazinsky  12'
  • Cheryshev  43', 90+1'
  • Dzyuba  71'
  • Golovin  90+4'
Report
Attendance: 78,011[46]
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)

Russia 3–1 Egypt
  • Fathy  47' (o.g.)
  • Cheryshev  59'
  • Dzyuba  62'
Report
Attendance: 64,468[47]
Referee: Enrique Cáceres (Paraguay)

Uruguay 3–0 Russia
Report
Cosmos Arena, Samara
Attendance: 41,970[48]
Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)

Knockout stage

Round of sixteen
Spain 1–1 (a.e.t.) Russia
  • Ignashevich  12' (o.g.)
Report
  • Dzyuba  41' (pen.)
Penalties
3–4
  • Smolov
  • Ignashevich
  • Golovin
  • Cheryshev
Attendance: 78,011[49]
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Quarter-finals
Russia 2–2 (a.e.t.) Croatia
  • Cheryshev  31'
  • Fernandes  115'
Report
  • Kramarić  39'
  • Vida  101'
Penalties
  • Smolov
  • Dzagoev
  • Fernandes
  • Ignashevich
  • Kuzyayev
3–4
Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 44,287[50]
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)

2018–19 UEFA Nations League

Russia participated in the UEFA Nations League for the first time, where they were drawn with Turkey and fellow World Cup last eight Sweden. Russia had a promising start, with two wins over Turkey and a home draw to Sweden.[51][52] However, Russia wasted its opportunity to promote to League A after getting a 0–2 away defeat to Sweden, thus losing their first place to the Swedes instead and was forced to stay in League B.[53]

Qualification

In qualification, the Russian side was drawn in a group with Belgium as its most difficult opponent. Outside Belgium, those remaining opponents were Kazakhstan, San Marino, Cyprus and Scotland.

With the exception of its 1–3 loss to the Belgians away,[54] Russia defeated other group opponents. The Russian team defeated San Marino 9-0 after the two 7–0 wins in 1995 and in 2015.[55] Alongside the victory against San Marino, Russia defeated Scotland, Cyprus and Kazakhstan twice and eventually qualified for the UEFA Euro 2020.[56] Russia consolidated its second place in the group despite being thrashed by no.1 ranking Belgium 1–4 at home.[57]

2020–21 UEFA Nations League

Being forced to stay in League B for wasting the final decisive game, Russia once again reunited with Turkey, and also had to face Serbia and Hungary. Russia began comfortably, beating Serbia and Hungary with ease to take the first place.[58][59]

Team image

Kits and crests

Following the break up of the Soviet Union, the Russian Football Union opted for a new identity, replacing the red and white Adidas kits with strips supplied by Reebok. Reebok presented the team in red, blue and white kits reflecting the new national flag of Russia. In 1997, Nike decided on a simpler design using just blue and white. The design, used at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2004, consisted of mainly a white base with blue trim and the opposite combination for the away kit. After failing to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Nike moved in another direction by reintroducing red, this time as the home kit, while white being reversed as the away colour.[60][61] This trend was continued by Adidas, who took over as suppliers in September 2008.[62] The 2009–10 season marked yet another major change in the kit design with the introduction of the maroon and gold as the primary home colours. This combination however proved to be short lived as a return to red and white was made in 2011. The edition of the kit used at Euro 2012 featured a red base with gold trim and a Russian flag positioned diagonally while the away kit was a minimalistic white with red trim combination. The 2014 FIFA World Cup kit made a return to the maroon and gold colour scheme once again, with Russian flag-coloured stripes built horizontally into the sleeves, the front includes the pattern in different shades of maroon depicting the Monument to the Conquerors of Space. The away 2014 kit was mostly white with blue trim, the top of the front below the trim shows the view of Earth from space. The sides and back of the collar were made in the colours of the Russian flag. The 2018 FIFA World Cup kit did not have much decorations in it, except for the coat of arms. Home red shirt had a very similar design to the uniform of Soviet Union Olympic football team it used at the 1988 Summer Olympics, the last major tournament as of 2018 that Russia or USSR won. The back side of the inside of the shirt had "Together to Victory" (Russian: Вместе к победе) slogan printed below the collar. The Russian national team's official shirt supplier since 2008 is Adidas.

Kit suppliers

Kit supplier Period Notes
Adidas 1992–1993
Reebok 1993–1996
Nike 1997–2008
Adidas 2008–present

Kit deals

Kit supplierPeriodContract
announcement
Contract
duration
ValueNotes
Adidas 2008–present
2008-09-08
2008–2018 Undisclosed[63]
2018-05-31
2018–2022 Undisclosed[64]

Results and fixtures

2020

3 September 2020 Nations League Russia  3–1  Serbia Moscow, Russia
20:45
  • Dzyuba  48' (pen.), 81'
  • Karavayev  69'
Report
Stadium: VTB Arena
Attendance: 0[note 1]
Referee: William Collum (Scotland)
6 September 2020 Nations League Hungary  2–3  Russia Budapest, Hungary
18:00
  • Sallai  62'
  • Nikolić  70'
Report
  • Miranchuk  15'
  • Ozdoyev  34'
  • Fernandes  46'
Stadium: Puskás Aréna
Attendance: 0[note 1]
Referee: Maurizio Mariani (Italy)
8 October 2020 Friendly Russia  1–2  Sweden Moscow, Russia
19:15 UTC+3
  • Sobolev  90+1'
Report
  • Isak  21'
  • Johansson  72'
Stadium: VEB Arena
Referee: Halis Özkahya (Turkey)
11 October 2020 Nations League Russia  1–1  Turkey Moscow, Russia
20:45
  • Miranchuk  28'
Report
  • Karaman  62'
Stadium: VTB Arena
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
14 October 2020 Nations League Russia  0–0  Hungary Moscow, Russia
20:45 Report Stadium: VTB Arena
Referee: Michael Oliver (England)
12 November 2020 Friendly Moldova  0–0  Russia Chișinău, Moldova
20:00 UTC+3 Report Stadium: Zimbru Stadium
Referee: Radu Petrescu (Romania)
15 November 2020 Nations League Turkey  3–2  Russia Istanbul, Turkey
18:00
  • Karaman  26'
  • Ünder  32'
  • Tosun  52' (pen.)
Report
  • Cheryshev  11'
  • Kuzyayev  57'
Stadium: Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
18 November 2020 Nations League Serbia  5–0  Russia Belgrade, Serbia
20:45
  • Radonjić  10'
  • Jović  25', 45+1'
  • Vlahović  41'
  • Mladenović  64'
Report Stadium: Red Star Stadium
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)

2021

24 March 2021 2022 World Cup qualification Malta  1–3  Russia Ta' Qali, Malta
20:45
  • J. Mbong  56'
Report
  • Dzyuba  23'
  • Fernandes  35'
  • Sobolev  90'
Stadium: National Stadium
Referee: Peter Kjaesgaard (Denmark)
27 March 2021 2022 World Cup qualification Russia  2–1  Slovenia Sochi, Russia
15:00 (17:00 UTC+3)
  • Dzyuba  26', 35'
Report
  • Iličić  36'
Stadium: Fisht Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Marco Di Bello (Italy)
30 March 2021 2022 World Cup qualification Slovakia  2–1  Russia Trnava, Slovakia
20:45
  • Škriniar  38'
  • Mak  74'
Report
  • Fernandes  71'
Stadium: Štadión Antona Malatinského
Attendance: 0
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
1 June 2021 Friendly Poland  1–1  Russia Wrocław, Poland
20:45 UTC+2
  • Świerczok  4'
Report
  • Karavayev  21'
Stadium: Stadion Miejski
Referee: Marco Guida (Italy)
5 June 2021 Friendly Russia  v  Bulgaria Moscow, Russia
17:00
(18:00 UTC+3)
Stadium: VTB Arena
12 June 2021 UEFA Euro 2020 Russia  v  Belgium Saint Petersburg, Russia
22:00 UTC+3 Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium
16 June 2021 UEFA Euro 2020 Russia  v  Finland Saint Petersburg, Russia
16:00 UTC+3 Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium
21 June 2021 UEFA Euro 2020 Russia  v  Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
21:00 UTC+2 Stadium: Parken Stadium
1 September 2021 2022 World Cup qualification Russia  v  Croatia Moscow, Russia
21:45 Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium
4 September 2021 2022 World Cup qualification Cyprus  v  Russia
16:00
7 September 2021 2022 World Cup qualification Russia  v  Malta Volgograd, Russia
21:45 Stadium: Volgograd Arena
8 October 2021 2022 World Cup qualification Russia  v  Slovakia
21:45
11 October 2021 2022 World Cup qualification Slovenia  v  Russia
21:45
11 November 2021 2022 World Cup qualification Russia  v  Cyprus
20:00
14 November 2021 2022 World Cup qualification Croatia  v  Russia
16:00

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head Coach Stanislav Cherchesov
Assistant Coach Miroslav Romaschenko
Goalkeeping Coach Gintaras Staučė
Fitness Coaches Paulino Granero
Vladimir Panikov
Physiotherapist Sergio Gabriel de San Martín
Andrey Pronchev
Runis Burkhanov
Doctor Eduard Bezuglov
Eduard Tsgoev
Mikhail Butovskiy
Masseurs Sergey Semakin
Nikolay Larin
Sports Scientist Evgeniy Kalinin

Coaching history

As of 19 November 2019[67]
Name Tenure Matches Won Drawn Lost Win %
Pavel Sadyrin 1992–1994 23 12 6 5 52.17
Oleg Romantsev 1994–1996, 1998–2002 60 36 14 10 60
Boris Ignatyev 1996–1998 20 8 8 4 40
Anatoliy Byshovets 1998 6 0 0 6 0
Valery Gazzaev 2002–2003 9 4 2 3 44.44
Georgi Yartsev 2003–2005 19 8 6 5 42.11
Yuri Semin 2005 7 3 4 0 42.86
Aleksandr Borodyuk (caretaker) 2006 2 0 1 1 0
Guus Hiddink July 2006 – June 2010 39 22 7 10 56.41
Dick Advocaat July 2010 – July 2012 24 12 8 4 50
Fabio Capello July 2012 – July 2015 33 17 11 5 51.52
Leonid Slutsky August 2015 – June 2016 13 6 2 5 46.15
Stanislav Cherchesov August 2016 – present 41 19 7 15 46.15

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the extended UEFA Euro 2020 squad (30 players were called up, the final squad will include 26 players). The squad will play friendlies against  Poland and against  Bulgaria on 1 June and 5 June 2021 respectively.[68]
All caps and goals as of 1 June 2021 after the match against  Poland.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Anton Shunin (1987-01-27) 27 January 1987 11 0 Dynamo Moscow
12 1GK Andrey Lunyov (1991-11-13) 13 November 1991 7 0 Zenit Saint Petersburg
16 1GK Yury Dyupin (1988-03-17) 17 March 1988 0 0 Rubin Kazan
39 1GK Matvei Safonov (1999-02-25) 25 February 1999 1 0 Krasnodar

2 2DF Mário Fernandes (1990-09-19) 19 September 1990 28 5 CSKA Moscow
3 2DF Igor Diveyev (1999-09-27) 27 September 1999 3 0 CSKA Moscow
4 2DF Vyacheslav Karavayev (1995-05-20) 20 May 1995 12 2 Zenit Saint Petersburg
5 2DF Andrei Semyonov (1989-03-24) 24 March 1989 25 0 Akhmat Grozny
13 2DF Fyodor Kudryashov (1987-04-05) 5 April 1987 44 1 Antalyaspor
14 2DF Georgi Dzhikiya (1993-11-21) 21 November 1993 32 1 Spartak Moscow
18 2DF Yuri Zhirkov (1983-08-20) 20 August 1983 103 2 Zenit Saint Petersburg
24 2DF Roman Yevgenyev (1999-02-23) 23 February 1999 1 0 Dynamo Moscow
26 2DF Ilya Samoshnikov (1997-11-14) 14 November 1997 0 0 Rubin Kazan

6 3MF Denis Cheryshev (1990-12-26) 26 December 1990 30 12 Valencia
7 3MF Magomed Ozdoyev (1992-11-05) 5 November 1992 31 4 Zenit Saint Petersburg
8 3MF Daniil Fomin (1997-03-02) 2 March 1997 4 0 Dynamo Moscow
11 3MF Roman Zobnin (1994-02-11) 11 February 1994 34 0 Spartak Moscow
15 3MF Aleksei Miranchuk (1995-10-17) 17 October 1995 32 5 Atalanta
17 3MF Aleksandr Golovin (1996-05-30) 30 May 1996 37 5 Monaco
19 3MF Rifat Zhemaletdinov (1996-09-20) 20 September 1996 4 0 Lokomotiv Moscow
20 3MF Aleksei Ionov (1989-02-18) 18 February 1989 34 4 Krasnodar
21 3MF Dmitri Barinov (1996-09-11) 11 September 1996 4 0 Lokomotiv Moscow
23 3MF Daler Kuzyayev (1993-01-15) 15 January 1993 33 2 Zenit Saint Petersburg
25 3MF Denis Makarov (1998-02-18) 18 February 1998 0 0 Rubin Kazan
27 3MF Andrei Mostovoy (1997-11-05) 5 November 1997 7 0 Zenit Saint Petersburg
29 3MF Maksim Mukhin (2001-11-04) 4 November 2001 2 0 CSKA Moscow
30 3MF Arsen Zakharyan (2003-05-26) 26 May 2003 0 0 Dynamo Moscow

9 4FW Aleksandr Sobolev (1997-03-07) 7 March 1997 5 2 Spartak Moscow
10 4FW Anton Zabolotny (1991-06-13) 13 June 1991 13 1 CSKA Moscow
22 4FW Artem Dzyuba (captain) (1988-08-22) 22 August 1988 51 29 Zenit Saint Petersburg

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months and are still available for selection.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Soslan Dzhanayev (1987-03-17) 17 March 1987 3 0 Sochi v.  Malta, 24 March 2021 INJ
GK Guilherme (1985-12-12) 12 December 1985 16 0 Lokomotiv Moscow v.  Serbia, 18 November 2020

DF Igor Smolnikov (1988-08-08) 8 August 1988 30 0 Krasnodar v.  Slovakia, 30 March 2021
DF Roman Neustädter (1988-02-18) 18 February 1988 13 1 Dynamo Moscow v.  Slovakia, 30 March 2021
DF Ilya Kutepov (1993-07-29) 29 July 1993 13 0 Spartak Moscow v.  Slovakia, 30 March 2021
DF Aleksandr Zhirov (1991-01-24) 24 January 1991 0 0 SV Sandhausen v.  Slovakia, 30 March 2021
DF Dmitri Zhivoglyadov (1994-04-29) 29 April 1994 0 0 Lokomotiv Moscow v.  Serbia, 18 November 2020
DF Maksim Belyayev (1991-09-30) 30 September 1991 1 0 Arsenal Tula v.  Hungary, 14 October 2020
DF Sergei Petrov (1991-01-02) 2 January 1991 5 1 Krasnodar v.  Sweden, 8 October 2020 INJ
DF Yegor Sorokin (1995-11-04) 4 November 1995 1 0 Krasnodar v.  Hungary, 6 September 2020

MF Ilzat Akhmetov (1997-12-31) 31 December 1997 8 0 CSKA Moscow v.  Slovakia, 30 March 2021
MF Reziuan Mirzov (1993-06-22) 22 June 1993 0 0 Khimki v.  Slovakia, 30 March 2021
MF Aleksandr Yerokhin (1989-10-13) 13 October 1989 26 1 Zenit Saint Petersburg v.  Serbia, 18 November 2020
MF Anton Miranchuk (1995-10-17) 17 October 1995 19 3 Lokomotiv Moscow v.  Serbia, 18 November 2020
MF Zelimkhan Bakayev (1996-07-01) 1 July 1996 6 0 Spartak Moscow v.  Serbia, 18 November 2020
MF Ivan Oblyakov (1998-07-05) 5 July 1998 2 0 CSKA Moscow v.  Serbia, 18 November 2020 Under-21 Euro
MF Konstantin Kuchayev (1998-03-18) 18 March 1998 1 0 CSKA Moscow v.  Serbia, 18 November 2020 Under-21 Euro
MF Daniil Lesovoy (1998-01-12) 12 January 1998 0 0 Dynamo Moscow v.  Serbia, 18 November 2020 Under-21 Euro
MF Yury Gazinsky (1989-07-20) 20 July 1989 21 1 Krasnodar v.  Hungary, 14 October 2020

FW Fyodor Chalov (1998-04-10) 10 April 1998 3 0 CSKA Moscow v.  Serbia, 18 November 2020 Under-21 Euro
FW Nikolay Komlichenko (1995-06-29) 29 June 1995 3 1 Dynamo Moscow v.  Hungary, 14 October 2020
FW Fyodor Smolov (1990-02-05) 5 February 1990 39 14 Lokomotiv Moscow v.  Sweden, 8 October 2020

INJ Withdrew due to injury
Under-21 Euro Player competed in the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship with the Russia national under-21 football team.

Player records

As of 1 June 2021
Players in bold are still active with Russia.
This list does not include players who represented Russian Empire (1910−1914), Soviet Union (1924−1991) and CIS (1992).

Most appearances

Sergei Ignashevich is the most capped player in Russian and USSR history with 127 caps.
Rank Name Caps Goals Period
1Sergei Ignashevich12782002–2018
2Igor Akinfeev11102004–2018
3Viktor Onopko[lower-alpha 1]10971992–2004
4Yuri Zhirkov10322005–present
5Vasili Berezutskiy10152003–2016
6Aleksandr Kerzhakov91302002–2016
7Aleksandr Anyukov7712004–2013
8Andrey Arshavin75172002–2012
9Valeri Karpin[lower-alpha 2]72171992–2003
10Vladimir Beschastnykh71261992–2003

Notes

  1. Viktor Onopko also made four appearances for CIS.
  2. Valeri Karpin also made one appearance for CIS.

Top goalscorers

Aleksandr Kerzhakov is the top scorer in the history of Russia with 30 goals.
Rank Name Goals Caps Average Period
1Aleksandr Kerzhakov30910.332002–2016
2Artem Dzyuba29500.582011–present
3Vladimir Beschastnykh26710.371992–2003
4Roman Pavlyuchenko21510.412003–2012
5Valeri Karpin17720.241992–2003
Andrey Arshavin17750.232002–2012
7Dmitri Sychev15470.322002–2010
8Fyodor Smolov14390.362012–present
9Roman Shirokov13570.232008–2016
10Denis Cheryshev12300.42012–present
Igor Kolyvanov[lower-alpha 1]12350.341992–1998
Aleksandr Kokorin12480.252011–present

Notes

  1. Igor Kolyvanov also made 19 appearances for Soviet Union scoring 2 goals, and 5 appearances for CIS scoring 1 goal.

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup record

  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place  

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
as  Soviet Union as  Soviet Union
1930 Did not enter Did not enter
1934 1934
1938 1938
1950 1950
1954 1954
1958Quarter-finals6th52125643011631958
1962Quarter-finals6th42119744001131962
1966Fourth place4th640210665011961966
1970Quarter-finals5th4211624310811970
1974Withdrew[69]4301521974
1978Did not qualify4202531978
1982Second group stage7th52217486202021982
1986Round of 1610th421112584221381986
1990Group stage17th31024484311141990
as  Russia as  Russia
1994Group stage18th31027685211541994
1998Did not qualify105322071998
2002Group stage22nd310244107211852002
2006Did not qualify1265123122006
2010128132182010
2014Group stage24th302123107122052014
2018Quarter-finals8th5221117Qualified as hosts2018
2022Banned but could still enter qualificationBanned but could still enter qualification2022
2026 To be determined To be determined2026
TotalFourth place11/2345191016775411272221822573Total
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks

UEFA European Championship record

  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place  

UEFA European Championship record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D* L GF GA
as  Soviet Union as  Soviet Union
1960 Champions 1st 2 2 0 0 5 1 2 2 0 0 4 1 1960
1964 Runners-up 2nd 2 1 0 1 4 2 4 2 2 0 7 3 1964
1968 Fourth place 4th 2 0 1 1 0 2 8 6 0 2 19 8 1968
1972 Runners-up 2nd 2 1 0 1 1 3 8 5 3 0 16 4 1972
1976 Did not qualify 8 4 1 3 12 10 1976
1980 6 1 3 2 7 8 1980
1984 6 4 1 1 11 2 1984
1988 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 7 4 8 5 3 0 14 3 1988
as  CIS
1992 Group stage 8th 3 0 2 1 1 4 8 5 3 0 13 2 1992
as  Russia as  Russia
1996 Group stage 14th 3 0 1 2 4 8 10 8 2 0 34 5 1996
2000 Did not qualify 10 6 1 3 22 12 2000
2004 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2 2 4 10 5 3 2 20 12 2004
2008 Semi-finals 3rd 5 3 0 2 7 8 12 7 3 2 18 7 2008
2012 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 5 3 10 7 2 1 17 4 2012
2016 23rd 3 0 1 2 2 6 10 6 2 2 21 5 2016
2020 Qualified 10 8 0 2 33 8 2020
2024 To be determined To be determined
Total 1 title 12/17 33 12 7 14 38 45 128 80 29 19 262 89 Total

UEFA Nations League record

UEFA Nations League record
Season Division Group Pld W D L GF GA P/R RK
2018–19 B 2 42114317th
2020–21 B 3 622291224th
2022–23 B Future event
Total 10 4 3 3 13 15 17th

FIFA Confederations Cup record

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
1992 UEFA did not participate
1995 Did not qualify
1997
1999
2001
2003
2005
2009
2013
2017 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 3 3 Squad
Total Group stage 1/10 3 1 0 2 3 3

Head-to-head record

Russian Empire, USSR, CIS and Russia national football teams all opponents

Include the records of  Russian Empire,  Soviet Union and  CIS before 1992

As of 1 June 2021.

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

  1. Includes matches against  Czechoslovakia.
  2. Includes matches against  West Germany.
  3. Includes matches against  Yugoslavia and  Serbia and Montenegro.

Home venues record

Venue City First match Last match Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA Average attendance
Lokomotiv Moscow 16 August 1992 6 June 2014 28 16 8 4 56 20 20,592
Luzhniki Moscow 14 October 1992 10 October 2019 33 20 8 5 55 21 41,881
Dynamo Moscow 29 May 1996 14 October 2020 18 11 7 0 36 11 15,556
Petrovsky Saint Petersburg 20 August 1997 26 May 2014 9 8 0 1 19 3 18,119
Arsenal Tula 19 May 1999 19 May 1999 1 0 1 0 1 1 13,000
Tsentralny Volgograd 16 October 2002 16 October 2002 1 1 0 0 4 1 16,000
Kuban Krasnodar 17 November 2004 14 November 2015 4 3 1 0 9 2 26,800
Tsentralny Profsoyuz Voronezh 17 November 2010 17 November 2010 1 0 0 1 0 2 34,000
Tsentralny Kazan 6 September 2013 6 September 2013 1 1 0 0 4 1 22,000
Arena Khimki Khimki 3 September 2014 7 June 2015 4 3 1 0 12 2 6,109
Otkrytie Arena Moscow 12 October 2014 21 June 2017 6 3 1 2 7 3 38,204
Olimp-2 Rostov-on-Don 17 November 2015 17 November 2015 1 0 0 1 1 3 15,000
Krasnodar Stadium Krasnodar 9 October 2016 24 March 2017 5 0 2 3 6 7 30,100
Akhmat-Arena Grozny 15 November 2016 15 November 2016 1 1 0 0 1 0 30,000
Fisht Olympic Stadium Sochi 28 March 2017 27 October 2021 3 1 2 0 5 5 42,144
VEB Arena Moscow 9 June 2017 8 October 2020 3 1 2 0 6 4 21,742
Krestovsky Stadium Saint Petersburg 17 June 2017 16 November 2019 4 2 1 1 9 7 52,843
Kazan Arena Kazan 24 June 2017 10 October 2017 2 0 1 1 2 3 37,428
Cosmos Arena Samara 25 June 2018 25 June 2018 1 0 0 1 0 3 41,970
Rostov Arena Rostov-on-Don 10 September 2018 10 September 2018 1 1 0 0 5 1 42,200
Kaliningrad Stadium Kaliningrad 11 October 2018 9 September 2019 2 1 1 0 0 0 31,698

See also

  • Soviet Union national football team
  • CIS national football team
  • Russia national football B team
  • Russia national under-21 football team
  • Russia national under-19 football team
  • Russia national under-17 football team
  • Russia women's national football team

Notes

  1. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, all matches scheduled for September 2020 will be played behind closed doors.[65][66]

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Further reading

  • Marc Bennetts (2008). Football Dynamo – Modern Russia and the People's Game. London: Virgin Books. ISBN 0-7535-1319-6
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