|Nickname(s)||Сборная (Sbornaya, The National Team)|
The Red Bear
|Association||Russian Football Union|
Российский Футбольный Союз
|Head coach||Stanislav Cherchesov|
|Most caps||Sergei Ignashevich (127)|
|Top scorer||Aleksandr Kerzhakov (30)|
|FIFA ranking||38 (19 December 2019))|
|Highest FIFA ranking||3 (April 1996)|
|Lowest FIFA ranking||70 (June 2018 – present)|
|Elo ranking||22 (19 November 2019))|
|Highest Elo ranking||7 (August 2009)|
|Lowest Elo ranking||50 (29 March 2017)|
|First international|| Russia 2–0 Mexico |
(Moscow, Russia; 16 August 1992)
|Biggest win|| Russia 9–0 San Marino |
(Saransk, Russia; 8 June 2019)
|Biggest defeat|| Portugal 7–1 Russia |
(Lisbon, Portugal; 13 October 2004)
|World Cup appearances||4 (First in 1994)|
|Best result||Quarter-finals, 2018|
|UEFA European Championship appearances||6 (First in 1996)|
|Best result||Semi-final, 2008|
The Russia national football team is the national association football team of Russia and is controlled by the Russian Football Union (Russian: Российский Футбольный Союз, Rossiyskiy Futboľnyy Soyuz), the government body of football in Russia. Russia's home ground is Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, and the current team manager is Stanislav Cherchesov.
- 1 History
- 2 Competitive records
- 3 Results and fixtures
- 4 Players
- 5 Current coaching staff
- 6 Alumni
- 7 Honours
- 8 External links
- Main article: History of the Russia national football team
2018 FIFA World Cup
Russia was qualified automatically after being selected as host on 2 December 2010. During the friendly matches prior to the tournament, Russia did not have good results. Russia had friendly matches with the likes of Argentina, Brazil, France, and Spain, they did not win all matches against those teams. The team lost more games than it won and this made their FIFA ranking fall to 70th, the lowest among all World Cup participants.
- Main article: 2018 FIFA World Cup Group A
Russia started its FIFA World Cup campaign with an opening match against Saudi Arabia on 14 June, where they demolished the Green Falcons by scoring 5 goals. On 19 June, Russia won their second game of the group stage, beating Egypt by a scoreline of 3–1. 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 independence Russian Federation, qualified for the next round, thanked Uruguay for beating Saudi Arabia 1–0 in the later match. Russia's final group game was against two-time world champions and powerhouse Uruguay, with Russia losing 3–0, meaning that they would finish second in the group.
Advancing from their group in second place, Russia was matched up against Group B winners, Spain, who were heavy tournaments favourites, having won the competition in 2010. Russia even got a red card in this match. Russia fielded an extremely weak team in comparison to Spain, who fielded a majority of their key players. Despite all this, 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. The win sent supporters and residents of Russia into wild celebrations, as described by BBC Sport. Russia then played Croatia in the quarter-final, on 7 July. Russia scored first and last in the match, which finished 2–2 after extra time, and then were eliminated 3–4 in the penalty shootout. It has become Russia’s best World Cup performance ever since the fall of USSR.
|Uruguay (A)||3||3||0||0||5||0||+5||9||Advance to knockout phase|
|Saudi Arabia (E)||3||1||0||2||2||6||−4||3|
FIFA World Cup
|FIFA World Cup record||Qualification record|
|1930–90||As Soviet Union|
|1998||Did not qualify||10||5||3||2||20||7|
|2006||Did not qualify||12||6||5||1||23||12|
|2018||Quarter-finals||8th||5||2||2||1||11||7||Squad||Qualified as hosts|
|2022||To be determined||TBD|
UEFA European Championship
|UEFA European Championship record||Qualification record|
|1960–92||As Soviet Union and CIS|
|2000||Did not qualify||10||6||1||3||22||12|
|2024||To be determined||To be determined|
UEFA Nations League
|UEFA Nations League record|
|2020–21||B||To be determined|
Results and fixtures
|Euro 2020 qualification 21 March||Belgium||3–1||Russia||Brussels, Belgium|
|20:45 UTC±0||Tielemans 14'
E. Hazard 45' (pen.), 88'
|Report||Cheryshev 16'||Stadium: King Baudouin Stadium|
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (Romania)
|Euro 2020 qualification 24 March||Kazakhstan||0–4||Russia||Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan|
|20:00 UTC+6||Report||Cheryshev 19', 45+2'
Beisebekov 62' (o.g.)
|Stadium: Astana Arena|
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
|Euro 2020 qualification 8 June||Russia||9–0||San Marino||Saransk, Russia|
|18:00 UTC+3||Cevoli 25' (o.g.)
Dzyuba 31' (pen.), 73', 76', 88'
An. Miranchuk 41'
Smolov 77', 83'
|Report||Stadium: Mordovia Arena|
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (Sweden)
|Euro 2020 qualification 11 June||Russia||1–0||Cyprus||Nizhny Novgorod, Russia|
|20:45 UTC±0||Ionov 38'||Report||Stadium: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium|
Referee: Marco Di Bello (Italy)
|Euro 2020 qualification 6 September||Scotland||1–2||Russia||Glasgow, Scotland|
|19:45 UTC+1||McGinn 11'||Report||Dzyuba 40'
O'Donnell 59' (o.g.)
|Stadium: Hampden Park|
Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
|Euro 2020 qualification 9 September||Russia||1–0||Kazakhstan||Kaliningrad, Russia|
|21:45 UTC+3||Fernandes 89'||Report||Stadium: Kaliningrad Stadium|
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (Montenegro)
|Euro 2020 qualification 10 October||Russia||4–0||Scotland||Moscow, Russia|
|20:45 UTC+3||Dzyuba 57', 70'
|Report||Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium|
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (Denmark)
|Euro 2020 qualification 13 October||Cyprus||0–5||Russia||Nicosia, Cyprus|
|18:00 UTC+3||Report||Cheryshev 9', 90+2'
|Stadium: GSP Stadium|
Referee: Srđan Jovanović (Serbia)
|Euro 2020 qualification 16 November||Russia||1–4||Belgium||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|20:00 UTC+3||Dzhikiya 79'||Report||T. Hazard 19'
E. Hazard 33', 40'
|Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium|
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)
|Euro 2020 qualification 19 November||San Marino||0–5||Russia||Serravalle, San Marino|
|Stadium: San Marino Stadium|
Referee: Thorvaldur Árnason (Iceland)
|Friendly 28 March||Sweden||v||Russia||Solna, Sweden|
|Report||Stadium: Friends Arena|
|Friendly 31 March||Moldova||v||Russia||Chișinău, Moldova|
|Report||Stadium: Zimbru Stadium|
|Friendly 2 June||Poland||v||Russia||Warsaw, Poland|
|Report||Stadium: National Stadium|
|Friendly 6 June||Russia||v||Serbia||TBD, Russia|
|UEFA Euro 2020 13 June||Belgium||v||Russia||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|22:00 UTC+3||Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium|
|UEFA Euro 2020 17 June||Finland||v||Russia||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|16:00 UTC+3||Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium|
|UEFA Euro 2020 22 June||Russia||v||Denmark||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|21:00 UTC+2||Stadium: Parken Stadium|
The following players have been called up for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Belgium and San Marino, on 16 and 19 November 2019.
All caps and goals as of 19 November 2019 after the match against San Marino.