Flag of Russia Russia
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Nickname(s) Сборная (Sbornaya, The National Team)
The Red Bear
Association Russian Football Union
Российский Футбольный Союз
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Flag of Russia Stanislav Cherchesov
Captain Artem Dzyuba
Most caps Sergei Ignashevich (127)
Top scorer Aleksandr Kerzhakov (30)
Ground Luzhniki
FIFA code RUS
FIFA ranking 38 Steady (19 December 2019))
Highest FIFA ranking 3 (April 1996)
Lowest FIFA ranking 70 (June 2018 – present)
Elo ranking 22 Steady (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
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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.

Russia has participated in 10 World Cups (7 World Cups as Soviet Union national football team) and will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

History

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.


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Uruguay (A) 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9 Advance to knockout phase
 Russia (A) 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6
 Saudi Arabia (E) 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
 Egypt (E) 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0

Competitive records

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squads Pld W D L GF GA
1930–90 As  Soviet Union
Flag of United States 1994 Group stage 18th 3 1 0 2 7 6 Squad 8 5 2 1 15 4
Flag of France 1998 Did not qualify 10 5 3 2 20 7
Flag of South Korea Flag of Japan 2002 Group stage 22nd 3 1 0 2 4 4 Squad 10 7 2 1 18 5
Flag of Germany 2006 Did not qualify 12 6 5 1 23 12
Flag of South Africa 2010 12 8 1 3 21 8
Flag of Brazil 2014 Group stage 24th 3 0 2 1 2 3 Squad 10 7 1 2 20 5
Flag of Russia 2018 Quarter-finals 8th 5 2 2 1 11 7 Squad Qualified as hosts
Flag of Qatar 2022 To be determined TBD
Flag of Canada Flag of Mexico Flag of United States 2026
Total Fourth Place 11/22 45 19 10 16 77 54 62 38 14 10 117 41

UEFA European Championship

UEFA European Championship record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squads Pld W D L GF GA
1960–92 As  Soviet Union and CIS
Flag of England 1996 Group stage 14th 3 0 1 2 4 8 Squad 10 8 2 0 34 5
Flag of Belgium Flag of Netherlands 2000 Did not qualify 10 6 1 3 22 12
Flag of Portugal 2004 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2 2 4 Squad 10 5 3 2 20 12
Flag of Austria Flag of Switzerland 2008 Semi-finals 3rd 5 3 0 2 7 8 Squad 12 7 3 2 18 7
Flag of Poland Flag of Ukraine 2012 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 5 3 Squad 10 7 2 1 17 4
Flag of France 2016 Group stage 23rd 3 0 1 2 2 6 Squad 10 6 2 2 21 5
Flag of Europe 2020 Qualified 10 8 0 2 33 8
Flag of Germany 2024 To be determined To be determined
Total 1 Title 12/16 33 12 7 14 38 45 72 47 13 12 165 53

UEFA Nations League

UEFA Nations League record
Year Division Group Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA RK P/R
2018–19 B 2 Group Stage 2nd 4 2 1 1 4 3 17/55 Same position
2020–21 B To be determined
Total B Group Stage 1/1 4 2 1 1 4 3

Results and fixtures

2019

Euro 2020 qualification 21 March Belgium  3–1  Russia Brussels, Belgium  
20:45 UTC±0 Tielemans Goal 14'
E. Hazard Goal 45' (pen.)88'
Report Cheryshev Goal 16' Stadium: King Baudouin Stadium
Attendance: 34,245
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (Romania)
Euro 2020 qualification 24 March Kazakhstan  0–4  Russia Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan  
20:00 UTC+6 Report Cheryshev Goal 19'45+2'
Dzyuba Goal 52'
Beisebekov Goal 62' (o.g.)
Stadium: Astana Arena
Attendance: 29,582
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
Euro 2020 qualification 8 June Russia  9–0  San Marino Saransk, Russia  
18:00 UTC+3 Cevoli Goal 25' (o.g.)
Dzyuba Goal 31' (pen.)73'76'88'
Kudryashov Goal 36'
An. Miranchuk Goal 41'
Smolov Goal 77'83'
Report Stadium: Mordovia Arena
Attendance: 42,241
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (Sweden)
Euro 2020 qualification 11 June Russia  1–0  Cyprus Nizhny Novgorod, Russia  
20:45 UTC±0 Ionov Goal 38' Report Stadium: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Attendance: 42,228
Referee: Marco Di Bello (Italy)
Euro 2020 qualification 6 September Scotland  1–2  Russia Glasgow, Scotland  
19:45 UTC+1 McGinn Goal 11' Report Dzyuba Goal 40'
O'Donnell Goal 59' (o.g.)
Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 32,432
Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
Euro 2020 qualification 9 September Russia  1–0  Kazakhstan Kaliningrad, Russia  
21:45 UTC+3 Fernandes Goal 89' Report Stadium: Kaliningrad Stadium
Attendance: 31,818
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (Montenegro)
Euro 2020 qualification 10 October Russia  4–0  Scotland Moscow, Russia  
20:45 UTC+3 Dzyuba Goal 57'70'
Ozdoyev Goal 60'
Golovin Goal 84'
Report Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium
Attendance: 65,703
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (Denmark)
Euro 2020 qualification 13 October Cyprus  0–5  Russia Nicosia, Cyprus  
18:00 UTC+3 Report Cheryshev Goal 9'90+2'
Ozdoyev Goal 23'
Dzyuba Goal 79'
Golovin Goal 89'
Stadium: GSP Stadium
Attendance: 9,439
Referee: Srđan Jovanović (Serbia)
Euro 2020 qualification 16 November Russia  1–4  Belgium Saint Petersburg, Russia  
20:00 UTC+3 Dzhikiya Goal 79' Report T. Hazard Goal 19'
E. Hazard Goal 33'40'
Lukaku Goal 72'
Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium
Attendance: 53,317
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)
Euro 2020 qualification 19 November San Marino  0–5  Russia Serravalle, San Marino  
20:45 Report Kuzyayev Goal 3'
Petrov Goal 19'
Miranchuk Goal 49'
Ionov Goal 56'
Komlichenko Goal 78'
Stadium: San Marino Stadium
Attendance: 1,604
Referee: Thorvaldur Árnason (Iceland)

2020

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  
Report Stadium: TBD
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

Players

Current squad

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.

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Guilherme 12 December 1985 (1985-12-12) (age 35) 13 0 Flag of Russia Lokomotiv Moscow
12 1GK Anton Shunin 27 January 1987 (1987-01-27) (age 33) 3 0 Flag of Russia Dynamo Moscow
16 1GK Soslan Dzhanayev 17 March 1987 (1987-03-17) (age 33) 1 0 Flag of Russia Sochi
2 2DF Mário Fernandes 19 September 1990 (1990-09-19) (age 30) 22 2 Flag of Russia CSKA Moscow
3 2DF Dmitri Chistyakov 13 January 1994 (1994-01-13) (age 27) 0 0 Flag of Russia Rostov
4 2DF Vyacheslav Karavayev 20 May 1995 (1995-05-20) (age 25) 1 0 Flag of Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
5 2DF Andrei Semyonov 24 March 1989 (1989-03-24) (age 31) 16 0 Flag of Russia Akhmat Grozny
6 2DF Maksim Belyayev 30 September 1991 (1991-09-30) (age 29) 1 0 Flag of Russia Arsenal Tula
13 2DF Fyodor Kudryashov 5 April 1987 (1987-04-05) (age 33) 35 1 Flag of Russia Sochi
14 2DF Georgi Dzhikiya 21 November 1993 (1993-11-21) (age 27) 23 1 Flag of Russia Spartak Moscow
18 2DF Yuri Zhirkov 20 August 1983 (1983-08-20) (age 37) 92 2 Flag of Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
23 2DF Sergei Petrov 2 January 1991 (1991-01-02) (age 30) 5 1 Flag of Russia Krasnodar
7 3MF Magomed Ozdoyev 5 November 1992 (1992-11-05) (age 28) 21 3 Flag of Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
8 3MF Ilzat Akhmetov 31 December 1997 (1997-12-31) (age 23) 7 0 Flag of Russia CSKA Moscow
9 3MF Daler Kuzyayev 15 January 1993 (1993-01-15) (age 28) 21 1 Flag of Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
10 3MF Zelimkhan Bakayev 1 July 1996 (1996-07-01) (age 24) 3 0 Flag of Russia Spartak Moscow
11 3MF Roman Zobnin 11 February 1994 (1994-02-11) (age 26) 27 0 Flag of Russia Spartak Moscow
15 3MF Aleksei Miranchuk 17 October 1995 (1995-10-17) (age 25) 25 5 Flag of Russia Lokomotiv Moscow
17 3MF Aleksandr Golovin 30 May 1996 (1996-05-30) (age 24) 33 5 Flag of Monaco Monaco
20 3MF Aleksei Ionov 18 February 1989 (1989-02-18) (age 31) 26 4 Flag of Russia Rostov
21 3MF Aleksandr Yerokhin 13 October 1989 (1989-10-13) (age 31) 24 1 Flag of Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
3MF Daniil Fomin 2 March 1997 (1997-03-02) (age 23) 0 0 Flag of Russia Ufa
3MF Rifat Zhemaletdinov 20 September 1996 (1996-09-20) (age 24) 0 0 Flag of Russia Lokomotiv Moscow
19 4FW Nikolay Komlichenko 29 June 1995 (1995-06-29) (age 25) 3 1 Flag of Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav
22 4FW Artem Dzyuba (Captain) 22 August 1988 (1988-08-22) (age 32) 42 24 Flag of Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg

Recent call-ups

The following players been called up to the Russia squad in the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Andrey Lunyov 13 November 1991 (1991-11-13) (age 29) 7 0 Flag of Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg v.  Cyprus, 13 October 2019
GK Sergei Pesyakov 16 December 1988 (1988-12-16) (age 32) 0 0 Flag of Russia Rostov v.  Cyprus, 11 June 2019
DF Vladislav Ignatyev 20 January 1987 (1987-01-20) (age 33) 5 0 Flag of Russia Lokomotiv Moscow v.  Cyprus, 13 October 2019
DF Roman Neustädter 18 February 1988 (1988-02-18) (age 32) 12 1 Flag of Russia Dynamo Moscow v.  Kazakhstan, 9 September 2019
DF Yegor Sorokin 4 November 1995 (1995-11-04) (age 25) 1 0 Flag of Russia Rubin Kazan v.  Cyprus, 11 June 2019
DF Yevgeni Chernov 23 October 1992 (1992-10-23) (age 28) 0 0 Flag of Russia Rostov v.  Cyprus, 11 June 2019
DF Georgi Shchennikov 27 April 1991 (1991-04-27) (age 29) 10 0 Flag of Russia CSKA Moscow v.  Kazakhstan, 24 March 2019
DF Kirill Nababkin 8 September 1986 (1986-09-08) (age 34) 5 0 Flag of Russia CSKA Moscow v.  Kazakhstan, 24 March 2019
MF Denis Cheryshev 26 December 1990 (1990-12-26) (age 30) 25 11 Flag of Spain Valencia v.  Belgium, 16 November 2019 INJ
MF Dmitri Barinov 11 September 1996 (1996-09-11) (age 24) 4 0 Flag of Russia Lokomotiv Moscow v.  Belgium, 16 November 2019 INJ
MF Pavel Mogilevets 25 January 1993 (1993-01-25) (age 27) 4 0 Flag of Russia Rubin Kazan v.  Cyprus, 13 October 2019
MF Anton Miranchuk 17 October 1995 (1995-10-17) (age 25) 11 1 Flag of Russia Lokomotiv Moscow v.  Kazakhstan, 9 September 2019 INJ
MF Ruslan Kambolov 1 January 1990 (1990-01-01) (age 31) 6 0 Flag of Russia Krasnodar v.  Kazakhstan, 9 September 2019
MF Reziuan Mirzov 22 June 1993 (1993-06-22) (age 27) 0 0 Flag of Russia Spartak Moscow v.  Cyprus, 11 June 2019
MF Ivan Oblyakov 5 July 1998 (1998-07-05) (age 22) 0 0 Flag of Russia CSKA Moscow v.  Cyprus, 11 June 2019
MF Yury Gazinsky 20 July 1989 (1989-07-20) (age 31) 17 1 Flag of Russia Krasnodar v.  San Marino, 8 June 2019 INJ
FW Aleksandr Sobolev 7 March 1997 (1997-03-07) (age 23) 0 0 Flag of Russia Krylia Sovetov Samara v.  Cyprus, 13 October 2019
FW Fyodor Smolov 5 February 1990 (1990-02-05) (age 30) 39 14 Flag of Russia Lokomotiv Moscow v.  Scotland, 10 October 2019 INJ
FW Fyodor Chalov 10 April 1998 (1998-04-10) (age 22) 2 0 Flag of Russia CSKA Moscow v.  Cyprus, 11 June 2019
  • PRE Called-up, but removed from the squad before the game
  • INJ Injured or recovering from surgery

Current coaching staff

Position Name
Head coach Flag of Russia Stanislav Cherchesov
Assistant coach Flag of Belarus Miroslav Romaschenko
Goalkeeping coach Flag of Lithuania Gintaras Staučė
Fitness coach Flag of Russia Vladimir Panikov

Alumni

Former players

Main List of Russian international players

Managers

Main List of Russia international managers

Honours

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Russia – 1994 FIFA World Cup
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Russia – UEFA Euro 1996


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Russia – 2002 FIFA World Cup
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Russia – UEFA Euro 2004


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Russia – UEFA Euro 2008

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Russia – UEFA Euro 2012

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Russia – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Group stage

1. Akinfeev 2. Kozlov 3. Shchennikov 4. Ignashevich 5. Semyonov 6. Kanunnikov 7. Denisov 8. Glushakov 9. Kokorin 10. Dzagoev 11. Kerzhakov 12. Lodigin 13. Granat 14. V. Berezutski (c) 15. Mogilevets 16. Ryzhikov 17. Shatov 18. Zhirkov 19. Samedov 20. Fayzulin 21. Ionov 22. Yeshchenko 23. Kombarov

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Russia – UEFA Euro 2016 – Group stage

1. Akinfeev 2. Shishkin 3. Smolnikov 4. Ignashevich 5. Neustädter 6. A. Berezutski 7. Yusupov 8. Glushakov 9. Kokorin 10. Smolov 11. Mamayev 12. Lodygin 13. Golovin 14. V. Berezutski 15. Shirokov 16. Guilherme 17. Shatov 18. Ivanov 19. Samedov 20. Torbinski 21. Shchennikov 22. Dzyuba 23. Kombarov

Russia – 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

1. Akinfeev (c) 2. Smolnikov 3. Shishkin 4. Gazinsky 5. Vasin 6. Dzhikiya 7. Poloz 8. Glushakov 9. Smolov 10. Kambolov 11. Bukharov 12. Gabulov 13. Kudryashov 14. Kutepov 15. Miranchuk 16. Guilherme 17. Golovin 18. Zhirkov 19. Samedov 20. Kanunnikov 21. Yerokhin 22. Tarasov 23. Kombarov

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Russia – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Quarter-finals

1. Akinfeev (c) 2. Fernandes 3. Kutepov 4. Ignashevich 5. Semyonov 6. Cheryshev 7. Kuzyayev 8. Gazinsky 9. Dzagoev 10. Smolov 11. Zobnin 12. Lunyov 13. Kudryashov 14. Granat 15. Al. Miranchuk 16. An. Miranchuk 17. Golovin 18. Zhirkov 19. Samedov 20. Gabulov 21. Yerokhin 22. Dzyuba 23. Smolnikov

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