The Russia national football team (Russian: национа́льная сбо́рная Росси́и по футбо́лу, natsionálnaya sbórnaya Rossii po futbólu) represents Russia in association football and is controlled by the Russian Football Union (Russian: Российский Футбольный Союз, Rossiyskiy Futboľnyj Soyuz), the governing body for football in Russia. Russia is a member of UEFA, they won the first edition of the respective continental competition in 1960 as the Soviet Union (of which Russia is the successor).
|Association||Russian Football Union (RFS)|
Российский футбольный союз
|Head coach||Stanislav Cherchesov|
|Most caps||Sergei Ignashevich (127)|
|Top scorer||As Russia: Aleksandr Kerzhakov (30)|
As Soviet Union: Oleg Blokhin (42)
|Current||46 4 (4 April 2019)|
|Highest||3 (April 1996)|
|Lowest||70 (June 2018)|
|Current||32 13 (27 March 2019)|
|Highest||7 (August 2009)|
|Lowest||50 (29 March 2017)|
| Finland 2–1 Russian Empire |
(Stockholm, Sweden; 30 June 1912)
Russia 2–0 Mexico
(Moscow, Russia; 16 August 1992)
| Soviet Union 11–1 India |
(Moscow, Soviet Union; 16 September 1955)
Finland 0–10 Soviet Union
(Helsinki, Finland; 15 August 1957)
San Marino 0–7 Russia
(San Marino, San Marino; 7 June 1995)
Liechtenstein 0–7 Russia
(Vaduz, Liechtenstein; 8 September 2015)
| Germany 16–0 Russian Empire |
(Stockholm, Sweden; 1 July 1912)
Portugal 7–1 Russia
(Lisbon, Portugal; 13 October 2004)
|Appearances||11 (first in 1958)|
|Best result||Fourth place (1966, as Soviet Union)|
|Appearances||11 (first in 1960)|
|Best result||Champions (1960, as Soviet Union)|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2017)|
|Best result||Group stage (2017)|
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.
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 USA 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 Ukrainian national football team but the Football Federation of Ukraine had failed to secure recognition in time to compete in the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification).
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.
After Sadyrin was sacked, Oleg Romantsev was appointed coach to lead Russia to Euro 96. 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 Valery 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.
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 Valery 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 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 Alexandr Filimonov late in the game. Russia finished third in the group, failing to qualify for their second major tournament in succession.
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. For their last game against Belgium, Russia needed a draw to take them to the second round, but lost 3–2 and was eliminated.
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 Victor Onopko. Russia started their tournament against Spain but a late goal from Juan Carlos Valerón put Russia on the brink of another group stage elimination. Four days later, Russia became the first team officially eliminated after a 0–2 defeat to Portugal. 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.
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.
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.
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 Andrei 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 Andrei 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.
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. In the return match, Russia lost 1–0 in Maribor, and Slovenia qualified for the finals on the away goals rule. On 13 February 2010, it was confirmed that Hiddink would leave his position as manager, with the expiration of his contract on 30 June.
Russia were drawn into Group A with Poland, Czech Republic, Greece. Led by Dick Advocaat, Russia were considered before the starting of the tournament as the dark horses of the competition as they had been unbeaten since 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. The Sbornaya started off the tournament by justifying the belief with a sensational 4–1 win over the Czech Republic and temporarily went to the 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 continuing 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 negative. The Sbornaya went full of confidence to the final game against Greece which they were meeting for the third time 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.
|1||Czech Republic||3||2||0||1||4||5||−1||6||Advance to knockout phase|
The group stage exit was considered as one of the biggest surprises of the Euro and resulted in a hostile reaction from fans and medias. Advocaat and most of the team such as Andrey Arshavin were heavily criticized for the perceived excess of confidence.
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.
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. 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.
|1||Belgium||3||3||0||0||4||1||+3||9||Advance to knockout stage|
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.
|1||Austria||10||9||1||0||22||5||+17||28||Qualify for final tournament|
|3||Sweden||10||5||3||2||15||9||+6||18||Advance to play-offs|
During the group stages of the tournament, UEFA imposed a suspended disqualification on Russia for crowd trouble during a group match against England. 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.
|1||Wales||3||2||0||1||6||3||+3||6||Advance to knockout phase|
Russia qualified for the 2017 Confederations Cup as hosts.
|1||Portugal||3||2||1||0||7||2||+5||7||Advance to knockout stage|
On 2 December 2010, Russia were selected to host the 2018 World Cup and automatically qualified for the tournament. 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. 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, on 14 June in the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. On 19 June, Russia won their second game of the group stage, beating Egypt by a scoreline of 3–1, taking their goal difference to +7 with only two matches played. 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. They officially qualified for the knockout stage the next day, following Uruguay's 1–0 win over Saudi Arabia. Russia's final group game was against two-time world champions (1930 and 1950) 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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".
Russia then played Croatia in the quarter-finals held at Sochi, on 7 July. Coach Stanislav Cherchesov reverted to a four-man defense which successfully exploited Croatia offensive set-up which proved vulnerable to Russia's counter-attacking. 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. 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.
|1||Uruguay||3||3||0||0||5||0||+5||9||Advance to knockout stage|
In the round of 16:
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. This trend was continued by Adidas, who took over as suppliers in September 2008. 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 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.
|as Soviet Union|
|1930||Did not enter|
|1978||Did not qualify|
|1982||Second group stage||7th||5||2||2||1||7||4|
|1986||Round of 16||10th||4||2||1||1||12||5|
|1998||Did not qualify|
|2006||Did not qualify|
|2022||To be determined|
|UEFA European Championship record|
|2000||Did not qualify|
|2020||To be determined|
|FIFA Confederations Cup record|
|1992||Did not qualify|
|FIFA World Cup||European Football Championship|
|1994 – Finished 2nd in qualifying group||1996 – Finished 1st in qualifying group|
|1998 – Finished 2nd in qualifying group
Lost to Italy in play-offs
|2000 – Finished 3rd in qualifying group|
|2002 – Finished 1st in qualifying group||2004 – Finished 2nd in qualifying group|
Beat Wales in play-offs
|2006 – Finished 3rd in qualifying group||2008 – Finished 2nd in qualifying group|
|2010 – Finished 2nd in qualifying group
Lost to Slovenia in play-offs
|2012 – Finished 1st in qualifying group|
|2014 – Finished 1st in qualifying group||2016 – Finished 2nd in qualifying group|
|2018 – Qualified directly as the host||2020 – To be decided|
Statistics correct as of 9 July 2018
|Oleg Romantsev||1994–1996, 1998–2002||60||36||14||10||60|
|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||25||8||6||11||32|
|Head coach||Stanislav Cherchesov|
|Assistant coach||Miroslav Romaschenko|
|Goalkeeping coach||Gintaras Staučė|
|Physical trainer||Paulino Granero|
|Physical trainer||Vladimir Panikov|
The following players have been called up for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches against San Marino and Cyprus, on 8 and 11 June 2019.
All caps and goals as of 24 March 2019 after match against Kazakhstan.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Andrey Lunyov||13 November 1991||7||0||Zenit Saint Petersburg|
|GK||Guilherme||12 December 1985||6||0||Lokomotiv Moscow|
|GK||Anton Shunin||27 January 1987||2||0||Dynamo Moscow|
|GK||Sergei Pesyakov||16 December 1988||0||0||Rostov|
|DF||Fyodor Kudryashov||5 April 1987||28||0||İstanbul Başakşehir|
|DF||Mário Fernandes||19 September 1990||16||1||CSKA Moscow|
|DF||Georgi Dzhikiya||21 November 1993||15||0||Spartak Moscow|
|DF||Roman Neustädter||18 February 1988||12||1||Fenerbahçe|
|DF||Andrei Semyonov||24 March 1989||9||0||Akhmat Grozny|
|DF||Vladislav Ignatyev||20 January 1987||5||0||Lokomotiv Moscow|
|DF||Sergei Petrov||2 January 1991||2||0||Krasnodar|
|DF||Yegor Sorokin||4 November 1995||1||0||Rubin Kazan|
|DF||Maksim Belyayev||30 September 1991||0||0||Arsenal Tula|
|DF||Yevgeni Chernov||23 October 1992||0||0||Rostov|
|MF||Aleksandr Golovin||30 May 1996||26||3||Monaco|
|MF||Aleksei Miranchuk||17 October 1995||21||4||Lokomotiv Moscow|
|MF||Roman Zobnin||11 February 1994||21||0||Spartak Moscow|
|MF||Aleksei Ionov||18 February 1989||18||2||Rostov|
|MF||Yury Gazinsky||20 July 1989||17||1||Krasnodar|
|MF||Magomed Ozdoyev||5 November 1992||13||1||Zenit Saint Petersburg|
|MF||Anton Miranchuk||17 October 1995||8||0||Lokomotiv Moscow|
|MF||Ilzat Akhmetov||31 December 1997||2||0||CSKA Moscow|
|MF||Reziuan Mirzov||22 June 1993||0||0||Arsenal Tula|
|MF||Zelimkhan Bakayev||1 July 1996||0||0||Arsenal Tula|
|MF||Dmitri Barinov||11 September 1996||0||0||Lokomotiv Moscow|
|MF||Ivan Oblyakov||5 July 1998||0||0||CSKA Mowscow|
|FW||Fyodor Smolov||5 February 1990||38||12||Lokomotiv Moscow|
|FW||Artem Dzyuba (Captain)||22 August 1988||34||16||Zenit Saint Petersburg|
|FW||Fyodor Chalov||10 April 1998||2||0||CSKA Moscow|
|FW||Nikolay Komlichenko||29 June 1995||0||0||Mladá Boleslav|
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||13 March 1987||1||0||Miedź Legnica||2018 FIFA World Cup PRE|
|DF||Georgi Shchennikov||27 April 1991||10||0||CSKA Moscow||v. Kazakhstan, 24 March 2019|
|DF||Kirill Nababkin||8 September 1986||5||0||CSKA Moscow||v. Kazakhstan, 24 March 2019|
|DF||Vyacheslav Karavayev||20 May 1995||0||0||Vitesse||v. Kazakhstan, 24 March 2019|
|DF||Ilya Kutepov||29 July 1993||12||0||Spartak Moscow||v. Belgium, 21 March 2019 INJ|
|DF||Konstantin Rausch||15 March 1990||9||0||Dynamo Moscow||v. Germany, 15 November 2018|
|DF||Igor Smolnikov||8 August 1988||29||0||Zenit Saint Petersburg||v. Turkey, 14 October 2018|
|DF||Elmir Nabiullin||8 March 1995||1||0||Zenit Saint Petersburg||v. Turkey, 14 October 2018|
|DF||Vladimir Granat||22 May 1987||13||1||Rubin Kazan||2018 FIFA World Cup|
|DF||Dmitri Kombarov||22 January 1987||47||2||Spartak Moscow||2018 FIFA World Cup PRE|
|MF||Yuri Zhirkov||20 August 1983||88||2||Zenit Saint Petersburg||v. Kazakhstan, 24 March 2019|
|MF||Denis Cheryshev||26 December 1990||22||9||Valencia||v. Kazakhstan, 24 March 2019|
|MF||Daler Kuzyayev||15 January 1993||18||0||Zenit Saint Petersburg||v. Kazakhstan, 24 March 2019|
|MF||Aleksandr Yerokhin||13 October 1989||23||1||Zenit Saint Petersburg||v. Sweden, 20 November 2018|
|MF||Ruslan Kambolov||1 January 1990||6||0||Rubin Kazan||v. Sweden, 20 November 2018|
|MF||Pavel Mogilevets||25 January 1993||4||0||Rubin Kazan||v. Sweden, 20 November 2018|
|MF||Alan Dzagoev||17 June 1990||59||9||CSKA Moscow||v. Turkey, 14 October 2018|
|MF||Anton Shvets||26 April 1993||1||0||Akhmat Grozny||v. Czech Republic, 10 September 2018|
|MF||Dmitry Stotsky||1 December 1989||1||0||Krasnodar||v. Czech Republic, 10 September 2018|
|MF||Denis Glushakov||27 January 1987||57||5||Spartak Moscow||2018 FIFA World Cup PRE|
|MF||Aleksandr Tashayev||23 June 1994||0||0||Spartak Moscow||2018 FIFA World Cup PRE|
|FW||Dmitry Poloz||12 July 1991||19||3||Rubin Kazan||v. Sweden, 20 November 2018|
|FW||Anton Zabolotny||13 June 1991||9||1||Zenit Saint Petersburg||v. Sweden, 20 November 2018|
|FW||Ari||15 December 1985||2||0||Krasnodar||v. Sweden, 20 November 2018|
As of 24 March 2019.
Positive Record Neutral Record Negative Record
As of 21 March 2019.
Bold indicates active players
|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||1 July 2018||33||20||8||5||55||21||41,881|
|Dynamo||Moscow||29 May 1996||7 November 2006||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||14 October 2018||3||1||2||0||5||5||42,144|
|VEB Arena||Moscow||9 June 2017||5 June 2018||3||1||2||0||6||4||21,742|
|Krestovsky Stadium||Saint Petersburg||17 June 2017||19 June 2018||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||11 October 2018||1||0||1||0||0||0||31,698|
Aleksandr Genrikhovich Borodyuk (Russian: Александр Генрихович Бородюк; born 30 November 1962) is a Russian football manager and former international player for USSR (playing one match in 1990 FIFA World Cup) and Russia (appearing twice in the 1994 edition).Anatoliy Byshovets
Anatoliy Fedorovich Byshovets (Russian: Анатолий Фёдорович Бышовец; born 23 April 1946) is a Soviet-Russian football manager and former Soviet international striker. He played his entire professional career with club side Dynamo Kyiv. He won Olympic gold as a coach with the Soviet team at the 1988 Summer Olympics. He was also a manager of the USSR, Russia, and South Korea national teams. At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, he managed the South Korean U-23 team. He is one of the most successful modern Russian coaches.Boris Ignatyev
Boris Petrovich Ignatyev (Russian: Борис Петрович Игнатьев, born 5 December 1940) is a Russian football manager and former player. In 1996–1998 he coached the Russia national team. He is vice-president of FC Torpedo Moscow.
As a footballer, Ignatyev spent only one season in the Soviet Top League, with Volga Gorky in 1964. He played as a midfielder.
As a manager, Ignatyev won European Under-19 Football Championship in 1988 with USSR team.Georgi Yartsev
Georgi Aleksandrovich Yartsev (Russian: Гео́ргий Алекса́ндрович Я́рцев; born 11 April 1948 in Nikolskoye, Kostroma Oblast, RSFSR, Soviet Union) is a Russian football coach and former player. He works as a general director with FC Tambov. He was the head coach of the Russian national team between 2003 and 2005.Leonid Slutsky (football coach)
Leonid Viktorovich Slutsky (Russian: Леонид Викторович Слуцкий; born 4 May 1971) is a Russian professional football coach and former player who is the manager of Eredivisie club Vitesse. Previously, he has been in charge of Olimpia Volgograd, Uralan Elista, Moscow, Krylia Sovetov, CSKA Moscow, Russia and Hull City.List of Russia international footballers
The following is a list of footballers who have played for the Russia national football team.Pavel Sadyrin
Pavel Fyodorovich Sadyrin (Russian: Павел Фёдорович Садырин; 18 September 1942 – 1 December 2001) was a Soviet and Russian footballer and manager.Russia national cerebral palsy football team
Russia national cerebral palsy football team is the national cerebral football team for Russia that represents the team in international competitions. The team has participated at multiple Paralympic Games, winning gold in the 2000 and 2012 editions. Russia won the IFCPF World Championships in 1998, 2007, 2011 and 2015.Russia national football B team
The Russia national football B team, also known as the Russia-2 national football team (Russian: Сборная команда Россия-2), is a secondary team for Russia in association football. The team is controlled by the Russian Football Union. It was founded in 2011. In late 2012, after Sergei Fursenko was replaced by Nikolai Tolstykh as the president of the Russian Football Union, the team was dismantled, at least for the immediate future.Russia national under-17 football team
The Russia national under-17 football team, controlled by the Russian Football Union, represents Russia at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, FIFA U-17 World Cup and international friendly match fixtures at the under-17 age level.Russia national under-19 football team
The Russia national under-19 football team, controlled by the Russian Football Union, represents Russia at the European Under-19 Football Championship, FIFA U-20 World Cup and international friendly match fixtures at the under-19 age level.Russia national under-20 football team
The Russian national under-20 football team, formerly known as the Soviet national lads football team was the under-20 (for FIFA U-20 World Cup) and under-19 (for UEFA Under-19 Championship) football teams of the Soviet Union. It ceased to exist on the breakup of the Union, and was succeeded by the Russian national under-20 football team
Following the realignment of FIFA's youth competitions in 1977, the Soviet Union national under-20 football team was formed and competed until 1993 (in 1992 it qualified as CIS youth under-18 football team) qualifying 7 times. Following dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Soviet qualification was passed to Russia which competed in the 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship. Two years later Russia managed to qualify for the tournament on its own effort, but since then it yet to qualify for it.Russia national under-21 football team
The Russia national under-21 football team is overseen by the Russian Football Union. The team competes in the European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years, and international friendly matches. The team also participates in the qualification for the Olympic Games.Russian Empire national football team
The Russian Empire national football team was the association football team representing the Russian Empire from 1910 to 1914.Soviet Union national football team
The Soviet Union national football team (Russian: сбо́рная Сове́тского Сою́за по футбо́лу, sbornaya Sovyetskogo Soyuza po futbolu) was the national football team of the Soviet Union.
After the breakup of the Union the team was transformed into the CIS national football team (a formality name for a team of the non-existing country of Soviet Union). FIFA considers the CIS national football team (and ultimately, the Russia national football team) as the Soviet successor team allocating its former records to them (except for the Olympic records which are not combined due to the IOC policy); nevertheless, a large percentage of the team's former players came from outside the Russian SFSR, mainly from the Ukrainian SSR, and following the breakup of the Soviet Union, some such as Andrei Kanchelskis from the former Ukrainian SSR, continued to play in the new Russia national football team.
The Soviet Union failed to qualify for the World Cup only twice, in 1974 and 1978, and attended seven finals tournaments in total. Their best finish was fourth in 1966, when they lost to West Germany in the semifinals, 2–1. The Soviet Union qualified for five European Championships, winning the inaugural competition in 1960 when they beat Yugoslavia in the final, 2–1. They finished second three times (1964, 1972, 1988), and fourth once (1968), when, having drawn with Italy in the semi-final, they were sent to the third place playoff match by the loss of a coin toss. The Soviet Union national team also participated in number of Olympic tournaments earning the gold medal in the 1956 and 1988. The Soviet team continued to field its national team players in Olympic tournaments despite the prohibition of FIFA in 1958 to field any national team players in Olympics (players in the Olympics were required to be amateurs at the time, Soviets effectively bent the rules by listing their best players in the military). However, in 1960 and in 1964 the Soviets were fielding its second national team.Stanislav Cherchesov
Stanislav Salamovich Cherchesov (Russian: Станислав Саламович Черчесов, Ossetian: Черчесты Саламы фырт Станислав / Ĉerĉesty Salamy fyrt Stanislav; born 2 September 1963) is a Russian football manager and former international footballer of Ossetian descent who played as a goalkeeper for USSR and Russia. In August 2016 he was appointed as head coach of the Russia national team and helped his team to reach the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Valery Gazzaev
Valery Georgiyevich Gazzaev (Russian: Вале́рий Гео́ргиевич Газза́ев; Ossetian: Гæззаты Георгийы фырт Валери, romanized: Gæzzaty Georgijy fyrt Valeri; born 7 August 1954) is a Russian politician, football manager and former footballer of Ossetian descent who was recently the president and manager of FC Alania Vladikavkaz before the club withdrew from the league. As a Soviet footballer he played the position of a striker enjoying successes with his team FC Dynamo Moscow as well as the USSR national football team in the Olympics.
Gazzaev became a coach in 1989. He was most successful when he was in charge in CSKA Moscow from 2004 to 2008. There Gazzaev won every possible Russian title three times each, as well as the 2005 UEFA Cup. He is considered one of the best football coaches to have emerged from the former Soviet Union because of these achievements.Viktor Vasin
Viktor Vladimirovich Vasin (Russian: Виктор Владимирович Васин; born 6 October 1988) is a Russian association footballer currently playing as a centre-back for CSKA Moscow and the Russia national football team.Yuri Semin
Yuri Pavlovich Semin (Russian: Юрий Павлович Сёмин; born 11 May 1947) is a Russian football coach who works as a manager for Russian Football Premier League side Lokomotiv Moscow.
|14 June 2018 FIFA World Cup||Russia||5–0||Saudi Arabia||Moscow, Russia|
|18:00 MSK (UTC+3)||Report||Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium|
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
|19 June 2018 FIFA World Cup||Russia||3–1||Egypt||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|21:00 MSK (UTC+3)||Report||Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium|
Referee: Enrique Cáceres (Paraguay)
|25 June 2018 FIFA World Cup||Uruguay||3–0||Russia||Samara, Russia|
|18:00 SAMT (UTC+3)||Report||Stadium: Cosmos Arena|
Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)
|1 July 2018 FIFA World Cup||Spain||1–1 (a.e.t.)|
|17:00 MSK (UTC+3)||Report||Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium|
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
|7 July 2018 FIFA World Cup||Russia||2–2 (a.e.t.)|
|21:00 MSK (UTC+3)||Report||Stadium: Fisht Olympic Stadium|
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
|7 September 2018–19 UEFA Nations League||Turkey||1–2||Russia||Trabzon, Turkey|
|21:45 TRT (UTC+3)||
||Report||Stadium: Şenol Güneş Stadium|
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)
|10 September Friendly||Russia||5–1||Czech Republic||Rostov-on-Don, Russia|
||Stadium: Rostov Arena|
Referee: Äliyar Ağhayev (Azerbaijan)
|11 October 2018–19 UEFA Nations League||Russia||0–0||Sweden||Kaliningrad, Russia|
|21:45 MSK (UTC+3)||Report||Stadium: Kaliningrad Stadium|
Referee: Luca Banti (Italy)
|14 October 2018–19 UEFA Nations League||Russia||2–0||Turkey||Sochi, Russia|
|19:00 MSK (UTC+3)||Report||Stadium: Fisht Olympic Stadium|
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (Poland)
|15 November Friendly||Germany||3–0||Russia||Leipzig, Germany|
|20:45 CET (UTC+01:00)||Report||Stadium: Red Bull Arena|
Referee: Sandro Schärer (Switzerland)
|20 November 2018–19 UEFA Nations League||Sweden||2–0||Russia||Solna, Sweden|
|20:45 CET (UTC+1)||Report||Stadium: Friends Arena|
Referee: Benoît Bastien (France)
|21 March Euro 2020 qualification||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)
|24 March Euro 2020 qualification||Kazakhstan||0–4||Russia||Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan|
|20:00 UTC+6||Report||Stadium: Astana Arena|
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
|8 June Euro 2020 qualification||Russia||v||San Marino||Saransk, Russia|
|18:00 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: Mordovia Arena|
|11 June Euro 2020 qualification||Russia||v||Cyprus||Nizhny Novgorod, Russia|
|20:45 UTC±0||Report||Stadium: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium|
|6 September Euro 2020 qualification||Scotland||v||Russia||Glasgow, Scotland|
|19:45 UTC+1||Report||Stadium: Hampden Park|
|9 September Euro 2020 qualification||Russia||v||Kazakhstan||TBD, Russia|
|21:45 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: TBD|
|10 October Euro 2020 qualification||Russia||v||Scotland||TBD, Russia|
|20:45 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: TBD|
|13 October Euro 2020 qualification||Cyprus||v||Russia||Nicosia, Cyprus|
|18:00 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: GSP Stadium|
|16 November Euro 2020 qualification||Russia||v||Belgium||TBD, Russia|
|20:00 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: TBD|
|19 November Euro 2020 qualification||San Marino||v||Russia||Serravalle, San Marino|
|Report||Stadium: San Marino Stadium|
|Republic of Ireland||15||7||4||4||20||15||+5|
|Trinidad and Tobago||1||2||0||0||2||0||+2|
|United Arab Emirates||1||1||0||0||1||0||+1|
Russia national football team
|FIFA World Cup Finals|
|Confederations Cup Finals|
|UEFA Euro Finals|
|Other RFU teams|