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World Cup 2014 Russia National Team

  • FIFA country code: RUS
  • FIFA member since: 1992
  • Confederation: UEFA
  • Confederation member since: 1954
  • Association:  Российский Футбольный Союз
  • In English: Russian Football Union (RFU)
  • Association founded: 1912
  • Most caps: Viktor Onopko (109)
  • Top scorer: Vladimir Beschastnykh (26)
  • 1st World Cup win as Soviet Union: 2-0 Austria in Sweden ’58
  • 1st World Cup goal scorer as Soviet Union: Nikita Simonyan (1958)
  • 1st World Cup win as Russia: 6-1 Cameroon in USA ’94
  • 1st World Cup goal scorer as Russia: Oleg Salenko (1994)
  • World Cup top scorer: Oleg Salenko (6)
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World Cup 2014 Russia National Team

World Cup 2014 Russia Schedule Group H

MatchDateTimeCityCountryResultsCountry
1517/0613:00Belo HorizonteWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Belgium teamBelgium2-1Algeria
1617/0618:00CuiabáWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Russia teamRussia1-1South KoreaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 South Korea team
3122/0613:00Rio De JaneiroWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Belgium teamBelgium1-0RussiaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Russia team
3222/0616:00Porto AlegreWorld Cup Brazil 2014 South Korea teamSouth Korea2-4Algeria
4726/0617:00São PauloWorld Cup Brazil 2014 South Korea teamSouth Korea0-1BelgiumWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Belgium team
4826/0617:00CuritibaAlgeria1-1RussiaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Russia team

Russia is the 13th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil on the 15th of October 2013. The decisive match was against Azerbaijan which ended in a 1-1 draw. Russian player Roman Shirokov scored for Russia. The draw was enough to qualify directly for the 2014 World Cup. But it was a close call! Portugal ended with only 1 point less than Russia. Russia has 1 more win but again 1 more loss than Portugal! But even if the World Cup 2014 Russia national team had lost this match, they would still qualify directly due to goal difference, and still occupy the first position in group F.

 TeamMPWDLGFGAPts
World Cup Brazil 2014 Belgium teamBelgium3300419
World Cup Brazil 2014 Algeria teamAlgeria3111654
World Cup Brazil 2014 Russia teamRussia3021232
World Cup Brazil 2014 South Korea teamSouth Korea3012361

World Cup 2014 Russia Players

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The 23 players who have been selected for the World Cup 2014 Russia national team are:

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Igor Akinfeev
Yuri Lodygin
Sergey Ryzhikov
Sergei Ignashevich
Vasili Berezutski
Dmitri Kombarov
Andrey Yeshchenko
Aleksei Kozlov
Vladimir Granat
Georgi Schennikov
Andrei Semyonov
Yuri Zhirkov
Pavel Mogilevets
Igor Denisov
Alan Dzagoev
Denis Glushakov
Viktor Fayzulin
Oleg Shatov
Aleksandr Kerzhakov
Aleksandr Kokorin
Maksim Kanunnikov
Aleksei Ionov
Aleksandr Samedov
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Head Coach: Fabio Capello (Italian)
Captain: Sergei Ignashevich

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Russia World Cup History

How Many World Cups Played: 9

YearRoundPositionGPWDLGSGA
Soviet Union
1958Quarter-Finals7521256
1962Quarter-Finals6421197
1966Semi-Finals46402106
1970Quarter-Finals5421162
1982Second Round7522174
1986Round of 16104211125
1990Group Stage17310244
Russia
1994Group Stage18310276
2002Group Stage22310244
Best/TotalSemi-Finals437176146444

GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

Best Performance

1966 – Semi-Final: This was the first and last time so far Soviet Union/Russia reached a Semi-Final, which was lost with 2-1 against West Germany. They also lost the match for the third place against Portugal with a 2-1 score.

Worst Performance

1990 – Group stage: Although Russia had exact the same results in the 2002 World Cup, they finished on the 3rd place in group H. In Italia ’90 however, Soviet Union finished on the last position of group B.

Did You Know Russia:

  • Has the following nicknames: Krasnaya Armiya,(Red Army) Sbornaya (The national team)
  • Is rivals with Ukraine, Germany and Georgia
  • Players were before 1992 part of the Soviet Union national football team
  • As Soviet Union missed only 2 World Cups between 1958 and 1990, in 1974 and 1978 before the break-up
  • Is allocated by FIFA the Soviet Union team’s record
  • Is considered as the direct heirs of the Soviet Union team
  • Played 7 times as Soviet Union and 2 times as Russia in World Cup history
  • Played against West Germany in 1966  for the first time in World Cup history
  • As Soviet Union became the first team in World Cup history to make a substitution (Anatoli Pusatch replacing Viktor Serebryanikov in the 1970 World Cup group match against Mexico)
  • Defender Evgeny Lovchev is the first player in World Cup history to receive a yellow card which occurred in the 1970 World Cup group match against Mexico
  • As Soviet Union was disqualified for the 1974 World Cup since they refused to play against Chile in the qualification play-off due to the 1973 Chilean coup d’état
  • Played the 1990 World Cup which was their last major tournament as Soviet Union
  • Striker Oleg Salenko scored a record amount of 5 goals in the group match against Cameroon in the 1994 World Cup
  • Almost qualified for the 1998 and 2010 World Cup since they reached the play-offs against Italy and Slovenia which have both been lost
  • Never survived the group stage yet as Russia
  • Will be based in Itu, São Paulo during the 2014 World Cup

World Cup Awards

WhenWhatWho
1962Golden Boot (4 goals)Valentin Ivanov
1962Bronze Boot (2 goals)Igor Chislenko
Viktor Ponedelnik
1962All-Star TeamValeriy Voronin
1966Bronze Boot (4 goals)Valeriy Porkuyan
1986Bronze Boot (4 goals)Igor Belanov
1994Golden Boot (5 goals)Oleg Salenko (team Russia)

Curious which place FIFA gave Russia in their official ranking? Find out now! Or do you want to know more about the World Cups Russia has played? Increase your World Cup history knowledge now!

Russia in Action

Soviet Union Defeats England With 1-0 in play-off – 1954 World Cup

Soviet Union Defeats Yugoslavia With 2-0 – 1962 World Cup

Soviet Union Defeats Italy With 1-0 – 1966 World Cup

Soviet Union Defeats Hungary With 2-1 in the Quarter-Final – 1966 World Cup

Soviet Union Defeats Belgium With 4-1 – 1970 World Cup

Soviet Union Defeats Belgium With 0-1 – 1982 World Cup

Soviet Union Defeats Hungary With 6-0 – 1986 World Cup

Russia Defeats Cameroon With 6-1 – 1994 World Cup

Russia Defeats Tunisia With 2-0 – 2002 World Cup

Russia: 2014 World Cup Profile

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