The Russia national football team controlled by the Russian Football Union. It is a governing body for football. It has appeared in 10 World Cups. FIFA World cup will is hosted by Russia in 2018. Now Russian team managed by former England coach Fabio Capello the Russians are one of the few squads this summer to have all players play in their home national league. The football team of Russia for the 2018 World Cup.
Russia has eased fears ahead of the 2018 World Cup by delivering a friendly, organized dress rehearsal – but the hosts are still lacking a competitive team. Russia team is Group A and the first match playing against with Saudi Arbia.
Russia Football Team Squad Players
Football is the most popular sport in Russia. It is the most searchable sport before Ice hockey, handball, basketball, boxing, auto racing, volleyball.
A high proportion of men are interested in it to a certain extent and women also join men when it comes to the national team. The Russian league has a fairly high degree of competitiveness.
Most caps – Sergei Ignashevich (127)
Top scorer – Aleksandr Kerzhakov (30)
Head coach- Stanislav Cherchesov
Captain- Artem Dzyuba
Current FIFA Ranking- 46 (3 October 2018) (Highest was 3 in 1996)
- Captain- Igor Akinfeev
- Head coach- Stanislav Cherchesov
- FIFA Ranking- 70
- Most caps- Sergei Ignashevich (122)
- Top scorer- Oleg Blokhin (42)
Aleksandr Kerzhakov (30)
Last week Russia’s Investigative Committee has offered to help FIFA investigate possible doping violations by dozens of its soccer players as the country prepares to host the 2018 World Cup.
The team plays first match June 14 June with Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay.
Russia’s World Cup Squad Players
- Coach: Stanislav Cherchesov
- Star player: Fyodor Smolov
- World Cup Best: First round 1994, 2002, 2014 (the Soviet Union finished fourth in 1966)
Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Gabulov (Club Brugge), Andrey Lunev (Zenit St Petersburg);
Defenders: Vladimir Granat, Ruslan Kambolov, Fedor Kudryashov (all Rubin Kazan), Ilya Kutepov (Spartak Moscow), Andrey Semenov (Akhmat Grozny), Igor Smolnikov (Zenit St Petersburg), Mario Fernandes (CSKA Moscow);
Midfielders: Yuri Gazinskiy (Krasnodar), Alexsandr Golovin, Alan Dzagoev (both CSKA Moscow), Yuri Zhirkov, Daler Kuzyaev (all Zenit St Petersburg), Roman Zobnin, Alexsandr Samedov (both Spartak Moscow), Anton Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Denis Cheryshev (Villarreal);
Forwards: Artem Dzyuba (Arsenal Tula), Aleksey Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Fedor Smolov (Krasnodar).
World Cup 2018 Quarterfinal
Russia team playing first time reached in the quarterfinal round in the world cup history. The team playing football match against Croatians in Fisht Stadium. Russia and Croatia have been played 3 times previously. Croatia won 1 match and 2 matches ending goalless.
- Date: Saturday 7 July
- Time: 7 pm BST
- Stadium: Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi
Russia team top 11 Players quarter-final Squad
Igor Akinfeev; Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergey Ignashevich, Fedor Kudryashov; Roman Zobnin, Daler Kuzyaev; Aleksandr Samedov, Aleksandr Golovin, Denis Cheryshev; Artem Dzyuba