Russia national futsal team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Russia
Association Russian Football Union
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Sergey Skorovich
Captain Sergey Zuev
Top scorer Konstantin Eremenko (122)
FIFA code RUS
FIFA ranking 4 (27 October 2014)[1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Soviet Union Soviet Union 4–5  Italy
(25 April 1991)[2]
 Russia 4 – 6  Belgium
(18 September 1992)[2]
Biggest win
 Russia 31–2  Solomon Islands
(Brasilia, Brazil, 6 October 2008)[3]
Biggest defeat
 Russia 0–7  Brazil
(Brasilia, Brazil, 4 October 2008)
World Cup
Appearances 5 (First in 1992)
Best result 3rd (1996)
UEFA Futsal Championship
Appearances 9 (First in 1996)
Best result Winner (1999)

The Russian national futsal team (Russian: Сборная России по мини-футболу) is the national futsal team of Russia. The team is controlled by the Football Union of Russia and affiliated with UEFA. Sergey Skorovich is currently managing the team.

Russia qualified for five World Cups, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008, 2012 and for every edition of European Championship.

History[edit]

Beginning[edit]

Russia's FIFA Futsal World Cup history began inauspiciously in 1992, when a poor defensive record of 16 goals conceded in three matches meant elimination at the group stage. A dramatic turnaround in Spain four years later saw the Russians claim an impressive third spot with a 3–2 success over neighbours Ukraine in the deciding match. Russia's most recent appearance on the world stage came at the 2000 finals in Guatemala, where they took fourth after a 4–2 defeat to Portugal in the third-place play-off. At the UEFA Futsal Championship in late 2007, a new generation picked up the thread of previous FIFA Futsal World Cup performances and finished third, gaining revenge over Portugal for a defeat at the same stage in 2000.

Recently[edit]

Russia was drawn in a group of three nations in qualifying for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Brazil 2008, but after France withdrew at the last minute, the berth in the next round was decided in a single eliminator against Serbia. The Russians duly won 3–2 to book a play-off spot with Belarus, one of the surprise packages at the group stage, but the experience of three appearances at the FIFA Futsal World Cup finals told in the end as the Russians eased to a 6–2 aggregate win. Much of the credit goes to keeper Pavel Stepanov for conceding only four goals in three matches. At the final tournament, Russia was drawn in Group A along with Brazil, Japan, Cuba and Solomon Islands. Losing against Brazil and winning the other three games, Russia finished second and qualified for the Second round. This time Russia was drawn in Group F together with Spain, Argentina and Paraguay. After losing to Spain in the opening match, Russia went on to win against Paraguay and draw with Argentina to scrape through to set up a semi-final against Brazil. However, Russia was unable to past Brazil and eventually placed fourth after losing out to Italy in the Third place playoff final.

Competitive record[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Netherlands 1989 Did not qualify
Hong Kong 1992 Round 1 9 3 1 1 1 20 16
Spain 1996 Third place 3 8 4 2 2 29 17
Guatemala 2000 Fourth place 4 8 4 0 4 37 24
Taiwan 2004 Did not qualify
Brazil 2008 Fourth place 4 9 4 1 4 62 31
Thailand 2012 Quarterfinals 5 5 4 0 1 32 3
Total 5/7 33 17 4 12 180 91

European Championship record[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Spain 1996 Runner-up 2 4 3 0 1 17 10
Spain 1999 Winner 1 5 4 1 0 23 14
Russia 2001 Third place 3 5 3 0 2 14 9
Italy 2003 Round 1 6 3 1 0 2 5 6
Czech Republic 2005 Runner-up 2 5 3 0 2 15 10
Portugal 2007 Third place 3 5 3 0 2 13 12
Hungary 2010 Quarter-final 5 3 1 1 1 8 5
Croatia 2012 Runner-up 2 5 3 1 1 14 8
Belgium 2014 Runner-up 2 5 3 1 1 22 11
Total 9/9 40 24 4 12 131 85

Star Players[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were named for UEFA Futsal Euro 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ivan Poddubny (1986-04-04)4 April 1986 (aged 27) MFK Dinamo Moskva
12 1GK Gustavo (1979 -02-05)5 February 1979 (aged 34) MFK Dinamo Moskva
5 2DF Sergei Sergeev (1983-06-28)28 June 1983 (aged 30) MFK Dinamo Moskva
7 2DF Pula (1980-12-02)2 December 1980 (aged 33) MFK Dinamo Moskva
14 2DF Ivan Milovanov (1989-02-08)8 February 1989 (aged 24) MFK Tyumen
4 3MF Dmitri Lyskov (1987-09-24)24 September 1987 (aged 26) Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
6 3MF Danil Kutuzov (1987-03-13)13 March 1987 (aged 26) MFK Dina Moskva
2 4FW Vladislav Shayakhmetov (1981-08-25)25 August 1981 (aged 32) MFK Viz-Sinara Yekaterinburg
3 4FW Nikolai Pereverzev (1986-12-15)15 December 1986 (aged 27) MFK Tyumen
8 4FW Eder Lima (1984-06-29)29 June 1984 (aged 29) Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
9 4FW Sergei Abramov (1990-09-09)9 September 1990 (aged 23) MFK Viz-Sinara Yekaterinburg
10 4FW Robinho (1983-01-28)28 January 1983 (aged 31) Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
11 4FW Cirilo (1980-01-20)20 January 1980 (aged 34) MFK Dinamo Moskva
13 4FW Aleksandr Fukin (1985-03-26)26 March 1985 (aged 28) MFK Dinamo Moskva

Results and Fixtures[edit]

2014[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]