Russia national futsal team
|Association||Russian Football Union|
|Head coach||Sergey Skorovich|
|Top scorer||Konstantin Eremenko (122)|
|FIFA ranking||4 (27 October 2014)|
| Soviet Union 4–5 Italy
(25 April 1991)
Russia 4 – 6 Belgium
(18 September 1992)
| Russia 31–2 Solomon Islands
(Brasilia, Brazil, 6 October 2008)
| Russia 0–7 Brazil
(Brasilia, Brazil, 4 October 2008)
|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'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.
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.
World Cup record
|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|
European Championship record
|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|
- Konstantin Eremenko, 1992–2000
- Alexander Verizhnikov, 1996–2000
- Arkadiy Belyi, 1996–2000
- Temur Alekberov, 1996–2000
- Sergey Zuev, 2002–
- Pavel Stepanov, 2004–2008
- Vladislav Shayakhmetov, 2004–
- Pula, 2007–
- Cirilo, 2007–
The following players were named for UEFA Futsal Euro 2014.
Results and Fixtures
|Euro 2014 28 January 2014||Russia||7–1||Netherlands||Lotto Arena, Antwerp|
|18:30||Cirilo 4', 12'
Eder Lima 15', 35'
|Report||Attaibi 28'||Referee: Fernando Gutiérrez Lumbreras (Spain)
|Euro 2014 1 February 2014||Portugal||4–4||Russia||Lotto Arena, Antwerp|
Gonçalo 29', 34'
Fukin 32' (o.g.)
Eder Lima 30', 35'
|Referee: Timo Onatsu (Finland)
|Euro 2014 3 February 2014||Romania||0–6||Russia||Sportpaleis, Antwerp|
Eder Lima 9', 16', 37'
|Referee: Borut Šivic (Slovenia)
|Euro 2014 6 February 2014||Russia||4–3 (aet)||Spain||Sportpaleis, Antwerp|
Rafa Usín 26'
|Referee: Saša Tomić (Croatia)
|Euro 2014 8 February 2014||Italy||3–1||Russia||Sportpaleis, Antwerp|
|20:30||Gabriel Lima 7'
|Report||Eder Lima 10'||Referee: Fernando Gutiérrez Lumbreras (Spain)