Russia at the FIFA World Cup

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Russia has participated in 10 FIFA World Cups, 7 of which were as the Soviet Union. Their best performance was as the Soviet Union, reaching 4th place in England 1966. Russia's best performance after the dissolution of the Soviet Union was 18th place in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, hosted by the United States of America.

Overview[edit]

History[edit]

Legend
Played as Part of The Soviet Union
Played as The Russian Federation
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 Did Not Enter
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958 Quarter-Final 6th 5 2 1 2 5 6
Chile 1962 Quarter-Final 6th 4 2 1 1 9 7
England 1966 Fourth Place 4th 6 4 0 2 10 6
Mexico 1970 Quarter-Final 5th 4 2 1 1 6 2
West Germany 1974
Disqualified [1]
Argentina 1978
Did Not Qualify
Spain 1982 2nd Round Group Stage 7th 5 2 2 1 7 4
Mexico 1986 Round of 16 10th 4 2 1 1 12 5
Italy 1990 Group Stage 17th 3 1 0 2 4 4
United States 1994 Group Stage 18th 3 1 0 2 7 6
France 1998 Did Not Qualify
South Korea Japan 2002 Group Stage 22nd 3 1 0 2 4 4
Germany 2006
Did Not Qualify
South Africa 2010
Brazil 2014 Group Stage 24th 3 0 2 1 2 3
Russia 2018 Qualified as Host
Qatar 2022 To be determined
Total
Best: Semi-finals
Best: 4th
40
17
8
15
66
47

Record vs[edit]

FIFA World Cup matches (By team)
Total : 17 Wins - 7 Ties - 14 Loses - 38 games played
Against Wins Draws Losses Total
 Argentina 0 0 1 1
 Austria 1 0 0 1
 Belgium 2 0 2 4
 Brazil 0 0 3 3
 Cameroon 2 0 0 2
 Canada 1 0 0 1
 Chile 1 0 1 2
 Colombia 0 1 0 1
 El Salvador 1 0 0 1
 England 1 1 0 2
 France 0 1 0 1
 Hungary 2 0 0 2
 Italy 1 0 0 1
 Japan 0 0 1 1
 North Korea 1 0 0 1
 Mexico 0 1 0 1
 New Zealand 1 0 0 1
 Poland 0 1 0 1
 Portugal 0 0 1 1
 Romania 0 0 1 1
 Scotland 0 1 0 1
 South Korea 0 1 0 1
 Sweden 0 0 2 2
 Tunisia 1 0 0 1
 Uruguay 1 0 1 2
 West Germany 0 0 1 1
 Yugoslavia 1 0 0 1

Soviet Union in Sweden 1958[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 0 5
 Soviet Union 3 1 1 1 4 4 1.00 3
 England 3 0 3 0 4 4 1.00 3
 Austria 3 0 1 2 2 7 0.28 1

1958-06-08
19:00 CET
Soviet Union  2 – 2  England
Simonyan Goal 13'
A. Ivanov Goal 56'
(Report) Goal 66' Kevan
Goal 85' (pen.) Finney
Ullevi, Gothenburg
Attendance: 49,348
Referee: Hungary Zsolt

1958-06-11
19:00 CET
Soviet Union  2 – 0  Austria
A. Ivanov Goal 15'
V. Ivanov Goal 62'
(Report)
Ryavallen, Borås
Attendance: 21,239
Referee: Denmark Jorgensen

1958-06-15
19:00 CET
Soviet Union  0 – 2  Brazil
(Report) Goal 3'77' Vavá
Ullevi, Gothenburg
Attendance: 50,928
Referee: France Guigue

Group Play-off[edit]

1958-06-17
19:00 CET
Soviet Union  1 – 0  England
Ilyin Goal 69' (Report)
Ullevi, Gothenburg
Attendance: 23,182
Referee: West Germany Dusch

Quarter-Final[edit]

1958-06-19
19:00 CET
Soviet Union  0 – 2  Sweden
(Report) Goal 49' Hamrin
Goal 88' Simonsson
Råsunda Stadium, Solna
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: England Leafe

Soviet Union in Chile 1962[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
 Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 8 5 1.60 5
 Yugoslavia 3 2 0 1 8 3 2.67 4
 Uruguay 3 1 0 2 4 6 0.67 2
 Colombia 3 0 1 2 5 11 0.45 1

1962-05-31
15:00 CLT
Soviet Union  2 – 0  Yugoslavia
Ivanov Goal 51'
Ponedelnik Goal 83'
(Report)
Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: West Germany Albert Dusch

1962-06-03
15:00 CLT
Soviet Union  4 – 4  Colombia
Ivanov Goal 8'11'
Chislenko Goal 10'
Ponedelnik Goal 56'
(Report) Goal 21' Aceros
Goal 68' (Olympic goal) Coll
Goal 72' Rada
Goal 86' Klinger
Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica
Attendance: 8,040
Referee: Brazil Joao Etzel Filho

1962-06-06
15:00 CLT
Soviet Union  2 – 1  Uruguay
Mamykin Goal 38'
Ivanov Goal 89'
(Report) Goal 54' Sasía
Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica
Attendance: 9,973
Referee: Italy Casare Jonni

Quarter-Final[edit]

1962-06-10
14:30 CLT
Soviet Union  1 – 2  Chile
Chislenko Goal 26' (Report) Goal 11' Sánchez
Goal 29' Rojas
Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica
Attendance: 17,268
Referee: Netherlands Leo Horn

Soviet Union in England 1966[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
 Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 6 1 6.00 6
 North Korea 3 1 1 1 2 4 0.50 3
 Italy 3 1 0 2 2 2 1.00 2
 Chile 3 0 1 2 2 5 0.40 1

1966-07-12
19:30 BST
Soviet Union  3 – 0  North Korea
Malofeyev Goal 31' Goal 88'
Banishevskiy Goal 33'
(Report)
Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Spain Juan Gardeazábal Garay

1966-07-16
15:00 BST
Soviet Union  1 – 0  Italy
Chislenko Goal 57' (Report)
Roker Park, Sunderland
Attendance: 27,800
Referee: West Germany Rudolf Kreitlein

1966-07-20
19:30 BST
Soviet Union  2 – 1  Chile
Porkujan Goal 28' Goal 85' (Report) Goal 32' Marcos
Roker Park, Sunderland
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Northern Ireland John Adair

Quarter-Final[edit]

1966-07-23
15:00 BST
Soviet Union  2 – 1  Hungary
Chislenko Goal 5'
Porkujan Goal 46'
(Report) Goal 57' Bene
Roker Park, Sunderland
Attendance: 22,100
Referee: Spain Juan Gardeazábal Garay

Semi-Final[edit]

1966-07-25
19:30 BST
Soviet Union  1 – 2  West Germany
Porkujan Goal 88' (Report) Goal 42' Haller
Goal 67' Beckenbauer
Goodison Park, Liverpool
Attendance: 38,300
Referee: Italy Concetto Lo Bello

Bronze Final[edit]

1966-07-28
19:30 BST
Soviet Union  1 – 2  Portugal
Malofeyev Goal 43' (Report) Goal 12' (pen.) Eusébio
Goal 89' Torres
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 88,000
Referee: England Ken Dagnall

Soviet Union in Mexico 1970[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 5
 Mexico 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 5
 Belgium 3 1 0 2 4 5 –1 2
 El Salvador 3 0 0 3 0 9 –9 0

1970-05-31
12:00 CET
Soviet Union  0 – 0  Mexico
(Report)
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 107,000
Referee: West Germany Kurt Tschenscher

1970-06-06
16:00 CET
Soviet Union  4 – 1  Belgium
Byshovets Goal 14' Goal 63'
Asatiani Goal 57'
Khmelnitsky Goal 76'
(Report) Goal 86' Lambert
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 59,000
Referee: Switzerland Rudolf Scheurer

1970-06-10
16:00 CET
Soviet Union  2 – 0  El Salvador
Byshovets Goal 51' Goal 74' (Report)
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 89,000
Referee: Chile Rafael Hormazábal Díaz

Quarter-Final[edit]

1970-06-14
12:00 CET
Soviet Union  0 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Uruguay
(Report) Goal 116' Espárrago
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 24,550
Referee: Netherlands Laurens van Ravens

Soviet Union in Spain 1982[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 6
 Soviet Union 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 3
 Scotland 3 1 1 1 8 8 0 3
 New Zealand 3 0 0 3 2 12 –10 0

1982-06-14
21:15 CEST
Soviet Union  1 – 2  Brazil
Bal Goal 34' (Report) Goal 75' Sócrates
Goal 87' Éder

1982-06-19
21:15 CEST
Soviet Union  3 – 0  New Zealand
Gavrilov Goal 25'
Blokhin Goal 48'
Baltacha Goal 69'
(Report)
Estadio La Rosaleda, Málaga
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Libya Yousef El-Ghoul

1982-06-22
21:15 CEST
Soviet Union  2 – 2  Scotland
Chivadze Goal 60'
Shengelia Goal 84'
(Report) Goal 15' Jordan
Goal 87' Souness
Estadio La Rosaleda, Málaga
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Romania Nicolae Rainea

Second Round Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Poland 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 3
 Soviet Union 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 3
 Belgium 2 0 0 2 0 4 –4 0

1982-07-01
21:15 CEST
Soviet Union  1 – 0  Belgium
Hovhannisyan Goal 48' (Report)
Camp Nou, Barcelona
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: France Michel Vautrot

1982-07-04
21:15 CEST
Soviet Union  0 – 0  Poland
(Report)
Camp Nou, Barcelona
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Scotland Bob Valentine

Soviet Union in Mexico 1986[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 9 1 +8 5
 France 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 5
 Hungary 3 1 0 2 2 9 –7 2
 Canada 3 0 0 3 0 5 –5 0

1986-06-02
12:00 CTZ
Soviet Union  6 – 0  Hungary
Yakovenko Goal 2'
Aleinikov Goal 4'
Belanov Goal 24' (pen.)
Yaremchuk Goal 66'
Dajka Goal 75' (o.g.)
Rodionov Goal 80'
(Report)

1986-06-05
12:00 CTZ
Soviet Union  1 – 1  France
Rats Goal 53' (Report) Goal 60' Fernández
Estadio Nou Camp, León
Attendance: 36,500
Referee: Brazil Romualdo Arppi Filho

1986-06-09
12:00 CTZ
Soviet Union  2 – 0  Canada
Blokhin Goal 58'
Zavarov Goal 74'
(Report)

Round of 16[edit]

1986-06-15
16:00 CTZ
Soviet Union  3 – 4 (a.e.t.)  Belgium
Belanov Goal 27' Goal 70' Goal 111' (pen.) (Report) Goal 56' Scifo
Goal 77' Ceulemans
Goal 102' Demol
Goal 110' Claesen
Estadio Nou Camp, León
Attendance: 32,300
Referee: Sweden Erik Fredriksson

Soviet Union in Italy 1990[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cameroon 3 2 0 1 3 5 –2 4
 Romania 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 3
 Argentina 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
 Soviet Union 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 2

1990-06-09
17:00 CEST
Soviet Union  0 – 2  Romania
(Report) Goal 42' Goal 57' (pen.) Lăcătuş
Stadio San Nicola, Bari
Attendance: 42,907
Referee: Uruguay Juan Daniel Cardellino

1990-06-13
21:00 CEST
Soviet Union  0 – 2  Argentina
(Report) Goal 27' Troglio
Goal 79' Burruchaga
Stadio San Paolo, Naples
Attendance: 55,759
Referee: Sweden Erik Fredriksson

1990-06-18
21:00 CEST
Soviet Union  4 – 0  Cameroon
Protasov Goal 20'
Zygmantovich Goal 29'
Zavarov Goal 55'
Dobrovolski Goal 63'
(Report)
Stadio San Nicola, Bari
Attendance: 37,307
Referee: Brazil José Roberto Wright

Russia in USA 1994[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
 Sweden 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
 Russia 3 1 0 2 7 6 +1 3
 Cameroon 3 0 1 2 3 11 –8 1

1994-06-20
13:05 PDT
Russia  0 – 2  Brazil
(Report) Goal 26' Romário
Goal 52' (pen.) Raí
Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Attendance: 81,061
Referee: Mauritius Lim Kee Chong

1994-06-24
19:35 EDT
Russia  1 – 3  Sweden
Salenko Goal 4' (pen.) (Report) Goal 37' (pen.) Brolin
Goal 59'81' Dahlin
Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac
Attendance: 71,528
Referee: France Joël Quiniou

1994-06-28
13:05 PDT
Russia  6 – 1  Cameroon
Salenko Goal 15' Goal 41' Goal 44' (pen.) Goal 72' Goal 75'
Radchenko Goal 81'
(Report) Goal 46' Milla
Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Attendance: 74,914
Referee: Syria Jamal Al Sharif

Russia in South Korea/Japan 2002[edit]

Legend
Group winners and runners-up advance to the round of 16
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Japan 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Belgium 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1 5
 Russia 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
 Tunisia 3 0 1 2 1 5 –4 1

2002-06-05
15:30 JST
Russia  2 – 0  Tunisia
Titov Goal 59'
Karpin Goal 64' (pen.)
(Report)
Kobe Wing Stadium, Kobe
Attendance: 30,957
Referee: Jamaica Peter Prendergast

2002-06-09
20:30 JST
Russia  0 – 1  Japan
(Report) Goal 51' Inamoto

2002-06-14
15:30 JST
Russia  2 – 3  Belgium
Beschastnykh Goal 52'
Sychev Goal 88'
(Report) Goal 7' Walem
Goal 78' Sonck
Goal 82' Wilmots
Shizuoka Stadium, Fukuroi
Attendance: 46,640
Referee: Denmark Kim Milton Nielsen


Russia in Brazil 2014[edit]

Standings[edit]

Legend
Group winners and runners-up advance to the round of 16
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belgium 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Algeria 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
3  Russia 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
4  South Korea 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

Russia vs South Korea[edit]

This was the first time the two countries have played each other in the FIFA World Cup, though they did play a friendly in 2013, which Russia won 2-1. The match ended in a 1-1 draw, with both goals being in the second half.

17 June 2014
18:00 UTC−4
Russia  1–1  South Korea
Kerzhakov Goal 74' Report Lee Keun-ho Goal 68'
Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá
Attendance: 37,603
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
Russia
South Korea
GK 1 Igor Akinfeev
RB 22 Andrey Yeshchenko
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
CB 14 Vasili Berezutski (c)
LB 23 Dmitri Kombarov
DM 8 Denis Glushakov Substituted off 72'
CM 20 Viktor Fayzulin
CM 18 Yuri Zhirkov Substituted off 71'
RW 19 Aleksandr Samedov
LW 17 Oleg Shatov YC 49' Substituted off 59'
CF 9 Aleksandr Kokorin
Substitutions:
MF 10 Alan Dzagoev Substituted in 59'
FW 11 Aleksandr Kerzhakov Substituted in 71'
MF 7 Igor Denisov Substituted in 72'
Manager:
Italy Fabio Capello
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GK 1 Jung Sung-ryong
RB 12 Lee Yong
CB 5 Kim Young-gwon
CB 20 Hong Jeong-ho Substituted off 73'
LB 3 Yun Suk-young
RM 17 Lee Chung-yong
CM 14 Han Kook-young
CM 16 Ki Sung-yueng YC 30'
LM 9 Son Heung-min YC 13' Substituted off 84'
CF 10 Park Chu-young Substituted off 56'
CF 13 Koo Ja-cheol (c) YC 90'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Lee Keun-ho Substituted in 56'
DF 6 Hwang Seok-ho Substituted in 73'
MF 7 Kim Bo-kyung Substituted in 84'
Manager:
South KoreaHong Myung-bo

Man of the Match:
Son Heung-min (South Korea)

Assistant referees:
Hernán Maidana (Argentina)
Juan Pablo Belatti (Argentina)
Fourth official:
Roberto Moreno (Panama)
Fifth official:
Eric Boria (United States)

Belgium vs Russia[edit]

22 June 2014
13:00 UTC−3
Belgium  1–0  Russia
Origi Goal 88' Report
Belgium
Russia
GK 1 Thibaut Courtois
RB 2 Toby Alderweireld YC 73'
CB 15 Daniel Van Buyten
CB 4 Vincent Kompany (c)
LB 3 Thomas Vermaelen Substituted off 31'
CM 6 Axel Witsel YC 54'
CM 8 Marouane Fellaini
RW 14 Dries Mertens Substituted off 75'
AM 7 Kevin De Bruyne
LW 10 Eden Hazard
CF 9 Romelu Lukaku Substituted off 57'
Substitutions:
DF 5 Jan Vertonghen Substituted in 31'
FW 17 Divock Origi Substituted in 57'
DF 11 Kevin Mirallas Substituted in 75'
Manager:
Marc Wilmots
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GK 1 Igor Akinfeev
RB 2 Aleksei Kozlov Substituted off 62'
CB 14 Vasili Berezutski (c)
CB 4 Sergei Ignashevich
LB 23 Dmitri Kombarov
DM 8 Denis Glushakov YC 38'
CM 20 Viktor Fayzulin
RW 19 Aleksandr Samedov Substituted off 90'
AM 6 Maksim Kanunnikov
LW 17 Oleg Shatov Substituted off 83'
CF 9 Aleksandr Kokorin
Substitutions:
DF 22 Andrey Yeshchenko Substituted in 62'
MF 10 Alan Dzagoev Substituted in 83'
FW 11 Aleksandr Kerzhakov Substituted in 90'
Manager:
Italy Fabio Capello

Man of the Match:
Eden Hazard (Belgium)

Assistant referees:
Mark Borsch (Germany)
Stefan Lupp (Germany)
Fourth official:
Carlos Vera (Ecuador)
Fifth official:
Byron Romero (Ecuador)

Algeria vs Russia[edit]

26 June 2014
17:00 UTC−3
Algeria  1–1  Russia
Report

Top Goalscorers[edit]

Name Goals World Cup Notes
Oleg Salenko 6 1994 Shared 1994 Golden Shoe (6 goals)
Valentin Ivanov 6 1958, 1962 Shared 1962 Golden Boot (4 goals)
Ihor Belanov 4 1986 Shared 1986 Bronze Shoe (4 goals)
Anatoliy Byshovets 4 1970 4th Tied Top Goalscorer 1970
Igor Chislenko 4 1962, 1966 Shared 1962 Bronze Shoe (2 goals)
Valeriy Porkujan 4 1966 Shared 1966 Bronze Shoe (4 goals)
Eduard Malofeyev 3 1966 Scored all his Goals in 1966 World Cup
Oleksandr Zavarov 2 1986, 1990 -
Oleg Blokhin 2 1982, 1986 -
Viktor Ponedelnik 2 1962 Shared 1962 Bronze Shoe (2 goals)
Aleksandr Ivanov 2 1958 Scored on His Debut (1958)
Aleksandr Kerzhakov 1 2014 First Russian Goal at Brazil 2014
Dmitri Sychev 1 2002 -
Yegor Titov 1 2002 -
Vladimir Beschastnykh 1 1994, 2002 -
Valery Karpin 1 1994, 2002 -
Dmitri Radchenko 1 1994 -
Igor Dobrovolski 1 1990 -
Andrei Zygmantovich 1 1990 -
Sergei Aleinikov 1 1986, 1990 -
Oleh Protasov 1 1986, 1990 -
Vasyl Rats 1 1986, 1990 -
Ivan Yaremchuk 1 1986, 1990 -
Pavlo Yakovenko 1 1986 -
Sergey Rodionov 1 1982, 1986 -
Andriy Bal 1 1982, 1986 Scored Against Brazil in 1982
Aleksandr Chivadze 1 1982, 1986 -
Yuri Gavrilov 1 1982 -
Sergei Baltacha 1 1982 -
Khoren Oganesian 1 1982 -
Ramaz Shengelia 1 1982 -
Kakhi Asatiani 1 1970 -
Vitaliy Khmelnytskyi 1 1970 -
Anatoliy Banishevskiy 1 1966 -
Anatoli Ilyin 1 1958 -
Nikita Simonyan 1 1954 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Refused to play the return leg of a play-off in Chile in the aftermath of that country's 1973 military coup