Russia national futsal team
|Association||Russian Football Union|
|Head coach||Sergey Skorovich|
|Top scorer||Konstantin Eremenko (122)|
|FIFA ranking||3 (29 November 2016) |
| Soviet Union 6–2 Hungary
(Agrigento, Italy, 24 April 1991)
Belgium 4–6 Russia
(Eindhoven, Netherlands, 18 September 1992)
| Russia 31–2 Solomon Islands
(Brasília, Brazil, 6 October 2008)
| Russia 0–7 Brazil
(Brasília, Brazil, 4 October 2008)
|Appearances||6 (First in 1992)|
|Best result||Runner-ups, (2016)|
|UEFA Futsal Championship|
|Appearances||10 (First in 1996)|
|Best result||Winners, (1999)|
|Appearances||8 (First in 1991)|
|Best result||4th place, (1997, 2000, 2011)|
|Grand Prix de Futsal|
|Appearances||3 (First in 2010)|
|Best result||Runner-ups, (2011, 2013)|
The Russian national futsal team (Russian: Сборная России по мини-футболу, Sbornaya Rossii po mini-futbolu) is the national futsal team of Russia. The team is controlled by the Russian Football Union 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.
FIFA Futsal World Cup record
|Netherlands 1989||Did Not Qualify|
|Hong Kong 1992||Group Stage||9th||3||1||1||1||20||16|
|Spain 1996||Third Place||3rd||8||4||2||2||29||17|
|Guatemala 2000||Fourth Place||4th||8||4||0||4||37||24|
|Taiwan 2004||Did Not Qualify|
|Brazil 2008||Fourth Place||4th||9||4||1||4||62||31|
|Colombia 2016||Second Place||2nd||7||6||0||1||40||16|
UEFA European Futsal Championship record
|Russia 2001||Third place||3rd||5||3||0||2||14||9|
|Italy 2003||Round 1||6th||3||1||0||2||5||6|
|Czech Republic 2005||Runner-up||2nd||5||3||0||2||15||10|
|Portugal 2007||Third place||3rd||5||3||0||2||13||12|
Grand Prix de Futsal
|Brazil 2005||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Brazil 2006||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Brazil 2007||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Brazil 2008||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Brazil 2009||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Brazil 2010||9th place||9th||6||4||1||1||28||10|
|Brazil 2014||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Brazil 2015||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
- Konstantin Eremenko, 1992–2000
- Alexander Verizhnikov, 1996–2000
- Arkadiy Belyi, 1996–2000
- Temur Alekberov, 1996–2000
- Sergey Zuev, 2002–2012
- Pavel Stepanov, 2004–2008
- Vladislav Shayakhmetov, 2004–
- Pula, 2007–2014
- Cirilo, 2007–2014
- Eder Lima, 2010–
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Georgi Zamtaradze||12 February 1987 (aged 29)||MFK Dinamo Moskva|
|3||GK||Sergei Vikulov||25 March 1990 (aged 26)||MFK Viz-Sinara Yekaterinburg|
|12||GK||Gustavo||5 February 1979 (aged 37)||MFK Dinamo Moskva|
|14||MF||Daniil Davydov||23 January 1989 (aged 27)||Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk|
|4||MF||Dmitri Lyskov||24 September 1987 (aged 28)||Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk|
|5||MF||Rômulo||28 September 1986 (aged 29)||MFK Dinamo Moskva|
|6||MF||Ivan Chishkala||11 July 1995 (aged 21)||Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk|
|10||MF||Robinho||28 January 1983 (aged 33)||Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk|
|9||FW||Sergei Abramov||9 September 1990 (aged 26)||MFK Dina Moskva|
|13||FW||Sergei Abramovich||15 January 1990 (aged 26)||MFK Tyumen|
|7||FW||Ivan Milovanov||8 February 1989 (aged 27)||MFK Tyumen|
|11||FW||Artem Niyazov||13 July 1996 (aged 20)||Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk|
|2||FW||Vladislav Shayakhmetov||25 August 1981 (aged 35)||Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk|
|8||FW||Eder Lima||29 June 1984 (aged 32)||Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk|
Results and Fixtures
|3 February 2016 Euro 2016||Russia||2–1||Kazakhstan||Belgrade Arena, Belgrade|
|18:30||Romulo 11', 12'||Report||Zhamankulov 13'||Attendance: 5,124
Referee: Eduardo Fernandes Coelho (Portugal)
|7 February 2016 Euro 2016||Croatia||2–2||Russia||Belgrade Arena, Belgrade|
|18:30||Robinho 9' (o.g.)
Referee: Cédric Pelissier (France)
|9 February 2016 Euro 2016||Russia||6–2||Azerbaijan||Belgrade Arena, Belgrade|
|18:30||Abramov 7', 26'
Eder Lima 25', 39', 40'
|Report||Augusto 8', 29'||Attendance: 5,975
Referee: Pascal Lemal (Belgium)
|11 February 2016 Euro 2016||Serbia||2–3 (a.e.t.)||Russia||Belgrade Arena, Belgrade|
|Report||Eder Lima 13'
Referee: Marc Birkett (England)
|13 February 2016 Euro 2016||Russia||3–7||Spain||Belgrade Arena, Belgrade|
Pola 16', 17'
Rivillos 17', 36'
Miguelín 31', 35'
Referee: Alessandro Malfer (Italy)
|22 March 2016 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifying||Belarus||1–4||Russia||Minsk Sports Palace, Minsk|
|16:30||Chernik 11'||Report||Robinho 4'
Abramov 9', 34'
|Referee: Tomasz Frak (Poland)
|12 April 2016 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifying||Russia||2–2||Belarus||Sports Palace Tyumen, Tyumen|
Eder Lima 39'
|Referee: Eduardo Fernandes Coelho (Portugal)
|10 September 2016 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup||Thailand||4–6||Russia||Coliseo Iván de Beodut, Medellín|
Eder Lima 16', 26'
Madyalan 18' (o.g.)
Shayakhmetov 26' (p)
Referee: Cristian Espindola (Chile)
|13 September 2016 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup||Egypt||1–6||Russia||Coliseo Iván de Beodut, Medellín|
|18:00||Mizo 36'||Report||Davydov 1'
Eder Lima 2', 21'
Rômulo 6', 31'
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)
|16 September 2016 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup||Russia||7–1||Cuba||Coliseo El Pueblo, Cali|
|Report||Hernández 30'||Attendance: 2,141
Referee: Khamis Hassan Al Shamsi (United Arab Emirates)
|20 September 2016 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup||Russia||7–0||Vietnam||Coliseo Iván de Beodut, Medellín|
Abramovich 10', 13'
Referee: Jorge Flores (El Salvador)
|24 September 2016 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup||Russia||6–2||Spain||Coliseo El Pueblo, Cali|
|18:00||Chishkala 3', 15'
Eder Lima 19', 31'
Fernandão 27' (o.g.)
Referee: Gean Telles (Brazil)
|27 September 2016 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup||Iran||3–4||Russia||Coliseo Iván de Beodut, Medellín|
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)
|1 October 2016 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup||Russia||4–5||Argentina||Coliseo El Pueblo, Cali|
|14:30||Eder Lima 16', 22', 40' (pen.)
|Report||Vaporaki 16', 39'
Cuzzolino 20' (pen.)
Brandi 22', 23'
Referee: Fernando Gutiérrez Lumbreras (Spain)
- Futsal World Ranking
- История | Национальная сборная России | Ассоциация мини-футбола России
- "Россияне отправляются на ЧМ в Колумбию" [Russians are moving to the World Cup in Colombia] (in Russian). FUR. 5 September 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.