Russia national futsal team

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Russia
Association Russian Football Union
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Sergey Skorovich
Captain Vladislav Shayakhmetov
Top scorer Konstantin Eremenko (122)
FIFA code RUS
FIFA ranking 3 (29 November 2016) [1]


Home colours


Away colours
First international
Soviet Union Soviet Union 6–2 Hungary 
(Agrigento, Italy, 24 April 1991)[2]
 Belgium 4–6 Russia 
(Eindhoven, Netherlands, 18 September 1992)[2]
Biggest win
 Russia 31–2 Solomon Islands 
(Brasília, Brazil, 6 October 2008)[3]
Biggest defeat
 Russia 0–7 Brazil 
(Brasília, Brazil, 4 October 2008)
World Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1992)
Best result 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-ups, (2016)
UEFA Futsal Championship
Appearances 10 (First in 1996)
Best result 1st, gold medalist(s) Winners, (1999)
World Cup
Appearances 8 (First in 1991)
Best result 4th place, (1997, 2000, 2011)
Grand Prix de Futsal
Appearances 3 (First in 2010)
Best result 2nd, silver medalist(s) 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 has qualified for six World Cups, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008, 2012, 2016 and for every edition of the European Championships.

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]

FIFA Futsal World Cup record[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
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
Thailand 2012 Quarter-Finals 5th 5 4 0 1 32 3
Colombia 2016 Second Place 2nd 7 6 0 1 40 16
Total 6/8 40 23 4 13 220 108

UEFA European Futsal Championship record[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Spain 1996 Runner-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 17 10
Spain 1999 Winner 1st 5 4 1 0 23 14
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
Hungary 2010 Quarter-final 5th 3 1 1 1 8 5
Croatia 2012 Runner-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 14 8
Belgium 2014 Runner-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 22 11
Serbia 2016 Runner-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 16 15
Slovenia 2018 TBD - - - - - -
Total 10/10 45 27 5 13 147 100

Grand Prix de Futsal[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
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 2011 Runner-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 29 11
Brazil 2013 Runner-up 2nd 5 4 1 0 22 8
Brazil 2014 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2015 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2016 TBD - - - - - - -
Total 3/11 17 13 2 2 79 29

Star Players[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were named for 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.[4]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Georgi Zamtaradze (1987-02-12)12 February 1987 (aged 29) MFK Dinamo Moskva
3 1GK Sergei Vikulov (1990-03-25)25 March 1990 (aged 26) MFK Viz-Sinara Yekaterinburg
12 1GK Gustavo (1979 -02-05)5 February 1979 (aged 37) MFK Dinamo Moskva
14 3MF Daniil Davydov (1989-01-23)23 January 1989 (aged 27) Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
4 3MF Dmitri Lyskov (1987-09-24)24 September 1987 (aged 28) Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
5 3MF Rômulo (1986-09-28)28 September 1986 (aged 29) MFK Dinamo Moskva
6 3MF Ivan Chishkala (1995-07-11)11 July 1995 (aged 21) Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
10 3MF Robinho (1983-01-28)28 January 1983 (aged 33) Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
9 4FW Sergei Abramov (1990-09-09)9 September 1990 (aged 26) MFK Dina Moskva
13 4FW Sergei Abramovich (1990-01-15)15 January 1990 (aged 26) MFK Tyumen
7 4FW Ivan Milovanov (1989-02-08)8 February 1989 (aged 27) MFK Tyumen
11 4FW Artem Niyazov (1996-07-13)13 July 1996 (aged 20) Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
2 4FW Vladislav Shayakhmetov (1981-08-25)25 August 1981 (aged 35) Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
8 4FW Eder Lima (1984-06-29)29 June 1984 (aged 32) Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk

Results and Fixtures[edit]

2016[edit]

References[edit]

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