Russia women's national football team

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Russia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Football Union of Russia
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Elena Fomina
Captain Ksenia Tsybutovich
Most caps Svetlana Petko (144)
Top scorer Natalia Barbashina (46)
Home stadium Rossiyanka
FIFA code RUS
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 27 Decrease 1 (22 June 2018)
Highest 11 (July 2003)
Lowest 27 (June 2018)
First international
Soviet Union Soviet Union 4–1 Bulgaria 
(Kazanlak, Bulgaria; 26 March 1990)
 Hungary 0–0 Russia 
(Budapest, Hungary; 17 May 1992)
Biggest win
 Israel 0–6 Russia 
(Tel-Aviv, Israel; 30 May 2007)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 9–0 Russia 
(Cottbus, Germany; 21 September 2013)
World Cup
Appearances 2 (first in 1999)
Best result Quarterfinal (1999, 2003)
European Championship
Appearances 5 (first in 1997)
Best result Group Stage (1997, 2001, 2009, 2013, 2017)

The Russia women's national football team represents Russia in international women's football. The team is controlled by the Football Union of Russia and affiliated with UEFA. Vera Pauw replaced Igor Shalimov as coach of the team in April 2011.

Russia qualified for two World Cups, 1999, 2003 and five European Championships, 1997, 2001, 2009, 2013 and 2017.

As the men's team, the Russian women's national team is the direct successor of the CIS and USSR women's national teams.

History[edit]

Beginning[edit]

The USSR (who became the Commonwealth of Independent States during the campaign) reached the 1993 UEFA European Women's Championship quarter-finals at their only attempt and Russia were to match that two years later, with both teams losing to Germany over two legs. In 1997, they qualified directly for the final tournament but once there were defeated by Sweden, France – who they had beaten in the preliminaries – and Spain. However, they were among six European sides to qualify for the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, thanks to two 2–1 play-off wins against Finland, and comfortable victories over Japan and Canada earned them a quarter-final, where they lost to eventual runners-up China.

After the turn of the 21st century[edit]

They cruised unbeaten into the 2001 continental finals but managed only a point against England in the group stage. Russia's fine qualifying run then continued in the 2003 World Cup and they again reached the quarter-finals before a 7–1 loss to Germany. That preceded something of a decline in fortunes as Finland avenged their 1999 reverse by beating Russia in the play-offs for UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2005, before Russia had the misfortune to draw Germany in 2007 World Cup qualifying.

Present[edit]

Renewed hope soon began to come from the younger generation, however, with a young member of the 2003 squad, Elena Danilova, inspiring victory in the 2005 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship, their first post-Soviet national team title at any level. Although the striker has suffered injury problems, many of her colleagues have graduated to the senior squad, with Russia eventually reaching the 2009 finals with a dramatic away-goals play-off success against Scotland. At the final tournament, Russia were drawn against Sweden, Italy and England in Group C. The team was unable to get past the group stage and finished last as they lost all the three matches, scoring 2 and conceding 8.

In the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers, Russia were drawn in Group 6 with Switzerland, Republic of Ireland, Israel and Kazakhstan, where Russia was eliminated in the group stage as they ended the stage behind Switzerland.

Kits[edit]

Russia's home kit had consists of gold socks, maroon shorts, and a maroon shirt. Their away kit is a white jersey and light blue shorts.

Record[edit]

World Cup[edit]

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Quarterfinals 4 2 0 2 10 5 +5
United States 2003 Quarterfinals 4 2 0 2 6 9 −3
China 2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
France 2019 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 2/8 8 4 0 4 16 14 +2
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European Championship[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1984 Did Not Qualify
Norway 1987 Did Not Qualify
West Germany 1989 Did Not Qualify
Denmark 1991 Did Not Qualify
Italy 1993 Did Not Qualify
Germany 1995 Did Not Qualify
NorwaySweden 1997 Group stage - 3 0 0 3 2 6
Germany 2001 Group stage - 3 0 1 2 1 7
England 2005 Did Not Qualify
Finland 2009 Group stage - 3 0 0 3 2 8
Sweden 2013 Group stage - 3 0 2 1 3 5
Netherlands 2017 Group stage - 3 1 0 2 2 5
Total 5/12 15 1 3 11 10 31

Invitational tournaments[edit]

Algarve Cup[edit]

Complete this table with details

The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Portugal 1994 did not enter
Portugal 1995
Portugal 1996 5th 4 1 1 2 3 6
Portugal 1997 did not enter
Portugal 1998
Portugal 1999
Portugal 2000
Portugal 2001
Portugal 2002
Portugal 2003
Portugal 2004
Portugal 2005
Portugal 2006
Portugal 2007
Portugal 2008
Portugal 2009
Portugal 2010
Portugal 2011
Portugal 2012
Portugal 2013
Portugal 2014 9th 4 2 0 2 7 6
Portugal 2015 did not enter
Portugal 2016 6th 4 1 1 2 1 8
Portugal 2017 8th 4 1 0 3 3 12
Portugal 2018 12th 4 0 0 4 2 9
Total 5/25 20 5 2 13 16 41

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2018 Algarve Cup.[1]

Head coach: Elena Fomina

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Tatyana Shcherbak (1997-10-22) 22 October 1997 (age 20) 9 0 Russia Krasnodar
2 2DF Anastasiya Akimova (1991-05-12) 12 May 1991 (age 27) 4 0 Russia Zvezda Perm
3 2DF Anna Kozhnikova (1987-07-10) 10 July 1987 (age 31) 71 5 Russia CSKA Moscow
4 2DF Ekaterina Lazareva (1990-03-25) 25 March 1990 (age 28) 3 0 Belgium Anderlecht
5 3MF Ekaterina Tyryshkina (1996-01-31) 31 January 1996 (age 22) 5 0 France Rodez
6 3MF Alena Andreeva (1997-11-21) 21 November 1997 (age 20) 6 0 Russia Chertanovo Moscow
7 3MF Irina Podshibyakina (1995-07-05) 5 July 1995 (age 23) 2 0 Russia Zvezda Perm
8 4FW Valentina Zhukova (1992-07-26) 26 July 1992 (age 25) 2 0 Russia Yenisey
9 2DF Maria Galay (1992-10-14) 14 October 1992 (age 25) 3 0 Russia Zvezda Perm
10 3MF Nadezhda Smirnova (1996-02-22) 22 February 1996 (age 22) 10 0 Russia CSKA Moscow
11 4FW Ekaterina Sochneva (1985-08-12) 12 August 1985 (age 32) 87 21 Russia CSKA Moscow
12 1GK Elvira Todua (1986-01-31) 31 January 1986 (age 32) 80 0 Russia CSKA Moscow
13 2DF Anna Belomyttseva (1996-11-24) 24 November 1996 (age 21) 8 1 Russia Ryazan
14 4FW Nasiba Gasanova (1994-12-15) 15 December 1994 (age 23) 1 0 Russia Krasnodar
15 4FW Elena Danilova (1987-06-17) 17 June 1987 (age 31) 33 11 Russia Ryazan
16 4FW Marina Fedorova (1997-05-10) 10 May 1997 (age 21) 11 0 Russia Ryazan
17 4FW Sofia Shishkina (1998-09-30) 30 September 1998 (age 19) 1 0 Russia Zvezda Perm
18 3MF Elvira Ziyastinova (1991-02-13) 13 February 1991 (age 27) 22 0 Russia CSKA Moscow
19 2DF Nadezhda Koltakova (1992-06-04) 4 June 1992 (age 26) 1 0 Russia Donchanka Azov
20 3MF Margarita Chernomyrdina (1996-03-06) 6 March 1996 (age 22) 24 2 Russia Chertanovo Moscow
21 1GK Yulia Grichenko (1990-03-10) 10 March 1990 (age 28) 14 0 Russia CSKA Moscow
22 2DF Maria Alekseeva (1998-10-23) 23 October 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Russia Rossiyanka
23 3MF Elena Morozova (1987-03-15) 15 March 1987 (age 31) 91 19 Russia Krasnodar
24 4FW Persephone Goronchevski (1999-04-10) 10 April 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Spain Valencia

Managers[edit]

1989–1994 Soviet Union/Russia Oleg Lapshin
1994–2008 Russia Yuri Bystritsky
2008–2011 Russia Igor Shalimov
2011 Netherlands Vera Pauw
2011–2012 France Farid Benstiti
2012 Russia Vladimir Antonov
2012–2015 Russia Sergei Lavrentyev
2015–present Russia Elena Fomina

Recent schedule and results[edit]

The following is a list of matches from the previous 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Сыграем на "Кубке Алгарве"" [We will play in the "Algarve Cup"] (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 22 February 2018. 

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