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 22 Steady (25 March 2016)
Highest 11 (July 2003)
Lowest 22 (June 2013, March-September 2015)
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 and 2003
UEFA Women's Championship
Appearances 6 (First in 1993)
Best result Quarterfinal, 1993 and 1995

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 four European Championships, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2009.

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 at 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 all white.

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 Quarter Finals 4 2 0 2 10 5 +5
United States 2003 Quarter Finals 4 2 0 2 6 9 −3
China 2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 2/7 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European Championship[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Italy 1993 Quarter-finals - 1 0 0 1 0 7
Germany 1995 Quarter-finals - 1 0 0 1 0 5
NorwaySweden 1997 Round 1 - 3 0 0 3 2 6
Germany 2001 Round 1 - 3 0 1 2 1 7
England 2005 Did Not Qualify
Finland 2009 Round 1 - 3 0 0 3 2 8
Sweden 2013 Round 1 - 3 0 2 1 3 5
Total 6/7 14 0 3 11 8 38

Invitational tournaments[edit]

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

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2016 Algarve Cup.[1]

Head coach: Elena Fomina[2]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Elvira Todua (1986-01-31)31 January 1986 (aged 30) 85 0 Russia WFC Rossiyanka
2 2DF Yulia Gordeeva (1988-01-05)5 January 1988 (aged 28) 8 0 Russia FC Chertanovo
3 2DF Anna Kozhnikova (1987-07-10)10 July 1987 (aged 28) 54 4 Russia WFC Rossiyanka
4 2DF Lyubov Kipyatkova (1991-02-03)3 February 1991 (aged 25) 2 0 Russia Zvezda 2005 Perm
5 2DF Elvira Ziyastinova (1991-02-13)13 February 1991 (aged 25) 1 0 Russia WFC Rossiyanka
6 4FW Olesya Kurochkina (1983-09-06)6 September 1983 (aged 32) 51 19 Russia Zvezda 2005 Perm
7 2DF Ekaterina Dmitrienko (1990-01-16)16 January 1990 (aged 26) 19 0 Russia WFC Rossiyanka
8 2DF Daria Makarenko (1992-03-07)7 March 1992 (aged 23) 30 1 Russia Zvezda 2005 Perm
9 4FW Anna Cholovyaga (1992-05-08)8 May 1992 (aged 23) 27 3 Russia WFC Rossiyanka
10 3MF Elena Terekhova (1987-07-05)5 July 1987 (aged 28) 66 7 Russia WFC Rossiyanka
11 3MF Ekaterina Sochneva (1985-08-12)12 August 1985 (aged 30) 71 19 Russia WFC Rossiyanka
12 1GK Elena Kochneva (1989-08-27)27 August 1989 (aged 26) 17 0 Russia Zvezda 2005 Perm
13 3MF Elena Kostareva (1992-07-09)9 July 1992 (aged 23) 6 0 Russia Kubanochka Krasnodar
14 3MF Olesya Mashina (1987-10-08)8 October 1987 (aged 28) 22 4 Russia WFC Rossiyanka
15 4FW Nadezhda Smirnova (1996-02-22)22 February 1996 (aged 20) 0 0 Russia WFC Rossiyanka
16 3MF Anastasia Pozdeeva (1993-06-12)12 June 1993 (aged 22) 8 0 Russia Zvezda 2005 Perm
17 4FW Ekaterina Pantyukhina (1993-04-09)9 April 1993 (aged 22) 18 7 Russia Zvezda 2005 Perm
18 2DF Elena Medved (1985-01-23)23 January 1985 (aged 31) 44 2 Russia Ryazan VDV
19 2DF Ksenia Tsybutovich (c) (1987-06-26)26 June 1987 (aged 28) 75 6 Russia Ryazan VDV
20 4FW Margarita Chernomyrdina (1996-03-06)6 March 1996 (aged 19) 4 0 Russia FC Chertanovo
21 1GK Yulia Grichenko (1990-03-10)10 March 1990 (aged 25) 5 0 Russia WFC Rossiyanka
22 4FW Elena Danilova (1987-06-17)17 June 1987 (aged 28) 24 9 Russia Ryazan VDV
23 3MF Elena Morozova (1987-03-15)15 March 1987 (aged 28) 74 15 Russia WFC Rossiyanka

References[edit]

  1. ^ Russia announce squad to compete at Algarve Cup 2016 Women's Soccer United. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Women's National Team". RFS. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 

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