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Russia


Federation founded: 1912
FIFA member since: 1912
Confederation: UEFA
Colours: Red with white and blue
Nicknames: -
World Cups qualified for: 10 (of 20)
Best results: 4th place 1966

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 40 W 17 D 8 L 15 GF 66 GA 47 Pts 59
Russia/USSR are 11th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1958 Quarterfinal 7 Squad Qualifiers
1962 Quarterfinal 6 Squad Qualifiers
1966 Semifinal 4 Squad Qualifiers
1970 Quarterfinal 5 Squad Qualifiers
1974 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1978 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1982 Second phase 7 Squad Qualifiers
1986 Round of 16 10 Squad Qualifiers
1990 First round 17 Squad Qualifiers
1994 First round 18 Squad Qualifiers
1998 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2002 First round 22 Squad Qualifiers
2006 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2010 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2014 First round 24 Squad Qualifiers
* 1930-90 as USSR, 1994 onwards as Russia. USSR entered
first time for the 1958 World Cup.

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) 1966
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) 1958, 1962, 1970, 1982
Biggest win 6-0 vs Hungary 1986
Biggest loss 1-3 vs Sweden 1994
Most wins in a row 4
Most losses in a row 3
Longest unbeaten run 7
Longest run without win 5
Longest run qualifying 4 (1958-70) & (1982-94)
Longest run not qualifying 2 (1974-78) & (2006-10)
Penalty shoot-outs -
RUS vs Europe W8 - D4 - L8
RUS vs South America W2 - D1 - L6
RUS vs Asia W1 - D1 - L1
RUS vs Africa W3 - D1 - L0
RUS vs N/C America W2 - D1 - L0
RUS vs Oceania W1 - D0 - L0

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Lev Yashin 13 1958-66
Vladimir Bessonov 10 1982-90
Rinat Dasaev 9 1982-90
Anatoly Demianenko 9 1982-90
Valentin Ivanov 9 1958-62
Albert Shesterniev 9 1966-70
Valeri Voronin 9 1962-66

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Oleg Salenko 6 1994
Valentin Ivanov 5 1958-62
Igor Belanov 4 1986
Anatoly Byshovets 4 1970
Igor Chislenko 4 1962-66
Valery Porkuyan 4 1966


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1958 1R England D 2-2 1R Austria W 2-0 1R Brazil L 0-2 P/O England W 1-0 QF Sweden L 0-2 1962 1R Yugoslavia W 2-0 1R Colombia D 4-4 1R Uruguay W 2-1 QF Chile L 1-2 1966 1R North Korea W 3-0 1R Italy W 1-0 1R Chile W 2-1 QF Hungary W 2-1 SF West Germany L 1-2 3/4 Portugal L 1-2 1970 1R Mexico D 0-0 1R Belgium W 4-1 1R El Salvador W 2-0 QF Uruguay [aet] L 0-1 1982 1R Brazil L 1-2 1R New Zealand W 3-0 1R Scotland D 2-2 2Ph Belgium W 1-0 2Ph Poland D 0-0 1986 1R Hungary W 6-0 1R France D 1-1 1R Canada W 2-0 2R Belgium [aet] L 3-4 1990 1R Romania L 0-2 1R Argentina L 0-2 1R Cameroon W 4-0 1994 1R Brazil L 0-2 1R Sweden L 1-3 1R Cameroon W 6-1 2002 1R Tunisia W 2-0 1R Japan L 0-1 1R Belgium L 2-3 2014 1R South Korea D 1-1 1R Belgium L 0-1 1R Algeria D 1-1



 

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