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Russia/Soviet Union
Federation founded: 1912
FIFA member since: 1912

 
WORLD CUP HISTORY
1930 - Did not participate
1934 - Did not participate
1938 - Did not participate
1950 - Did not participate
1954 - Did not participate
1958 - Quarterfinal exit
1962 - Quarterfinal exit
1966 - 4th place
1970 - Quarterfinal exit
1974 - Did not qualify
1978 - Did not qualify
1982 - Second phase exit
1986 - Second round exit
1990 - First round exit
1994 - First round exit
1998 - Did not qualify
2002 - First round exit
2006 - Did not qualify

 
STATISTICS
Played
37
Won
17
Drawn
6
Lost
14
Goals for
64
Goals against
44
Points
57
Russia/Soviet Union are 10th on the all-time table.

 
TEAM RECORDS
Biggest victory:
6-0 vs Hungary in 1986.
Biggest defeat:
1-3 vs Sweden in 1994.
Overall topscorer:
Oleg Salenko, 6 goals.
Most appearances:
Lev Yashin, 13 matches.
Hosted the World Cup:
Never

 
GREATEST PLAYERS
Lev Yashin
Oleg Blokhin
Igor Belanov

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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

 


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