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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

1930 to 1954

RUSSIA/SOVIET UNION did not participate
in the qualifying rounds.

1958

(UEFA Group 6)
23.Jun 57 SOVIET UNION 3-0 Poland 27.Jul 57 SOVIET UNION 2-1 Finland 15.Aug 57 Finland 0-10 SOVIET UNION 20.Oct 57 Poland 2-1 SOVIET UNION
P W D L Gls Pts 1.SOVIET UNION 4 3 0 1 16- 3 6 Poland 4 3 0 1 9- 5 6 3.Finland 4 0 0 4 2-19 0 Play-off [in Leipzig (GDR)]
24.Nov 57 SOVIET UNION 2-0 Poland
SOVIET UNION qualified for Sweden 1958.

1962

(UEFA Group 5)
18.Jun 61 SOVIET UNION 1-0 Turkey 01.Jul 61 SOVIET UNION 5-2 Norway 23.Aug 61 Norway 0-3 SOVIET UNION 12.Nov 61 Turkey 1-2 SOVIET UNION
P W D L Gls Pts 1.SOVIET UNION 4 4 0 0 11- 3 8 2.Turkey 4 2 0 2 4- 4 4 3.Norway 4 0 0 4 3-11 0 SOVIET UNION qualified for Chile 1962.

1966

(UEFA Group 7)
23.May 65 SOVIET UNION 3-1 Greece 30.May 65 SOVIET UNION 2-1 Wales 27.Jun 65 SOVIET UNION 6-0 Denmark 03.Oct 65 Greece 1-4 SOVIET UNION 17.Oct 65 Denmark 1-3 SOVIET UNION 27.Oct 65 Wales 2-1 SOVIET UNION
P W D L Gls Pts 1.SOVIET UNION 6 5 0 1 19- 6 10 2.Wales 6 3 0 3 11- 9 6 3.Greece 6 2 1 3 10-14 5 4.Denmark 6 1 1 4 7-18 3 SOVIET UNION qualified for England 1966.

1970

(UEFA Group 4)
10.Sep 69 Northern Ireland 0-0 SOVIET UNION 15.Oct 69 SOVIET UNION 3-0 Turkey 22.Oct 69 SOVIET UNION 2-0 Northern Ireland 16.Nov 69 Turkey 1-3 SOVIET UNION
P W D L Gls Pts 1.SOVIET UNION 4 3 1 0 8- 1 7 2.Northern Ireland 4 2 1 1 7- 3 5 3.Turkey 4 0 0 4 2-13 0 SOVIET UNION qualified for Mexico 1970.

1974

(UEFA Group 9)
13.Oct 72 France 1-0 SOVIET UNION 18.Oct 72 Rep. of Ireland 1-2 SOVIET UNION 13.May 73 SOVIET UNION 1-0 Rep. of Ireland 26.May 73 SOVIET UNION 2-0 France
P W D L Gls Pts 1.SOVIET UNION 4 3 0 1 5- 2 6 2.Rep. of Ireland 4 1 1 2 4- 5 3 3.France 4 1 1 2 3- 5 3 SOVIET UNION required to play off with winner of CONMEBOL Group 3 for one spot in the World Cup.
26.Sep 73 SOVIET UNION 0-0 Chile 21.Nov 73 Chile x-x SOVIET UNION (SOVIET UNION refused to play in Chile.)
SOVIET UNION failed to qualify for West Germany 1974.

1978

(UEFA Group 9)
24.Apr 77 SOVIET UNION 2-0 Greece 30.Apr 77 Hungary 2-1 SOVIET UNION 10.May 77 Greece 1-0 SOVIET UNION 18.May 77 SOVIET UNION 2-0 Hungary
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Hungary 4 2 1 1 6- 4 5 2.SOVIET UNION 4 2 0 2 5- 3 4 3.Greece 4 1 1 2 2- 6 3 SOVIET UNION failed to qualify for Argentina 1978.

1982

(UEFA Group 3)
03.Sep 80 Iceland 1-2 SOVIET UNION 15.Oct 80 SOVIET UNION 5-0 Iceland 30.May 81 Wales 0-0 SOVIET UNION 23.Sep 81 SOVIET UNION 4-0 Turkey 07.Oct 81 Turkey 0-3 SOVIET UNION 28.Oct 81 SOVIET UNION 2-0 Czechoslovakia 18.Nov 81 SOVIET UNION 3-0 Wales 29.Nov 81 Czechoslovakia 1-1 SOVIET UNION
P W D L Gls Pts 1.SOVIET UNION 8 6 2 0 20- 2 14 2.Czechoslovakia 8 4 2 2 15- 6 10 3.Wales 8 4 2 2 12- 7 10 4.Iceland 8 2 2 4 10-21 6 5.Turkey 8 0 0 8 1-22 0 SOVIET UNION qualified for Spain 1982.

1986

(UEFA Group 6)
12.Sep 84 Rep. of Ireland 1-0 SOVIET UNION 10.Oct 84 Norway 1-1 SOVIET UNION 17.Apr 85 Switzerland 2-2 SOVIET UNION 02.May 85 SOVIET UNION 4-0 Switzerland 05.Jun 85 Denmark 4-2 SOVIET UNION 25.Sep 85 SOVIET UNION 1-0 Denmark 16.Oct 85 SOVIET UNION 2-0 Rep. of Ireland 30.Oct 85 SOVIET UNION 1-0 Norway
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Denmark 8 5 1 2 17- 6 11 2.SOVIET UNION 8 4 2 2 13- 8 10 3.Switzerland 8 2 4 2 5-10 8 4.Rep. of Ireland 8 2 2 4 5-10 6 5.Norway 8 1 3 4 4-10 5 SOVIET UNION qualified for Mexico 1986.

1990

(UEFA Group 3)
31.Aug 88 Iceland 1-1 SOVIET UNION 19.Oct 88 SOVIET UNION 2-0 Austria 26.Apr 89 SOVIET UNION 3-0 East Germany 10.May 89 Turkey 0-1 SOVIET UNION 31.May 89 SOVIET UNION 1-1 Iceland 06.Sep 89 Austria 0-0 SOVIET UNION 08.Oct 89 East Germany 2-1 SOVIET UNION 15.Nov 89 SOVIET UNION 2-0 Turkey
P W D L Gls Pts 1.SOVIET UNION 8 4 3 1 11- 4 11 2.Austria 8 3 3 2 9- 9 9 3.Turkey 8 3 1 4 12-10 7 4.East Germany 8 3 1 4 9-13 7 5.Iceland 8 1 4 3 6-11 6 SOVIET UNION qualified for Italy 1990.

1994

(UEFA Group 5)
14.Oct 92 RUSSIA 1-0 Iceland 28.Oct 92 RUSSIA 2-0 Luxembourg 14.Apr 93 Luxembourg 0-4 RUSSIA 28.Apr 93 RUSSIA 3-0 Hungary 23.May 93 RUSSIA 1-1 Greece 02.Jun 93 Iceland 1-1 RUSSIA 08.Sep 93 Hungary 1-3 RUSSIA 17.Nov 93 Greece 1-0 RUSSIA
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Greece 8 6 2 0 10- 2 14 2.RUSSIA 8 5 2 1 15- 4 12 3.Iceland 8 3 2 3 7- 6 8 4.Hungary 8 2 1 5 6-11 5 5.Luxembourg 8 0 1 7 2-17 1 RUSSIA qualified for USA 1994.

1998

(UEFA Group 5)
01.Sep 96 RUSSIA 4-0 Cyprus 09.Oct 96 Israel 1-1 RUSSIA 10.Nov 96 Luxembourg 0-4 RUSSIA 29.Mar 97 Cyprus 1-1 RUSSIA 30.Apr 97 RUSSIA 3-0 Luxembourg 08.Jun 97 RUSSIA 2-0 Israel 10.Sep 97 Bulgaria 1-0 RUSSIA 11.Oct 97 RUSSIA 4-2 Bulgaria
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Bulgaria 8 6 0 2 18- 9 18 2.RUSSIA 8 5 2 1 19- 5 17 3.Israel 8 4 1 3 9- 7 13 4.Cyprus 8 3 1 4 10-15 10 5.Luxembourg 8 0 0 8 2-22 0 RUSSIA advanced to UEFA play-offs.
29.Oct 97 RUSSIA 1-1 Italy 15.Nov 97 Italy 1-0 RUSSIA
RUSSIA failed to qualify for France 1998.

2002

(UEFA Group 1)
02.Sep 00 Switzerland 0-1 RUSSIA 11.Oct 00 RUSSIA 3-0 Luxembourg 24.Mar 01 RUSSIA 1-1 Slovenia 28.Mar 01 RUSSIA 1-0 Faroe Islands 25.Apr 01 Yugoslavia 0-1 RUSSIA 02.Jun 01 RUSSIA 1-1 Yugoslavia 06.Jun 01 Luxembourg 1-2 RUSSIA 01.Sep 01 Slovenia 2-1 RUSSIA 05.Sep 01 Faroe Islands 0-3 RUSSIA 06.Oct 01 RUSSIA 4-0 Switzerland
P W D L Gls Pts 1.RUSSIA 10 7 2 1 18- 5 23 2.Slovenia 10 5 5 0 17- 9 20 3.Yugoslavia 10 5 4 1 22- 8 19 4.Switzerland 10 4 2 4 18-12 14 5.Faroe Islands 10 2 1 7 6-23 7 6.Luxembourg 10 0 0 10 4-28 0 RUSSIA qualified for Korea/Japan 2002.

2006

(UEFA Group 3)
04.Sep 04 RUSSIA 1-1 Slovakia 09.Oct 04 Luxembourg 0-4 RUSSIA 13.Oct 04 Portugal 7-1 RUSSIA 17.Nov 04 RUSSIA 4-0 Estonia 26.Mar 05 Liechtenstein 1-2 RUSSIA 30.Mar 05 Estonia 1-1 RUSSIA 04.Jun 05 RUSSIA 2-0 Latvia 17.Aug 05 Latvia 1-1 RUSSIA 03.Sep 05 RUSSIA 2-0 Liechtenstein 07.Sep 05 RUSSIA 0-0 Portugal 08.Oct 05 RUSSIA 5-1 Luxembourg 12.Oct 05 Slovakia 0-0 RUSSIA
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Portugal 12 9 3 0 35- 5 30 2.Slovakia 12 6 5 1 24- 8 23 3.RUSSIA 12 6 5 1 23-12 23 4.Estonia 12 5 2 5 16-17 17 5.Latvia 12 4 3 5 18-21 15 6.Liechtenstein 12 2 2 8 13-23 8 7.Luxembourg 12 0 0 12 5-48 0 RUSSIA failed to qualify for Germany 2006.

 

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