Russia Team World Cup 2014: All the latest football team news, including the latest Russia team fixtures, live scores, results, pictures and statistics.
In appearances Tuesday at the World Cup ( twice previously in 1994 and
2002 ) , Russia hopes to make a push before hosted the international
tournament in 2018 .|
Russian football history have not achieved much success . Screen showing their best in an international tournament hoe is pass round the European Championships in 2008. They were kicked to the semifinals before losing the final champions Spain .
However, in the upcoming tournaments in Brazil , Sbornaya (ie National Team ) may also show some promise desirable .
They topped qualifiers , and earned only direct ticket in Group F , and Portugal have pushed ice playoff game . In the 10 games that they play in the qualifier sequence , they have won seven times while losing only twice .
Alexander Kerzhakov excels in the tournament , and will certainly be one of the most outstanding striker of Russia . In qualifying, he led the team and scored a total of five goals , and Aleksandr Kokorin added four more goals .
At the World Cup finals , Russia fell into Group H and will play against South Korea , Belgium and Algeria . Only 2 tickets to the next round , everything is in favor of Russia will pass through the first round in this tournament .
Russia needs a good rendition at World Cup 2018 World Cup to look forward to . When round of voting to win the right to host the World Cup began in 2009 , nine countries have participated in the competition to host the World Cup . Mexico was the first country to withdraw , followed by Indonesia when FIFA refused in 2010 .
After the volume of water not UEFA , including Australia , Japan and the United States also turns to retreat , leaving England , Russia , Netherlands / Belgium and Spain / Portugal to determine who will win the right to host the World Cup held in 2018 .
To win a majority vote , a country needs at least 12 votes from the 22 members of the FIFA Executive Committee . In the first round , Russia has received nine votes , while Portugal / Spain seven votes , Belgium / Netherlands have four votes , and finally he stood with two votes .
When England was eliminated from the list in the next round , Russia has finally received 13 votes to be selected as the official host of the 2018 tournament .
World Cup 2014 Russia National Team
World Cup 2014 Russia Schedule Group H
Russia is the 13th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil after having qualified on the 15th of October 2013. The decisive match was against Azerbaijan which ended in a 1-1 draw. Russian player Roman Shirokov scored for Russia. The draw was enough to qualify directly for the 2014 World Cup. It was however a close call! Portugal ended with only 1 point less than Russia. Russia has 1 more win but again 1 more loss than Portugal! But even if the World Cup 2014 Russia national team had lost this match, they would still qualify directly due to goal difference and occupy the first position in group F.
World Cup 2014 Russia Players
Players who will probably be selected for the World Cup 2014 Russia national team are:
Head Coach: Fabio Capello (Italian)
Russia World Cup History
How Many World Cups Played: 9
As Soviet Union
Pld=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GF=Goals scored, GA=Goals against
Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
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1966 – Semi-Final: This was the first and last time so far Soviet Union/Russia reached a Semi-Final, which was lost with 2-1 against West Germany. They also lost the match for the third place against Portugal with a 2-1 score.
1990 – Group stage: Although Russia had exact the same results in the 2002 World Cup, they did finish on the 3rd place in their group. In Italy ’90 however, Soviet Union finished on the last position in the group after the group matches.
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