Russia Team Squad For Fifa World Cup 2018- Being the Hosts, as per FIFA rules Russia qualified automatically for upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018 and became the first team to enter in World Cup 2018. Russia also hosted the FIFA Confederations Cup and proved that Russia is ready for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018 event which they have to host. Being the hosts, they are awarded an A1 spot in the draw. Russia will hold the honors to kick off the proceedings on the day. The FIFA World Cup 2018 is scheduled to start on 14th June 2018 while final will be held on 15th July.


Russia Team Past History, Previous Appearance & Best Results

This will be the fourth time Russia will be part of FIFA World Cup event. Previously, Russia qualified for FIFA World Cup in 1994, 2002 and 2014. But results are not that good. Team Russia knocked out in group stages and couldn’t qualified for top 16 on previous occasions. Till now, most successful run for Russia in FIFA events was EURO 2008 where they reached semi-finals but lost to Spain 3-0.

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position
1930–90 As  Soviet Union
The United States 1994 Group stage 18th
France 1998 Did not qualify
Japan South Korea 2002 Group stage 22nd
Germany 2006 Did not qualify
South Africa 2010
Brazil 2014 Group stage 24th
Russia 2018 Qualified as hosts Qualified as hosts
Qatar 2022 To be determined TBD

Russia Team Squad & Players List For FIFA WC 2018

A team in pressure, this is what Team Russia currently. The pressure of performing well in front of home crowd and on home turf. Team Russia would like to end their run in this tournament with a smile on their fans faces. They would like to improve their history of never been into top 16. So if they clear this hurdle than this will be a great achievement for them.

Position Name Caps
GK Igor Akinfeev (Captain) 101
GK Vladimir Gabulov 10
GK Guilherme 2
GK Aleksandr Belenov 0
GK Stanislav Kritsyuk 2
GK Soslan Dzhanayev 1
DF Ruslan Kambolov 2
DF Igor Smolnikov 21
DF Roman Shishkin 16
DF Viktor Vasin 9
DF Georgi Dzhikiya 4
DF Fyodor Kudryashov 11
DF Dmitri Kombarov 45
DF Andrei Semyonov 6
DF Ivan Novoseltsev 5
DF Vasili Berezutski 101
DF Georgi Shchennikov 10
DF Sergei Petrov 2
MF Magomed Ozdoyev 11
MF Denis Cheryshev 9
MF Vyacheslav Podberyozkin 0
MF Yury Gazinsky 5
MF Denis Glushakov 54
MF Aleksandr Golovin 15
MF Yuri Zhirkov 78
MF Aleksandr Samedov 42
MF Aleksandr Yerokhin 11
MF Alan Dzagoev 51
MF Roman Zobnin 9
MF Denis Tkachuk 0
MF Oleg Shatov 28
MF Roman Yemelyanov 0
FW Maksim Kanunnikov 11
FW Dmitry Poloz 13
FW Fyodor Smolov 24
FW Aleksandr Bukharov 9
FW Artem Dzyuba 22
FW Aleksandr Kokorin 44

Russia Team Captain, Coach & Technical Staff


Behind every successful team, there is a hard-working, dedicated and strong support staff who works every time, day and night with players. Some teams have dedicated coaches for each and every department. Here is the list of names of Coach, Captain & Technical staff.

Name Position Country
Stanislav Cherchesov Manager Russia Russia
Miroslav Romaschenko Assistant coach Belarus Belarus
Gintaras Staučė Goalkeeping coach Lithuania Lithuania
Vladimir Panikov Fitness coach Russia Russia
Igor Akinfeev Captain

Russia Schedule, Upcoming Matches in FIFA World Cup 2018 – Buy Brazil Match Tickets

Hosts Russia, Currently ranked 62 in the world, are placed A1 in the draw. They will play the opening match at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow. The rest of the slots like A2, A3 are yet to be announced. So we will have to wait till the draws get done. The FIFA World Cup 2018 Draws are scheduled to be held on 1st December 2017. So stay tuned to the blog as we will update the schedule here on this blog.


Russia Team Jersey Buy Online

Well as the host nation Team Russia will enjoy lots of cheer from Home Crowd. Their merchandises will surely get high demand during the World Cup matches.


How to Watch FIFA WC 2018 Live Streaming, Telecast Online in Russia?

There was a huge controversy over the broadcasting rights in Russia. FIFA was asking for 200 percent more fees than FIFA World Cup 2014 which was not acceptable by the Hosts. So Broadcasters refused to sign any contract with the FIFA. But now the issue has been resolved and Russia has bagged the rights. But due to these issues, Russian Fans are confused where to watch and how to watch live matches. For all these confused football fans here is the answer. Match TV of Russia will live stream FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Stream in Russia. So all Russian people need to tune to Match TV for a live stream of FIFA WC 2018.

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