Russia national futsal team

The Russian national futsal team (Russian: Сборная России по мини-футболу, Sbornaya Rossii po mini-futbolu) is the national futsal team of Russia. The team is controlls by the Russian Football Union and affiliats with UEFA. Because of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, FIFA and Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) suspended from FIFA and UEFA competitions all Russian teams, whether national representative teams or club teams.[4]

Russia
Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation 2.svg
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Наши парни (Our Boys)
AssociationRussian Football Union
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachVacant
CaptainSergei Abramov
Top scorerKonstantin Eremenko (122)
FIFA codeRUS
FIFA ranking5 Steady (January 2021)[1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Soviet Union Soviet Union 6–2 Hungary 
(Agrigento, Italy, 24 April 1991)[2]
 Belgium 4–6 Russia 
(Eindhoven, Netherlands, 18 September 1992)[2]
Biggest win
 Russia 31–2 Solomon Islands 
(Brasília, Brazil, 6 October 2008)[3]
Biggest defeat
 Russia 0–7 Brazil 
(Brasília, Brazil, 4 October 2008)
World Cup
Appearances7 (First in 1992)
Best resultSilver Runners-up (2016)
UEFA Futsal Championship
Appearances11 (First in 1996)
Best resultGold Champions (1999)
World Cup
Appearances8 (First in 1991)
Best result4th place (1997, 2000, 2011)
Grand Prix de Futsal
Appearances3 (First in 2010)
Best result2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runners-up (2011, 2013)

Russia has qualified for seven World Cups (19922000, 20082021) and for every edition of the European Championships. They won the European Championships once, in 1999, with their best World Cup coming in 2016 where they finished runners-up to Argentina.

HistoryEdit

Russia's FIFA Futsal World Cup history began inauspiciously in 1992, when a poor defensive record of 16 goals conceded in three matches meant elimination at the group stage. A turnaround in Spain four years later saw the Russians claim a third spot with a 3–2 success over neighbours Ukraine in the deciding match. Russia's most recent appearance on the world stage came at the 2000 finals in Guatemala, where they took fourth after a 4–2 defeat to Portugal in the third-place play-off. At the UEFA Futsal Championship in late 2007, a new generation finished third, gaining revenge over Portugal for a defeat at the same stage in 2000.[citation needed]

Russia was drawn in a group of three nations in qualifying for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Brazil 2008, but after France withdrew at the last minute, the berth in the next round was decided in a single eliminator against Serbia. The Russians won 3–2. At the final tournament, Russia was drawn in Group A. Losing against Brazil and winning the other three games, Russia finished second and qualified for the Second round. This time Russia was drawn in Group F. After losing to Spain in the opening match, Russia went on to win against Paraguay and draw with Argentina to scrape through to set up a semi-final against Brazil. However, Russia was unable to past Brazil and eventually placed fourth after losing out to Italy in the Third place playoff final.[citation needed]

Because of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the FIFA and Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) suspended from FIFA and UEFA competitions all Russian teams, whether national representative teams or club teams.[4]

Results and fixturesEdit

Legend

  Win   Draw   Loss   Void or Postponed   Fixture

2021Edit

12 September 2021 (2021-09-12) FIFA Futsal World Cup GS Group B RFU   9–0   Egypt Vilnius, Lithuania
16:00 EEST (UTC+3)
Report (FIFA) Stadium: Avia Solutions Group Arena
Referee: Gean Telles (Brazil)
15 September 2021 (2021-09-15) FIFA Futsal World Cup GS Group B Uzbekistan   2–4   RFU Vilnius, Lithuania
20:00 EEST (UTC+3)
  • Choriev   21'
  • Adilov   28'
Report (FIFA)
  • Robinho   10'
  • Niiazov   11', 35', 35'
Stadium: Avia Solutions Group Arena
Referee: Cristian Espindola (Chile)
18 September 2021 (2021-09-18) FIFA Futsal World Cup GS Group B Guatemala   1–4   RFU Kaunas, Lithuania
18:00 EEST (UTC+3)
  • Alvarado   25' (pen.)
Report (FIFA)
  • Afanasev   2'
  • Asadov   10'
  • Abramov   14'
  • Antoshkin   27'
Stadium: Žalgiris Arena
Referee: Henry Gutiérrez (Bolivia)
22 September 2021 (2021-09-22) FIFA Futsal World Cup R16 RFU   3–2   Vietnam Vilnius, Lithuania
17:30
  • Robinho   11'
  • Chishkala   18', 30'
  • Nguyễn Đắc Huy   18'
  • Phạm Đức Hòa   39'
Stadium: Avia Solutions Group Arena
Referee: Roberto López (Panama)
26 September 2021 (2021-09-26) FIFA Futsal World Cup QF RFU   1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–5 p)
  Argentina Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
18:30
  • Antoshkin   35'
Report
Attendance: 1,108
Referee: Anthony Riley (New Zealand)
Penalties
  •   Bolo
  •   Basile
  •   Edelstein
  •   Stazzone
  •   Cuzzolino
  •   Claudino
  •   Taborda

2022Edit

21 January 2022 (2022-01-21) Euro 2022 Russia   7–1   Slovakia Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
17:30
Report
Attendance: 0
Referee: Grigori Ošomkov (Estonia), Viktor Bugenko (Moldova)
25 January 2022 (2022-01-25) Euro 2022 Croatia   0–4   Russia Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
17:30 Report
Attendance: 0
Referee: Victor Chaix (France), Cédric Pelissier (France)
29 January 2022 (2022-01-29) Euro 2022 Russia   5–1   Poland Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
14:30
Report
Attendance: 1250
Referee: David Urdánoz Apezteguía (Spain), Kamil Çetin (Turkey)
1 February 2022 (2022-02-01) Euro 2022 Russia   3–1   Georgia Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
19:00
Report
Referee: Ondřej Černý (Czech Republic), Jan Kresta (Czech Republic)
4 February 2022 (2022-02-04) Euro 2022 Ukraine   2–3   Russia Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
17:00
Report
Referee: Ondřej Černý (Czech Republic), Jan Kresta (Czech Republic)
6 February 2022 (2022-02-06) Euro 2022 Portugal   4–2   Russia Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
17:30
Report
Stadium: Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
Referee: Juan José Cordero Gallardo (Spain), Alejandro Martinez Flores (Spain)

Coaching staffEdit

Source:[1]

Position Name
Head coach Vacant
Assistant coach   Konstantin Mayevsky
Assistant coach   Gennady Garagulya
Honorary President of the RAoMF
General Manager
  Semen Andreyev
President of the RAoMF
Head of the Delegation
  Emil Aliyev

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up to the squad for the UEFA Futsal Euro 2022.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Georgi Zamtaradze (1987-02-12)12 February 1987 (aged 34)   MFK KPRF
16 1GK Dmitri Putilov (1994-12-05)5 December 1994 (aged 27)   MFK Sinara Yekaterinburg

4 2DF Artem Antoshkin (1993-12-17)17 December 1993 (aged 28)   MFK Tyumen
7 2DF Ivan Milovanov (1989-02-08)8 February 1989 (aged 32)   MFK Tyumen
12 2DF Ivan Chishkala (1995-07-11)11 July 1995 (aged 26)   Benfica
20 2DF Nando (1987-10-31)31 October 1987 (aged 34)   MFK Dinamo Samara

8 4FW Éder Lima (until 25 January) (1984-06-29)29 June 1984 (aged 37)   Corinthians
9 4FW Sergei Abramov (captain) (1990-09-09)9 September 1990 (aged 31)   MFK Sinara Yekaterinburg
10 4FW Robinho (1983-01-28)28 January 1983 (aged 38)   Benfica
11 4FW Artem Niyazov (1996-07-30)30 July 1996 (aged 25)   MFK KPRF
13 4FW Sergei Abramovich (1990-01-15)15 January 1990 (aged 32)   MFK Tyumen
14 4FW Daniil Davydov (1989-01-23)23 January 1989 (aged 32)   MFK Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
17 4FW Anton Sokolov (1999-02-28)28 February 1999 (aged 22)   MFK Sinara Yekaterinburg
18 4FW Andrei Afanasyev (from 25 January) (1986-05-23)23 May 1986 (aged 35)   MFK Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
19 4FW Paulinho (1985-10-19)19 October 1985 (aged 36)   MFK KPRF

Notable playersEdit

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA Futsal World CupEdit

FIFA Futsal World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
  1989 Did Not Qualify
  1992 Group Stage 9th 3 1 1 1 20 16
  1996 Third Place 3rd 8 4 2 2 29 17
  2000 Fourth Place 4th 8 4 0 4 37 24
  2004 Did Not Qualify
  2008 Fourth Place 4th 9 4 1 4 62 31
  2012 Quarter-Finals 5th 5 4 0 1 32 3
  2016 Runners-up 2nd 7 6 0 1 40 16
  2021 Quarter-final 5th 5 4 1 0 21 6
Total 7/9 40 23 4 13 241 114

UEFA Futsal ChampionshipEdit

UEFA Futsal Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
  1996 Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 17 10
  1999 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 23 14
  2001 Third place 3rd 5 3 0 2 14 9
  2003 Round 1 6th 3 1 0 2 5 6
  2005 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 0 2 15 10
  2007 Third place 3rd 5 3 0 2 13 12
  2010 Quarter-final 5th 3 1 1 1 8 5
  2012 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 14 8
  2014 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 22 11
  2016 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 16 15
  2018 Third place 3rd 5 2 2 1 7 5
  2022 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 24 9
Total 12/13 56 34 7 15 178 114

Grand Prix de FutsalEdit

Grand Prix de Futsal record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
  2005 Did not enter
  2006
  2007
  2008
  2009
  2010 9th place 9th 6 4 1 1 28 10
  2011 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 29 11
  2013 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 1 0 22 8
  2014 Did not enter
  2015
  2018
Total 3/11 17 13 2 2 79 29

Futsal MundialitoEdit

Futsal Mundialito record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GS GA
  1994 Did not enter
  1995
  1996
  1998
  2001
  2002 Third place 3rd 4 1 0 3 17 15
  2006 Did not enter
  2007
  2008
Total 1/9 4 1 0 3 17 15

Other tournamentsEdit

Thailand Five's

  • 2003 –   3rd place

Head-to-head recordEdit

Team Pld Win Drawn* Lose GF GA Diff
  Argentina 9 2 5 2 24 23 +1
  Australia 1 1 0 0 10 1 +9
  Azerbaijan 6 4 1 1 23 13 +10
  Belarus 13 10 2 1 57 16 +41
  Belgium 12 9 3 0 51 25 +26
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 2 0 1 8 6 +2
  Brazil 17 1 1 15 31 81 −50
  China 4 3 1 0 26 6 +20
  Colombia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
  Costa Rica 2 2 0 0 11 3 +8
  Croatia 9 6 3 0 27 14 +13
  Cuba 2 2 0 0 17 6 +11
  Czech Republic 13 9 1 3 40 28 +12
  Egypt 4 2 1 1 21 9 +12
  Finland 3 3 0 0 12 1 +11
  France 3 3 0 0 13 1 +12
  Georgia 2 2 0 0 17 5 +12
  Greece 4 4 0 0 47 3 +44
  Guatemala 4 3 1 0 23 3 +20
  Hungary 9 9 0 0 54 19 +35
  Iran 31 13 10 8 88 82 +6
  Israel 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5
  Italy 17 5 4 8 35 37 −2
  Japan 4 3 0 1 23 12 +11
  Kazakhstan 6 4 2 0 16 6 +10
  Latvia 6 6 0 0 27 0 +27
  Libya 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
  Lithuania 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3
  North Macedonia 2 2 0 0 16 4 +12
  Moldova 1 1 0 0 31 0 +31
  Montenegro 1 1 0 0 7 1 +6
  Netherlands 18 15 1 2 63 29 +34
  New Zealand 1 1 0 0 7 3 +4
  Paraguay 3 3 0 0 15 6 +9
  Poland 11 9 1 1 52 16 +36
  Portugal 13 4 4 5 35 37 −2
  Qatar 1 1 0 0 9 2 +7
  Romania 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7
  Serbia 12 10 1 1 35 20 +15
  Slovakia 5 4 0 1 21 9 +12
  Slovenia 10 9 1 0 37 12 +25
  Solomon Islands 2 2 0 0 47 2 +45
  Spain 22 2 4 16 48 80 −32
  Thailand 3 3 0 0 14 7 +7
  Turkey 3 3 0 0 16 1 +15
  Ukraine 13 11 0 2 49 25 +24
  United States 1 0 0 1 3 8 −5
  Uruguay 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
  Uzbekistan 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2
  Vietnam 3 3 0 0 16 4 +12
  Zambia 1 1 0 0 13 1 +12
Total 313 197 47 70 1243 668 +575

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Futsal World Ranking
  2. ^ a b История | Национальная сборная России | Ассоциация мини-футбола России
  3. ^ http://www.solomontimes.com/news.aspx?nwID=2758
  4. ^ a b "FIFA/UEFA suspend Russian clubs and national teams from all competitions".

External linksEdit

  • Russia at the Russian Association of Mini-Football