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The Russia national under-21 football team is overseen by the Russian Football Union. The team competed in the European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years, and international friendly matches. The team also participated in the qualification for the Olympic Games.
|Nickname(s)||Молодежка (Junior) |
Молодежная Сборная (Junior Team)
|Association||Russian Football Union|
|Head coach||Mikhail Galaktionov|
| Denmark 2–2 Russia |
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 25 August 1992)
| Luxembourg 0–10 Russia |
(Pétange, Luxembourg; 6 June 2001)
| Chile 5–0 Russia |
(Toulon, France; 21 May 2010)
|European U-21 Championship|
|Appearances||6 (first in 1980, as Soviet Union)|
|Best result||Winners (1980, 1990)|
On 28 February 2022, due to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and in accordance with a recommendation by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), FIFA and UEFA suspended the participation of Russia, including in the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The Russian Football Union unsuccessfully appealed the FIFA and UEFA bans to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which upheld the bans.
UEFA U-21 Championship RecordEdit
- FIFA considers Russia the direct successor to the Soviet Union, and therefore the inheritor to all its records.
Champions Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place
|1978||Did Not Qualify||4||2||1||1||5||1|
|1984||Did Not Qualify||6||2||3||1||8||6|
|1992||Did Not Qualify||6||2||3||1||6||4|
|1996||Did Not Qualify||8||4||1||3||17||6|
|2000||Did Not Qualify||8||6||0||2||17||5|
|2015||Did Not Qualify||10||7||1||2||22||12|
- *Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.
|Summer Olympic record|
|1992||Did Not Qualify|
|2006||Aleksandr Borodyuk, Viktor Losev|
The following players have been called up to participate in the training camp from 19 to 27 March 2022. Due to FIFA's suspension of Russia from international competition, the team only played a friendly against the Russia national football team during the camp.
The caps and goals are correct after the match against Spain on 16 November 2021.
The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months and are still eligible for selection.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Maksim Borisko||15 February 2000||5||0||Baltika Kaliningrad||v. Spain, 16 November 2021|
|GK||Vitali Botnar||19 May 2001||0||0||Torpedo Moscow||v. Serbia, 6 June 2021|
|DF||Nikita Karmayev||17 July 2000||2||0||Kuban Krasnodar||v. Spain, 16 November 2021|
|DF||Daniil Kornyushin||8 October 2001||0||0||Krasnodar||v. Spain, 16 November 2021|
|DF||Leon Klassen||29 May 2000||1||0||Spartak Moscow||v. Lithuania, 12 October 2021|
|DF||Danila Khotulyov||1 October 2002||3||0||Zenit Saint Petersburg||v. Malta, 7 September 2021|
|DF||Aleksandr Kutitskiy||1 January 2002||0||0||Dynamo Moscow||v. Malta, 7 September 2021|
|DF||Kirill Bolshakov||31 March 2000||0||0||Olimp-Dolgoprudny||v. Malta, 7 September 2021|
|DF||Pavel Maslov||14 April 2000||7||0||Spartak Moscow||v. Serbia, 6 June 2021|
|DF||Vadim Karpov||14 July 2002||2||0||Tekstilshchik Ivanovo||v. Serbia, 6 June 2021|
|DF||Ilya Agapov||21 January 2001||2||0||Spartak Moscow||v. Serbia, 6 June 2021|
|MF||Mikhail Ignatov||4 May 2000||8||1||Spartak Moscow||v. Spain, 16 November 2021|
|MF||Vladislav Karapuzov||6 January 2000||5||0||Akhmat Grozny||v. Spain, 16 November 2021|
|MF||Edgar Sevikyan||8 August 2001||4||0||Levante B||v. Spain, 16 November 2021|
|MF||Nikita Iosifov||11 April 2001||2||0||Villarreal B||v. Spain, 16 November 2021|
|MF||Kirill Folmer||25 February 2000||0||0||Rostov||v. Lithuania, 12 October 2021|
|MF||Yegor Ushakov||2 December 2002||1||0||CSKA Moscow||v. Serbia, 6 June 2021|
|MF||Stepan Oganesyan||28 September 2001||1||0||Spartak Moscow||v. Serbia, 6 June 2021|
|MF||Lechi Sadulayev||8 January 2000||0||0||Akhmat Grozny||v. Serbia, 6 June 2021|
|MF||Arsen Zakharyan||26 May 2003||3||1||Dynamo Moscow||UEFA Under-21 Euro, 31 March 2021, with the senior NT|
|FW||Vladislav Yakovlev||14 February 2002||0||0||CSKA Moscow||v. Lithuania, 12 October 2021|
|FW||Kirill Klimov||30 January 2001||4||0||Kuban Krasnodar||v. Malta, 7 September 2021|
|FW||Kirill Kosarev||1 August 2001||2||0||Nizhny Novgorod||v. Serbia, 6 June 2021|
- "Russia World Cup ban appeal rejected by CAS". ESPN.com. 18 March 2022.
- Пиняев вызван в расположение молодежной сборной России по футболу на сбор в Новогорске (in Russian). TASS. 15 March 2022.
- "Тюкавин: "Всегда рад приезжать в сборную"" (in Russian). Sport Express. 27 March 2022.